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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011, 1:59 P.M.

Today’s (not so fun) videos: Who goes over the cliff?


Pushing people over the cliff to patriotic strains has become the "in" thing for advocacy groups in their commercials. Or maybe the most cliche' thing.

First it was the Agenda Project, objecting to Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, with a grandmother in a wheelchair being pushed over a cliff.

Now Students for Solvency, which used to be a campaign organization for the presidential aspirations of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels until he gave up those aspirations. Now they are lobbying for debt reduction, and have the above copycat commercial/answer in which they push a "baby" in a stroller over a cliff.

People, people, people. Can we please work on a new metaphor? Or at least work on our special effects?

In the interests of equal time, the original granny over the cliff video can be seen inside the blog.

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Jim Camden
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