Santorum video: 'Obamaville' is a house of horrors
March 24th, 2012
03:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum video: 'Obamaville' is a house of horrors

(CNN) – Crows perch on spindly trees. Barren streets and empty swing sets. An antiquated wall clock. A playground carousel spinning slowly with an eerie screech.

The visuals conjure a horror film or the old TV series, "The Twilight Zone."

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But the collection of spine-tingling scenes pervades Rick Santorum's new web video trailer about life under the Obama administration.

It's called "Welcome to Obamaville."

The brief web video is a taste of an upcoming eight-episode series that showcases what the campaign says is Obama's incompetence and the harsh reality of life in America during his watch.

"Small businesses are struggling and families are worried about their jobs and their future," the narrator says. "The wait to see a doctor is ever increasing. Gas prices through the roof, and their freedom of religion under attack."

In one image, a silhouetted figure holding a gas pump nozzle to his head accompanies the warning of rising gas prices.

At one point, as the ghostly music begins to build and the piece nears conclusion, the narrator warns against "a sworn American enemy" and a television flickers between images of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Obama.

"Welcome to a place where one president's failed policies really hit home. Welcome to Obamaville, more than a town, a cautionary tale, coming soon to ricksantorum.com," the narrator said.

John Brabender, a senior advisor to Santorum, told CNN the campaign has no plans to purchase airtime for the video.

"It will illustrate how radically life will change for the average American when we have out of control gas prices, the full impact of Obamacare, and the daily nightmare of a nuclear armed Iran," he said.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Rick Santorum
soundoff (188 Responses)
  1. adunbar

    As a Christian, I'm not surprised at this ad. Fear-mongering and twisting the truth is part of politics; but it has no place in the Kingdom of God. If you call yourself a Christian, you have no business listening to Rush, or watching Fox, MSNBC, or any propaganda-proven media outlet. Turn off the television and radio, and open your Bible, and pray that you treat others as more important than yourself.

    March 25, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  2. MIKE

    If Santorium gets in the White house, that will be the Horror!

    March 25, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  3. Thats The Folks

    The shameful and shame-less Republicans are at it again! Since they have Absolutely No Good Plan For America, other than to destroy the Middle Class, Minorities, and the Poor, all they can think to do is to bring in stories reflecting what THEY think THEY are and would be doing in the White House, that's all they can think about and produce let's face it, that's their day of "great" work for Americans with absolutely nothing else to offer! Let's just call it like it is already! No plans, No Compassion, No Sense - that's the folks on the right and don't you forget it!

    March 25, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. Dave Harris

    Funny, I hadn't noticed that America had turned into a house of horrors in the past 3 years. Republicans seem to live in some sort of bizarre alternate reality.

    March 25, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  5. gthog61

    I don't know what's worse – CNN itself or the kooks who respond to its articles.

    March 25, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  6. Corey

    Awesome. Accurate portrayal of the disaster inflicted upon this country... Although I despise Santuckabee, but he hit a home run here.

    March 25, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. LLOYD ROBERTS

    A nuclear armed Iran is the result of Bush & Co. taking out a Sunni dictator, (Saddam Hussein), in a majority Shiite country, Iraq. Now the Shiites run Iraq and are colluding with their Shiite brothers in Iran to form a greater Shia theocracy in the middle east. One of the only people that Iran feared was Saddam and genius Bush took him out. Bush and Cheney did Iran a great favor and now iran has become the supreme power in the region. Thanks mental midget Bush

    March 25, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. They Cant Help It

    So this is yet another great example of what some Republicans think of this country and our great President! To denigrate the President and this country with rhetoric that is so pathetic that even some of their own can't stand. Poor Conservatives, they can't help it, they were born with naiveness in their brain.

    March 25, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  9. Eardley Ham Woodbury, MN

    I am entering the twilight of my years and I have been a witness to some definite horrors. However, I view the specter of a Santorum presidency as the single most dastardly and dangerous attack on America since the bombing of Pear Harbor. A crushing theocracy with no regard for women's rights, the poor or the elderly and focused on his warped notions of Christianity is clearly Santorum's vision for America.

    This man is an anathema to all thoughtful Americans and deserves to be relegated to the "ash heap of history" with all possible speed. If, by some unimaginable happening this excuse for a human being becomes the President of the United States, I will immediately inquire into Canada's or Australia's immigration policies, as I cannot imagine living in a country headed by a self-appointed (anointed?) papist moron.

    March 25, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  10. enkephalin07

    I just watched it. omg, Santorum does have a sense of humor!

    March 25, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  11. Clayton Kelly

    This protayal would be perfect if you wanted to show somebody what would have happened if we didn't do the bank and auto bail outs as well as the stimulus.

    March 25, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  12. EddyL

    Whatever. Better than living under a religious fanatic like Santorum.

    March 25, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  13. out of step

    This man and his team are really out of touch with reality. What is more frightning is that people vote for him, and believe in him. We look back in history and wonder how sick and mentally unstable people become popular with the masses... and then suddenly, it happens to us in modern day. Rick Santorum in mentally unstable and is incapable of seeing things as they really are.

    March 25, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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