September 14th, 2010
09:42 AM ET
10 years ago

Ad mocking Pelosi goes viral

Pelosi is the subject of one of this season's more zany political ads.

Pelosi is the subject of one of this season's more zany political ads.

(CNN) – He has little chance of unseating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her San Francisco congressional district, but Republican John Dennis knows how to make a splash.

The California businessman is out with a new Web video portraying the House Speaker as the Wicked Witch of the West in a campy takeoff of the Wizard of Oz.

The parody, released Sunday and already garnering close to 300,000 views on YouTube, includes Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, and Dorothy expressing fright of the state of the nation and bemoaning Democratic policies.

"I will save you from those evil Republicans," a faux-Nancy Pelosi-turned-Wicked Witch of the West assures the frightened group. "But first $18,000 for my downtown office, and then go into massive debt for Wall Street bailouts, and here are my monkeys (IRS agents) to make you pay for it all."

Dennis then appears, throwing water on the Pelosi figure who promptly begins to melt.

"I believe it's time to throw a little water on politicians who do one thing and do another like Nancy Pelosi," says Dennis.

In an interview with San Francisco Weekly, Dennis is pledging more zany videos taking aim at the California Democrat, including parodies of a Few Good Men and James Bond.

Though Dennis has spent over a million dollars on the race, his chances of winning are virtually nil – in 2008, Pelosi won 71 percent of the vote and appears headed for a similarly-large victory this November.

Responding to the ad, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Spokeswoman Jennifer Crider said laughing, "A silly web video deserves a silly response: Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!”

Filed under: 2010 • Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (166 Responses)
  1. jerruy

    I bet he didn't bring one solution to the table or propose a good,practical idea, just quick sound bites and emotion-rousing images to confuse the already confused folks, just like the rest of them.

    September 14, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Earl

    Nancey Pelosi should be made Queen!
    She cares for our country,and like a good mother she takes care of her sick.
    Dennis is just the fake wizard of OZ,blowing smoke.

    September 14, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  3. Joe the Commenter

    You can always rely on Republicans to bring class and civility to the political discourse.

    September 14, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  4. JDT

    It is sad when an empty-headed, glassy-eyed witch garners 71% of the vote. That just goes to show how screwed up people in California are. But, who can be surprised? California is a haven for hand outs, freebies, illegals, ect. Everything the country shouldn't be is seen in California. So why should the representatives from that state be any less screwed up?

    September 14, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. RenaP

    how old is this guy that made the commerical? its pretty scary to see a mind set like this running for a political office.

    September 14, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  6. d

    This is an awful ad.

    September 14, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. austinypc

    It is true that there is very little chance Speaker Pelosi will be voted out in her liberal stronghold San Francisco, but there is near 100 percent probability Dem. will lose the majority in the House early in November and Pelosi will have to move out of the onate speaker's suite before the year is over.

    September 14, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. Mike T

    Awesome!!! she is such a hag I cant wait till she is gone for good!
    Her and all her scumbag dems!!

    September 14, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. Time Grows Short

    We can only hope now that she will spend time in a Federal prison.

    CNN and other Progressives entities have worked hard to enthrone these thugs. The American people will never forget the harm that CNN and allies have done to the republic.

    September 14, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. Frank Olejack

    I think it is great she gets a bath instead of the taxpayers.

    September 14, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. in Cali

    I wonder if Dennis obtained copyright/trademark permissions...?

    September 14, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  12. MsMHS

    Let me tell you a story about how much this woman cares for the folks in her home town - SF - last week while home for the holidays she went shopping with eight secret service workers who immediately blocked off the cars parked in their way while she went into a store and shopped. Nice, huh?

    September 14, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. Captain Awesome

    Hopefully in November, we'll be able to really pour some cold water on the Nancy Pelosi regime. The country needs to heal after 4 years of democrat rule in the congress and the people recognize that the failed, neo socialist policies of the democrats are wrong for the country. The democrats are really desperate and they'll be dragging out their favorite pinata, George Bush, going into the fall elections.

    September 14, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. Sarah P

    Of course he has to make a ficticious ad....he has nothing based on fact that he can run against!

    September 14, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |

    To bad 300,000 views does not translate into votes. I have yet to hear a new idea or plan from the GOP establishment.

    September 14, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  16. bob

    No matter what party you belong to, that's funny!! It's even quality production. Here in Maryland we have one showing Barbara Mickulski's head on a T-Rex along with other political "dinosauers in need of extinction". It's not nearly as well done.

    September 14, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  17. The incompetent Barrack Hussien Obama

    Well, she is the Wicked Witch of the West.

    The BOTOX Queen is the most despised person in Congress across the nation. A 10% approval rating. Are you kidding me!

    Don't ask me to feel sorry about this old wench.

    September 14, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. MsMHS

    It's amazing to this outsider that with 70+% of the Nation disliking this woman the voters of San Francisco would reelect her!! You get what you pay for, folks!!!

    September 14, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  19. Rosslaw

    Have all national Republican candidates participate in a victory parade, without any accompanying U.S. troops, in downtown Baghdad. Give the local population has the chance to show their appreciation for everything these creatures have done to, I mean, for them. That should solve our domestic political problems and improve the nation's DNA.

    September 14, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  20. GOP HAte America

    I said it before and I will say this again. What are the GOP solutions? any? any? I thought so.

    September 14, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  21. Children

    Since your typical republicans cannot reason above the level of a 2nd grader and is afraid of all kinds of made up characters and vulnerable, this is how the republicans have to appeal to their constituency: with fairy tales.

    September 14, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  22. diridi

    I told you this long time ago...GOP itself is viral, which messed this nation like a hell, and sending all viral by GOP your computers...these old GOP brainless thugs will do any thing to ruin this nation....God Bless you, America...old GOP thugs even say they are war veterans...etc, all b.s....

    September 14, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  23. Jack

    Let's who goes to lowest, the republican are way out in the lead.

    If that is what it takes to motive thier base, I want no part of them!

    September 14, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  24. marlene

    Stupid, stupid man. I wish I could vote against him. Marlene in Mich

    September 14, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  25. SkiDoc

    She is an absolute disgrace. If San Franciscans elect her again, they will be the laughing stock of the country in November.

    "Wicked witch" is too kind.

    September 14, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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