Obama supporters better get real. If they think NO COMEDIAN is going to poke fun at him or imitate him they need to think again. There was a cottage industry of Nixon impersonators and they were brutal. SNL has a tradition of poking fun at presidents. When the first began in ‘75 they did bits on Jimmy Carter and his wild and wooly brother Billy. They socked it to Reagan. Dana Carvey came into prominence becasue of his spot-on imitation of Bush Sr. And Clinton? Come on they did bits on his infidelity relentlessly and were downright cruel. If Hillary could take that Obama can take this little stuff that’s been lobbed at him so far. Can he take it like a man? Or as the rappers say: “Is he a punkass?”
They’ve done Al Gore and of course they have had a field day with Bush/Cheney. If Obama can’t and his supporters can’t take it then how are they going to deal with anything?
I loved the debate segment and the animation of Obama trying to duck being seen with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. I hope next week they do a bit about Obama keeping his white grandmother away from the public eye. Trust me, when Obama comedown starts happening, they’re going to LOVE these bits.
Keep’em coming SNL.
Hillshills really do believe Obama supporters think they still have gills, don’t they?
If I were a consultant on Obama’s team, I would recommend releasing the following response ad:
NARRATOR: Your children are all tucked safely in their beds when a deranged, drooling behemoth with a sledgehammer breaks through your front door and announces that he’s going to crush the skulls of your offspring. Your husband is away on business, but the next door neighbors on either side of you, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, are home. Who are you going to call for help? Barack Motherfucking Obama, that’s who. Don’t forget that shit on March 4th.
I guess it’s pretty obvious why I’m not a political consultant.
Adam Nagourney of the New York Times lets all of us Obama zombies in on the shocking truth:
When Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton goes after Senator Barack Obama these days, she presses him on the details of his health care plan, criticizes the wording of his campaign mailings and likens his promise of change to celestial choirs.
But if Mr. Obama becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, he is sure to face an onslaught from Republicans and their allies that will be very different in tone and intensity from what he has faced so far.
In the last few days alone, Senator John McCain has mocked a statement Mr. Obama made about Al Qaeda in Iraq. The Tennessee Republican Party, identifying him with his middle name as Barack Hussein Obama, suggested that his foreign policy would be shaped by people who are anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
Mr. Obama’s record is not as long as Mrs. Clinton’s, or as potentially rich, for an opponent looking for damaging votes or quotes. But there is still plenty to work with. Some cases are simple let’s-go-to-the-video moments, like Mr. Obama’s statements that he would support giving drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens or would support raising taxes to shore up Social Security, lines of attacks that Republicans are already employing.
Someone should tell Obama’s campaign staff about this. Zoinks! Too bad their HEADS ARE IN THE SAND!!! kicking the dethroned Queen of the Coronation’s ass all over the Dem primary schedule. I’m sure they haven’t thought about inevitable rightwing attacks or running against McCain at all. Nor has Obama himself. Silly bunnies.
Just found a new blog (via our comments) that’s tearing down Taylor Marsh & the Mushettes so I don’t have to. Something tells me the TM Experience (the newest addition to our blogroll) will have plenty of material to work with clean through November. Bravo.
It’s official, Hillary has become as ridiculous and pathetic as some of her more rabid, spittle-flecked blog howlers:
Well could I just point out that in the last several debates, I seem to get the first question all the time. And I don’t mind, I’ll be happy to field them. But I do find it curious. And if anybody saw Saturday Night Live, maybe we should ask Barack if he’s comfortable and needs another pillow.
Bitch is the new black, but Barack is the new president. Adios, Hillary.
“Falling Slowly” from Once—My Oscar pick to (deservedly) win best original song
Sorry, no other selections today (unless you want to see how much Frank Rich hates Hillary’s va-jay-jay). Have some weekend work to get through and still recovering from that head cold that clobbered me yesterday morning. The Sunday Selector will return in its normal form next weekend.
Mushy may be alienating a lot of Dems/libs with her deranged and destructive, ahem, “vetting” of Barack Obama, but she’s reeling in some really classy new fans, like the fine folks at the wingnuterrific Blogs 4 Brownback:
Thank You, Taylor Marsh!
I don’t really know who this liberal strumpet with the bad hair, Taylor Marsh, is, but she is doing conservatives a huge favor. I wish I’d found out about her earlier, because she puts the McCain campaign to shame as she follows in Karl Rove’s trailblazing footsteps, attacking Obambi’s strengths and driving up his negatives. This is what the GOP should be doing right now, but it seems we’re still recovering from a bruising nomination fight ourselves. Thankfully Clinton dead-enders like Marsh are doing our work for us. Taylor, you rock!
What idiot leftists like Taylor are attempting to do is something that the GOP would have a hard time doing: turning Democrats on each other, considering that their two candidates are essentially the same old liberal trash. But reading the comment threads at Marsh’s unhinged site warms my heart. There are libs over there proclaiming they would sooner vote for McCain than the “empty suit” that is Obama. They call his supporters cultists. They dig up and discuss Obama dirt and potential scandals that I’d never even heard of. Keep up the great work, libbies! [...]
She also covers the Barack Hussein Osama plagiarismstory perhaps even better than Red State[link added—ed.]. Well, maybe not better. It’s actually pretty shallow spin, but her Hillary fan club eats it up and helps to push the meme into the “progressive” blogosphere, something we could never hope to do. Erik should sign her up pronto! It doesn’t matter that the Deval Patrick guy gave permission to Obama to use his material, she still beats Obama over the head with it as if he had stashed bundles of cash in his freezer. It’s truly a sight to behold.
Larry and Susan, read it and weep. You guys really need to crank up the crazy if you’re looking to garner those coveted Ace of Spades or Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler trackbacks.
The question remains how much longer will these sore losers keep “just sayin’” after Obama puts this away?
Back at SusanUnPC’s House of Spittle, a reasonable Hillary supporter unleashes the obvious:
Susan, but you must admit he’s got the Big Mo. Hillary might win Texas but Obama is scoring big in Ohio by reminding them what NAFTA did to their economy. I don’t think you understand how bad it really is. If Obama wins Ohio then he’s going all the way. While I admire your loyalty & tenacity at some point you may have to come to the realization you’re just cranking soundbites for McCain.
Amen. Don’t count on Susan or Mushy, two of the pettiest and most destructive dickweeds working the left side of the blogosphere, to pull back any time soon. There’s gotta come a point when some of the the more respected and trafficked liberal bloggers (read: not me) start publicly calling out these dopes on their bullshit. I’m seeing way too many blogs with Taylor Marsh links prominently displayed in their blogrolls. She’s a loose cannon and it’s time a few prominent lefty bloggers started pissing on her gun powder.
MORE: John Cole is an ill-informed, misogynistic hope junky (evidence here and here). I loved this pull-quote from one of his commenters:
Looking over the race, how much of Obama’s criticism of Clinton have been o f the nature that would harm her and the party’s chances in the general election? I seriously cannot think of any. While everything—EVERYTHING—coming out from the Clinton camp is stuff that can be picked up and used by the Republicans in one way or another or is designed to damage him as a candidate going forward as much if not more than it impacts him now…
Holy fucking god. If you thought it couldn’t get worse (or funnier) than “Hillary4U&Me,” you were very, very wrong. I know I’ve been laying it on a little thick with the Hillshill bashing lately, but how could I not post this one?
Warning: Avoid watching this if you’ve eaten anything within the last two weeks.
MORE: Check out the comments at YouTube. They love it!!! (The love fest is sure to take a dark and ugly turn once this video inevitably starts trickling through the snicker circuit.) UPDATE: In comments Will S. lets us know that they’re holding YouTube comments for approval, so I guess that explains the love fest.
WAY TO GO: Let’s temper this post with a hearty “bravo!” for Bill. The red-faced charge is silly because he handled the situation well (better than I would have). That loudmouthed pro-lifer deserved a kick square in the ‘nads, not stern condemnation.