Written by guest contributor, "hardybear" of the wonderful Free Range Talk site:
How to win back the liberal Liberal amorè of '08 and properly bitch-slap the Regressive Asshattery --- deliver one fell swoop of satire from Thirty Rock. Just picture it. A confident, relaxed Barack Obama takes the mic and croons a few bars of " I'm-m-m ... so fed up with you … killin' every damn thing the country needs me to do … it ain't nothin' but Boo-Hoo-Hoo … and not just from Bar-fly Bo(eh)ner ...
And is then joined by the dramatically back-lit, unprecedented musical host Fantasy Gaggle of Gaga, Bono, The Boss, Beyoncè, Aretha, The (remaining) Beatles, Page & Plant, Jagger & Richards, Madonna and Mister Wonder.
Web-snark gem 'Between Two Ferns' was a particular favorite of hipster Malia Obama, First Teen ... so when her Dad caved and delighted his daughters by being gamely swatted around by Zach Galifanekis, that whole 'Mom jeans' idiocy got returned to sender in A-lass-ka.
Cue Fvx News. Hair ablaze, the conservative punditry and media minions sang a scolding Greek chorus of 'The Dignity of the Office". Are you effing kidding The Free World? You want to see undignified? -- here you go --
The president is going to the wall to get the message to we hard-headed People that healthcare insurance reform IS underway and there's a REAL deadline at the end of this month to enroll via the ACA. Maybe Republicans can spend their days blocking unemployment insurance and debating the degree of Lindsey Graham's ambiguous gay-hood, but President Dude has a day job!
Enjoy Lizz Winstead et al on Up with Steve Kornacki and their comedic convo on the topic.
This just in from Variety Thursday: President Obama Defends Doing Funny or Die’s ‘Between Two Ferns’
ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday asked Obama about criticism that Abraham Lincoln would not have stooped to such humor. Obama replied that “if you read back on Lincoln, he loved telling the occasional bawdy joke and being out among regular folk.” He added that “one of the hardest things about being president is being in this bubble that is artificial and unless you make a conscious effort, you start sounding like some Washington stiff.”
The Grumpy Old Geezer Party and middle-schooler Lipton Brigade canonized Über-Con Ron Ron, a B movie actor who did standup with (genuine talent) Bob Hope -- but damn and deride a man of principle going to the mat of self-embarrassment as a Dad and a leader. One who actually gives a phuque about The People to reach out to the generation that's literally our future.
Keep right on that flight plan, Regressive Republicans of Yore. Your bloated hypocritical underbelly is about as attractive to the future Makers as the thought of reverting to dial-up.