[via Kurt Andersen]
That video suggests that Obama's got the hot vote locked up.
February 3, 2008 9:10 AM
I'll get to work on that "My Bush" mash-up.
February 3, 2008 12:20 PM
Hey, deaf people! Hang around until the 2:12 mark! We threw you a two-second bone!
Was that Ed Kowalczyk in there? Seriously? I mean, is Daughtry a Romney guy or something?
February 3, 2008 12:35 PM
Does Laibach do R&B/Pop now? It's not going to make any difference to my vote but this thing really smacked of the Fascist aesthetic to me; the pleasant and compelling repetition of simple, meaningless platitudes. Still beats John "More wars, less jobs" McCain and Stern-but-Suffering Auntie, but it certainly didn't leave me not troubled.
I would like to see the 1985 Chicago Bears give it a whirl.
Aside from Kareem, Scarlett, and Aisha, who...?
TG Gibbon |
February 4, 2008 4:25 AM
A tad pretentious, sure, but Fascist? Repetition is a time-honored rhetorical device that is not the property of any particular political movement.
About the song
February 4, 2008 9:57 AM
What's good for Kareem is good for the country.
Alex Gordon |
February 4, 2008 11:27 AM
Okay, perhaps Totalitarian is better. Political Vacuity plus Repetition is not a happy combination for me. Maybe some small mention of policy? Or anything specific about the time in which we live and what we are up against. It has a "Not your father's National Front" vibe, the spunky, peppy face of something terrifying within the hearts of the populace. I like the guy, he gives me hope, and I want him to win in November but this video creeps me the fuck out.
TG Gibbon |
February 4, 2008 11:34 AM
Fair enough, but keep in mind this was not a policy speech, it was his NH concession speech. As an example of that genre, I can't think of any better.
February 4, 2008 11:40 AM
Sexy and comforting, signifying nothing. Edward Bernays is smiling.
February 7, 2008 4:51 AM
For anyone who for whatever reason hasn't seen it yet... the sequel is better.
February 12, 2008 12:44 AM
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