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Feel Good to Be Bad? You Need Obama on Your Shoulder!

Though will.i.am's video just picked up an Emmy, I venture there's something to be said for a little folk-music (and whistling!) in your political parody.

Mary Katharine Ham, recently of Townhall, made this deftly edited, quirkily catchy video about the choices you might make if you had your own, private Obama on your shoulder, devil/angel style.

With the little tiny voice saying "Obama!" and the fact that too many good songs can't fit in the word xenophobe, I can't decide if the concept of Obama following your every move is hilarious, creepy, or hilariously creepy. And the altar to Obama — too much needling, or just right?

My favorite joke is in the credits. . . see if you can spot it.

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hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Nica - You're thinking of So Far Away
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Thanks, we met in May 07. I was quite astonished to find that he was interested in me but hey who am I to complain. He's a 25yr. old psychologist from Tennessee and I really dig that Southern accent ;-)>
nicachica nicachica 8 years
Didn't Dire Straights also do that song that goes "I'm tired of being away from home, so alone? I'm tired of making love on the phone" or something like that...it's a slow song. but i looove it!
Jillness Jillness 8 years
My favorite Dire Straits song is "Brother in Arms". Makes me weep.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Those are beautiful words, Harmony! I wish I could hear you sing them! Hypno, your man is fire. Pure fire. :drool:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
My favorite inspirational song is Stand. I sang it at a 9/11 memorial. It probably wouldn't work as a campaign song because it's religious...but I used it to show how strong America was at the time and that we were all standing together. It's a beautiful song. It's by Susan Ashton. With visible breath, I'm calling your name With visible tracks, I'm finding my way With a sorrowful heart, I honor this pain And offer these tears to the rain In a moment of truth at the top of the hill I open my arms and let go of my will And stand with my face to the wind With the storm beating down on this sacred ground If I stand for the grace that I've known For what I believe Then I won't stand alone No I won't stand alone There's a new pair of eyes to embrace all I see A new peace of mind and it comes quietly There's a joy in my heart that you've given to me And I offer this soul's melody So I beat on my chest till my song has been sung And I cry like a wolf at the top of my lungs And stand with my face to the wind With the storm beating down on this sacred ground If I stand for the grace that I've known For what I believe Then I won't stand alone No I won't stand alone When the thundering voices of doubt try to shake my faith, oh I'll be listening from inside out and I won't be afraid to Stand with my face to the wind With the storm beating down on this sacred ground If I stand for the grace that I've known For what I believe Then I won't stand alone No I won't stand...I won't stand alone
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Jesus Hypno! That is one beautiful man. Congratulations!
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I didn't think this was super funny, but it wasn't offensive or anything. The best Obama impersonator I have seen was on a clip that I saw on another show...I dont know who he was or what show he was affiliated with, but there is a guy out there with mad Obama-funny skills.
stephley stephley 8 years
Ah, I vaguely remember that now. It's weird what things stick with you and which don't. I was just confused because the Kennedys were/are known for 'ers' and 'uhs' sprinkled throughout everything and I thought you were making him sound like a valley girl.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I just thought that was so funny! And so true. So now whenever I hear that quote, I think of it that way.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
"Just imagine if in his inaugural address John F. Kennedy had said, 'Ask not what your country can, you know, do for you, but what you can, like, do for your country actually," he said."
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
The Stones ... now that's just embarrassing.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Steph - Remember that Guess Who that was David MacCoullugh?
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
jeeebus! i'm getting sweaty! :faint:
stephley stephley 8 years
Cab, what's that quote alteration about? And it was President Kennedy.
syako syako 8 years
He looks a bit like Cine's Goldwater. Kidding. Kidding. Those are some MUSCLES! eesh! :drool:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I had to lobby hard for that photo sy and I can only use it for a day and I can't get into any arguements, damn. That is my other half Michael.
stephley stephley 8 years
Very nice, very true Hypno.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
" I'd kinda like to know why it was popular for Sen. Kennedy to ask "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" Don't you mean "ask not what you can like do for you, but like what you can do for your country, actually"?
syako syako 8 years
yeah if you know anything about guitar, you'd never pass up a chance to see Mark Knopfler.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Well its not Dire Straits anymore, its just Mark Knopfler... he's not that old you know, compared to the Stones. ha!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Sorry was he President Kennedy when he said that or was that pre presidency which would make him still Sen. Kennedy?
syako syako 8 years
hypno who is the ripped hottie?
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
Just kidding, Cabaker. I am, however, amazed that they're still touring.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
This was F'n hilarious, when the little Angle pops up and says OBAMA! I laughed so loud the people in the next office came out to see what was going on. Now, on a serious note yes this video can be taken pro or con Sen. Obama which is the beauty of it, perfect fodder for debate. Sen. Obama has received some criticism from the right that he is pulling a Jimmy Carter by asking people to be more responsible and suggesting that this is the time to make certain sacrifices in our lives. I'd kinda like to know why it was popular for Sen. Kennedy to ask "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" and so unpopular for two people in difficult economic times to ask the country to work as a team by conserving energy, producing less waste, and be a responsible citizen. This is certainly not an unreasonable request. In my opinion if someone has a problem with Sen. Obama on that point it sounds to me more like they have a problem with their own conscience and they need to sort those issues out.
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