Late Night With Barack Obama

I suppose we’ve got MTV and Slick Willie’s sax-blowing 1992 performance on the short-lived Arsenio Hall Show to blame for this now-permanent election year charade of Candidate as Hipster—God knows, it wasn’t Tricky Dick Nixon’s stiff-necked 1968 cameo (Sock-It-To-Me?) on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.  But when the voting age was lowered to 18, it was only a matter of time before opportunistic Democrats decided that the young were just another disaffected special interest group they could exploit.  Back in the good old days, nobody gave a hoot what anyone under 30 thought.

Barack Obama, who’s spent the last week or so singing, dancing, telling jokes, and in general currying the callow student vote by promising them wagon loads of free spermicides and other goodies (well, free to themsomebody’s going to have to pay for ’em), appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night dorm room shindig to do something called “slow-jamming” the news.  How hip.  How cool.  How unbecoming the so-called leader of the Free World.  El Rushbo elucidates:

“If you’re not hip, or if you have jobs where you have to get up in the morning and you don’t have the time to stay up late to watch meaningless drivel called late-night comedy TV, then you may not know what slow-jamming the news is.  Slow-jamming the news is, in this case, is where Jimmy Fallon’s band, the studio orchestra — well, I wouldn’t call this bunch an orchestra.  The combo, if you will, they play a slow R&B number in the background, like a Barry White song…

At any rate, you have the band and they’re doing this slow R&B number in the background while Fallon and his guests talk about serious subjects, like taxes, as best they can.  Now, apparently it is supposed to be wildly funny if you have a low threshold for humor.  It’s supposed to be uproariously funny if everything makes you laugh … It’s also funny if you smoke certain controlled substances, too.

Freezing interest rates on student loans in exchange for student votes is the payola Obama is currently peddling to the precocious.  But, as Lloyd Marcus wonders:

“…what the heck is the federal government doing running the student loan business anyway?”

Well, who else but Uncle Sam is going to guarantee the exorbitant tuition fees currently being extorted by these institutions of “higher” education, fees without which communist professors such as Billy Ayers or Angela Davis might find themselves lacking the means to support the comfortable bourgeois lifestyles to which they’ve become accustomed?

But, as the Daily News reminds us:

“then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama missed two votes on the student loan interest bill that he now wants Congress to extend.”

When it comes to the incumbent, the current crop of university undergraduates might do well to remember one of the favorite slogans of their rowdy predecessors: “Never trust anyone over 30.”

See also: NBC’s ‘Today’ Spends More Than 11 Minutes Fawning Over Obama Late Night Comedy and College Tour


About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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15 Responses to Late Night With Barack Obama

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  2. Politicians have been buying votes forever; but they used to do it wirh their own money.

  3. AFVET says:

    With the obvious love affair with Hollywood and the camera, I surmise after he is defeated in November he and Moochelle will forever have the attention of the foolish entourage that blindly follows their every move. Similar to the Clintons.
    That is of course unless they are in jail.
    That would be determined by the next Attorney General and the ability of he or she to prosecute to the fullest extent the crimes against this Country that have been perpetrated under this administration and the blatant disregard for the Constitutional Principles this Country was founded upon.
    Hopefully we will see this snake oil salesman and his wife get what they deserve.
    After having only to snap your fingers to get a ride in AF1, and the entourage that is commissioned to respond to your every beck and call, you and your regime will hopefully fall on some hard times, meaning, WE THE PEOPLE bought the snake oil, and it made US sick.
    Dance Barry, dance.

  4. Bob says:

    I wish we could raise the voting age to at least 25. Giving the vote to 18-year-olds was a huge mistake. The weird thing is that back when the Constitution was written, 18-year-olds really were adults with actual adult responsibilities — they were nothing like today’s infantilized 18-year-olds — but the guys who wrote the Constitution still considered them too young to vote. I’m sure they had good reasons for this, and I suspect it has to do with the amount of life experience one has had, and the wisdom and perspective one gains from it. The 18-year-olds of today are far less qualified to vote than were the 18-year-olds of the 18th and 19th centuries, since most of them have assumed no adult responsibilities at all (excepting those who have joined the armed services). They’re probably at about the level of a 12-year-old back at the time of the republic’s founding.

    • Bob Mack says:

      When I was 18, all I wanted was for ’em to lower the drinking age … BTW, WP is tossing everybody’s comments into the moderation bin for some reason. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  5. Has anyone here seen the new American Crossroads PAC ad? Legal Insurrection has a survey up asking which ad (one from McCain’s 2008 campaign or the new 2012 version) is better. Go see the two ads, compare, and vote! I think that the new one is REALLY good!

  6. bunkerville says:

    What in the world does this world think of us? Great vid.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Good post by William Gensert at The American Thinker – “Obama The Tragedy”

      A second term for Barack Obama will be a tragedy. His farcical first term barely hinted at the disaster awaiting America in Barack II. Hobbled by a staggering lack of judgment and competence, and his ever-present reticence to make decisions that might impede his re-election, his first despicable term was a joke, despite a dearth of mirth. If given four more years without worry of electoral reprisal, he will wreak havoc upon the nation in ways that Barack, back in Barack I, only dreamed of.

      In 2008, Obama hoped the audacity of pretending to believe in America would propel him to the presidency, and he was right. If re-elected, Barack Obama will finally have the luxury of being himself, and that is something that should terrify every American.

      […] Our president wants total control over government, to exercise total control over all the little people. He knows what is best for them. No expense is too great for the nation to realize Barack Obama’s dream of saving people from too much freedom. He’ll spend any amount of money to remake the country in his own image, but he balks at spending money for the things government can actually do better, like space travel and defense.

      Calling four more years of Barack Obama a tragedy for America, and perhaps the world, may very well be an understatement. Since his inauguration, every pronouncement, legislative action, executive order, or regulatory fiat has been a veritable disaster for the nation. He has been so successful at being unsuccessful that it borders on hilarity…or is that Hillary?

      […] His failures are legion, his miscues legendary. History will see his first term as a running gag, with no one laughing, plenty of people gagging, and everyone running for his life. The laugh is on us, because despite the unmitigated disaster of Obama’s first term, there are still people who will vote for him.

      when you are transformative, you don’t have to abide by the Constitution, separation of powers, checks and balances, and judicial review. Executive fiat will be sufficient. All he needs is another term.

      The president says we should vote for him, because only a few have prospered while many have struggled. He has a point. After all, the man has spent three and a half years doing everything in his power to make this a reality.

      […] The president has equally disastrous plans for international affairs, race relations, government ubiquity, union primacy, guns, taxes, health care, and the judiciary. Every single aspect of American life will be affected in Barack II.

  7. In my view, sitting Presidents who appear on entertainment shows demean the Office of President of the United States.

    Governing is supposed to be serious business — not an entertainment circus.

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