November 3, 2012

"I do want you to support me and be my man."

I never embedded this back when it came out about a month ago — just after the first debate. Everyone, it seemed, had already linked to it immediately — with good reason! — and I felt it was instantly too late to be pointing to it. But I must say, it's my favorite thing from the campaign season, Meade and I play it every day and sing lines from it when we're not playing it. We know all the words — within reason/unreason — and allude to them in daily casual conversation. The deep, truthy absurdity gets better and better and serves more and more fundamental needs as the electoral season crawls to its desperate end. Now, first, I want you two to turn and look at each other....



It's party time, chumps!

39 comments:

Meade said...

Aww come on, I'm not a robot, okay? I wish. Then I could go higher and you could rotate my arm and send me whooshin' into space.

Amexpat said...

Funny stuff. Only thing missing was Obama's speech coming from his loins.

Mitchell the Bat said...

I loved that, Benny Lava.

Pogo said...

Hilarious.

One wonders if deaf people think the hearing are insane.

edutcher said...

That's very weird.

Of course, including all of Barry's uhs and ums, isn't that racist?

Ali Karim Bey said...

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/156624/

It is over for Romney. This speech should have been at the American Red Cross all day Monday through all day next Tuesday.

Obama is a Photo-OP POTUS. He has gotten lots of free love from Press.

Nate Silver has said that Sandy helps Obama through the finish line.

This is weird, but I knew this on Sunday. I actually saw all events this week through my minds-eye.

Why must I do all thinking for the GOP?

Forget you, my vote for Romney last Friday is now an official waste. Who needs you? I am going to cry like no one has cried next Tuesday.

Paddy O said...

I don't even have a jet ski!

harrogate said...

Today I am thankful for conservatives with whom I strongly disagree.

Who wants to be always surrounded by people they agree with all the time, or even most of the time, anyway?

pm317 said...

Hey, I was the one who linked it here first in a Cafe post and Yashu was pleading with everyone to watch it, :). Glad you brought it back.

Paco Wové said...

That was hilarious. Missed it the first time around, thks. for repeating.

Darrell said...

Maybe Obama can ship all the tar balls accumulated from his incompetent handling of the BP spill in the Gulf to NYC, so that people can burn them for heat and light. On second thought, his EPA nazis wouldn't allow that. Maybe creative New Yorkers can press them together and make tar blankets.

Saint Croix said...

I love how he calls him the wrong Muslim name.

Saint Croix said...

twice!

Pogo said...

"Who wants to be always surrounded by people they agree with all the time, or even most of the time, anyway?"

Mechanical engineers or Women's Stiudies professors.

I keed, I keed!

Ann Althouse said...

"Forget you, my vote for Romney last Friday is now an official waste. Who needs you?"

"Forget you"? Are you alluding to Cee Lo's problems?

Meade said...

And I'm thinking, Governor Romney won't do that, okay?

edutcher said...

OT, but still...:

If you want a good Drudgtaposition, look at the 2 quotes directly below the Romster's in the center column.

Meade said...

@Paddy O : Not the kind you're talking about. Plus, uh, everyone can see that I'm not black.

bagoh20 said...

Don't know how I missed that, but it's good have a nice belly laugh early in the day. Thanks

Synova said...

OMG.

EDH said...

"Dude, I don't have a jet ski, not the kind you're talking about."

It's instructive to look back at how the press, even conservative commentators, thought Romney's 4th of July lakeside jet skiing would sink his campaign.

ANALYZING ROMNEY'S JET-SKI GAFFE: Does He Have Lousy Advisors--Or Is His Own Arrogance To Blame?

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal has written a fascinating analysis of a recent Mitt Romney campaign gaffe.
The gaffe is the one in which Romney allowed himself to be photographed on a candy-apple-red jet ski driven by his beautiful wife during his opulent July 4th vacation. Given that most of the Americans who Romney hopes will vote for him are struggling to just get by, Henninger points out, this photo is likely to rub some people the wrong way. And the photo has already apparently "gone viral," becoming one of those images that threaten to define a whole campaign. (Henninger, who writes for a conservative publication, likens it to the photo of hapless Presidential candidate Mike Dukakis riding in a tank.)


Even after the Romneys used their jet skis to rescue a family of six and their dog...

Roughly 300 yards out onto the lake, six adult family members and their dog were floundering in the water, after their boat suddenly sprung a huge leak -- sinking in less than 90 seconds, Josh said. While water temperatures were a balmy 75 degrees, the deepening darkness obscured other boaters' vision -- prompting the victims' terrified howls as they were buzzed by other vessels cruising in the entrance to Wolfeboro Bay. Chasing fleeting glimpses of "bobbling heads" in the water, the Romney trio arrived on their two Jet Skis to find three women and three men wearing lifejackets they hadn't even had time to buckle. The governor pulled the two younger women aboard his three-seater Jet Ski and zoomed back to shore, while his sons helped the mother of the family onto their vehicle. In the middle of the rescue, the governor actually took a dunking himself -- thrown off the Jet Ski as one anxious boater scrambled aboard and tipped the craft off-balance. The rescuing Romneys also managed to snatch the family dog, McKenzie, from a watery grave -- grabbing the Scottish terrier first because it was the only passenger without a lifejacket.

Yet, we hear from the commentators...

The Problem With Romney’s “Good Deeds”

Start with the rescue on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. A good story to tell at summer BBQs, to be sure. But a campaign trail standard? I don't know. For a candidate who is trying to play down his extreme wealth, I'm not sure it's such a good idea to be reminding voters of your $10 million, 5,400 square foot New England lakeside estate, which sits on 11 acres and apparently has enough jet skis lying around that you and your sons can zip out on the "placid" waters when you see some trouble afoot. The story pretty much screams noblesse oblige.

The mistake was that lots of people like to vacation lakeside and plenty of people can afford jet skis. As the first writer (above) concluded, "I didn't really associate jet skis with the 0.01% --mega-yachts, yes, jet skis, no. And perhaps because, if I owned a jet ski, I'd probably want to ride it, symbolism be damned. But the vacation photos were still fascinating."

While Romney does command substantial wealth and can afford the better things in life, most people were able to see what these vacation photos really do reflect.

Freeman Hunt said...

"It's party time, chumps!" has been a common line at our house since this came out.

Saint Croix said...

Whole bunch of great bad lip reading videos.

The best are More Mitt, Rick Santorum and the first Mitt.

There are a bunch of others, but those are the funniest.

Ali Karim Bey said...

No Prof. I was referring to the movie, Midnight Run. Were Di nero tells the drug Dennis, Forget you. It is a common metaphor.

But, a question: Are you getting an iPad mini? What is your rationale if you do? Just got the iPhone 5.

Yet, I am going to cry on Tuesday. I am already dreading that Romney blew it. How could anyone - anyone - lose to a photog-op man Obama? The Sandy was the thread that broke the camel's back. It will considered by historians (FALSELY) as a pivotal point where Obama demonstrated POTUS-style (like Gangnam style) leadership.

Freeman Hunt said...

"I don't wanna touch sandpaper."

Methadras said...

Clearly one of BLR's best so far. The next best is during the primary season when he did the one of Rick Perry. That was hilarious.

Methadras said...

"hmm, but if you throw up, it's as a jealous woman"

Mark Nielsen said...

"...Stuffed!"

Moose said...

Good God - I love that video!

Paddy O said...

It's a little pitchy but hmm! good stuff.

Nathan Alexander said...

Ali Karim Bey,
Okay, we all caught on to America's Politico schtick, sooner or later.

But what's up with the latest schizophrenia in confidence/dread about Romney's victory/defeat?

When do you think you can let us see behind the curtain of this performance art?

Ann Althouse said...

"Whole bunch of great bad lip reading videos. The best are More Mitt, Rick Santorum and the first Mitt. There are a bunch of others, but those are the funniest."

I watched one. It had a long commercial with Michelle Obama in it and after that I wasn't in such a funloving mood, but I didn't find it anywhere near as good as the one I've embedded, which is just on a whole other level in part because of the use of music, which gives the surrealism a new dimension, but also because it really does say something that feels true about the first debate. It's like a dream of that debate, and the Lehrer character is such a strange guy, but so essentially Lehrer nonetheless. He's orchestrating them, bringing them together. It actually weirdly makes me feel happy. It's sublime.

Ann Althouse said...

"No Prof. I was referring to the movie, Midnight Run. Were Di nero tells the drug Dennis, Forget you. It is a common metaphor."

Metaphor? What? Did you watch the movie on TV? It's how they say "Fuck you" on TV, whatever movie you're watching. Did you know I once held hands with Martin Brest?

"But, a question: Are you getting an iPad mini? What is your rationale if you do? Just got the iPhone 5."

I did in fact get an iPad mini. My reason is that I do nearly all my book-reading on the iPad and it would be nice to have a lighter weight alternative for reading in bed and carrying around casually. Also my old iPad doesn't have the "retina" screen and I wanted to see how that worked out. I bought the cheapest one. I only want it for my Kindle collection collection of 100s of books.

"Yet, I am going to cry on Tuesday. I am already dreading that Romney blew it. How could anyone - anyone - lose to a photog-op man Obama? The Sandy was the thread that broke the camel's back. It will considered by historians (FALSELY) as a pivotal point where Obama demonstrated POTUS-style (like Gangnam style) leadership."

Don't pre-cry.

I think Romney will win by a wide margin and I think Obama himself believes that. Look at him.

Mary Beth said...

Obama demonstrated POTUS-style (like Gangnam style) leadership

You're saying he's a poseur?

yashu said...

But I must say, it's my favorite thing from the campaign season

Mine too!

New layers of awesomeness reveal(ed) themselves to me every time I watch(ed) it.

And agreed, the song takes it into the sublime.

Paddy O said...

The Lehrer voice is what does it for me. The other voices match the caricature of the real person. The Lehrer voice goes a completely different direction and yet is so perfectly suited to the face and mannerisms.

Jane said...

My 7-year-old son sings snippets - he watched it a few times and begged for more but his older sisters think it's too weird, so in order to keep the peace I had to limit views.

His favorite line to sing is, "there went a perfect brown baby."

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Jane said...

My son also loved the SNL political skits with Obama. (He's been giving presentations for four years so he knows some of the important rules - he thinks Mr. Obama says "uh" too much.)

I showed him the funny one of Ross Perot leaving Admiral Stockdale by the side of the road, then I had to show him the first part of the debate to see where the Admiral went wrong.

Now my kid goes around saying, "Who am I? Why am I here?"