I am declaring the nadir of Obamamania, as Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) offers a song called "American Prayer", which is along the same lines as previous Obama promotions from Will.I.Am. This one, however, features older nobodies rather than Will.I.Am's habit of featuring nobodies that cater to the teen market. And, it's as sad as it is hilarious.
The nobodies appearing include Jason Alexander, Joan Baez, Margaret Cho (!), Whoopi Goldberg (Gaitan!!), Perez Hilton (!!!), and Barry Manilow (!!!!!). Although she's not listed, I believe that Pamela Anderson also makes an appearance. And, they're all praying for Obama, including the beyond-absurd site of Alexander first clasping his hands together and then later speaking along with an MLK speech. Did I mention MLK? Yes, he makes an appearance too as they shamelessly seek to compare BHO to MLK.
But, wait, the kitchen sink makes an appearance also as Stewart lifts lines from the Emma Lazarus poem that was tacked onto the Statue of Liberty and includes a shot of a young girl holding a "We Are America" sign. Presumably he knew that was from an illegal immigration march. It even includes a shot of a wind farm: in addition to everything else, BHO will greenify the countryside. But, wait, there's more! In his video description, Stewart says:
As an Englishman, I'm not an expert in all the intricate details of American politics.
I'd suggest he butt out, except videos like this are going to do more harm than good to BHO's cause.
On the one hand, jumping on the BHO bandwagon is a good way for the washed-up to revive their careers. On the other hand, I think some of them actually believe this junk.
Politics · Tue, 08/26/2008 - 14:48 · Importance: 1