Dan Majestic writes from Charlotte, North Carolina: Now that American mainstream comedians have had their fun, and quite rightly on many occasions, at the expense of the Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, and the whole Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, comes their chance to have a go at President Obama and the Democrats as a whole, as they hold their gathering in Charlotte.
The only problem is, of course, that 99.99 per cent of American mainstream comedians are Democrat supporters, with the remaining 0.01 per cent basically drowning in the noise of leftie humour. Not to mention that the media in America is mostly liberal and left-wing leaning, siding with the Democrats at every opportunity. Which sort of makes the US presidential elections more of a marketing campaign for the Democrats that is unleashed on the voters to persuade them to make the correct choice.
Anyway, we at Stirring Trouble have been having a go at Romney and his people and we’ll have a go at Obama and his crowd as well. So if you are of a left-wing disposition and are overly impressionable then you can stop reading this and go watch your recordings of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, who has become so biased in favour of the Democrats that he’ll probably receive the Hillary Clinton Award for fair news reporting at some point soon.
Anyway, the Democratic Convention has opened here in Charlotte with a passionate speech by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, or, as she called herself ‘Mom-in-Chief’. (I personally think it was not a good title to come up with and the First Lady might have a had a few jokes cracked at her expense, if the entertainment industry had any mainstream right-wing performers in its midst.)
Mrs Obama praised her husband, just as it happened when Romney’s wife, Anne, put in a good word for her hubby at last week’s Republican convention in Tampa. The First Lady spoke passionately of Mr Obama, pleading with the nation to trust him. Pardon me for my cynicism, though, but what else could she say. She wants to spend the next four years in the White House just as much as her husband does. So how is she an impartial speaker on the subject of her husband being suitable for the biggest job in the land for another term? Mind you, she could have at least laughed at that Nobel Peace Prize that President Obama had accepted with no hesitation, even though he got it when he hadn’t done anything at all to deserve it. (In fact, he still hasn’t done anything to deserve it.)
Bill Clinton hit the podium at the convention as well, with the media banging on that he is still very popular among American women and voters generally. The fact that Bill was one of the most hyped up presidents in the history of the US, nearly got impeached for lying under oath and laid the foundation for the financial crash of later years by relaxing most banking regulations somehow passes by the liberal media and leftie comedians. I know a lot of people in America, who wince at the mere mention of the name ‘Bill Clinton’ and would rather see him disappear from politics altogether, along with his odd looking wife. And yet, so desperate is Mr Obama for any help that he actually agreed to have that weasel publicly support him.
Mr Clinton, who only four years ago was saying that Mr Obama was not a great choice for president while his wife Hillary was, has now changed his mind. He loves Barack, you see. He hugged him in front of the screaming Democrats and would have kissed him if asked to. The Clintons have decided that Hillary is going to take a shot at the White House in 2016, so there was no point in bashing their good friend Barack now. It’s only in America that people like that can actually stay in politics for decades.
To be brutally honest, President Obama and his hilarious sidekick, Vice President Joe ‘one heart beat away from the presidency’ Biden, should thank their lucky stars they’re not Republicans. Because if they were, they would have been slaughtered by the funny men and women and the media for their performance and might have been looking at a meltdown at the next presidential election. (How about that latest cracker from Joe who said that America was better off because Osama Bin Laden was dead and General Motors was alive. No s..t, Joe!)
And if we look back at the Obama years we may easily spot lots of occasions when comedians would have been gunning for him, had there been any right-wingers among them. Remember Mr Obama fluffing his lines during the inauguration oath? Boy, that would have cost him dear on the comedy circuit if he were a Republican.
I have mentioned the Nobel Peace Prize already but imagine if President Obama had been a Republican who sent more drones into Afghanistan and Pakistan than his predecessor. He would have been slaughtered by the comedy lot for that. Not forgetting his promise to close down Guantanamo Bay prison that no one is talking about now in the liberal circles.
And how about that $1 trillion stimulus package that helped no one really, and the unemployment rate going through the roof, and the deals with the pharmaceutical companies that helped to push through the healthcare reform bill, and the many lobbyists working in his Administration, even though he promised not to let those ‘revolving doors’ spin on his shift?
Should I mention that every leftie hack and every comedian would have been taunting Mr Obama about his birth certificate, if he were a Republican? I can imagine whole episodes of Saturday Night Live devoted to the subject – with Eddie Murphy and Will Smith, invited to portray Mr Obama, having a field day. And the Nobel Peace Prize would have obviously been woven into the fabric of that great comedy show made for fans of left-wing biased humour and seriously bad acting.
I don’t even want to mention the embarrassing incidents with Mr Obama’s aunt and uncle, both illegal immigrants, caught by the cops under the most hilarious of circumstances. This would have been the subject of puns, jokes, whole episodes of comedy series and maybe even whole books for years. This is a killer subject for anyone of any authority, but for the president of the land? Boy would the comedy crowd have made Mr Obama suffer.
So, by any standards Mr Obama has gotten off very lightly, being a Democrat. And if the liberal media and the entertainment industry continue their campaign of supporting him, he stands a strong chance of winning in November.
But there’s one thing though that might work against him. He didn’t really do all that much to sort out the economy you see. And as his friend and mentor, Bill, pointed out, it’s the economy that makes or breaks the presidential election. So that might become a problem in November. Even though Osama is dead and GM is not.