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What if 'SNL' mocked Michelle Obama?

 
 
Woiyo9
 
Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 07:31 am
Perhaps the only institution in America whose approval rating is beneath that of Congress is the media.

Both have won their reputations the hard way. They earned them.

Consider the fawning indulgence shown insider Joe Biden with the dripping contempt visited on outsider Sarah Palin.

Twice last weekend, Biden grimly warned at closed-door meetings that a great crisis is coming early in the term of President Obama:

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. ... Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said … we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

A "generated crisis"? By whom? Moscow? Beijing? Tehran?

This is an astonishing statement from a chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee who has access to the same intelligence as George Bush. Joe was warning of a crisis like the Berlin Wall of July 1961, where JFK called for a tripling of the draft and ordered a call-up of reserves, or the missile crisis where U.S. pilots like John McCain were minutes away from bombing nuclear missile sites in Cuba and killing the Russians manning them.



Is Russia about to move on the Crimea? Is Israel about to launch air strikes on Iran's nuclear sites? What is Joe talking about?

If one assumes Joe is a serious man, we have a right to know.

Instead, what we got was Obama's airy dismissal of Joe's words as a "rhetorical flourish" and a media " rather than demanding that Joe hold a press conference " acting as Obama surrogates parroting the talking points that Joe was just saying that new presidents always face tests.

Had John McCain made that hair-raising statement, he would have been accused of fear mongering about a new 9/11. The media would have run with the story rather than have smothered it.

Contrasting McCain with his hero, Joe declared a few weeks back, "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and ... said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"

Nice historical reference. Except when the market crashed in 1929, Hoover was president, and there was no television.

Can one imagine what the press would have done to Sarah Palin had she exhibited such ignorance of history. Or Dan Quayle?

Joe gets a pass because everybody likes Joe.

Fine. But Joe also has a record of 36 years in the Senate.

Has anyone ever asked Joe about his own and his party's role in cutting off aid to South Vietnam, leading to the greatest strategic defeat in U.S. history and the Cambodian holocaust? Has anyone ever asked Joe about the role he and his party played in working to block Reagan's deployment of Pershing missiles in Europe, and SDI, which Gorbachev concedes broke the Soviets and won the Cold War?

In the most crucial vote he ever cast " to give Bush a blank check for war in Iraq " Joe concedes he got it wrong.

Is Joe's record of having been wrong on Vietnam, wrong in the Cold War, wrong on the Iraq war, less important than whether Sarah Palin tried to get fired a rogue-cop brother-in-law who Tasered her 10-year-old nephew to "teach him a lesson"?

"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know," says Joe humbly. Given his record, it is understandable Joe has forgotten so much of it.

Saturday, the New York Times did a takeout on Cindy McCain that delved back into her problem with prescription pills. Yet when Hillary's campaign manager, Mark Penn, brought up Obama's cocaine use on "Hardball," he was savaged by folks for whom the Times is the gold standard.

The people apparently had a "right to know" of Bush's old DUI arrest a week before the 2000 election, but no right to know about how and when Obama was engaged in the criminal use of cocaine.

The media cannot get enough of the "Saturday Night Live" impersonations of Palin as a bubblehead. News shows pick up the Tina Fey clips and run them and run them to the merriment of all.

Can one imagine "Saturday Night Live" doing weekly send-ups of Michelle Obama and her "I've never been proud" of my country, this "just downright mean" America, using a black comedienne to mimic and mock her voice and accent?

"Saturday Night Live" would be facing hate-crime charges.

How do we know? When the New Yorker ran a cartoon of Michelle in an Angela-Davis afro with an AK-47 slung over her shoulder, New Yorker editors had to go on national television to swear they were not mocking Michelle, but the conservatives who have so caricatured Michelle and the Messiah.

Is there a media double standard? You betcha.

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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 07:39 am
@Woiyo9,
Quote:
Perhaps the only institution in America whose approval rating is beneath that of Congress is the media.

Actually SNL is getting its best ratings ever. Maybe if Michelle Obama did something funny or outrageous (or was running for VP), they might mock her too. All these people need to have a sense of humor about themselves, or I don't know how they are going to survive politics.
cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 07:47 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:


Actually SNL is getting its best ratings ever.


And who do they have to thank for that?

Also, why not just use Fey - put her in blackface.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 07:50 am
@rosborne979,
That was my thought too, rosborne. Michelle isn't running for anything. Is SNL mocking Cindy McCain? Is Sarah Palin McCain's new wife?

Meanwhile, Joe Biden and Barack Obama (especially during the primaries) have come in for plenty of mocking from SNL.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 08:21 am
when she is on the presidential ticket SNL probably will.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 08:24 am
@Woiyo9,
I find it amusing that a tough conservative is such a whiny pussy...
Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 08:25 am
What's funny about the term "socialism" is being batted around these days is that there really isn't a far left in the United States. There is no legitimate socialist party in this country as there is in, say, Germany. Our political spectrum, pretty much on both sides, starts in the middle, relatively speaking.

I'm not just going after ceej, here. This is a general rant I need to let out after having for weeks listened to dumbfucks who haven't read a book in ten years tell me that Obama is a socialist.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 08:36 am
@cjhsa,
I've made arrangements with obama to allocate your ration of toilet paper to me and my family. You can wipe your ass on Guns and Ammo...
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 09:00 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:
Can one imagine "Saturday Night Live" doing weekly send-ups of Michelle Obama and her "I've never been proud" of my country, this "just downright mean" America, using a black comedienne to mimic and mock her voice and accent?


Like most Republicans, you haven't thought this through at all. Then damage control comes either late or never! Again, as others have mentioned already: Michelle Obama does not run for any office, Sarah Palin does, however.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 09:09 am
SNL did a pretty hilarious job of mocking Hillary.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 09:21 am
@Woiyo9,
Once again, you've posted the dishonest opinion of Pat Buchanan, a rabid McCain supporter, using only part of the Joe Biden Statement: "Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. ... Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said … we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

The following last sentence was deliberately omitted from Biden's comments: "... and they're going to find out this guy has steel in his spine."

If I had not watched the video of Biden making his complete comments, I would not have known of the important last sentence being omitted. The media and McCain supporters dishonestly have deliberately left out the important last sentence to use the partial statement against Obama.

Shame on them!

BBB
cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 09:57 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
A steel spine? Maybe. A heart full of hatred? Absolutely.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:00 am
@cjhsa,
cjhsa wrote:

A steel spine? Maybe. A heart full of hatred? Absolutely.


Yeah, that's Obama - a heart full of hatred, can't everyone tell?

Jeez

Cycloptichorn
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rabel22
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:00 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
After 8 years of republican lies one more shouldent surprise you. They are masters of lieing spin and McCain is a republican.
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:21 am
@Bi-Polar Bear,
I did not write the article for your infomation, you flaming moron.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:31 am
@Woiyo9,
I wrote "Once again, you've posted the dishonest opinion of Pat Buchanan, a rabid McCain supporter."

Even you, as a flaming moron, should know that when you post on A2K without specifying your post is only for one person, you are providing your information to everyone.

Go sit in the corner wearing your dunce hat.

http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/S/L/bush_dunce.jpg
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:37 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
If you could actually read, you might see I was responding to your girlfriend, Bi Polar Bear's post.

Rolling Eyes
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:47 am
@Woiyo9,
err, Woiyo, I think everyone knows you didn't write that ... there's a link in the original post

if you'll read bpb's post again - it does not appear to be referring to you - he was insulting the author of the opinion piece

if you want to feel insulted, I'm sure there are plenty of real opportunities for that - you don't need to grab for imagined insults as well

 

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