Posts Tagged ‘Obama

28
Jan
09

President Bush: Great President, or Greatest President?

In watching interviews with White House Spokesperson Dana Perino, Vice President Cheney, and even Bush himself, you get the sense that not only were the last eight years not a complete and utter failure, but that all those “mistakes” Bush made weren’t really his – he somehow inherited a crumbling economy, according to Bush and his revisionist scribes. In fact, once “history” has its say, Bush’s tenure will be viewed as an unqualified success. All we have to do now is sit back, relax, and wait for the history to kick in.

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Pictured: History

(Of course, we have the “now” to deal with: two wars, a crumbling economy, unemployment rising, a huge deficit, worldwide terrorism on the rise, and oh yeah – where’s New Orleans again?)

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10
May
08

The Empire Strikes Barack

The staff at Weekly Review is busy with a couple of other projects right now, so we’re gonna be lazy today and just post a hilarious Star Wars parody entitled “The Empire Strikes Barack”. Whoever went through all the time it took to Flash animate the primary election struggle between Obama and Clinton deserves BIG kudos.

Editor’s note: splicing footage of Clinton blaming her forgetfulness on the time of day with her “3 a.m.” ad was BRILLIANT.

02
Apr
08

This is Racist America

Look out, everyone! A Black Muslim from some mystical foreign land is trying to run for President, and once elected, will turn the US over to terrorists!

The talking heads on TV, of course, will never say the above sentence out loud, but with all of the rhetoric flying around, it’s not hard to figure out what’s going on in their heads. The best example is the people who pose the question: “Is America ready for a Black President?”, and completely miss the irony bus when they ask within two minutes “Is Barack Obama black enough?”(Editor’s note: according to the films “The Fifth Element” and “Idiocracy”, a black President would KICK ASS!)
Fortunately, Barack Obama delivered an amazing speech recently dealing squarely with race relations in America. Unfortunately, the ripples he may have created in the public arena by unflinchingly challenging this subject have not yet reached most of the pundits in Television Land.

Take, for example, our Republican friends who challenge Obama’s patriotism with the notion that his decision to not wear the American flag on his lapel somehow means he’s really rooting for the ‘bad guys’. We kid you not. Here is a fine example of all of the Republican ‘patriots’ who always have their precious little flag pins on. Even when being photographed for their mug shots. Seriously.

Then you’ve got Hilary’s camp just doing the completely wrong thing with Geraldine Ferraro, who claims that Barack, like Jesse Jackson, got to where he is because of his color. We’d spend more time trying to make sense of this, but we’ve got shit to do.

Last but not least, fresh off the short bus is Congressman Steve King from Iowa floating the idea on national television that somehow terrorists will rejoice if Obama takes the White House. Yes, the same Steve King who compared immigrants to cattle, and pulled straight from his ass a ‘statistic’ that says immigrants murder 12 American citizens every day.

No WONDER this country is fucked up. We’ve got people sitting in elected offices who still can’t see past the color of people’s skin, and use that ignorance to write laws that everyone needs to follow.

Well, enough with the intro. We wrote a song about it. Welcome to Racist America!

Edit: after ‘Racist America’ was posted, Chris Matthews added yet another notch in the “let’s go back to the pre-civil rights era” belt. Chris, seriously…. what the hell, man?

12
Feb
08

Must-see Obama Tribute

Right now, the staff at Weekly Review is cooking up some good musical satire for you. But it’ll be at least another week before our next couple of songs are done (don’t worry – it’ll SO be worth the wait), so it’s time to take a break and look at what other musicians have been up to.

It’s often been said that Barack Obama’s speeches are incredibly poetic, and should be set to music. Well, will.i.am of the Black Eye Peas and his friends did just that. Head over here to check it out.

Quite honestly, it’s the most inspirational thing we’ve ever seen. And it’s been a LONG time since someone came along to inspire us, or make us believe that hope for a better tomorrow is not only possible, but achievable.

Thanks for making that, folks. We owe you one.