Video: “Barack Obama” picks his campaign slogan

posted at 5:54 pm on January 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

Terrible at the beginning but it improves steadily until, at last, you’re downright amused. Reached for comment, Joe Biden congratulated the producers on their attentiveness to detail in casting a black man who washes himself.


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Bwaahahahahaha! Oh excuse me… but it was funny.

GoodBoy on January 31, 2007 at 5:59 PM

Why does Hot Air videos take so freak’n long to download? Five minutes later and still only halfway there.

lowandslow on January 31, 2007 at 6:02 PM

I’ve emailed a few prominent bloggers about this story, but nobody seems to have taken much of an interest. I thought it was quite revealing and some readers might find it interesting also:

Barack Obama simply fabricated much of the material in a recent book by his father and played the race card in doing so, according to a British publication.

For instance, Obama blames racism for his parents’ divorce when, in fact, it was his father’s bigamy that end the marriage. He also claims he suffered discrimination and hardship as a kid in Hawaii, but his friends in Hawaii remember him as a reasonably popular and well-liked guy. He recalls racism at liberal Columbia which nobody else seems to recall. The saintly portrait of his black father is a stark contrast with the alcoholic womanizer uncovered by the paper, as is the unsympathetic one he paints of his white grandparents.

The British paper sums it up this way:

Yet an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has revealed that, for all Mr Obama’s reputation for straight talking and the compelling narrative of his recollections, they are largely myth.

The article is here.

tommy1 on January 31, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Finally, pretty good.

lowandslow on January 31, 2007 at 6:07 PM

PIMF if there was one. “Ended the marriage,” not “end the marriage.”

tommy1 on January 31, 2007 at 6:08 PM

I second the gripe about the increasingly SLOOOOOWWWWW Downloads at HotAir. I find myself just skipping a lot of them nowadays because of it too and just read comments to find out what it was about. What’s up with that?

Benthoven on January 31, 2007 at 6:09 PM

I second the gripe about the increasingly SLOOOOOWWWWW Downloads at HotAir. I find myself just skipping a lot of them nowadays because of it too and just read comments to find out what it was about. What’s up with that?

Benthoven on January 31, 2007 at 6:09 PM

THIRD!

Jones Zemkophill on January 31, 2007 at 6:21 PM

“Half black and half proud”…LMAO

SouthernGent on January 31, 2007 at 6:22 PM

I’m not having any problems with the videos…? Just click and play.

SouthernGent on January 31, 2007 at 6:22 PM

I’m not having any problems with the videos…? Just click and play.

You’re lucky, I don’t even bother with the Vent videos here anymore. I just wait till they’re posted on YouTube.

lowandslow on January 31, 2007 at 6:28 PM

I actually liked it. He’s positioning himself well and hit all the negatives in the first swing…with humor and grace.

The only thing I didn’t like about it is his voice channels Carl Sagan.

He’s the guy to watch, all right.

Grantman on January 31, 2007 at 6:30 PM

…but he’s not black black.

heh, I think that’s what Biden meant, too.

Alden Pyle on January 31, 2007 at 6:30 PM

oh yeah, no issue with video speed. clicky click = play. Cat 5 in the house.

Alden Pyle on January 31, 2007 at 6:31 PM

I was having problems earlier this week, but then I found out my VOIP router had reset itself to 10mbps instead of 100mbps… gawd i was annoyed. Everything’s back to normal now.

Editor on January 31, 2007 at 6:33 PM

did he say “taggots”. hilarous.

the videos have been fine for me. and i think they are hosted on youtube (or wherever) and just linked at hotair. if that’s the case, the slowness wouldn’t be hotair’s fault.

mattshu on January 31, 2007 at 6:34 PM

Why does Hot Air videos take so freak’n long to download? Five minutes later and still only halfway there.

lowandslow on January 31, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Still using that 56k modem, eh? [/grin]

.

GT on January 31, 2007 at 6:41 PM

Is that Tiger Woods?

d1carter on January 31, 2007 at 6:41 PM

Still using that 56k modem, eh? [/grin]

If only that was it.

“VOIP router had reset itself to 10mbps instead of 100mbps” “Cat 5 in the house”

Man, I gotta take a class or something.

lowandslow on January 31, 2007 at 6:45 PM

Am I the only one who sees this?

Barack
Obama
O8

Is there an HRC operative designing subliminal banners?

Freelancer on January 31, 2007 at 6:50 PM

You’re lucky, I don’t even bother with the Vent videos here anymore. I just wait till they’re posted on YouTube.

Uh, this video is on YouTube. The logo in the lower right is a dead giveaway.

Bryan on January 31, 2007 at 6:53 PM

OK, that was pretty funny. Was that from MAD-TV or something?

flipflop on January 31, 2007 at 6:55 PM

If Wyatt Cinac is not a card-carrying member of the Communist and Black Panther parties that drives his biodiesel converted Prius with “FREE TIBET” and “1.29.2009″ bumper stickers to drink his morning soy decaffinated lattes from 100% recycled paper cup at the local anti-corporate Fair Trade coffee shop in North Hollywood and blog his diary for dKos on his MacBook Pro, he can officially kiss his comedy career goodbye after this vid.

ScottMcC on January 31, 2007 at 6:56 PM

Haw, haw, haw, funny, well done. That one poster looked like it had the SNOWflakes all over it, and even a little SNOWdrift at the bottom! LOL!

RushBaby on January 31, 2007 at 6:57 PM

BOO, I like it.

“Half black and half proud”…LMAO
SouthernGent on January 31, 2007 at 6:22 PM

Proud about which half? or is that Half-assed proud?

shooter on January 31, 2007 at 7:01 PM

P.S. Complain to YouTube, not HotAir about the speed of this vid.

(walks off mumbling “complainers need to do their homework before . . . like blaming the waitress when the cook . . . change your own oil . . .

- The Cat

MirCat on January 31, 2007 at 7:11 PM

P.S. Complain to YouTube, not HotAir about the speed of this vid.

(walks off mumbling “complainers need to do their homework before . . . like blaming the waitress when the cook . . . change your own oil . .

Uh, this video is on YouTube. The logo in the lower right is a dead giveaway.
What the hell’s the matter with you people, you can’t even make one reply without being a smartass then call me a complainer? Do you even talk to people in real life?

lowandslow on January 31, 2007 at 7:20 PM

Typical, use polling data to make a decision.

Kini on January 31, 2007 at 8:06 PM

Barack
Obama
O8

Freelancer on January 31, 2007 at 6:50 PM

And all of Obamas backers could be called:

Barack
Obama
O8
Backer(s)

… ba dump bump…

Lawrence on January 31, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Slogan: I’m black, I’m clean…I say what I mean.

right2bright on January 31, 2007 at 8:20 PM


Why does Hot Air videos take so freak’n long to download? Five minutes later and still only halfway there.

lowandslow on January 31, 2007 at 6:02 PM

I sometimes find the same problem. We just got a DSL after 10 years on a modem. So it’s still pretty darn fast to me. But if it’s taking too long, I read all the comments and by then it’s usually ready.

TugboatPhil on January 31, 2007 at 8:39 PM

Barack
Obama
O8

Boob?

EFG on January 31, 2007 at 9:03 PM

No problem with the speed of the Youtube downloads, but the flv embeds have always been… painful.

BROCK O’BAMA IN 08!

Reaps on January 31, 2007 at 9:09 PM

Barack “Barry” Obama, class of ‘79

Lots of late-70’s influence there, including that great haircut, those fantastic lapels, and the shout-out to his “Choom Gang” (chooming = smoking pakalolo *marijuana*

Complete with yearbook scan from the author’s yearbook who attended high school with Barack “Barry” Obama. Yep, he was a Hawaiian pot-head, or at least enough of a pot-head to make reference to his pot-smoking pals (Choom Gang) in his yearbook salutation!

http://www.xmlgrrl.com/blog/archives/2007/01/16/barry-obama-and-the-gang/

SilverStar830 on February 1, 2007 at 12:04 AM

Great post – Wyatt Cenac is pretty good :-)

Thank you for the link tommy1 – perhaps the nucleus of a future HotAir post?

RD on February 1, 2007 at 12:33 AM

… and the link to Barry’s yearbook page SilverStar830: paka-licious!

RD on February 1, 2007 at 12:40 AM

Pretty Lame…

Wade on February 1, 2007 at 10:05 AM

The accurate portrayal of a dem missing or omitting a critical element caught my attention. In regards to the Kool Aid Guy, I think the sequence is the group of kids complain of being hot and thirsty then they shout “HEY KOOL AID!” THEN the Kool Aid Guy burst through and shouts “OOHH YEAH!”. I do not recall him just arriving on scene unannounced giving away Kool Aid.

allie on February 1, 2007 at 1:14 PM