Video: B-list celebrities sing hymn to A-list celebrity

posted at 1:55 pm on August 22, 2008 by Allahpundit

It’s ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart, leading a choir of familiar faces who’ll make you say, “I know him/her from somewhere, don’t I?” Call it an exercise in obliviousness — oblivious, seemingly, to how derivative it is of will.i.am’s two videos, oblivious to the fact that a tribute playing up Obama’s popularity among celebrities doesn’t exactly help him right now, and of course, given its title, oblivious to how much mileage conservatives have gotten from the creepy messianism that surrounds The One. I won’t spoil the surprise (HuffPo has the lyrics if you simply can’t wait), but suffice it to say, Stewart’s got a handle on the devotional undercurrent of the campaign.

Exit question: Where will this end up on Obama’s top ten?


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You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding.

Most pathetic, mock-worthy, cult-of-personality unintentionally hilarious dorkfest ever. You could find more genuine coolness at a Star Trek convention.

This will actually lose votes for Obama, as many fence-sitters will not want to be associated with something so kumbaya ridiculous.

thirteen28 on August 22, 2008 at 2:40 PM

“…this is the church you can’t see”

.
I wish it was the church I couldn’t HEAR. Oy.

dont taze me bro on August 22, 2008 at 2:40 PM

I offer up this music video as a pallate cleanser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTyw6cq86kY
(mild content warning for use of the “f” word in the chorus)

Vincenzo on August 22, 2008 at 2:40 PM

All it needs is “I’m John McCain, and I am kinda creeped out by this message.”

Surely someone can put that together.

SAD, SAD, SAD

jdsmith0021 on August 22, 2008 at 2:11 PM

What’s even more ridiculous is the commenters who suddenly want to buy his music even though they were probably on the other side of the debate between him and the Dixie Chicks.

That quote was attributed to him to discredit him. He didn’t say it.

RushBaby on August 22, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Care to tell us who did so we can accurately use the quote?

I don’t care who said it. It’s certainly true.

Esthier on August 22, 2008 at 2:42 PM

This is going to be so fun, folks, after McCain wins this election to see the outrage on the left. The celebrities, the black hate-mongers and Europe are going to be on suicide watch.

carbon_footprint on August 22, 2008 at 2:42 PM

At least we know now that Obambi must be picking Eeyore as his veep.

Man, what a bunch of pathetic, depressing losers.

I can’t even laugh at it.

reaganaut on August 22, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Truly cringe worthy!

MCPO Airdale on August 22, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Reading the comments at HuffPo, my eyes are tearing up as well, except out of laughter… They are actually comparing it to the Coke commercials of the 70′s as a powerful campaign tool… I think they got the ‘tool’ part right, but not how they think.

Think_b4_speaking on August 22, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Care to tell us who did so we can accurately use the quote?

It was one of his competitors, I don’t remember the name, should be on the web somewhere.

reaganaut on August 22, 2008 at 2:45 PM

This really should be filed under a “Dude” headline.

JetBoy on August 22, 2008 at 2:46 PM

joan baez has always given me the creeps. She is one disturbed human being.

peacenprosperity on August 22, 2008 at 2:46 PM

This really should be filed under a “Dude” headline.

or Dud.

reaganaut on August 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM

OMG…you have to go to the huffpo comments. They are even funnier than that video!!! Hilarious!!

“Wonderful. I wept.”

“That was so beautiful!! It brought tears to my eyes. Twice.”

“how can being compared to the messiah be a bad thing?”

“To quote Chris Matthews, ” I felt a tingle go up my leg”. I still believe.”

Hahahahahahahhahaha…..and that’s the first page alone! Pure comedy!

kcluva on August 22, 2008 at 2:48 PM

Obama is our American prayer, eh? Well. That’s too bad. I’m atheist. Which is a bit ironic seeing as how I bet most of the people in that video are too.

Seixon on August 22, 2008 at 2:49 PM

Stop arguing about “There’s a sucker born every minute” and Google it. Jeez.

malan89 on August 22, 2008 at 2:50 PM

What Church?

Latter Day Aints

marklmail on August 22, 2008 at 2:51 PM

This will play great in Germany… It’s not gonna help here in the states…

I wonder if any of the people & B-Listers in the video will pray for the live-born baby’s that where left to die without any medical attention thankx to Obama just so his daughters don’t have to be responsible for their choices….

I doubt it… I doubt it…

Y314K on August 22, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Is that Little Richard with the sparkly writing on the shirt?

peacenprosperity on August 22, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Rove, you magnificent bastard…

JetBoy on August 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Ummmmmmmmmm……………. “When you get to the top of the mountain…”, you might want to remember that Dr. Martin Luther King was a registered Republican.

Seven Percent Solution on August 22, 2008 at 2:55 PM

I can’t imagine if I were a Obama supporter that this wouldn’t infuriate me.
As one clear thinker said on Huff-Po : “Celebrities, stay out of this. You never learn. You never ever ever ever learn.”

(I had to run from one work computer to my laptop to watch it – it’s 100% worse than I could expect and celebrities holding hands together as in prayer to Obama would elicit AUDIENCE LAUGHTER had this been shown on Saturday Night Live. It’s bad enough the tune is not even hummable.)

Marcus on August 22, 2008 at 2:56 PM

Latter Day Aints

marklmail on August 22, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Bwahaha! Aka the Mormons.

Gilda on August 22, 2008 at 2:56 PM

marklmail on August 22, 2008 at 2:51 PM

United Utilitarian Usefulless Idiots

Brat on August 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Chains we can believe in.

carbon_footprint on August 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM

As for these jerkweed B.O. songs, I’ll take some patriotic Toby Keith piece over any of this other garbage any day of the week.
pilamaye on August 22, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Think of this when you play it.

SouthernDem on August 22, 2008 at 2:59 PM

This hymn just has the power that A Mighty Fortress has.

I can’t wait to sing the entire hymnal.

/sarc

Tim Burton on August 22, 2008 at 2:59 PM

peacenprosperity on August 22, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Maybe the next Obama ads should be like those Geico ones. Where a celebrity can assist in explaining the liberal “tingle”.

Jane Leftie is a real life Obama supporter not an actor. So to help tell her story we hired Forest Whitaker.

ooo ooo fender bender

thebrokenchair on August 22, 2008 at 3:00 PM

This video could lose Obama the election. It’s so over the top I can’t even believe it. They have reached the point of Stalinist or Kim Il-sung-style propaganda.

Baphomet on August 22, 2008 at 3:05 PM

All those praying hands and glances towards heaven. They have put their faith into somebody who cannot save them, instead of the One who can. Scary political campaign video, but then again, these are the last days and Satan is hard at work deceiving people. Please, be careful everybody.

apacalyps on August 22, 2008 at 3:07 PM

SouthernDem on August 22, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Ha! Wonder if Toby has seen this?

Brat on August 22, 2008 at 3:08 PM

Whoppi Goldberg as a singing endorsement? Does the producer not recall her disgusting anti-Bush act from 2004, and the damage it did to Kerry? I swear, these big-shot campaign producers are kindergarten drop-outs.

leftnomore on August 22, 2008 at 3:10 PM

Brutal.

So that’s the hanger on from the eurythmics?

Two questions…

Who was the rapper in the middle?

Who’s the white broad imitating Christina Agulara, who imitates Mariah Carey?

And…if Barry Mandilow has one more facelift, he won’t be able to service his boyfriend.

LtE126 on August 22, 2008 at 3:10 PM

The Onion. Has to be.

Maybe enough Americans are realizing that this is a truly mindless, brainless, not-one-iota-of-rational-thought cult, and maybe this realization of what the “left” (or should we start calling it for what it is, the bottom?) is will spill over into the congressional elections. The creepy vapidness of the Obama cult just might scare enough fence-sitting voters to tilt more than the presidential election our way.

Halley on August 22, 2008 at 3:12 PM

Yeah– Baez, Goldberg, Whitaker, Stewart, the usual parade of oldtime rock n roll has-been’s for yet another Democrat candidate. That’ll bring in the votes.

leftnomore on August 22, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Who’s the white broad imitating Christina Agulara, who imitates Mariah Carey?

Joss Stone. Used to love her…but after this…

JetBoy on August 22, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Anyone got the number for that violinist? Yowza.
Lawrence on August 22, 2008 at 2:09 PM

http://annmariecalhoun.com/
darury on August 22, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Thank you.

Lawrence on August 22, 2008 at 3:18 PM

They have me praying: God help us!!

Steve McCullough on August 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM

I think I recognize 3 of them…..Cindy Lauper, Woopie, and George Costanza

That is some serious firepower!

Who are those other people?

Dpet on August 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Keep it up, Celebrity Sheep. The more Culty you seem, the less votes Obaa-aa-aa-aa-aamaaa will get.

Okay, written by Stewart and Bono…check
Was that Joss Stone?

You britons need to fix your own countries and stop trying to f with ours.

tickleddragon on August 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Forest Whitaker has only one acting style.. when he won his oscar, it was because the character fit his acting style…

DaveC on August 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Joss Stone. Used to love her…but after this…

JetBoy on August 22, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Shouldn’t be a surprise. She is, after all, a neo hippie. Bare feet and all.

tickleddragon on August 22, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Nice to see Macy Gray able to sing this but not the National Anthem.

jugger on August 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

What on God’s green earth? Perez Hilton, within five minutes of “Give me your tired…”?

Blasphemous and disgusting. Sink the campaign.

emailnuevo on August 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

This gooey Obama adoration is all about apologizing to the blacks of America. There is no substance to it other than giving this black representative some praise for all of their collective years of suffering.

It isn’t about him winning, they don’t expect him to, nor will they back him up later on if he wins and screws up. It’s all about white repentance.

leftnomore on August 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

RE: Forest Whitaker

SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY HE GETS STEADY WORK IN HOLLYWOOD

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

CP on August 22, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Excellent catch on Idol Gives Back. Going to add that to the Digg page on this. I’m sure this will go over well with all the non-conformists voting for change.

BohicaTwentyTwo on August 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM

Herbie Hancock? Jason Alexander?

…man.

emailnuevo on August 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM

What about the M-1 Abrams tanks in the beginning.

Was the viewer supposed to be ashamed of them? Scared of them?

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM

Perez Hilton?

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!

The Ugly American on August 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM


Reason #1.

emailnuevo on August 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I like how at the end it fades to…white

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM

music to dry heave to.

Pardon the crudeness of this statement, but it is so sad when the multitude of clueless troglidites pour praises on this game show host and their praises are as empty as the platitudes of the one they laude about. It’s the equivalent to one gigantic mass blow job.

Pcoop on August 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I have to laugh at the fact that his song was written by a Brit and an Irishman. Like their countries are so perfect they can start exhorting someone else.

Cult of personality indeed.

KrisinNE on August 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM

I hope this video gets shown far and wide.

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Did anybody see Don King on Fox and Friends this morning? Although he was there to promote something, Brian asked him if Sen. Obama didn’t win the election would it be because he is black. Don King said yes.

Cindy Munford on August 22, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Thanks Allah……..I just threw up in my mouth.

RobG on August 22, 2008 at 3:26 PM

If you get to the top of the mountain
Remember me

.
They’re just hoping that SOMEONE will remember them.

dont taze me bro on August 22, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Yawn. Next???

MsUnderestimated on August 22, 2008 at 3:28 PM

emailnuevo on August 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM

IMHO is a no-talent f#ck

He is fat and ugly

So why does he get steady work in Hollywood?!?

My questions stands.

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:28 PM

“This gooey Obama adoration is all about apologizing to the blacks of America. There is no substance to it other than giving this black representative some praise for all of their collective years of suffering.

It isn’t about him winning, they don’t expect him to, nor will they back him up later on if he wins and screws up. It’s all about white repentance.

leftnomore on August 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM”

Left, that is the single best thing I’ve read around here in a long time. Very true.

LtE126 on August 22, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Some one needs to make a remix of this vid…

Add the sound tracks from all 3 of MCains Celeb ad’s…

With it ending on Obama’s throwing people under bus left & right… Including his grandma…

Y314K on August 22, 2008 at 3:30 PM

Obama is the Borg.

You will be assimilated.

Resistance is futile.

JetBoy on August 22, 2008 at 3:30 PM

Oh for krissakes: a “Ba-Rack the Vote” T shirt? McCain, how did you luck out like this?

leftnomore on August 22, 2008 at 3:31 PM

If this isn’t the modern-day equivalent of Dukakis-in-a-tank, I’d love to see what tops this.

Marcus on August 22, 2008 at 3:31 PM

“ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart, leading . . . ”

That’s all I needed to know.

What, they couldn’t get the guy who said “Hey Vern!” all the time, or the “You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, but ya doesn’t have to call me Johnson.”

The Eurythmics weren’t even a huge band during their heyday 20 years ago, and Annie Lennox was the star. Stewart was like the guy on stage with George Michael in Wham!

NoDonkey on August 22, 2008 at 3:31 PM

B-list celebrities sing hymn to A-list celebrity

But not enough of them to compile a useful Enemies List.

Just a few of the usual suspects.

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM

“I have to laugh at the fact that his song was written by a Brit and an Irishman. Like their countries are so perfect they can start exhorting someone else.”

Bravo again.

I love it when Bono (or as Beavis and Butthead used to call him “Boner”, so true) comes here writes songs about how screwed up this country is, but has no problem taking American greenbacks.

LtE126 on August 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM

My observations:

1) gag
2) too long
3) who’s that? … who?
4) who was the fiddler chick?
5) idolatry
6) the word “prayer” is not the word to use to energize the lefty base
7) lame
8) gag (did I already say that?)
9) did anyone else notice how little face-time Obama-ssiah actually had?
10) when all is said-and-done and Obama loses in November (which looks more and more inevitable at this point), we still have “The Squish” McCain to live with for at least four years; you know, the guy who wants to work with Reid, Pelosi? wants to throw open the borders?

hopiates

hahaha, hopiate of the masses, indeed!

urbancenturion on August 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Pretty gay if you ask me.

But I have to ask, if you think all those folks are only B-list celibrities, what does it take for you to consider someone A-list? Some of those folks are pretty big, I mean, someone from The Beatles is as A-list as it gets.

ballz2wallz on August 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM

toward the end, after the song starts to trail off, the line ‘remember me’ ends on a shot of Macy Gray..

Remember her mostly because her paycheck from her one hit wonder is starting to slow down and needs more money..

DaveC on August 22, 2008 at 3:33 PM

Forest Whitaker’s tour de force: Bloodsport.

Don’t deny it.

And don’t tell me you’re not swayed by the head-rubbing, the looks toward heaven, and the cool-mo-dee head bobbing’.

watchmen on August 22, 2008 at 3:33 PM

First, BLECH.

Second, Joan Baez has always been my moral compass. (sarcasm fully intended)

Glynn on August 22, 2008 at 3:40 PM

That. Was. Truly. Creepy.

Besides being to the bone boring, you gotta love the way-out, over the top messianic adoration. The performers are all in some heavy-lidded, ecstatic, holy-roller swoon/trance state. Yep, the same plain old veneration that most sane people reserve for Jesus on Sunday.

The McCain camp will have a veritable field day with this.

marybel on August 22, 2008 at 3:40 PM

GAP commercial rejects.

Dubn8tr on August 22, 2008 at 3:41 PM

This is going to be so fun, folks, after McCain wins this election to see the outrage on the left. The celebrities, the black hate-mongers and Europe are going to be on suicide watch.

carbon_footprint on August 22, 2008 at 2:42 PM

Yes, yes. As for this puke-fest, it MUST be Onion: no sane person could produce for effect here.

in re Forest Whitaker, he was good on ‘The Shield’. When he isn’t wasted on 8-balls, he does good work ( or who knows, maybe the reverse is true )

Janos Hunyadi on August 22, 2008 at 3:42 PM

(sigh) The list of movies I won’t see or CD’s I won’t buy just keeps getting longer.

Star20 on August 22, 2008 at 3:42 PM

He was Okay in ‘Vantage Point’ (otherwise, a pretty cool flick) but anyone could have played that role too..

someone a tad bit smaller too would have been believable with as much running as he did..

DaveC on August 22, 2008 at 3:45 PM

I feel sick. No really I’m gonna throw up.

Dscw66 on August 22, 2008 at 3:47 PM

DaveC on August 22, 2008 at 3:45 PM

Forest Whitaker I mean..

DaveC on August 22, 2008 at 3:47 PM

The visuals: mostly pretty creepy.
That people would actually be singing a hymn to Obama: VERY creepy

Take the song our of its context as a hymn to Obama, and it doesn’t completely suck.

LegendHasIt on August 22, 2008 at 3:48 PM

“Bono didn’t set the record. He IS the record!” –South Park

Name that episode.

aero on August 22, 2008 at 3:49 PM

I watched the whole thing in horror. I hope they push this, and push it hard…it’ll backfire like a ’72 pickup.

capitalist piglet on August 22, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Clockwork Orange style?

Beto Ochoa on August 22, 2008 at 2:36 PM

That shouldn’t have made me smile, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.

Let’s hope it’s not too late.

wise_man on August 22, 2008 at 2:37 PM

I’m a little afraid it is, at least for them. Hopefully it isn’t for America.

Esthier on August 22, 2008 at 3:54 PM

But I have to ask, if you think all those folks are only B-list celibrities, what does it take for you to consider someone A-list? Some of those folks are pretty big, I mean, someone from The Beatles is as A-list as it gets.

ballz2wallz on August 22, 2008 at 3:32PM

Dontcha know? The only truliest A-lister on the planet is the Divine, THE ONE, Obama.

marybel on August 22, 2008 at 3:54 PM

The most shallow individuals alive attempt deep thoughts. CREEEEEEEEEEEPPPPYYYY! The one thing that comes off clearly is that they are better than we. Oh! and it’s too long.

ronsfi on August 22, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Name that episode.

aero on August 22, 2008 at 3:49 PM

I just watched that!

Crap? I know it’s South Park. I’m going to look it up.

OK. I was wrong. It’s “More Crap.”

Esthier on August 22, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Let me tell you a story: Once upon a time there was a Republic. It had its Constitution, its laws, its freedoms, a President, a Congress and Courts of Law. Everyone could assemble, associate, speak and write with complete freedom. The people were not satisfied with the government officials at that time, but they had the power to elect new officials and only a few days remained before they would do so. Public opinion was respected and heeded and all problems of common interest were freely discussed. There were political parties, radio and television debates and forums and public meetings. The whole nation pulsated with enthusiasm. This people had suffered greatly and although it was unhappy, it longed to be happy and had a right to be happy. It had been deceived many times and it looked upon the past with real horror. This country innocently believed that such a past could not return; the people were proud of their love of freedom and they carried their heads high in the conviction that liberty would be respected as a sacred right. They felt confident that no one would dare commit the crime of violating their democratic institutions. They wanted a change for the better, aspired to progress; and they saw all this at hand. All their hope was in the future.

Who said this: Obama or Castro?
(Hint: The Cuban one)

antoniojvr on August 22, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Dont any of these has-beens realize how utterly jack-assinine they frickin look? Too stupid to be embarrassed.

AC/DC comes out with its first single in 8 years next week and its first album in 8 years comes out in October. And the Young brothers have made it clear how they feel about hippies and even said that they liked “that Bill OReilly guy”. AC/DC is republican!!!!

PWNED!!!!

Roger Waters on August 22, 2008 at 4:04 PM

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 3:28 PM

He is fat and ugly

Don’t be so childish.

Reason #2.

Reason #3.

Of course, it could be argued that any accomplishment is negated by this.

SouthernDem on August 22, 2008 at 4:05 PM

You guys should know that you can’t criticize artists for being ridiculous. That’s a compliment to them.

ballz2wallz on August 22, 2008 at 4:07 PM

GAP commercial rejects.

Dubn8tr on August 22, 2008 at 3:41 PM

THAT’S IT! That’s what I have been trying to associate this with. But THE GAP would never hire George Costanza, tho that cheap sport coat he’s flapping in looks like it could be from there.

leftnomore on August 22, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Forest Whitaker of course automatically springs to mind when you want to cast the part of…a British soldier.

pseudonominus on August 22, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Oh! and it’s too long.

ronsfi on August 22, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Each one of them probably refused to sign on until their agents negotiated X seconds on camera.

RushBaby on August 22, 2008 at 4:10 PM

If anyone ever told me that Herbie Hancock and Barry Manilow would appear in a music video together, I would of crapped my pants.

I just did.

mylegsareswollen on August 22, 2008 at 4:14 PM

It’s “More Crap.”

Esthier on August 22, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Ding, ding, ding! Correct! Very good. You get a cookie (unless you have cookies blocked, in which case you get nothing). ;-)

aero on August 22, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Well, outside of Herbie Hancock, one of the greatest jazz pianists who’s ever lived (and continues to amaze with every album) I’m annoyed by the “stars”.

mylegsareswollen on August 22, 2008 at 4:17 PM

Meh. Not even any Ludacriss in this.
I’m so disappointed.

LMAO

ToddonCapeCod on August 22, 2008 at 4:22 PM

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