Finally: President Kickass sings

posted at 9:17 pm on June 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

As Hitchens once said, for an allegedly great orator, Obama’s oeuvre is awfully thin on memorable lines. This one will live forever, though, partly thanks to the taboo of a president (very mildly) swearing and partly because his bravado is so palpably contrived. It’s pure performance — in which case, why not lay down a beat and auto-tune the shinola out of it? Two clips to cleanse the palate, then, the first of O crooning his alpha-male contempt for BP (the funny stuff’s at the end, so stick with it) and the second of Reason editor Nick Gillespie zeroing in on precisely whose ass it is that needs to be kicked.


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Contrived is 100% correct.

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 9:20 PM

I give him a strong B+ on his acting skills.

mmmm, mmmm, mmmm

GrannyDee on June 10, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Reminded me of the phony patriotism and bravado when you hear people talking about being ready to stand up to the Obama administration (add in stuff about guns). Whatever that means. Nothing more than silly hyperbole, especially in Obama’s case.

Narutoboy on June 10, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Huh! I didn’t know those autotunethenews guys were still around. Their rip on Katie Couric freaking on global warming was incredible.

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Experts.

Patrick Ishmael on June 10, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I like the part at the end, where they show a whole bunch of people that would be better Presidents than Barack Obama.

RBMN on June 10, 2010 at 9:25 PM

man i love that first vid

“Peter Paaaaaaaan?
Jackie Chaaaaaaan?” lol

“The Lollipop Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuild?”

I really can’t believe this is our president. I feel like crying!

CambellBrown on June 10, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Tinky Winky=expert
:-(

macncheez on June 10, 2010 at 9:30 PM

I <3 the Auto-Tune folks!

Jenfidel on June 10, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Be careful, Jenfidel. Don’t engage.

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Obama is a Richard Crainum.

Reality Checker on June 10, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Narutoboy on June 10, 2010 at 9:23 PM

More substance. You’re laughable. Thanks.

CWforFreedom on June 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Fun stuff. Thanks, AP!

Splashman on June 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Don’t feed the damn troll!

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM

“It’s pure performance — in which case, why not lay down a beat and auto-tune the shinola out of it?”

I liked it…

… One of those catchy tunes you just can’t get out of your head.

I’m sure it will still be around come November…

Seven Percent Solution on June 10, 2010 at 9:36 PM

President kick-ass.

FIFY

Daggett on June 10, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Wouldn’t it be fun to fire up those videos at Mr. President’s next gala extravaganza celebrity bash?

scalleywag on June 10, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Matt Lauer. That is a douchebag.

ericdijon on June 10, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Obama’s oeuvre is awfully thin on memorable lines

Oh, I don’t know about that:

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
“You can put lipstick on a pig.”
“Put it up on C-SPAN”
“Let me be clear.”

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Oh, I don’t know about that:

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
“You can put lipstick on a pig.”
“Put it up on C-SPAN”
“Let me be clear.”

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM

and this classic

macncheez on June 10, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Dude, I was scared to death of the lollipop guild when I was little – they are definitely as$ kicking experts! OMFG funny!

Firefly_76 on June 10, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Ass kicker? Peace prize!

OhioCoastie on June 10, 2010 at 9:45 PM

You don’t have to use phony (funny) videos.
I cringed when he headed to the stage (as the oil spills and spills) to nod his head and go “nah-nah-nah-na-na- HEY JUDE!”. You’d think he was purposely getting in the faces of people who said he had no right “partying” at the White House while a major catastrophe was occurring. And yet, this video seems to have been swept under the carpet, never to be used by Republicans in political ads again???

Marcus on June 10, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Be careful, Jenfidel. Don’t engage.

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM

???

Jenfidel on June 10, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Obama Hussein Barack

mmmm mmm mmm!

petefrt on June 10, 2010 at 9:48 PM

???

Jenfidel on June 10, 2010 at 9:46 PM

‘rutotroll.

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Look!

Up in the sky!

It’s a bird…

It’s a plane…

No! It’s President KickAss Captain Asshole!

hillbillyjim on June 10, 2010 at 9:50 PM

If only Obumble would sing his resignation.

txag92 on June 10, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Oh, I don’t know about that:

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
“You can put lipstick on a pig.”
“Put it up on C-SPAN”
“Let me be clear.”

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM

And how about:

“The police acted stupidly.”

mauipundit on June 10, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Where is Michelle Obama?!?!? Why is that strong woman being hamstrung?

SouthernGent on June 10, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Nick Gillespie 2012!!!!

Lance Murdock on June 10, 2010 at 9:52 PM

‘rutotroll.

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 9:49 PM

What does Cartoonboy have to do with my affection for the Auto-Tune News People?

Besides, he’s on double secret probation here at HA for his hijinx on the McCain thread.

Jenfidel on June 10, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Jenfidel on June 10, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Go back up thread.

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Somebody needs to give Ojesus a Segway, a butterfly net, and a big-ass bag of cheesecloth and send him on his way up and down the coast to save the world.

Hell, he’s THE ONE. He can do it.

hillbillyjim on June 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Maybe our children will look back at this time as when the oceans receded and the planet began to heal.

Or some stupid sh!t that only idiots could find compelling.

Lanceman on June 10, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Obama’s being Alinskyed. Looks as if he’s kicked his own ass, hard!! LOL

elclynn on June 10, 2010 at 10:03 PM

and this classic

macncheez on June 10, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Pure awesomeness.

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2010 at 10:13 PM

“The police acted stupidly.”

mauipundit on June 10, 2010 at 9:50 PM

“Corpse-men.”

John the Libertarian on June 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Immortalized for now and forever.

priceless.

ted c on June 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM

The ending of the first video was hilarious. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. However, my favorite was still the John Stewart clip… Considering how much Obama and the left hates Boosh, it was hilarious to see the Boosh caricatures come out for Obama’s a** kicking clip.

Illinidiva on June 10, 2010 at 10:18 PM

“I am here to chew bubble gum and kick a$$, and I’m allll outta bubble gum.”
Rowdy Roddy Piper in ‘They Live’

hey someone outta photochop that bank scene.

orbitalair on June 10, 2010 at 10:25 PM

LOL!

That was great, AP. Thanks for that. The autotune vid also brought me to Obama’s “Replay” vid which was so good — have to say. Thanks for the levity. <3

lansing quaker on June 10, 2010 at 10:49 PM

What is this <3 stuff? A naked chick with a really big… dunce cap?/

hillbillyjim on June 10, 2010 at 11:01 PM

If oil were white, Obama would have stopped it the first week.

profitsbeard on June 10, 2010 at 11:03 PM

The html code for the little heart shape is

&hearts;

Hope this helps!

Heading back to meatspace now… needed a Hot Air break.

Mary in LA on June 11, 2010 at 12:02 AM

<3 the kick ass song <3

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Mojave Mark on June 11, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Chortle! I feel kind of guilty for laughing about such a serious thing, but I can’t help myself.

BO reminds me of my brother, who thinks he’s witty and profound when he is actually only shoveling BS from a meth-addled brain and doesn’t realize that everyone just shakes their heads at him behind his back. Too bad, actually, because he used to be witty–no more.

But they both take themselves much more seriously than they have a right to.

Bob's Kid on June 11, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Looking at you all from afar, unexpectedly and predictably you survive.

Americans!

DarkCurrent on June 11, 2010 at 2:02 AM

Where is Michelle Obama?!?!? Why is that strong woman being hamstrung?

SouthernGent on June 10, 2010 at 9:51 PM

They have her muzzled.

Schadenfreude on June 11, 2010 at 2:11 AM

Administration caught falsifying report of expert panel on offshore drilling:

Experts Say White House ‘Misrepresented’ Views to Justify Drilling Moratorium

petefrt on June 11, 2010 at 5:05 AM

For some reason, Matt Lauer echoing “kick some butt” makes me guffaw. Because he tries so hard to be profound.

LOL

Grace_is_sufficient on June 11, 2010 at 5:59 AM

The Reason TV clip was garbage. The federal government does have a role to play, but not for the reasons mentioned. It has a role coordinating the efforts of all players, including international aid, which was offered by Russia and the Netherlands. It can identify legal or logistical hindrances to proposed solutions and expedite solving them, like getting the Army Corps of Engineers to approve an emergency barrier island in something less than a month. It can keep people focused on solving the problem, and away from looking for scapegoats like weak people often do.

On the other hand, the “kick-ass song” was funny.

philwynk on June 11, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Obama: “What the hell was I thinking? Sheesh! That’s the LAST TIME I’ll ever take political advice from Spike Lee and Bill Maher!”

olesparkie on June 11, 2010 at 8:44 AM

The Reason TV clip was garbage. The federal government does have a role to play, but not for the reasons mentioned. …
philwynk on June 11, 2010 at 7:56 AM

You miss the point. Over 60% of the value of the oil drilled in these Federally owned waters belongs to the Federal Government. Oil companies bid on the rights to risk billions of dollars to explore, drill and produce the oil with no financial risk to the Federal Government.

If you hired someone to develop oil from the land you own, you would be liable as well as the developer for problems. The billions (trillions?) of dollars the US makes from off shore and on-shore energy development gives us skin in the game. People who have drilling on their property buy liability insurance (frequently from AIG) for just this purpose. The US Government didn’t.

barnone on June 11, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Jack Bauer: EXPERT!

Hey, at least he got that right.

Really, though, Mr. Transparency I definitely hold to blame, especially considering he’s supposed to set the tone (as Pelosi said of the Executive) for the most ethical Congress, ever. There were federally-approved plans already in place, and he failed to execute a single one of them. If BP triggered this oil gusher, due to negligence, fine: they’re at fault. If the US gov’t is guilty of malfeasance in office, due to such things as corruption and looking the other way in exchange for greased palms, they’re just as much to blame. Since everybody liked putting everything on Bush’s desk that he couldn’t possibly know of, I don’t see any reason to stop that tradition, now. Didn’t somebody say Obama has a placard on his desk saying “the butt stops here”? Perfect.

Virus-X on June 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM