Important new campaign endorsement: “DJs for Obama”

posted at 7:21 pm on August 14, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

I’m really hoping that the almost 17 percent unemployment rate among those aged 18 through 29 is going to do something to quell the blind and unbridled enthusiasm we witnessed from the youth vote last time around, maybe to help bolster their immunity to hopey-changey rigmarole like this.

Chyeah, brah! I can totally see why November will prevent such a tough choice for the youth voters, though: I mean, this ad’s argumentation is just so compelling. DJs are all about “motivation, inspiration, celebration,” which is why it makes perfect sense for DJs to “not only celebrate this man, but motivate people to re-elect him,” no? Who needs fiscal reality when there’s baseless inspiration to be had? And don’t forget to “learn the issues, watch the news, follow your leaders on Twitter or Facebook” and etcetera — but then “go for Barack Obama” anyway. All the cool kids are doing it, you know.

Let me be clear: I have zero issues with DJs, or with DJs voicing their opinions, or even with presidential campaigns capitalizing on cool-factor sentiments in order to mesmerize and capture the youth vote. I merely take umbrage with why the Obama campaign believes it’s worthwhile to create ads like this one: Because my fellow youths are so often repelled by the thought of bold, independent, and critical thinking that might separate them from the herd, that they’re easily duped with desultory, beguiling, celebrity-worshipping nothing-burgers like this. Get it together, young people — haven’t you heard that we are the future?


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Dumb jackasses?

Mark1971 on August 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

What’s the ‘DJ’ stand for???

DON’T really have a JOB or

DON’T even want a JOB.

BigWyo on August 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

That does it! This convinced ME to vote for Odumbo! /

Sasha List on August 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Bishop?

Corporal Tunnel on August 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

STD’s for Obama
BJ’s for Obama
AWOL’s for Obama
AFL-CIO for Obama
KP’s for Obama
BTO for Obama
_______ for Obama

It’s dizzying.

portlandon on August 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

No way.

Fezzik on August 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Oh puke. There are few (sub)cultures more vapid or repulsive than that of the the “club DJ.” It’s *all* about fashion and drugs. Every.last.one. of them has to have that “I’m concentrating really hard” pose at the ‘tables, too. Blergh.

Dirt McGirt on August 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I hope Romney and Ryan like “Ace of Base” as much as I do!

Jeddite on August 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM

If I had a daughter, she would look like–whoops, I DO have a daughter! Sorry, kid.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

That does it! This convinced ME to vote for Odumbo! /

Sasha List on August 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Forgot to add, “Fo shizzle!

Sasha List on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Marketing. Americans, especially Young Americans have fallen for it since the beginning. We are a nation of impressionable idiots.

Corporal Tunnel on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Clowns for Obama.

Curtiss on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

That settles it! If a DJ — an honest to goodness intellectual giant who
makes his or her living playing other people’s recorded music — if someone that special says I must vote for Obama, what else do I need to know?

natasha333 on August 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

When I think of the 50% of Americans who are now receiving Government Assistance, these people come to mind…

VastRightWingConspirator on August 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

You’re wearing a straw hat, you halfwit.

Grandpappy Bishop once told me: “Listen here you little waste of skin, don’t never ever trust a man wearing a straw hat.”

Words to live by, my friends, words to live by.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

As Grace Slick reminds us:

One generation got old
One generation got soul [that would be Joe Biden]
This generation got no destination to hold

de rigueur on August 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Morons for Obama.

The Count on August 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

‘Dookie Jugglers’?

‘Dong Jousters’?

‘Dog Juicers’?

Pork-Chop on August 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Morons for Obama…

PatriotRider on August 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM

If ‘the youth of America’ wanted to do something good for the country, all they have to do is stay home in November.

GarandFan on August 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Well, what DID you expect from entertainment industry personnel ?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

When did Food Stamps start covering Ecstasy?

trubble on August 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM

How appropriate. Obama spins like a turntable.

portlandon on August 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

The youth know the truth: it’s all about the DJs.

Wait… … NO IT ISN’T! I think we can sell a large fraction of youthful voters on one issue (O-Care / Medicare): that in the long term Obamacare & a shriveling Medicare and a bankrupted govt is going to screw them over. We’ve crossed the Rubicon: sell the youth on Ryan’s Medicare reforms.

anotherJoe on August 14, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Minorities and Youth need to look at this chart:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120710.htm

This is what Obama and the Democrat Congress has wrought!

socalcon on August 14, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Is that guy… DJ Richie Rich?

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

none of them will actually go vote

gerrym51 on August 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I guess we’re screwed now.

hawkdriver on August 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Could that idiot be any more of an idiot?

xdwall on August 14, 2012 at 7:37 PM

If you’re for Obama, stick your hand out.

xdwall on August 14, 2012 at 7:37 PM

“Have an opinion” (agree with me and the rest of these zipper heads)

“Learn the issues” (You don’t ever have to actually work for a living)

“Vote for Obama”

Unf#@&ing believable…..

BigWyo on August 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

who is this gonna convince? the under 18 crowd?

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

DJ Douche

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Words to live by, my friends, words to live by.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never wear a boater to a rave.

Wise man, Old Grandpap.

de rigueur on August 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

“Advice for the Truly Dysfunctional”

mojo on August 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

The best part? The Internet is forever. This silly video will still be online when DJ Straw Hat is 50. YouTube is the world’s cruelest reminder of past bad decisions.

DarthBrooks on August 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Wow, the fact that Ryan did that horrible thing to that woman in the hovercraft, that was upsetting. However, now that DJ’s the world over are endorsing Obama, well this is it. I am sorry fellow conservatives, but I am changing my allegiance right now to the purple-lipped, jug-eared bass-tard.

the new aesthetic on August 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Well that’s it. I have changed my mind. OBAMA 2012! I mean why wouldn’t I take advice from an industry riddled with drugs where the toughest part of their job is to figure out what song they want to play next.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM

i’m a dj and i’ve always been against barry dearest. and i would always want people to think for themselves about music and politics- not order them to go for obama without thoughtful consideration. i just can’t imagine considering oneself a respectful. thoughtful, inclusive person while issuing marching orders to autonomous beings who should be thinking for themselves. present you arguments with substance and play the music or shut up.

being one of the cool kids because one voted a certain way is not justification enough for POTUS barry pucking obama. having a job and getting PAID and not screwing over your own children ,destroying their future with crippling debt, is more important then the degree of your over weening hipness to other PBR swilling infants dressed in ironic t shirts.

kool kid robot douches- i haven’t heard a really exceptional young dj with old skool skills and spot on , expansive musical taste in a dog’s age. one rarely hears anyone who can really beat mix without a computer program to do it for them. show me your crates and show me you know something about barry besides scripted talking points . then maybe i’ll listen to you- but then again maybe not, precious. people trying so hard to be fabulous and posing as salivating lapdogs for rich shallow politicians with NPD usually suck behind the decks. no style, no substance just like their dear leader.

mittens on August 14, 2012 at 7:42 PM

FAILED LEAD SINGERS OF SUCKY GARAGE BANDS NOW TURNED RAVE DJ`S FOR OBAMA, YEEEEEAAAAAAH! :-P

ThePrez on August 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Oh my God.

nicktjacob on August 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM

So instead of Young People being inspired by a War Hero coming home to see his family again…. We are supposed to be inspired by a
Disc Jockey playing Macarena for the 1 billionth time?

Varchild on August 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Excuse me… I must go now to sew… a shirt… for Obama. A shirt that will somehow help win the election.

Okay then. That must be one hell of a shirt.

DarthBrooks on August 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Wait: “If you’re a sower, sow a t-shirt”

Go buy a dictionary yo! And check this: lose the hat brah! You look like an idiot.

Vapid, empty-headed children.

axshon on August 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Who are these people again?

The best DJs aren’t even American anyway. No Tiesto. No Don Diablo. No Martin Solveig. No Fred Falke.

There is Kaskade. He is a great American DJ, but hmm… don’t see him here. Just a bunch of nobodies.

Gingotts on August 14, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I’ll be right back. I gotta go sew a T-shirt. I’m sewing it in Austrian.

Curtiss on August 14, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Noooo!!!! Steve Aoki! That’s too bad.

Anyways, as someone who listens to a lot of electronic music, the only recognizable dj on this list is Steve Aoki. And I love the logic of the guy who is talking: get informed and then vote for the person I’m telling you to vote for. That “logic” sums up liberals pretty well.

Also, for the uninformed, the good guys aren’t just mixing records at clubs, they’re making some pretty impressive music as well. But if you don’t like it, that’s fine.

strictnein on August 14, 2012 at 7:48 PM

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/live

huffpo tv….bizarre interview with peter fonda and a host. bizarre

fonda is reading off of something….climate, abortion, pop control…bizarre…the women has already asked one question that he couldn’t compute…so he just kept talking

these people are bizarre

r keller on August 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

“DJs, or with DJs voicing their opinions” from their studios hundreds or thousands of miles away from you. Most of the time they aren’t even live….it’s all memorex, now!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZyFcJcZiaU

RADIOONE on August 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Ryan attracting younger voters

According to Zogby the Ryan pick helped Romney with younger voters and independents, two key battleground constituencies. “Romney saw a bump in support among 18-29 year olds with 41 percent saying they would vote for the ticket of Romney and Ryan,” said Zogby. “More importantly, Romney and Ryan led Obama and Biden among independent voters 45 percent to 40 percent.”

Added the pollsters: “If numbers like this hold, this could spell real trouble for the president who won with 66 percent of 18-29 year olds in 2008.

VorDaj on August 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I wonder if it not being cool to vote for a Republican has anything to do with it. Or are DJs socialists at heart. I’m guessing both, but 90% on the first reason.

Dongemaharu on August 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Wolfman Jack is the only DJ whose opinion I consider in these important matters.

29Victor on August 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM

But, it’s like Barry’s hat. You know, the one he was wearing in the photo of him smoking a fag.

BacaDog on August 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

This attains the same cultural level as BJ’s for Bill Clinton.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM

“DJs for Obama”

OH NOES.

That’s such a huge demographic, it will put Obama over the top!

locomotivebreath1901 on August 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Ive been known to DJ a rave or 2 and I can tell you these jokers would get laughed off the stage. Dubstep and hip-hop and tacky clothes… blech

bernverdnardo1 on August 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Tell me it’s not the same hat.

BacaDog on August 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Supported by “E” dealers for over 4 years!

DethMetalCookieMonst on August 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Put away the turn tables away and go lean to play a real instrument you posers.

jawkneemusic on August 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Put away the turn tables away and go lean to play a real instrument you posers.
jawkneemusic on August 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS to the 15th power.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 14, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Run this ad to your friends and then show them the movie and/or documentary “Party Monster”.

DethMetalCookieMonst on August 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

It’s dizzying.

portlandon on August 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

..no, compelling! But, thanks, I think I’ll go with R&R this time around.

:-D

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Wait: “If you’re a sower, sow a t-shirt”

Go buy a dictionary yo! And check this: lose the hat brah! You look like an idiot.

Vapid, empty-headed children.

axshon on August 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

..er..ahm..uh..shouldn’t that be “sewer”?

Just checking.

The War Planner on August 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Put away the turn tables away and go lean to play a real instrument you posers.

jawkneemusic on August 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Put down your dad’s gi-tarr and learn MIDI.

bernverdnardo1 on August 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Such cowards – they put all comments on mod review so that they don’t get called out for being empty, vampid suits.

blammm on August 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

But they haven’t near the political cultural shaping gravitas of an actor or TV celebrity.

BL@KBIRD on August 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM

A few fun factoids about Mr. Aoki:

His father founded the Japanese food chain Benihana.
He majored in Women’s Studies and Sociology.

That says everything you need to know about this limousine liberal.

blammm on August 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I don’t even see the need for DJs anymore when most club music I hear goes:

Doon-cha doon-cha doon-cha bada-bada
Doon-cha doon-cha doon-cha…

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Put down your dad’s gi-tarr and learn MIDI.
bernverdnardo1 on August 14, 2012 at 8:13 PM

My dad played the trumpet and the trombone. Nice try though…

jawkneemusic on August 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I knew there was a reason I hated dubstep…!

ZK on August 14, 2012 at 8:28 PM

My dad played the trumpet and the trombone. Nice try though…

jawkneemusic on August 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM

My bad. I’m used te the definition of real music being three guitars, drums and some weird screeching.

Brass is refreshing.

bernverdnardo1 on August 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Pretty ghey.

tom daschle concerned on August 14, 2012 at 8:34 PM

My bad. I’m used te the definition of real music being three guitars, drums and some weird screeching.
Brass is refreshing.
bernverdnardo1 on August 14, 2012 at 8:31 PM

He sang too. :)

I won’t lie though. My instrument of choice is the bass guitar and my favorite band probably fits your definition of 3 guitars, drums and….well…no screeching. Just power.

jawkneemusic on August 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

MakeS sense to me. Who else

BrunoMitchell on August 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Let me try that again …

Makes sense to me. Who else would appreciate spin as much as the Obama administration.

BrunoMitchell on August 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Yo-Yo Ma‘s father had a saying: “It takes three generations to make a musician: the first to leave poverty, the second to go to school, and the third to master an instrument.”

It looks like it only takes one generation to make a DJ.

Fallon on August 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I cannot think of many less important demographics.

JEM on August 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

How appropriate. Obama spins like a turntable.

portlandon on August 14, 2012 at 7:33 PM

…and his record is always skipping…

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yo, I’m a dumb rappa.

I gots no job.

Gots no futchah, cept shinin doohknobs.

I got my check, I got no worries.

Just gotta figgah out what I wants in my McFlurries.

Yobama Yobama needs ta get outs and breeds moh mommas.

Yobama 2012, dats all y’all.

PappyD61 on August 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Party Monster is about sociopathic Klub Kids acting out for attention.

Maestro is about real djs and a once vibrant innovative club culture . fabulous music and talented djs. because love is the message.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368851/

mittens on August 14, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Oh come on. They stole this from Bill Clinton. He had BJ’s for Clinton. Get your own slogan Obama.

Hummer53 on August 14, 2012 at 9:53 PM

DJs…..dumb jerks…..

crosshugger on August 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Yo-Yo Ma‘s father had a saying: “It takes three generations to make a musician: the first to leave poverty, the second to go to school, and the third to master an instrument.”

It looks like it only takes one generation to make a DJ.

Fallon on August 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Heh, you compare yo-yo ma with these putzes…besides they are not ‘musicians’ really…

jimver on August 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

fabulous music

mittens on August 14, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Pfthahaha!

jawkneemusic on August 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Yo, I’m a dumb rappa.

I gots no job.

Gots no futchah, cept shinin doohknobs.

I got my check, I got no worries.

Just gotta figgah out what I wants in my McFlurries.

Yobama Yobama needs ta get outs and breeds moh mommas.

Yobama 2012, dats all y’all.

PappyD61 on August 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Ok, this is hilarious :) …even more so when you think that there are actually ‘songs’ with similar lyrics out there :)..

jimver on August 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I cannot think of many less important demographics.

JEM on August 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

The ones who watch Jersey Shore and Kardashians…

jimver on August 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I’m a DJ for Romney haha.

jdespirito on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM

So people who have a job which can be done by any music playing devices preset playlist option… have an opinion we should care about…

why?

Their job is no better than the simple click and drag, then select “play all” option.

wow… impressive…

right up there with being endorsed by the regional badmitten champion…

mark81150 on August 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

I never thought I would live to see the day when lyrics from Morrissey/ The Smiths would be so relevant.

Panic – by the Smiths

Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music they constantly play

catalan on August 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM

DJ Vapid drooling at 00:15.

Sherman1864 on August 15, 2012 at 4:59 AM

My friend, the Democrat who’s voting for Romney this time around says something very much like this all the time: in 2008 Obama was the cool kid. He looked great, seemed all James Dean distant, and was a blank page on policy. Now, his supporters have given up entirely on all that. Well, maybe not entirely, since some (like these DJ’s) are still trying to revive the cool kid aspect. In vain.

MTF on August 15, 2012 at 6:33 AM

My friend, the Democrat who’s voting for Romney this time around says something very much like this all the time: in 2008 Obama was the cool kid. He looked great, seemed all James Dean distant, and was a blank page on policy. Now, his supporters have given up entirely on all that. Well, maybe not entirely, since some (like these DJ’s) are still trying to revive the cool kid aspect. In vain.

MTF on August 15, 2012 at 6:33 AM

51 years old is awful late in the game to be “discovering” your inner golfer, and still pretending to be a rebellious college kid.

Barack is not “against the Man” Barack IS the man.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 AM

51 years old is awful late in the game to be “discovering” your inner golfer, and still pretending to be a rebellious college kid.

Barack is not “against the Man” Barack IS the man.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Lol true! But you know why, right? In the high-pressure early days of his presidency, Mr. Obama reportedly took up golf because, under his press-restricted leisure time, he could smoke cigarettes for 18 holes without his wife nagging or the press snapping pictures.

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on August 15, 2012 at 7:06 AM

The Yoots are not digging unemployment anymore than the rest. So I doubt the DJ’s will pull much weight.

flstc on August 15, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Get it together, young people — haven’t you heard that we are the future?

The young people I admire most have got it together and are kicking a$$ in some sh!tholistan in the middle-east. Indeed, they are the future because they know the importance of preserving liberty in the present. God bless every single one of them.

Extrafishy on August 15, 2012 at 7:54 AM

I guess that is better than ‘Poodles for Romney’…

Seriously, DJ’s for Obama? That’s about all he has, is that small “hip” segment of society.

They can have the DJ’s, I don’t think they are much threat in turning Ohio…I’ll take the farmers for Romney.

right2bright on August 15, 2012 at 8:04 AM

People who Have no Intellectual Basis, Factual Reasons or Fundamental Knowledge of our Issues as a Nation and How to Resolve them, Appealing Largely on the Basis of Emotion and Personal Predilections Unsupported by Reality, the President’s Capabilities or a Majority of our Republic for Obama.

Too long?

Marcus Traianus on August 15, 2012 at 8:38 AM

“If you’re a sew-er, sew a tee-shirt.”

Wow, such eloquence. “sew-er”. Never heard of “seamstress” or “tailor”, Mr. DJ?

Then again, maybe sew-er is inspired. Maybe he was subliminally thinking about sewers. That word perfectly describes the campaign Obama’s running…

Grace_is_sufficient on August 15, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I’m supposed to take the advice of someone that steals others’ property for a living?

DJs are simply a promoter/club owner’s cheap alternative to real artists. Bottom feeders.

nottakingsides on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Cocaine Dealers for Obama

Bubba Redneck on August 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM

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