Luke Skywalker: Obama reminds me of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he’s so wise

posted at 7:46 pm on October 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

Something to cleanse the palate while we wait for Paul Ryan to attack the Death Star in Kentucky. All of you already knew that Hamill is a liberal, yes? (So much so that the story of the haircut that Romney forced on a classmate in high school appears to weigh heavily in his electoral calculations.) If not, here’s a rule of thumb that will serve you well: Virtually everyone associated with “Star Wars” is an out-and-proud leftist. There may be a Jawa somewhere in the cast who votes libertarian, but opinion among the major players appears to be as varied as storm troopers’ uniforms. In fairness to Hamill, though, O is a bit like Obi-Wan: He performs mind tricks on dull-witted apparatchiks; he leaves his underlings equipped to defend themselves with little more than the Force; and judging from the polls lately, it looks like he’s headed for an early exit from the movie. It’s Cenk, however, who’s right about Biden. He’s much more like Chewbacca than Uncle Owen — primitive yet loyal, and not ineffective when the chips are down.

Speaking of O’s early exit, and in the interest of redeeming this dumb post with actual information, go look at today’s Gallup tracker. Romney bounced out to a two-point lead after O’s Denver debacle but then slid back into a tie yesterday, raising the question of whether his surge was a bounce that would soon fade or something more enduring. Today’s result: Romney back up by a point. Not smoking-gun proof of durability, but a promising sign. Also promising:

Republican rival Mitt Romney picked up 3 points to lead U.S. President Obama 49 percent to 46 percent, a United Press International poll indicated Thursday.

Romney’s lead, which was within the poll’s 4.5 percentage-point margin of error, was based on a national survey taken by UPI-CVoter pollsters in the days following the first presidential debate.

It is the first time Romney has had the lead since the UPI poll began this election cycle.

Of the last seven national polls taken, Romney leads in five, is tied in one, and trails Obama — by a single point — in the other, which is, er, Rasmussen’s. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball calculus just moved Virginia from “leans Democrat” to “toss-up” and Florida from “toss-up” to “leans Republican,” and Susequhanna’s pollster tells Guy Benson that Pennsylvania might be more competitive than you think. The Romney campaign is also poised to outspend Obama on ads this week, the first time that’s happened in the course of campaign. The Force is strong with this one.



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And Mark Hamill reminds me of Jabba the Hut.

Verloc on October 11, 2012 at 7:48 PM

He’s beginning to look like The Emperor

Go RBNY on October 11, 2012 at 7:48 PM

?

rob verdi on October 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Hamill reminds me of a d0uchebag.

Dopenstrange on October 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

If not, here’s a rule of thumb that will serve you well: Virtually everyone associated with “Star Wars” is an out-and-proud leftist.

Yoda commie is?

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

F#ck!!

There goes some more DVDs in the trash.

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I will probably never watch Star Wars again. It’s now ruined for me. Kind of like Shawshank Redemption.

gophergirl on October 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

“These are not the droids you are looking for”

Remember Obi-Wan said: “The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded”

So very true. I agree that he is Obi-wan. Just too bad there are so many weak-minded fools.

The Notorious G.O.P on October 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Mark Hamill and Janet Napolitano…separated at birth?

ElectricPhase on October 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Dude, what the fluke happened to you? Don’t make me call Yoda.

msupertas on October 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Mark Hamill has not aged well.

rbj on October 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

F!
There goes some more DVDs in the trash.

[removed offended word to get past filter]

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Obama reminds me of Emperor Palpatine.

kingsjester on October 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Dude, what the fluke happened to you? Don’t make me call Yoda.

msupertas on October 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM

A night with Sandra Fluck…

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

….and Mark Hamill reminds me of that middle-aged, bloaty unemployed guy who would always hang at the Student Center and shoot pool with the freshman. Until he got busted stealing from the lockers.

cynccook on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

He`s looking like Jabba.

ThePrez on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

He voiced the best Joker there ever will be.

mythicknight on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

The farce is strong with this one…

TroubledMonkey on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

What a frickin idiot…

That is all…

Tim Zank on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Yoda commie is?

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Nope, he knew evil when he saw it and kicked it’s ass.

msupertas on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Does he know that Obi Wan isn’t real? I mean. He’s not Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan wasn’t really his mentor. He knows that, right?

besser tot als rot on October 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM

“Cleanse the palate”? Watching this is more like eating a garlic-encrusted dog turd.

Pork-Chop on October 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Washed up has-been. Hamill, sit down and shut up.

Corporal Tunnel on October 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Yeah, well, you were in love with your sister, Luke my boy.

AubieJon on October 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Okay, I’m going to be trifling but never has anyone aged so badly. This seems to be the only thing he can do to get in front of the camera and I don’t appreciate it. Not what he says, but that he’s in front of a camera.

Cindy Munford on October 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

What a puffy moron.

SparkPlug on October 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

he looks kaganesk

DanMan on October 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Looks like he could finish among the top ten of “men who look like old lesbians”.

TXUS on October 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Dang! When I first saw that picture I thought to myself, “Wow, Hillary is really letting herself go!”

CableDude on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Luke’s a disappointment, yes, but can you recall who uttered these profound and prophetic words a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away?

“We have a hero in the making back in the United States today because we have a new candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama,” [he] said when asked who his childhood heroes were.

Obama, “for all of us that have dreams and hope, is a hero.”

This one.

cynccook on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Liked him better in Corvette Summer.

msupertas on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Mark Hamill has aged as bad as me. I won’t criticize him for his looks but i will his politics.

gerrym51 on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The farce is strong with this one…

TroubledMonkey on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

haha. Good one.

SparkPlug on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Blows up the Deathstar…and now works for the Empire.

Traitor!

KirknBurker on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Mark Hammill: Uber-Wan. Holy cow, he’s looking awful. Is it just me or does he look like Emperor Palpatine??

dont taze me bro on October 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

They both are incredibly wise in a fictional universe?

Neither of them made it to the sequel?

foreman3 on October 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

He voiced the best Joker there ever will be.

mythicknight on October 11, 2012 at 7:52 PM

He’s great as The Joker. He shoulda just kept his yap shut about this.

SagebrushPuppet on October 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

…he’s not aging well…getting the face of Yoda…the body of Jabba and probably the sex organs of R2-D2.

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

So, let me get this straight. Not Fast and Furious. Not the Economy. Not the unemployment numbers. Not the support for terrorists in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Not the Benghanzi attack and cover up. Not the Yemen attack. Not the callous attitude towards the US Military. Not the dead servicemen and women due to his enemy appeasing ROE. Not the bowing to every foriegn leader. Not the betrayal to Israel. Not the dismal debate performance. None of that turns the Hollywood Left off?

So tell me again why they were so upset at George Bush?

hawkdriver on October 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Mark Hamill has not aged well.

rbj on October 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Well, to be fair, he was in an horrible auto accident.

It was titled Corvette Summer

JohnGalt23 on October 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Is he really that stupid?

I guess that question answers itself.

JEM on October 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Virtually everyone associated with “Star Wars” is an out-and-proud leftist.

John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff on Cheers, had a cameo in The Empire Strikes Back, and he’s a conservative. How could anyone forget him?

Pope Linus on October 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The Romney campaign is also poised to outspend Obama on ads this week, the first time that’s happened in the course of campaign.

Don’t tell gumbydonkey.

xblade on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Okay, I’m going to be trifling but never has anyone aged so badly. This seems to be the only thing he can do to get in front of the camera and I don’t appreciate it. Not what he says, but that he’s in front of a camera.

Cindy Munford on October 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Looks like he could be one of the other characters in the Star Wars bar scene, sans costume.

TXUS on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

If not, here’s a rule of thumb that will serve you well: Virtually everyone associated with “Star Wars” is an out-and-proud leftist. There may be a Jawa somewhere in the cast who votes libertarian, but opinion among the major players appears to be as varied as storm troopers’ uniforms.

Billy Dee Williams endorsed Alexander Haig in 1988.

Mark1971 on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

1977 – Starwars
2012 – Clueless

redguy on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Give it up dude. No matter how much you munch Odopey, Lucas is NOT putting you in another movie.

msupertas on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Dang! When I first saw that picture I thought to myself, “Wow, Hillary is really letting herself go!”

CableDude on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

That made my night!

Mr. Arkadin on October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Jedi mind tricks.

Philly on October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

OT

“In fact”

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Entertainment figure comes out as liberal… no one surprised.

One more for the woodpile, who cares?

As a conservative, I’ve been ignoring the political opinions of Hollywood my entire adult life.

As it is, Mark Hamill remains the 3rd best actor to ever portray The Joker.

Alberta_Patriot on October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Mark Hamill has not aged well.

rbj on October 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

He looks fossilized…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Waaaayyy OT. But I like it! Bam!

dont taze me bro on October 11, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Who are these “Juvenile Ottomans” you speak of?

Glenn Jericho on October 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM

TXUS on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I’ll say! Those must be some awesome residuals he gets from Star Wars. No actor that needs to work would look like that.

Cindy Munford on October 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Yup–fictional characters mirror Obama.

That’s already on the books.

I just can’t take seriously people who spend their lives, and making careers out of, being someone else.

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Obi-wan-kenoBIRD.

hillsoftx on October 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Luke Skywalker: Obama reminds me of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he’s so wise

Obama is so wise that is doesn’t know (MSM-speak for lying) that the Selma marches, which he claims were responsible for bringing together his parents and causing his conception, first occurred when he was 3 1/2 years old.

Shut up and swing…that lightsabre!

Resist We Much on October 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

The good news, Hamill’s starting to look a lot more like his “father”.

TXUS on October 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I always knew there was a reason I’d have my GI Joe action dolls kick the a$$ of my Luke Skywalker action doll.
Sometimes even my Han Solo action doll would join in on the a$$-kicking.

Badger40 on October 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Hennnhh? ALGore TV on HA?
Pass.

whatcat on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Maybe Odopey can save big bird with his newly bestowed lightsaber.

msupertas on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Obi-wan gave us Darth Vader. I knew Eric Holder’s breathing didn’t sound right.

michaelo on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Obi-wan Kenobi was either a fool or a Sith.

“Only a Sith deals in absolutes” – Obi-wan Kenobi, Revenge of the Sith

Since this statement is an absolute, Obi-wan is either admitting to being a Sith, or is talking out of his ass.

So, which is it? If Obama is like Kenobie, is he evil, or merely wrong?

(I suppose that’s not an exclusive “or”.)

malclave on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The fiction is strong with this one.

Scrappy on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Dang! When I first saw that picture I thought to myself, “Wow, Hillary is really letting herself go!”

CableDude on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Ding Ding Freaking DING!!

bernzright777 on October 11, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I hope Ace gives this the Wicket treatment.

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 8:06 PM

As it is, Mark Hamill remains the 3rd best actor to ever portray The Joker.

Alberta_Patriot on October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I have always had a soft for Cesar Romero’s Joker, although Jack Nicholson’s is probably closest to the original concept of the character.

SagebrushPuppet on October 11, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Obama reminds me of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he’s so wise

“These aren’t the Candidates you are looking for” – Obi-Barrack-Kenobe

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM

As it is, Mark Hamill remains the 3rd best actor to ever portray The Joker.

Alberta_Patriot on October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

He’s an actor. But he takes himself seriously.

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Okay, I’m going to be trifling but never has anyone aged so badly. This seems to be the only thing he can do to get in front of the camera and I don’t appreciate it. Not what he says, but that he’s in front of a camera.

Cindy Munford on October 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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Looks like he could be one of the other characters in the Star Wars bar scene, sans costume.

TXUS on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

TXUS:Yup,looks like zero exercising,not even a short walk!:)

canopfor on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Obama is Obi-Wan Kenobi. Remember when Darth Vader struck him with a light saber, but didn’t hit anything? Vader walked over and stepped on the cloak. Yep, just an empty suit.

Ted Torgerson on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Does he know that Obi Wan isn’t real? I mean. He’s not Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan wasn’t really his mentor. He knows that, right?

besser tot als rot on October 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM

ROTFLMAO… I’ve met Mark, and NO, he honestly does not get it. Dude is four hit’s of the brown acid past the mental exit… IYKWIM…

SWalker on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Wow. A living dooface.

Key West Reader on October 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Mark,

Obama will drive us all over the cliff. Search your feelings–you know this to be true. And you of all people should know that’s a bad thing.

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM

So, these are the sorts of in-depth, comprehensive discussions that they have on CurrentTV?

It’s no wonder why their ratings are so dismal.

Hill60 on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Make does good voices (if you can, check out his appearance on The Muppet Show), but he’s fully submerged in the whole Hollywood mindset.
(Other than voicing the Joker and a few other Marvel villains, I’ve seen him in the Wing Commander games and on one episode of The Outer Limits)

Count to 10 on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Obama is like Obi-Wan in one important way. He is trying to cut off our arms and legs and then leave us to suffer in a fiery hell hole of debt.

CableDude on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

The sludge is strong with this one

Conservative4ev on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

And I should care what a fantasy role-player thinks …. because ..?

OldEnglish on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Anybody smell gin?

/Plinkett

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Luke’s a disappointment, yes, but can you recall who uttered these profound and prophetic words a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away?

“We have a hero in the making back in the United States today because we have a new candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama,” [he] said when asked who his childhood heroes were.

Obama, “for all of us that have dreams and hope, is a hero.”

This one.

cynccook on October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

He’s been wrong before. Jar Jar Binks springs to mind.

magicbeans on October 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM

He has the Choom Eyes(tm)

Key West Reader on October 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Obama is Darth Vader and America is Luke Skywalker…We have to fight Darth Obama and defeat liberalism which is the dark side.

sadsushi on October 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This Hollywood trash are all lost in a thick fog without a compass or a map.

rplat on October 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Make does good voices (if you can, check out his appearance on The Muppet Show), but he’s fully submerged in the whole Hollywood mindset.
(Other than voicing the Joker and a few other Marvel villains, I’ve seen him in the Wing Commander games and on one episode of The Outer Limits)

Count to 10 on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

He did some cheap airplane horror movie this year. Was pretty bad.

CableDude on October 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Good Lord in Heaven I am commenting on a Star Wars thread.

Schadenfreude, where are you?

/Need some snark

Key West Reader on October 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM

and Obi Wan sacrificed himself when he knew he couldn’t defeat his opponent. How far does Hollywood want to take this metaphor?

p.s. Obi Wan was — let’s face it — a failure.

stevezilla on October 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Hmmm. Does this mean that Obama will now pose with R2D2 and… C3P0?

/uptwinkles.

Key West Reader on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM

p.s. Obi Wan was — let’s face it — a failure.

stevezilla on October 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Shall we save this for election night?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqhwiXPQ2Dk

Count to 10 on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Obama reminds me of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he’s so wise

“So what you see is true.. from a certain point of view. ” Obi-Barrack Kenobi
Obi lies too.

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I wouldn’t say he’s Obi-Wan. But he did have a conversation with him one time.

Stoic Patriot on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM

In my Star Wars Paul Ryan is Han Solo and I’m Princess Leah but maybe that isn’t what were doing here with Star Wars characters.

magicbeans on October 11, 2012 at 8:16 PM

This pipsqueak is about as relevant as a rich 19-year-old college kid complaining about the world being a terrible place in which to live.

Same with Bono. He’s worth $50 gazillion, and left his native Ireland for Portugal to avoid a tax hike.

Like Bono, Lil Lukie is just another panhandler faking guilt while dressed in a Bond Street suit.

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM

And I should care what a fantasy role-player thinks …. because ..?

OldEnglish on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

*casts Magic Missile at OldEnglish*

Next round I’ll attack the gazebo.

malclave on October 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Obama is like Obi-Wan in one important way. He is trying to cut off our arms and legs and then leave us to suffer in a fiery hell hole of debt.

CableDude on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Bwahahahaha!
Love it.
And so true.

Badger40 on October 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Of the last seven national polls taken, Romney leads in five, is tied in one, and trails Obama — by a single point — in the other, which is, er, Rasmussen’s.

I’ve been scratching my head over Rasmussen. Since Rasmussen has been weighting Ds and Rs based on an anticipated turnout I’m wondering if Rasmussen may now be under-weighting Rs relative to Ds when compared to other polls.

farsighted on October 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM

1) As for never watching Star Wars again, this is like Ewoks and the Prequels: Never Happened.
2) This isn’t Luke, it’s Luuke.

Javahog on October 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I have two channels blocked on my tv. One is LOGO, the other is Current. Don’t have time for trash television.

scgas on October 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Obi-Wan, The Liar

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

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