Wednesday, August 27, 2008

American Prayer

John McCain, with his "Celebrity" and "The One" ads, has been far more successful at turning Obama's popularity against him than Hillary ever was. His message is that Obama is trendy but lacks substance, and Obama talks about himself like he's a divine figure. As if to prove this point, here's a video made by Obama supporters. Fair warning: this is pretty bad.



The song is awful and the tone messianic, but what I love most is the obscurity of Obama's celebrity brigade. The main musician is Dave Stewart, the lesser Eurythmic. I do recognize Jason "Can't-Stand-Ya" Alexander and Idi Amin as they solemnly pray to Obama. Most of the others, tho, are a guessing game.

According to hiphop-elements (Fair warning redux: the site autoplays the video), the c-list celebrities bringing their considerably measured star power to bear behind Barack are:

Amy Keys, Macy Gray, Colbie Caillat, Whoopi Goldberg, Joss Stone, Buju Banton, Ann Marie Calhoun, Barry Manilow, Linda Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Herbie Hancock, Mike Bradford, Margaret Cho, Cindy Gomez, Speech, Joan Baez, Daedelus, Pamela Anderson, Peter & Gordon, Sierra Swan, Nadirah X, Perez Hilton.

Yes, that's right, this video managed to harness the awesome star power of both Perez Hilton and Buju Baton. It's amazing, really. It portrays Obama as the object of cult-like devotion and associates him with the flimsiest slate of celebrities possible.

John McCain should slap an "I'm John McCain and I approved this message." on the end and run the fucker all over the place.

2 comments:

warm fuzzy said...

You put Barry Manilow on the C-List? Really?

factory123 said...

Yes I did. Really.