Sockpuppet Friday (Obamaganda edition)
[Posted by Karl]
As usual, you are positively encouraged to engage in sockpuppetry in this thread. The usual rules apply.
Please, be sure to switch back to your regular handle when commenting on other threads. I have made that mistake myself.
Sockpuppet comments about the Republican primary race are strictly prohibited. If you wish to use sockpuppets for that purpose, confine your comments to this thread. Same goes for any discussion that is not funny where people want to get angry at each other. Offending comments will be summarily deleted and the violators flogged.
And remember: the worst sin you can commit on this thread is not being funny.
As you may have heard, Team Obama is rolling out a 17-minute documentary of the president’s term in office. Here’s the trailer:
Narrated by Larry Crowne Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, this looks to be preaching to the converted, with much emphasis on how Obama inherited a terrible economy and on the, er, triumph of Obamacare, which remains unpopular to this day. If you have any doubt of this, watch Piers Morgan allow director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) to beclown himself under the mildest of questioning:
Ah, yes… the big challenge in making this film was that Obama is simply too awesome for all of his awesome awesomeness to be captured in only 17 minutes. This is hilarious, but to be expected from someone making an official Obama campaign documentary. What is sad, but almost equally predictable, is that beneath the establishment media’s economic happytalk and Obama triumphalism are stories in places like the WaPo and Politico wondering why Obama’s numbers aren’t better. Why don’t more people recognize Obama’s awesomeness? Inquiring minds in the establishment want to know! Or do they? There are various possible answers lurking, but the media seems more interested in asking people about contraceptives.