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August 09, 2012

Is This Something?

Now you're just Obama that I used to know.

As Erika Johnson points out at Hot Air, it may be important that these guys don't seem to be conservative.

In a video posted online this week, Justin Monticello and Ryan Newbrough, both Harvard University graduates, replaced the lyrics of Goyte’s hit summer song “Somebody that I Used to Know” with a downtrodden ballad mourning Obama’s unfulfilled promises. …

“People feel they had invested so much in Obama on what he had said and what he was capable of and it just hasn’t happened that way,” he said.

I'm always interested in what non-conservatives think, mostly because I don't know. Due to my job and the cohort I interact with most frequently, I have a pretty good sense of what conservatives think. But they're only 35-40% of the population; what do non-conservatives think?

(Clarification: I mean I want to know what the persuadable middle thinks. Of course I know what the liberals think; the media blares me that opinion every day. And I know what the harder left thinks: the blogs and MSNBC's follies tell me that. But what about the people who don't yap all day about politics?)

Much of the bite in this ad comes from the left, or at least the libertarian side; they question why Obama sics the police on pot-smokers, when he used to toke everything in sight. But a lot of it's also about the economy -- "the change I got was that I moved in with my mother."

It also goofs on Obama's soaringly vapid rhetoric.

I pretty much hate this song but whatever, I have to post it, I guess.

More Frivolity: This remix reminds me of the Star Wars prequels generally. Just because you can do it, does that mean you should?

The Star Wars one is at the link. I'll post this one because it's even dumberer.

Via @johnekdahl.

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