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Will.i.am Pushes Creepiness Factor Past 11 for Obama
adage.com ^ | J | Ken Wheaton

Posted on 07/23/2008 8:50:57 AM PDT by Nachum

Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that the guy who brought you lyrics that equate the CIA with the KKK and seem to yearn for those always mystical golden days ("whatever happened to humanity") is no student of history and would thus make a video that sounds creepily reminiscent of a -- well, hell, I hate to say it -- a Hitler rally. It's one thing for a stadium full of drunk people to shout out the name of a rock band. I'll even give a pass to people who've worked hard in a campaign getting riled up during a victory speech. But it's another thing entirely to use a politician's name, being chanted over and over again, as the backdrop for a slick and empty-headed production. If you thought the first Will.i.am video for Obama was creepy, get a load of this one:

I'm in no way suggesting that Barack Obama has any similarities at all with Hitler or Stalin. His politics don't match. He's too smart a campaigner for that. Besides, the Barack Obama campaign has no official contact with the people making these videos. None. Zilch. Nada. (Right?) Though the campaign did tap Shepard "Obey" Fairey for posters. And Fairey's work makes an appearance in the video. Ahem: "The Obey campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings. Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with Obey propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration. ... "


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; ads; creepiness; obama; obamamessiah; william; youtube
Top ten creepy things about Obama are:

1) His wife
2) Rev. Wright
3) His (former) church
4) His stuttering
5) His flip flops
6) His former Muslim schooling
7) His (former)Church's new minister
8) His policy advisors
9) His new logo on his plane
10)When he gave the finger to an audience

I am sure that FReepers could come up with a much better "top ten" list here....

1 posted on 07/23/2008 8:50:58 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
10)When he gave the finger to an audience

Is there a picture?

2 posted on 07/23/2008 8:53:50 AM PDT by ironwill (I want my daddy's records.)
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To: ironwill

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/47b853cba4


3 posted on 07/23/2008 8:55:36 AM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: ironwill
Will.i.am Pushes Creepiness Factor Past 11 for Obama
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:27:57 PM by B-Chan
4 posted on 07/23/2008 8:56:02 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

Thanks for that. Even so, I thought it worth looking at again....


5 posted on 07/23/2008 8:57:05 AM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: ironwill; Nachum
Pardon me, ironwill. That was meant for Nachum.

Will.i.am Pushes Creepiness Factor Past 11 for Obama
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:27:57 PM by B-Chan

6 posted on 07/23/2008 8:58:01 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Nachum

I concur. Just bump the old one. You had me wondering if he produced another new video until I saw the March date.


7 posted on 07/23/2008 8:59:32 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

Duly bumped.


8 posted on 07/23/2008 9:01:01 AM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: Nachum

4. Voclaized pauses
10. GAve the finger to Hillary. Don’t recall to an audience.


9 posted on 07/23/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: Nachum

“I’m in no way suggesting that Barack Obama has any similarities at all with Hitler or Stalin. His politics don’t match.”

No?
His politics don’t match Stalin?
Really?


10 posted on 07/23/2008 9:06:55 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: nikos1121
4. Voclaized pauses 10. GAve the finger to Hillary. Don’t recall to an audience.

Corrections:

4: Non stop use of the sounds "Uh and Umm".

10: Gave the finger to Hillary in a recorded political rally to the approval of all the supporters in the audience that was later replayed countlessly to the world over the internet.

Better now?

11 posted on 07/23/2008 9:07:52 AM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: Nachum

I prefer this parody of will.i.am’s Obama video:

Cobra Commander for President!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzrd6eVAsjA


12 posted on 07/23/2008 9:09:18 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Nachum; All

13 posted on 07/23/2008 9:09:31 AM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: Nachum
And this should get an honorable mention - "creepy" category of course.
14 posted on 07/23/2008 9:14:36 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Nachum
I'm in no way suggesting that Barack Obama has any similarities at all with Hitler or Stalin. His politics don't match....

How d'ya figure?

15 posted on 07/23/2008 9:14:49 AM PDT by gridlock (IT'S AN OIL ECONOMY, STUPID!.......................................................(FREE LAZAMATAZ!))
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To: BufordP

Whew, that was major creepy. At least an honorable mention on the top ten list.


16 posted on 07/23/2008 9:16:23 AM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: Nachum
Remember the Wellstone Rally:

"WE WILL WIN!!!
"WE WILL WIN!!!
"WE WILL WIN!!!

17 posted on 07/23/2008 9:23:58 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: weegee
Remember the Wellstone Rally:

An absolute model of decorum compared to the Obama campaign.

18 posted on 07/23/2008 9:50:57 AM PDT by tbpiper (NObama '08 - Unfit in any color)
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To: ironwill
Michelle gets that all the time...

19 posted on 07/23/2008 9:54:56 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Nachum
Accuracy, accuracy and accuracy--Joseph Pultizer
20 posted on 07/23/2008 10:01:35 AM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: nikos1121

This reminds me of the 1930’s movie “Freaks”! About the circus people.


21 posted on 07/23/2008 10:47:22 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Nachum

I thought the Peas had already written a song for the Obama campaign...”Let’s Get Retarded”.


22 posted on 07/23/2008 10:50:56 AM PDT by RichInOC (Obama '08: Strange We Can Believe In.)
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To: evets

She looks like Daffy Duck in that photo....


23 posted on 07/23/2008 10:51:23 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: Nachum
I'm in no way suggesting that Barack Obama has any similarities at all with...

...two of the most incredibly powerful (and dangerous) political leaders in history? Au contraire, he does indeed seem to be following their successful techniques in delivery, charisma, and control. The big test will be whether his nomination acceptance speech - already scheduled not for the DNC convention hall, but a vast nearby stadium - amounts to Triumph Of The Will 2.0; if we see that, beware Krystalnacht Revisited.

24 posted on 07/23/2008 11:01:13 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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