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Obama's Army Protection Racket (Monty Python sketch)
| Monty Python
Posted on 12/17/2009 7:07:00 AM PST by Reaganesque
Mr. Obama's attempt to extort a supporting vote out of Ben Nelson by threatening to close Offutt AFB reminded me of a skit from Monty Python. (Most things remind me of Monty Python sketches but that's beside the point.)
The "Army Protection Racket"
There's a brief sketch before the main sketch which starts at 1:28.
TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: money; obama; protection; python
You have a lovely air force base here, Sen. Nelson. I mean, things break, don't they senator? You wouldn't want that to happen, now would you?
Too bad we can't just declare the whole thing "silly" and end the sketch.
Pretty good. And it illustrates what’s going on with Nelson. He may decide to end the sketch though by not voting for the bill!
posted on 12/17/2009 7:15:44 AM PST
(What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
Fingers crossed, but I’m not holding my breath on it.
This is the Chicago way of doing business........extortion is a way of life for Obama and his Chicago Mafia. Now that we know how business is done in the Capitol...300 Million for Mary Landreau - wonder what Ms. Snowe or others will take for their vote....Americans vote these foul people out of office!
posted on 12/17/2009 7:22:11 AM PST
( Fight organized crime: Re-elect no one...)
Yeah, that’s one of my favorite MP sketches.
posted on 12/17/2009 7:22:28 AM PST
A digression, but that Monty Python sketch reminded me of this scene from The Sopranos, where two of his guys decide to try to go in and shake down a Starbucks-like coffee shop.
VIDEO: "It's all over for the little guy."
posted on 12/17/2009 7:29:31 AM PST
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