Sometimes losing Presidential campaigns see their ideas co-opted, but rarely does it happen with a parody campaign.
In early 2008, the Creators of Attack of the Show had the brilliant idea of having some fun with the Presidential campaign, by having a fictional character run as a third party candidate, Cobra Commander the villain from GI Joe. Mostly Cobra’s campaign ripped off other people’s footage. They hit one home run in the whole bit, and it was a parody of the worshipful Barack Obama campaign anthem, “Yes, We Can” (which as you’ll recall, our humble President listed as one of his top ten favorite songs.)
The song had Cobra making outlandish Cartoonish proposals with sycophant fans singing the praises of each idea. Take this line from 1:31
Cobra: Yes we shall lord over Mother Nature with an iron fist, unleashing the one and only weather dominator creating floods and earthquakes the likes of which the world has never known.
Male Back-up: Never never never known.
Female Back-up: Never known.
What was so funny about the video is that all of these things were so far off the wall, only a mad man with a God complex or a Cartoon Character would ever seriously consider something as absurd as trying to control the weather…
WASHINGTON — The president’s new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth’s air.
John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.
did notice that the whole Floods and Earthquakes provision isn’t in there yet. Don’t worry, though. That’ll be snuck in at the last minute and congressmen will vote for it en masse-without reading it.* *This post is satire. Some people are too clueless to realize.