Here Ya Go, MoDo and Cokie

DougJ asked for it, our readers respond:

I’d recommend listening to Simple Plan- How Could This Happen To Me while looking at that to get the full effect.

I think these guys really feel our pain.






20 replies
  1. 1

    I’d recommend listening to Simple Plan- How Could This Happen To Me while looking at that to get the full effect.

    Or Fake Depeche Mode song if you’re in a hurry.

  2. 2
    Maude says:

    Top picture: problem solved. Obama is white.
    We can move on.

  3. 3
    SIA says:

    I have some gap in my cultural assimilation. What are emo pants?

  4. 4
    Joey Maloney says:

    They’re like the opposite of your big boy pants that you pull up.

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    aimai says:

    I don’t really agree that what they want is (merely) emo Obama. I think they want what they’ve always wanted, what Digby calls “Angry Dad” Obama. Because when Angry Dad is Angry its not just redundant and pointless–he always gets what he wants. Angry Obama would magically make something happen that merely thoughtful Obama can’t make happen. The chattering classes may hide behind the notion that “we’re just telling you what the people need” and “this is just talk about the optics of the situation” but they really need Angry Dad. Its what made them feel better after 9/11, after all. In their hearts anyone with half a brain knew that Bush was an idiotic flailer without a clue about the right thing to do. But the press and the media types convinced themselves that merely flailing (“picking up some crappy little country and throwing it against the wall”) would achieve something good. In a similar way they are hoping and dreaming that Obama’s hulk like rage will produce a good outcome. And they are so thumbsuckingly scared of this environmental catastrophe and the obvious impotence of the market, BP, and the government that they keep hoping against realism.

    aimai

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    bob h says:

    Can someone tell me how the Party that indulged in moronic, televised chanting of “drill, baby, drill” in Minneapolis, and that championed the deregulation and moral corruption of MMS that lead to this disaster, now expects a political windfall from the accident?

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    Violet says:

    @aimai:
    Agreed. They really want Obama to act angry so that Things Will Get Done. Because in their crazy world, if Dad loses his shit, Things Get Done.

    In my world, when someone in charge lose their shit, everyone tip-toes around that person, fearful of setting him (or her) off again. Things may get done, but only because people are desperate to avoid the wrath of the angry person. And the things that get done are not necessarily good. People are more concerned with looking busy, so as not to get yelled at, than doing the right thing.

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    mr. whipple says:

    Most excellent.

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    Cure7802 says:

    I have never heard of Simple Plan. So I used teh Google.

    That shit makes Alan Jackson sound talented.

    Gonna go Top Kill my earholes now…

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    rikyrah says:

    OK, this is funny.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @aimai:

    I think they want what they’ve always wanted, what Digby calls “Angry Dad” Obama.

    So we need a picture of Obama as Homer Simpson with steam coming out his ears instead?

    Love that top picture of Obama. I really enjoy his Mac commercials, too. You know, the ones he does with Robert Gibbs?

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    WereBear says:

    Bad parenting never leaves us. I don’t know if brain research will ever get to the point where we can do away with the arbitrary age limit, and have a real litmus test where we can get stamped with “Mature Adult,” and let the rest remain in supervised care.

    But I can dream.

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    DougJ says:

    @aimai:

    I think that some of them want angry dad Obama and some want Emobama. It varies.

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    The Gimp says:

    Maybe if our deficit was emo, it would cut itself?

    Thank you! Please tip your waitress!

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    Cerberus says:

    @aimai:

    Man, abusive family scars really do linger don’t they.

    I mean, seriously, we have an entire press corps filled with nothing but completely untreated adult children of alcoholics/abusers.

    They need an abusive, shouting, screaming president to be their daddy because that was what they considered to be normal when they were growing up and this thoughtful Obama just has so much nuance in his actions. And nuance is bad because it’s unpredictable, they can never know when the next attack will come or what they should be doing and that freedom is scary and bad things will happen and it will be all their fault and so they need strong angry daddy to make it feel normal again and they can just slip into their role of groveling.

    Seriously. Hell, I’m willing to settle for a press corps with scars, but I want them to at least get some baseline help or effort to reconcile their childhood, because their bullshit mommy/daddy issues have been destroying this fucking country. No, mommy in charge is bad, because then the badness will come and some other daddy will come in and then yelling and fights and violence, daddy needs to be in charge so that everything runs in the normal patterns, cause he always tells us he only hits us when things aren’t running in the normal patterns and…

    Ugh.

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    henqiguai says:

    @bob h (#6):

    …and that championed the deregulation and moral corruption of MMS that lead to this disaster, now expects a political windfall from the accident?

    Stupidity. Remember, you can never under-estimate the depths of the American public’s stupidity.

    Probably shouldn’t be so cynically depressing on a holiday.

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    Elie says:

    @Violet:

    The Angry Dad is the last vestige of the old paradigm — top down, coercion of a dominant group…Remember how Bush was going to run his office like a CEO — that the “I am going to tell/force you to do my biding”

    This is the beginning of a huge huge sea change and I believe though there will be great pain and possible upheaval, we will emerge changed with profound new awareness of the failure of the old paradigm…

    We have a “new” future indeed — Hold onto our hats but all those bleating about change, well it is upon us in the scope that no one could have imagined

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    Ecks says:

    I got frontpaged, woot! And here is with slightly better position for the face.

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    Person of Choler says:

    “…merely thoughtful Obama…”

    Yes, Obama indeed thinks about the matter. I read that the thought of the BP spill is the first thing that enters his mind upon awakening and is his last conscious rumination before Morpheus whisks him off to his other, nocturnal, dreamland.

    He seems to relying on the Think System, a theory first employed by Professor Harold Hill in teaching music performance to the youth of River City, Iowa. The Think System saved Prof. Hill from tarring and feathering at the hands of the River Citians, it might help Obama’s approval ratings as well.

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    SIA says:

    @ Ecks
    I’m late but GREAT JOB!

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