UnNews talk:Obama asks: "Can't we all just get along?"

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I give this ten gold stars. It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 03:39, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Kip the Dip did the Bush/Obama morph, regarding a totally different conversation a week before the State of the Union. As Obama has just lost one house of Congress to the opposition, and Presidents in that situation must throw them a bone (remember Clinton's "The era of big government is over!"), I figured that whatever Obama said would be easy to turn into pure satire, along the lines of a black man gradually turning white--as Democrats morph into Republicans and vice versa to honor Rep. Giffords.
There is humor here, in that the love-fest was total eyewash; whatever your rep says he believes in, he must stay on a friendly basis even with people who believe the exact opposite, in case he can get their vote from time to time.
In case the reader doesn't get the joke that Rep. Frank "kept his hands to himself" when paired with a woman, Rep. Frank is famously gay.
There is also humor in the dud of a speech that Obama actually gave: Sputnik-era "vision" and a willingness to make (token) spending cuts, but also the obligatory new programs--like "high-speed rail" in places where no one lives nearby and everyone has a car--because all Presidents want to take credit for spurring Congress to action on something. These contradictions are set out mostly by the Republican partisan I use as the Source. That a politician gives a speech that contains contradictions is, well, not news. Spıke ¬ 13:43 30-Jan-11
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