January 22, 2012

Obama sings a bit of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" to an audience at the Apollo Theater that includes Al Green."

"I'm... so in love with you..."



Beautiful!

IN THE COMMENTS: Writ Small said:
There was more likeability in that 55 second clip than in the last two months of the GOP race. 
Loving you whether, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad...

79 comments:

pbAndjFellowRepublican said...

Lucky BHO.

If Tyler hadn't failed today, this never would have been bloggable. But, now it fits a theme!

pbAndjFellowRepublican said...

What left a better impression, watching this, or twice watching Romney's "gracious" speech from SC?

Michael said...

He should do more of this. It was very good.

deborah said...

lol I just can't hate the guy.

ricpic said...

Next stop for Barry: singing Okie From Muskogee at a NASCAR rally.

That's right. Ain't NEVER gonna happen.

We understand: there's the people and there's MY PEOPLE.

Does he have the right to do it? No question. But what a tidal wave's coming to sweep the slick turd away.

Chip S. said...

Well, the man does practice this snippet every morning just before he shaves, so he oughta be decent at it.

garage mahal said...

This country could use a good laugh.

Freeman Hunt said...

Heh. That was good.

Can Romney sing? How about dance? Hmmm.

Freeman Hunt said...

And now I'm going around the house singing that song. Though not as well as Obama.

Let it never be said that he's given us nothing. For there was a day when he reminded us of Al Green and did it well.

Jess said...

Can Romney sing? How about dance? Hmmm.

I thought everyone knew - after he lost to Teddy Kennedy, he spent some time as Michael Flatley's understudy in Riverdance.

Carol said...

this is the only thing makes me like him..now I'm going to look up his singing vids on youtube.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"We understand: there's the people and there's MY PEOPLE."

Yeah, there's that.

I'm down with humor as a tonic. But the divider-in-chief is tragically unserious.

Peter, meet principle.

deborah said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

Dane County Taxpayer said...

How embarrassing. Hip hop soul brother in chief. When do the majority of Americans get a president we can be proud of? Instead we have this shuck and jiver in chief.

Ritmo Re-Animated said...

"Beautiful!"?

You can't possibly mean that!

It's nowhere near as enchanting as Newt's rhetorical pyromania.

Palladian said...

Just in case you don't already know, Dane County Taxpayer is a "moby".

rhhardin said...

Nixon played the piano.

Hugh Dudgeon said...

Much like Fidel turning down a contract to pitch for the Boston Red Sox', the world would be a better place if 0bama had gotten a record deal like his name sake, Barry White.

Writ Small said...

There was more likeability in that 55 second clip than in the last two months of the GOP race.

deborah said...

Did someone say Barry White?

http://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=x0I6mhZ5wMw

EDH said...

"Let's stay together." A poke at Newt?

But someone should remind both Newt and Obama of Proverb 16:18, "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall".


The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride fucking with you.

Fuck pride.

Pride only hurts, it never helps. You fight through that shit.

Ritmo Re-Animated said...

Carol has the coolest avatar out of all of us.

If avatars could be traded like baseball cards, I'd get me one of Carol's avatar.

NYTNewYorker said...

This guy does so many un-beautiful things that things like this don't make up for them, not by a long shot.

Looks like you're falling for him....again.

Chuck66 said...

Now, I thought this was fine. Show some looseness that we used to allow out Presidents when they make non-political appearences. Not everything has to be a big important speach.

But I do wonder where he picked up that African-American dialect and accent.

edutcher said...

These aren't the people who are looking at grocery and gas prices.

Writ Small said...

There was more likeability in that 55 second clip than in the last two months of the GOP race.

Pimps have always been great at it.

WV "noclapp" ()no kidding

Palladian said...

We are not amused.

Freeman Hunt said...

Nixon played the piano.

Romney seems like a piano guy. He needs a jazzy tune.

MadisonMan said...

I'm trying to picture Newt singing.

I'm failing. Dare I youtube search for such a thing?

Ann Althouse said...

Here's a YouTube video putting the Obama clip next to a clip of Herman Cain singing "Imagine."

So... the GOP had a singing candidate, but he got drummed out with sex stuff... which brings us back to Newt. No, he doesn't sing and we don't want him to sing, but he conquered the sex takedown, and that did us a great service. Too late to help Cain.

Ann Althouse said...

"Nixon played the piano."

And Clinton played the saxophone... on Arsenio.

Eleanor said...

He should quit his day job.

Maguro said...

But I do wonder where he picked up that African-American dialect and accent.

On the mean streets of Honolulu, bruddah.

shiloh said...

"lol I just can't hate the guy."

:) in that respect, he's like Reagan, who was everybody's granddad, discounting the many Althouse conservatives who hate Obama w/all their soul.

Assuming they have souls. :-P

Your eyes are full of hate, forty-one. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength.

We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well, and live.


Indeed, as Obama is comfortable in his own skin ie the antithesis of mittens.

Ann Althouse said...

Obama does all sorts of voices and accents in the audiobook of "Dreams From My Father." You could say he's a talented impersonator.

Jay said...

shiloh said...

:) in that respect, he's like Reagan, who was everybody's granddad, discounting the many Althouse conservatives who hate Obama w/all their soul.


The left hated Reagan when he was in office and celebrated his death.

Those are facts.

Palladian said...

"You could say he's a talented impersonator."

He's not very good at playing President.

edutcher said...

shiloh said...

Indeed, as Obama is comfortable in his own skin.

Few people are as uncomfortable in their own skin as Barry.

Tell Kos that one's going nowhere.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"Assuming they have souls. :-P"

Sweet projection.

Your insincerity is exceeded only by your hypocrisy.

lol buh-bye

prairie wind said...

Those guys didn't think I would do it.

It's so cute when he teases the teleprompters.

pbAndjFellowRepublican said...

"Obama does all sorts of voices and accents in the audiobook of "Dreams From My Father." You could say he's a talented impersonator."

Actually, I would say that the impersonations were lame.

MayBee said...

Obama does all sorts of voices and accents in the audiobook of "Dreams From My Father."Obama does all sorts of voices and accents in the audiobook of "Dreams From My Father."

Yeah, he does all sorts of accents in his different speeches, too.

Chip Ahoy said...

I downloaded a corny old song yesterday. Born Free. It was a hard choice to pick a cover. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Andy Williams, Kate Smith, Jim Neighbors, James Darren, Frank Sinatra, Matt Monroe, John Barry, Prague Orch., but no Barry Obama. I opted for Connie Francis cover.

Then I went through the same thing with another old song. I heard a little kid, Ronan Parke, bring down the house with Feeling Good on BGT, that forced me to see what covers are available. Tons of people covered it so now I have two completely different versions that I am please to put on my playlists.

shiloh said...

And Rep debate audiences cheer record-setting 234 executions by Perry ~ cheer when Blitzer asks Paul if "we" should just let a sick patient die ~ Gingrich sayin' “Andrew Jackson had a pretty clear-cut idea about America’s enemies: kill them” received a standing 'O' ~ booed a gay soldier in Iraq ~ jeered Ron Paul proposing the Golden Rule for American policy: “Don’t do to other nations what we don’t want to have them do to us."

Indeed, America electing an African/American president has put conservatives in a foul mood ~ shocking! Or should I say Reps losing the presidency to Barack Hussein Obama ~ gasp!

take care

pm317 said...

Ann Althouse said...

[snip] You could say he's a talented impersonator.

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Ouch. I wish for your sake, you didn't say that.

pm317 said...

Are you sure it was not the teleprompter singing? I won't look at the video. I just want him to go away.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"Indeed, America electing an African/American president..."

Race obsessed liberal.

Pro-choice or pro-life?

Never mind-

David said...
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shiloh said...

"lol buh-bye"

"Never mind-"

hmm, childish name calling aside, Don't Tread 2012 seems totally confused re: whether he's coming or going. Never mind. :D and thank goodness he's not paying attention to my posts ...

take care DT2012

edutcher said...

GodZero is getting snippy more often as his Administration is questioned. Add to that falling approval and, yeah, I'd say people are starting to dislike him.

Especially since the veil is dropping from that "idyllic" marriage.

Chip Ahoy said...

I downloaded a corny old song yesterday. Born Free. It was a hard choice to pick a cover.

OT: Chip, get the soundtrack from the movie.

Think Anita Kerr did it.

Not my dish of oolong, but they played it straight and it was a big hit in '66.

Beta Rube said...

Don't all community organizers sing?

Chuck66 said...

"The left hated Reagan when he was in office and celebrated his death."

I was in Hudson Wisconsin when Reagan's death was announced. 45 minutes after the announcement, there was a guy on a busy street corner with a sign that said "burn in hell, Reagan".

ken in sc said...

shiloh, was that from 'Ben Hur'?

shiloh said...

ken in SC ~ yes

It goes on. It goes on, Judah. The race, the race is not over.

ken in sc said...

Written by one of the more honorable Yankee generals, Lew Wallace. As far as I know, he did not allow his troops to get drunk and burn down a city like Columbia, SC

Don't Tread 2012 said...

So Teh Won sings one line from an Al Green song. And people get all 'swoony'?

I'll remind you of that when he usurps even more power for himself and his 'people'.

No sale.

The Crack Emcee said...

There was more likeability in that 55 second clip than in the last two months of the GOP race.

And that's what we judge presidents on now - how much 'likeability' they possess. Not if they're any good at anything, but how they would cut it on The Real world or a few episodes of Big Brother.

If you ask me, the problem is no longer the candidates but the voters:

We're a nation of retarded children.

Ralph L said...

Look for them ... in the Valley of the Leopards [croaks]

And I thought, what's so bad about that?

A local radio station was playing Obama interspersed with Clinton groaning "Imagine" with a young female English singer.

Cain should have known that isn't a Republican song.

BJM said...

@think small

There was more likeability in that 55 second clip than in the last two months of the GOP race.

Heh.

BJM said...

Ooops...freudian slip...really, no offense intended...caught it upon refreshing the page...sorry...should read:

@Writ Small.

Beth said...

"Let's Stay Together" will make a great re-election campaign theme song.

SunnyJ said...

Obama doesn't "do all kinds of impersonations and voices" those are all his chamelion like personality changes he uses to keep up that "likeability" rating.

A grizzled elderly prison guard veteran (and there aren't many of these guys that live long enough and stick it out), always warned me when I went in to see prisoners as physical therapy patients,

"Don't forget, this place is full of nice guys that will smile and pat you on the back...but, there aren't any good guys, as they'd cut your throat as soon as pat your back." I'm not much for the likeability rating.

AprilApple said...

Let's ignore is hardcore leftist ideology. He's a nice guy!

AprilApple said...

He should run for Hollywood.

tiger said...

What a pandering schmuck.

JAL said...

You could say he's a talented impersonator.

Yes. One could say that, couldn't they?

SukieTawdry said...

Nope, sorry, still don't like him. And his impersonation of a US president is really stinking up the place.

Juba Doobai! said...

Suckers!

John Clifford said...

So he can sing a line something like Al Green... that don't impress me much. Yeah, he's got the sound but he doesn't have the touch. Now, don't get me wrong, yeah, I think he's alright. But that won't fix the country, won't make things go right.

wv: talit: something Obama doesn't have very much of

Writ Small said...

Fascinating what people conclude you must mean when you make an observation minus interpretation.

A bit of insight into the Althouse style of blogging.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"Fascinating what people conclude you must mean when you make an observation minus interpretation.

A bit of insight into the Althouse style of blogging."

Your apparent comparison fails to address the gaping difference between a man in front of a fawning throng and a group of challengers locked in debate.

If you failed to correctly communicate what you REALLY meant I would submit a more direct method, next time.

vet66 said...

He can sing "Nearer My GOD To Thee" as his failed policies drive us deeper into debt. Not much difference between Obama and the orchestra on the Titanic as the iceberg, akin to Obamanamics, drove that great ship to the bottom.

We call it "whistling passed the graveyard."

Rusty said...

Michael said...
He should do more of this. It was very good.



Yes he should, but unfortunately 53% of dolts like you decided he should be president instead.

Tank said...

Ann Althouse said...
Obama does all sorts of voices and accents in the audiobook of "Dreams From My Father." You could say he's a talented impersonator.


AA agrees with Tank.

Con man.

Con man gotta con.

Even though Zero and his wife are black, I am allowed to dislike and distrust him. And I do.

Aurelian said...

If singing a little Al Green wins people over this country deserves what its going to get.

Craig said...

I'm looking forward to when Cee Lo Green is in the audience.

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

"There was more likeability in that 55 second clip than in the last two months of the GOP race. "

I agree...Look, a new penny! This is gonna be a great day.

Kirby Olson said...

I loved it. It's the first thing he's ever done that I loved.

Amartel said...

I think Crack Emcee nailed down the win in this thread at 8:25pm on Sunday night.

Anyway, the celebrity president of the galactically stupid sings a few bars and the retard fan base can't stop cheering and swooning. Yay, cool celebrity singing president. You're so cool. Not like stupid arguing other guys. Who can't sing. And are not cool.

On a related note: Idiocracy. The movie. Rent it. Put it in the Netflix queue. Watch. Learn.