This Cat’s Presidency’s A Lot Like The Who’s Greatest Hits Album

My uncle T-Claude is kinda like a superhero. He goes all over the place, he’s well-read, he meets really important people and he knows lots of stuff nobody else knows.

He’s also got this brand-spankin’ new Droid phone where he can watch YouTubes. And because he does, he sent me a link to somethin’ he got from his buddy up in Minnesota…

Which I thought was pretty good. Especially since it got me thinkin’ about Obumble and how he’s pretty much The Who’s music come to life.

A lot of it, obviously, comes from Tommy – that rock-opera thing they did which had awesome music and a big-time cast (Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margaret, Oliver Reed, Elton John, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton), and still stunk. But of course, if you’ve seen it you’d know that Tommy (who Roger Daltrey plays in the flick) is an abused kid who checks out into his own little world and spends most of his childhood blind, deaf and dumb and nevertheless ends up the best pinball player in the world and leverages that into superstardom and a pop-culture empire thing before his career and fortune go down the tubes.

There’s a few scenes in there about ol’ Tommy’s childhood which aren’t all that different from Barack.

There’s an “uncle,” after all…

Obama didn’t have an Uncle Ernie. He had an Uncle Frank instead. That would be Frank Marshall Davis, who was a child molester and substance abuser – and who was also a prominent Communist, but hey, nobody cares about that, right?

And then we’ve got the drugs…

And there’s getting dunked into bullshit cult philosophy that doesn’t work…

But despite all that, Obama managed to end up as a star.

If you can picture Elton John as John McCain, after all, here’s the last part of the 2008 election in a nutshell…

And McCain/Elton John wasn’t the only one impressed. Here’s your media treatment of Obama’s campaign in 2008, no?

Or if you don’t like that one, how about this?

We were all told that we should embrace this new demi-god kinda dude and everything would be awesome…

Naturally, all that went straight to Obama’s head…

And then there’s the inauguration…

Things aren’t usually what they seem, though, and so it’s no surprise when the folks aren’t as koo-koo over the guy as you might think based on what the media people say…

And sooner or later there’s a bit of uneasiness afoot in the land…

And people start asking questions…

Folks start figuring that this guy really wasn’t what we were told he was…

And then things like popularity ratings start falling…

People then get skeptical…

Then you’ve got this, which pretty much ought to be the theme song for the 2012 campaign…

At least, we can hope it turns out like that. Don’t think there’s a Who song that talks about Obama gettin’ re-elected. And if you’re out of Who songs, you’ve got nothin’.

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