Last night our president was on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Both men were adorable funny and poignant. No massive hardballs were thrown on this news show...
Because lets just put it this way: It's a faux comedy news show everyone really thinks is a real news show that is so popular now....REAL CANDIDATES WITH ANY SENSE...Come on the show.
Go to where the votes are. Bill Clinton did on Arsenio. Hit Jon Stewart and Colbert. Shore up the base. For me as a comedian, it makes this show all the more amazing: Holy crap! People now take this seriously! Hurray!
The show was funny as always, but something happened during the show that got unexpected laughs and guffaws. It did not come from the show itself. It came from the commercial break after the President.
It was a commercial for Mitt Romney.
Apparently, Mitt Romney's camp decided to buy out some Comedy Central Time on the break period on The Daily Show. No, they don't want to take that invitation to be on the show. They paid for the air time instead. Sort of like a twisted rebuttal to oh...whatever the President could have humanly said.
And it was hilarious. It sort of sounded like this:
President Obama: We need to take care of things that the majority who watches this show believes in and get out there and make a difference.
Jon Daily: President Obama Ladies and Gentleman! Holy shit this is bad ass right? We got him back on the show! We will be right back...
Romney Commercial: Hi. We are some people who look like we would never watch the Daley show with Jon Daley (Daily show? Jon Stewart? What have you...) looking aspirational under this soft light to tell you we voted for the guy who just made you a little weepy in 2008 and we are not doing that again. Hey! STOP LAUGHING! (voice over) this wasted money on this ad was paid for by Mitt Romney
Unintentional comedy from Mitt Romney and his camp. Dude. The sense of irony on your part sort of backfired.
The majority of people who watch this show is filled with delicious irony. It's why we watch this show. To continue feeding that part of our personalities.
What made me howl with laughter was the woman who said she didn't see too much Change in this country with the current president. Then proceeded to bemoan the actual "Change for the worse"
Hey. Honey. Actually that is *Change* But you know...potatoes...apricots...
In less than sixty seconds I'm screaming laughing on the couch. The aspirational, slightly overweight, desperately trying to wear the assumption of Middle Class Clothes Every Person, Suburban...with the skillfully done makeup (well done whoever did "The Talent's Makeup") people on this commercial.
After it was over I looked at my husband who was grinning. I said to him "See much Change" He says "Yes. I saw a congress block everything the President tried to do, so now they are voting for that"
Yessir. I retorted. I didn't get everything I wanted out of this president. Let me vote for a guy who will give me *Zero of what I believe in*
Here is the problem in the light of day after watching Comedy Central last night: There are people like this. People who will change their minds on their core beliefs at any given moment.
If you really believed in Mitt Romney's policies *now*...why didn't you vote for a McCain/Palin Ticket? Let me guess: Palin that close to the red phone?
I'm sorry. If I was a Republican and had the choose between Obama/Biden vs. McCain/Palin? I would have voted McCain/Palin...because it would mean I have at least *one person in there who believes in my core beliefs*
Just saying. Lessor of Two evils theory.
But we know these people. The people who honestly have no core beliefs. Just what is happening right now. I'm sure they have changed their minds a few times already. It's why the polls keep bouncing back and forth like an out of control superball hit between two closely together brick walls.
I hate to say this, Romney Camp: None of those people really watch the Daily Show. And if they did I would love to see that couch conversation after the President was on that show:
Some guy: You know what? I was weepy there for our president and the idea that he passed through his healthcare plan and the Lilly Ledbetter act and unemployment is getting a little better now. But you know what. That lady made me change my mind. She is so aspirational. I'm voting for Romney now.
Other guy: What The Fuck, dude?!?
It's that friend you know.
So, for those with the means and a camera and in it for comedy sake...here is a script to parody that commercial we all saw on The Daily Show:
Shot in numerous locations: Young woman is in front of her dorm house filled with flowers you would never see around a dorm. Older Man is in his office with a ton of pretty potted plants in the window you would never really see in a corporate office setting. Older woman is in her kitchen. It is a virtual jungle of potted flowers on her window sill.
Young Woman: I voted for President Obama in 2008 and I didn't see much change.
Older Man: I voted for President Obama in 2008 and didn't see any hope.
Older Woman: I'm now voting for Romney because well...I HAVE CHANGED EVERYTHING I HAVE STOOD FOR IN FOUR YEARS.
Older Man: I'm voting for Mitt Romney because my entire world view has done a dramatic U-Turn. Sort of how I drive when I have changed my mind on what airport I want to fly out of.
Young Woman: I'm the person who has moved nine times in the last year and credit card jump. Not to lower the interest. Just because I change my mind on what colors the cards are.
Older Man: I'm the person who has been married four times and is now going on five. I'm in an Asian American Female Phase, you know.
Older Woman: I'm the person who will call you and tell you to meet me at my favorite restaurant and then call you back while you are heading there to tell you I'm going to *another restaurant* three miles away from that one because I changed my mind and don't like that other restaurant anymore. When you ask me why... (She just shrugs)
Young Woman: I'm the person who thinks flowered clothes are horrible. But let me tell you in three years, my entire closet will be full of flowered clothing.
All In Unison: WE FLOAT LIKE THE WIND.
Older Man: I can't make up my mind on what I believe in.
Young Woman: Never Have, Never will.
Older Man: Neither can Mitt Romney.
Older Woman: Finally. A president I can relate to.
Young Woman: But wait four years...It will be different.
VO: Paid for by people who have friends like this.
Use it. Don't use.
Causes Shaun Landry Supports
The Alzheimer's Foundation, NAACP, Breast Cancer Foundation, Gilda's Club.