PRESIDENT OF NERDS  4:09 pm November 14, 2008

Obama To Show His Burdened Face On The YouTubes Every Week

by Jim Newell

The rotten liberals are gonna eat up this little Hope announcement like none other: “President-elect Obama’s office gave the media a new way to present him as Franklin Roosevelt 2.0 by announcing Friday that it will be posting weekly addresses – fireside chats for the web generation – on YouTube.” The reason: enhanced transparency. YAY!…??

Our current warmonger president is a dumb technological Philistine who only gives his weekly address on the “radio.” Who’s he supposed to be, THE SHADOW? Piss off old man! Radios are for grandfathers. If this weekly address is on YouTube instead then we’ll just watch the fuck out of that. Very vague, politically calculating speeches on the radio? UMM die. Very vague, politically calculating speeches on the YouTubes? HOPE HOPE HOPE HOPE.

Obama’s Transparent Presidency: Weekly YouTube Addresses [HuffPo]


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autoclavicle November 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Whoa. Has this guy SEEN some of the comments on YouTube?

sezme November 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Plus: more fun to edit. Hint: Puppies!

SayItWithWookies November 14, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Can the weekly presidential Blingee be far behind?

facehead November 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Now that’s change I can ignore!

NoWireHangers November 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm

After all the Obama videos on all the internets, that random Barack OBollywood one is still my favorite. Screenshot memories…

Mara47 November 14, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Yippee! More incentive for the Geek Czar to get fiber optics and solar-powered satellite Intertube thingies to everybody everywhere. Where’d I put my comfort cookie recipe? Those snacks are so nice to have on hand for YouTube moments with my Honey in Chief.

grendel November 14, 2008 at 4:19 pm

He should totally do them in front a green screen and open it up to a weekly competition.

Harmless November 14, 2008 at 4:19 pm

He will also be uploading humorous pictures of his Administration to, for the lulz.

nurple November 14, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Actually, it just be Barack’s voice, and a visual of Belok of the Fesarius.

sezme November 14, 2008 at 4:24 pm

[re=177497]NoWireHangers[/re]: Ha ha, HotPantsDiva! Your cover is totally blown. It is a great video, though.

Godot November 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Will they also be available as a Podcast? That’s actually how I first became familiar with Obama. In late 2005 I was looking for a political Podcast and, remembering him from his 2004 DNC speech, subscribed to his. It was pretty darn good I have to say.

Uncle Al November 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm

McCain has about 2 months to learn how to get on the Internets so he won’t miss a single episode of “That One.”

shortsshortsshorts November 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Al Qaeda does the same thing….

bitchincamaro November 14, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Oh the greenscreen challenges yet to come.

magic titty November 14, 2008 at 4:29 pm

[re=177505]Harmless[/re]: Win.

Deepthroat November 14, 2008 at 4:29 pm

[re=177497]NoWireHangers[/re]: This can only end badly.

[re=177497]NoWireHangers[/re]: You know we have to start calling you HotPantsDiva! whenever you are naughty, right?

AngryBlakGuy November 14, 2008 at 4:29 pm

…next thing you know he will be twittering us the “The State of the Union”!

Come here a minute November 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

The transparent presidency is a sham — I can see right through it.

magic titty November 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Does this mean they’re going to cancel Chocolate News?

2druk2phluq November 14, 2008 at 4:31 pm

This means it’s time to upgrade to the new 3g iPhone so Obammie’s hypnotic speaking can be enjoyed anywhere: in the subway, in a cab, in class, during job interviews, while driving, during work, at funerals, and the list goes on and on. Thank God for iPhones, and God Bless America. [Yes, there is some rather good shit being smoked here.]

magic titty November 14, 2008 at 4:32 pm

[re=177518]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: excellent…

Gingah November 14, 2008 at 4:32 pm

[re=177509]nurple[/re]: filled w/ geekly adoration…

magic titty November 14, 2008 at 4:33 pm

[re=177529]Come here a minute[/re]: Hey, your avatar is the Good Soldier Svejk! I love that book. And now I love you too.

jagorev November 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Meh. I’ll get excited when the President live-blogs summit meetings on twitter:

Vlad sez wants to hang Misha by the nutz. lolz brb

lenorecutie November 14, 2008 at 4:36 pm

[re=177495]facehead[/re]: Fo Sho

wheelie November 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

[re=177492]autoclavicle[/re]: Too true. Every week his hot Youtube video will attract thousands of “lol ur ghey” comments.

nurple November 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Gingah: this is Hamm’s Draft Light, kept four hours in the freezer. I hope you relish it as much as I.

JadedDIssonance November 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm

who cares. when do we get to see the puppy???

Larry Fine November 14, 2008 at 4:51 pm

On Youtubes, Obama will be putting mentos in diet coke, and showing how not to get sprayed because he will run away real fast, because he is very atheletic.

WIDTAP November 14, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Ah yes. Senator Biden remembers when FDR first beamed his hologram fireside chats into the CNN election center. Now his children will be able to remember when Obama’s fireside chat were first transmitted into their retinal implants.

wheelie November 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm

[re=177549]Larry Fine[/re]: He should do it in authentic YouTube vanity-video style, dressed in a crap tee and rambling at great length about minor events: “Awm, hey youtuberz? I like wanna make this thing to tell you about like this thing that happened? Like I went to a store today? And I realized I had no money? So awm I went home to get some change? And my mom was like where are you going? And I was like, I’m going to the store? And then awm *fixes webcam, hair* I found some change and then . . .”

Ted Perino November 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm

[re=177497]NoWireHangers[/re]: Our USA America intertubes could learn much from our well-tanned friends across the sea.

sarahconnor November 14, 2008 at 5:06 pm

I am allergic to youtube; it is too much of a mutt.

The Cold Sea November 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Noonan? Peggy Noonington? I guess Ken Layne is the only one of the Wonkette editors who can like read all those words, huh?

obfuscator November 14, 2008 at 5:15 pm

I’m waiting for a video of Barry playing a shredding version of “Canon in D” on a budget model Ibanez superstrat.

charlesdegoal November 14, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Don’t dismiss radio messages. Without them the Normandy invasion would have been a flop. McCain would know that…

Borat November 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm

[re=177532]2druk2phluq[/re]: Hey man, don’t forget if you do buy that new 3G iPhone to watch Barry on, he can watch you back! It’s big brother, man. Becareful what you want, Big Brother is watching YOU

OK, i’ll pass the bong

Borat November 14, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Hey Wonkette, this is a massive win for you! Effectively it means 1 more article a week that just writes itself! Do something clever about it, pleeezee? Like some giant clock that counts the milliseconds to the weekly address or those red line/blue line trackers or most common word for each address or something. If we’ve got 4 years * 52 weeks = 208 of these to look forward to, there’s gotta be something to think of?

tootsieroll November 14, 2008 at 5:24 pm

[re=177505]Harmless[/re]: I can fuk internz?

facehead November 14, 2008 at 5:27 pm

[re=177531]magic titty[/re]: I hope so, I’m also hoping to see Barry’s rendition of ‘chocolate rain’.

S.Luggo November 14, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Portishead is the background, please. And do some magic tricks while you talk. My ADD is getting worse.

Sabre_Justice November 14, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Hey, the radio was good enough for Superman to fight the KKK on, it’s good enough for Hopeyman.

wheelie November 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm

[re=177633]S.Luggo[/re]: Cute White House Puppy on Treadmill video with hopey voiceover could be a good mix.

[re=177587]obfuscator[/re]: Yes he should shred, and for the Europeans and South Americans watching, intersperse his speechy bits with clips of the latest soccer tournament goals.

NoWireHangers November 14, 2008 at 6:36 pm

[re=177513]sezme[/re]: [re=177526]Deepthroat[/re]: Aww, come on! With a name like NoWireHangers, you’d have to known all my other online personalities would be equally ridiculous…


frumious_bandersnatch November 14, 2008 at 7:33 pm

This will be a refreshing counterpoint to my once-weekly full body immersion in Rahm Emanuel/Keith Olbermann slashfic…

sarcasticusername November 14, 2008 at 7:44 pm

when he’s got really shitty news to deliver he should totally have sasha read it, WWIII sounds much more fun when a little kid suggests it.

Deepthroat November 14, 2008 at 7:57 pm

[re=177726]NoWireHangers[/re]: I have to admit that I had a swell time perusing your many funny video favorites. 2 Whore diamonds for the Bowie Soul Train performance.

NoWireHangers November 14, 2008 at 8:46 pm

[re=177800]Deepthroat[/re]: I have such a crush on Bowie/Iman. Oh, my favorites. It’s a freak mixture of camp craziness/nostalgia/music I love/things I find amusing. Did you watch Brian the Tennis Player? That one’s good. Real good.

scowlawag November 14, 2008 at 11:53 pm

But, ye Gawds, all those lame fucking “reply” vidz in response…

102415 November 15, 2008 at 12:28 am

[re=177604]facehead[/re]: Chocolate Rain yes. Me too. why?

facehead November 15, 2008 at 12:46 am

[re=177879]102415[/re]: Come on man “chocolate rain” is the “purple rain” of the 21st century!

ultrapeanut November 15, 2008 at 3:21 am

That old cripple? Bitch, please. Our new President vlogs!

TGY November 15, 2008 at 5:08 am

It’s cool. He’s just using the media. Just as long as he puts in some half-naked dancing babes.

102415 November 15, 2008 at 5:42 am

[re=177881]facehead[/re]: have like 12mixes from amie street cannot get enough.Purplerain?? probably not.

Hagar77 November 15, 2008 at 6:12 am

Oh, the YouTube comments that will follow each one: 13,353 all-caps-lock rants about lib’rul Marxist Muslim nigra presidents and the dangers they pose to Jesus, fetuses, Amurrica, guns, states’ rights, and white women.

Chairman Miao November 15, 2008 at 8:17 am

I can haz Prezidntl puppycam?

Gingah November 15, 2008 at 10:34 am

[re=177546]nurple[/re]: Yes, my master…

napalmnacey November 15, 2008 at 12:04 pm

OBAMA: [wipes away dark eyeliner, snot dribbles from nose as he sobs] LEAVE HILLARY ALOOOONE!!!

Deepthroat November 15, 2008 at 5:48 pm

[re=177881]facehead[/re]: You know Face, my dear, you just forced me to watch that Chocolate Rain song for the first time ever. I would say that Tay Zonday is the Shakespeare of internet viral videos. Well, and maybe the “its peanut butter jelly time” banana.

PinkoLibrarian November 15, 2008 at 7:07 pm

We know he’s smart because he disabled the comments. Hahahahahaha!!! Thwarted again, repubs!

TexasCowGirl November 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Will Barry do his address while smoking a cigarette and sipping from a glass of congac with Miles Davis playing in the background? Because that would be so cool if he did. Oh and throw in Michelle looking super hot sitting on the edge of the desk and Barry trying not to stare at her booty. Fun times!!

LiberalCompassionFascist November 17, 2008 at 10:36 am

I’m still holding out for a guest appearance on a Very Special Episode of “Chad Vader.”

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