If you were on the fence, this may tip you over — with a painful crash.
I first saw this over at Skippy's, who's been forced to reconsider his choice. Meanwhile, Blue Gal, who also had it, wrote, "Betcha can't watch the whooole thing. Click here. But I betcha. Even my friends who support...oh nevermind."
I don't think "hat tip" to either Skip or BG is appropriate in this case, since I can only assign blame. The same goes for me, because as Edmund Burke said, "All that is needed for the forces of evil to triumph is for enough good men to do nothing," and here I am, spreading a truly "viral" video like the flu that's been hitting Southern California. Feel free to fling your curses and rotten fruit at me, evil sod that I am — that is, if you can hit me after pulling out the salad forks you've plunged into your eyes.
(I'm having flashbacks to all those school performing arts shows I worked where I had to play rhythm police. Or then there were the annual parent shows, with many an entry that consisted of, as my very pale Irish Catholic colleague called them, a "bad white people dance.")
Look, folks, I know it may be a bit much to expect Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, but Springsteen and Mellencamp certainly rocked it out, and the "Up With People" comparisons I've been reading for this video are pretty damn apt.
To keep it in perspective, John McCain can't carry a tune in a bucket (and Blue Gal's to blame for that one, too! I ask you, BG, is this behavior Christian? How can I turn the other cheek without exposing another ear to this stuff, huh?)
As I commented at the other posts, at least the Dem national conventions don't need to pan over the same black guy over and over again (ah, I have such fond memories of watching those 80s conventions as a kid). The RNC is more likely to provide "a modern spiritual" of clueless, blinding whiteness like this:
Honestly, I don't think it's entirely fair to judge a candidate by his or her supporters' musical talent (or painful lack thereof). Still, via Sifu Tweety comes one more selection, for your consideration:
(Cross-posted at The Blue Herald)