Well, in another case of a power-loving man promising one thing but doing another, we have probably the most glaring example since Donald Trump pretended to be a serious contender in the 2012 Presidential Run.
In light of the recent NSA wiretapping debacle, watch as Senator Barack Obama ‘debates’ with President Barack Obama. One speaks about retaining the Constitution, and how, “it works” while the other speaks about how the wiretapping “helps prevent terrorist attacks.”
It’s almost as if (brace yourself) politicians will pander and play partisan politics just to get what they want. Regardless, sit back, relax and watch the POTUS being pwned by none other than himself.
Recently, Bill Maher hosted (another) gun control debate panel on his show, “Real Time”, with guests including Micheal Moore, among a few others.
As usual, most of the guests towed the typical gun control line – except for one lady, S.E. Cupp from MSNBC. At first, she is on the defensive with Moore, but when Maher sincerely asks, “Why has gun crime gone down in the age of less gun control?”, Miss Cupp takes this ball, runs with it, and quickly executes Michael Moore’s logic with reality and statistics.
As Maher says, “we can’t go by anecdotal evidence.” Indeed. Gun crime, and mass shootings in particular are down. Unfortunately, Moore never got that memo. Perhaps this taste of pwnage will help it sink in?
The Daily Show, a comedy show wrapped in a news show veil actually does a much better job of breaking down the current events of the day, and calling out the politicians and their flabby-armed performance records.
Enter Stewart, (who typically is very complimentary of the POTUS) and watch as he lays it down on him; particularly how Obama hasn’t been coming through on his promise to close Guantanamo (or even releasing any prisoners).
“Candidate Barack Obama from 2007, with three simple words we don’t say too much anymore,” Stewart reflected, before playing a video of the then-Senator promising that “I’ll close Guantanamo” on the campaign trail. Stewart played another clip of the president reiterating his promise in 2009, and again in 2010, with “two small changes”:
“Make no mistake, we will close Guantanamo,” the president said.
“One. He has gone from I’ll close Guantanamo to what’s taking everybody so long,” Stewart said. “And two. He has added the phrase ‘make no mistake, Aquaman! You haven’t seen the last of me and my plan to weaponize kelp.’”
When The Daily Show takes aim, you bet bet they hit their target. In the midst of the Boston Bombing drama the senate struck down an amendment that would have prevented the bombers from purchasing their guns. It likely would not have stopped them from hurting people but there’s an undeniable head scratcher in there. Rather than lay it all out in this description I’ll post the three clips and let the pros do what they do best. Your Daily Pwnage.
PS: Be sure to stick around for the third video, gun control whoop de doo, as John Oliver is in particularly amazing form.