Time to retire, Madge!

While we stress out waiting for Sandy, it’s time to talk about the inconsequential Madonna:


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her “MDNA Tour” in New Orleans.

The Material Girl asked during Saturday night’s performance: “Who’s registered to vote?” She added: “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: “Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for … Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.”

Aside from the amazement that she’s still performing her shtick while well into the sixth decade of her life (she was born in 1958), the fact is that she got boos and a walkout over Obama while in New Orleans.

Maybe she should have kept her mouth shut in NOLA and worn a ballot dress at an Obama fundraiser instead.

Madonna is now uncool.

Victor Davis Hanson writes about Cool, Inc.,

Apparently internal polls have prompted the Obama administration in the last month to double down on the young and hip vote to ensure that this cohort turns out on election day to help stem the erosion elsewhere. Thus the president hits the celebrity shows, the cool radio venues; in punkish-style calls Romney a bulls****er; and now releases a video of a young hip woman (with a visibly large tattoo or bad bruise on her upper arm), Lena Dunham (ironically the identical last name as Barack Obama’s mother and grandparents), who in not so disguised terms Sandra Fluke–style equates her sexual life with voting for the president, emphasizing the young cool lifestyle of today’s 20–30-something unattached young woman.

Yeah, because Fluke herself was such a huge hit at her Obama rally…with all 10 people who turned up.

Meanwhile, this girl has 50,965 viewers on parody she posted a day or two ago,

Which brings us to Dan Blatt’s survey, the Creepiest Obama video competition

Which of these videos is this [sic] creepiest?
“Yes, we can” children from 2008
Lena Dunham’s First Time
Future Children Project

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Future Children Project, featuring current children,

is creepy enough to make a father of six say, Let’s Make These Children Cry; The Right Scoop has the lyrics, which start with

Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

and get worse.

The kids in that vaguely remind me of these,

Particularly with the Future Children’s final stanza,

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we’re blaming you

You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We’re blaming you!

Mark Steyn is thinking in terms of someone else’s retirement (h/t Roger Kimball),

Obama’s own cue balls shriveled. Biden had offered up a deft campaign slogan encompassing both domestic and foreign policy: “Osama’s dead, and General Motors is alive.” But, as the al-Qaida connections to Benghazi dribbled out, leak by leak, the “Osama’s dead” became a problematic boast and, left to stand alone, the General Motors line was even less credible. Avoiding the economy and foreign affairs, Obama fell back on Big Bird, and binders and bayonets, just to name the B’s in his bonnet. At the second presidential debate, he name-checked Planned Parenthood, the General Motors of the American abortion industry, half-a-dozen times, desperate to preserve his so-called gender gap. Yet, oddly enough, the more furiously Obama and Biden have waved their binders and talked up Sandra Fluke, the more his supposed lead among women has withered away. So now he needs to enthuse the young, who turned out in such numbers for him last time. Hence, the official campaign video (plagiarized from Vladimir Putin, of all people) explaining that voting for Obama is like having sex. The saddest thing about that claim is that, for liberals, it may well be true.

Both videos – the one faking Obamagasm and the one faking a Benghazi pretext – exemplify the wretched shrinkage that befalls those unable to conceive of anything except in the most self-servingly political terms. Both, in different ways, exemplify why Obama and Biden are unfit for office. One video testifies to a horrible murderous lie at the heart of a head of state’s most solemn responsibility, the other to the glib shallow narcissism of a pop-culture presidency, right down to the numbing relentless peer-pressure: C’mon, all the cool kids are doing it; why be the last holdout?

If voting for Obama is like the first time you have sex, it’s very difficult to lose your virginity twice. A flailing, pitiful campaign has now adopted Queen Victoria’s supposed wedding advice to her daughter: “Lie back and think of England.” Lie back and think of America. And then get up and get dressed. Who wants to sleep twice with a $16 trillion broke loser?


2 Responses to “Time to retire, Madge!”

  1. Nolanimrod Says:

    May I intrude upon your comments with the following link? There were so many loose ends it was like playing Rock-Paper-Scissors with an octopus. It is on this same theme.


  2. Nolanimrod Says:

    Madonna picked a bad venue for her tantrum. I lived in NOLA for 20 years and worked at two music clubs. There were people who came in on Monday nights working for the door charge and tips who would go up to NYC and fill Carnegie Hall. Aaron Neville sang at my daughter’s elementary school. Not a good place to bludgeon the audience with your superior wonderfulness.