The 2nd Term #KardashianPresidency gets underway: Biden to star in sitcom

Posted by: ST on November 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Priorities:

Among the truly minor questions settled by Tuesday’s presidential election was this one: Would Joe Biden get a chance to play a winner on a sitcom?

The answer is yes.

With the race won, a guest appearance by Mr. Biden on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” filmed way back in July, can finally be revealed. Everything about the scene, which the executive producer of the show, Michael Schur, labeled a “scenelet,” had been under strict secrecy. The show was warned that if any word leaked out before the election, some provision might have to be made to give the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Representative Paul Ryan, a similar cameo.

“It was all very byzantine and complicated,” Mr. Schur said. “There seem to be all kinds of specific rules, which I never fully understood. But we decided to err on the side of caution.”

The re-elected vice president will make a guest appearance on the episode scheduled for Nov. 15 on NBC. He is playing, yes, Joseph R. Biden Jr., the one who has frequently been mentioned in a running joke on the show as an object of fascination — and a little love-struck passion — by its lead character, Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler.

As fans of the show know, Leslie, a hard-core Democrat and populist, idolizes Mr. Biden. “Our first joke way back had Leslie telling her friend Ann that her ideal man would have the brain of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden,” Mr. Schur said. “For whatever reason, she has an irresistible attraction to the vice president in a movie-star kind of way.”

Nauseating.

But what do you expect? Both of the clowns who were just re-elected to “lead” this country for another four years are quite possibly the most un-serious, unwise, and, frankly, unworthy people we’ve had in the White House since  the Carter administration – and maybe even before that.  This is most certainly not what we needed in 2008 and it sure as hell isn’t what we need now. It’s all about symbolism, style, and flash rather than substance with this duo and the administration that serves under them.

Which is why I’ve dubbed this the Kardashian Presidency.  The Kardashians have various “reality” shows that are anything but about “real life.” Everything is staged for the cameras, all the drama, the tears, the laughs, etc.  There is nothing “real” about most “reality”shows in general, and there is very little real about the celebrity presidency of Barack Obama and his gaffetastic sidekick Joe Biden. It’s all about surface appearances and rose-colored glasses and cocktail parties.

One thing that IS not fake, however, is the sobering and all too real reality they don’t want you to see of how deeply this country’s economy is in the tank. And will be more so once the 2nd term jobless “body count” from ObamaCare rises rapid fire … which is already happening.

The next four years is going to be hell. On us for having to endure another 48 months of media fawning and covering up scandals, and on Obama for what is about to be verbally unleashed on him by pi**ed off conservatives not just in government but outside of it who are sick of the lies, demagoguery, and superficiality, along with the deeply disturbing imperial nature of this President.

Side note: As a “post mortem” of sorts on Tuesday, even acknowledging we have work to do on the issue of appealing to minorities while not abandoning our core principles, as it turns out this election maybe was not so much about minorities showing up in epic numbers for BO but instead several million 2008 white voters who simply stayed home.  Did Obama’s class warfare strategy work in the end?  Read this as food for thought in the aftermath of what happened two days ago and let me know your thoughts.

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12 Responses to “The 2nd Term #KardashianPresidency gets underway: Biden to star in sitcom”

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  1. Carlos says:

    Now that he has won re-election, I wonder if he will blame #44 for the economic mess he has inherited? Seems only fair that he should, and considering his whole presidency is based upon being “fair,” what else can he do?

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The items raised during the campaign are still the issues this country faces including the economy, education, jobs, foreign relations, etc. and were not just political theater or opportune cheap shots. Now that Obhammud has had four years of OJT (on-the-job training) and is not facing another re-election bid, it is time for results and not in the form of TV ratings, either. The performance of this administration will need to be upgraded dramatically in order for it to rise to the level of mild incompetence.

  3. Great White Rat says:

    Did Obama’s class warfare strategy work in the end?

    It’s entirely possible. Obama’s spent more than four years preaching class warfare; it would be surprising if it didn’t have at least some effect.

    Before reaching that conclusion, I’d like to know where those missing white voters were. That might give us a better clue whether other factors were in play. For example, if a lot of them were in Sandy’s main target area around here, that might be a better explanation. Voting might take a back seat to going through the wreckage of your home to see what you can salvage.

    Or how many were in states that weren’t in play? Now, to you and I, exercising the right to vote is something of paramount importance. But far too many of our fellow citizens think it makes no difference whether they vote or not. It’s difficult to make the case to a conservative in Vermont, for example, that his presidential ballot will have any impact. He knows how the result will go, so why go through the effort?

    On the other hand, if the drop-off in white vote was fairly consistent nationally, including the “swing” states, then there’s probably a lot of merit to the idea.

  4. Great White Rat says:

    It’s all about surface appearances and rose-colored glasses and cocktail parties.

    And golf. And vacations. Don’t forget the vacations, ST. I’m sure King Putt already has his itinerary for Apology Tour 2013 mapped out.

  5. ST says:

    “King Putt” – love it!

  6. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    Luv GWR’s comment about King Putt! I shall shamelessly steal it (I’ll just claim that GWR didn’t build it).

    Did anyone hear about Project ORCA, which was supposed to be the main get out the vote effort by Republicans? This is the first I heard of it, and I’m pretty tuned in to Republican politics.

    http://datechguyblog.com/2012/11/09/mitt-romney-and-the-gop-meet-george-mcclellan

    Only the lefty GOP establishment could decide that a top-secret GOTV program is a swell idea.

  7. Carlos says:

    Huh. And all this time I thought that this administration WAS a typical sit-com – unfunny, terribly scripted and lousy actors.

    They even have their own “laugh track,” what with the LSM letting the whole world know when something has just been said that’s earth-shatteringly important (as if that has ever happened with this bunch of clowns pretending to be relevant.)

  8. Arkie says:

    I’m really skeptical of all these statistics being cited re how different groups voted or whether they voted at all. Everybody seems to have a different theory as to who’s at fault and all the theories seem to contradict each other, but each proponent of each theory has statistics to back up his argument. So far I have heard blame placed on Catholics, Tea Partiers, Cubans, single women and probably several other groups I can’t remember. Now it’s the generic white folks. I say lies, damn lies and statistics. My theory is (and I have no statistics) that it was a bad combination of (1) vote fraud by the Chicago thug administration and (2) said fraud was enabled by enough stupid, greedy people voting so they could steal it from us voters who care more about this country than getting free stuff.

  9. Steve Skubinna says:

    Sure, why not? Biden has always reminded me of Steve Carrell’s part in Anchorman. Maybe a little louder, but just as… uh, “special.”

    I think the real reason Obama picked him is so he’d look smart in comparison. Gotta admit, it’s working like a charm. Heck, I put a sack of hammers next to a picture of Biden and next thing I knew it had ordered a double pepperoni pizza, figured out where the fluid leak was in my car’s brake system and postulated a special theory or relativity.

    Damn, that’s one smart sack of hammers!

  10. Perry says:

    But what do you expect? Both of the clowns who were just re-elected to “lead” this country for another four years are quite possibly the most un-serious, unwise, and, frankly, unworthy people we’ve had in the White House since the Carter administration – and maybe even before that. This is most certainly not what we needed in 2008 and it sure as hell isn’t what we need now. It’s all about symbolism, style, and flash rather than substance with this duo and the administration that serves under them.

    Elections have consequences, like 2010 did as well, unfortunate from my perspective, because dysfunction followed.

    This election represented a coalition to which Republicans were not able to step.

    Instead of moaning, your party would do well to figure out policies to put out there which will appeal to a broader demographic. And of course, you must have the candidates to promote said policies.

    Or would you folks rather continue your dysfunctional stonewalling, and really bring our country down?

    On the other hand, if you are willing to work on compromise solutions while maintaining your principles, you could well broaden your base and have more influence in the future than you had this cycle.

  11. Perry says:

    Did Obama’s class warfare strategy work in the end?

    Please! How do you characterize Romney’s 47% remark behind closed doors?

  12. Carlos says:

    @Perry(#10): “Or would you folks rather continue your dysfunctional stonewalling, and really bring our country down?”

    Are you talking about the “stonewalling” done by this administration to keep Congress from discovering what amoral, incompetent, sleazy boobs they really are?

    Or maybe the “stonewalling” that a Republican House is doing passing budget measure after budget measure, only to watch the gonad-less Dingy Harry not even allow consideration of any of them.

    Seems to me you’re throwing stones from inside a glass house, sir, and hopefully that glass house will shatter and fall apart, exposing this administration as being the clothes-less imperial court it pretends to be.