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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an annual tradition where the press and political elite meet to laugh, despite their differences. It was hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers, but the White House, social networking experts as they are (just remember the 2008 campaign) has gone all out this year.
The White House released part of President Barack Obama’s monologue, a parody trailer based on the “The King’s Speech,” to YouTube, alerting folks via Twitter, no less. The trailer was “begrudgingly” approved for all audiences, but rated U for Unwatchable.
“The President’s Speech” (sidebar) was produced by State-Run Media Productions, with the screenshot of that name obviously lampooning those who feel Obama is a socialist, using a Cyrillic-style backwards N (which is actually the letter I ‹И›).
The background of that screen was, also, subtly, the blood-red color of the flag of the Soviet Union. Speaking to a former member of the Soviet state, the red color is supposed to represent the spilled blood of workers and farmers.
[Those who call Obama a socialist don’t know the definition of either word. Wikipedia notes that Socialism is “an economic system in which the means of production are publicly or commonly owned and controlled co-operatively, or a political philosophy advocating such a system. A primary goal of socialism is social equality and a distribution of wealth based on one’s contribution to society, and an economic arrangement that would serve the interests of society as a whole.”
Obviously, that sort of society might place teachers above celebrities. It would also mean that corporations would not “own” Congress, as many have accused. The extreme income inequality in the U.S. would not exist either.
That same person who above validated the red color of the Soviet flag lived under Socialism, and also made it clear: Obama has not made any moves that would lead to any sort of true Socialism.]
Not only that, the White House released Obama’s full monologue to YouTube, which, for those who are not happy with Obama’s Birth Certificate, shows never-before-seen footage of his actual birth. As he noted after the airing, to the Fox News table, it was “just a joke.” He added, “Call Disney if you don’t believe me; they have the original long-form version.”
The birth video is at about 3 minutes into the full Obama monologue. Watch it, below “The President’s Speech” in the sidebar.