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Obama Sings Again

by Keith Koffler on February 22, 2012, 9:56 am

Having just finished crooning Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” Obama was at it again last night at a White House celebration of the blues, trading turns with BB King singing “Sweet Home, Chicago.”

I assume this was not quite as spontaneous as it looks. And I assume we’ll be seeing a lot more of the singing Obama as the campaign progresses

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DeniseVB February 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

Sweet “HOME” Chicago ? I thought Hawaii is his “HOME” ? That is, to justify his Christmas vacation taxpayer’s expenses because he has the right “to go home” for the holidays. I’m so confused.

AFVET February 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

I just read on Drudge that Raum Emanuel is back in the mix in OB’s re-election committee.
What a surprise !

Car in February 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

He’s like a rockstar!!


Star February 22, 2012 at 11:12 am

Swoon–or was that buffoon?

ol gator February 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

must’ve had the teleprompter overloaded that night…
what a star!

Susan February 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

Can’t listen to this imposter debase the office of president any longer. It is my pledge to rear leader to work my tail off to fulfill his desire to return to his sweet home of Chicago next January. Doubt Hawaii was ever his vacation home before he had the opportunity to get a free ride from the American taxpayer.

Just2old February 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I’m with you…

Jack February 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

You can count me in.

Mr. T. February 22, 2012 at 10:18 am

“You gotta admit he’s the coolest president we’ve ever had!”

Heard this from an anchor on a local news show this morning.

We’re doomed.

MarjoJimbo February 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Oh, my. Very depressing.

Mindiddy February 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Cooler than Clinton with his Wayfarers and sax???

Mark Holbrook February 22, 2012 at 10:20 am

While he might be capable of carrying a tune, hopefully the 2012 voters will carefully listen to all his sour notes, garbled lyrics and lying songs in his extremely liberal playlist.

ol gator February 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

great post Mark !

Star February 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

Put the undeserved Grammy next to the undeserved Nobel…no, a little to the left…perfect.

Swedish lady February 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

Star, I wouldn´t be too surprised if he did a recording soon to rise money for his campaign. Blues and lullabyes perhaps, why not call it ” Songs for my daughters” ? Of course he would win a Grammy !

Star February 22, 2012 at 11:11 am

Hi, Swedish Lady–yeah, undoubtedly correct–just think of the clips I will have to see when I turn on the TV later. This is what our country has come to.

ol gator February 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Can’t wait for barry hussein’s Christmas album !

Jack February 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

wow! Girl, that was ingeniously good!.

Swedish lady February 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

I absolutely agree, Keith, this was not a spontaneous event. As a matter of fact, I don´t think that Obama is ever spontaneous. He follows a script. The great actor Jan Voight said early on his presidency ( June 2009 ) that Obama “is just an actor”. And Jon Voight ought to know about that. There you have at least one Hollywood star who isn`t flattering his way into the White House.

AFVET February 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

I guess he thinks the White House is a night club.
Evidently Obama has found his true calling.
Put a good band behind him, put him on tour, and watch him go.
Oh wait,….that’s what he has been doing, isn’t it ?

This egotistical maniac is a disgrace to this Country.
I don’t know about you folks, but I am sick of him and his racist wife sticking their finger in my eye.

Star February 22, 2012 at 11:14 am

We have established he is never ever funny and we are sick of his constant blabbing, so Iguess singing is his last talent…if it is a talent.

Scott February 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

not quite as spontaneous as it looks, indeed, anyone who has ever been handed a microphone can see how staged this is.

Look at how painful this video is, right from the beginning where he can not remember the names of the friends he prays with

@ 2:50 seconds…he can not even finish the simplest of sentences

I am expecting a WHOLE lot more of this stuff

anneinarkansas February 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

Did I see Sheila Jackson-Lee in the background?
She really adds to the Night Club Act.

Star February 22, 2012 at 11:31 am

Is she the one with a “hair hat” who says wacky stuff?

Susan February 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

It is a crown weave. She demands to be treated like royalty and is legendary for her weaves in Houston. Won’t watch that tape but bet she went triple crown for an audience with the Won.

Mike C February 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

I thought she was legendary for demanding a car to drive her the two blocks from her apartment to her office.

Janice/Granny Jan February 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

Michelle Obama sang yesterday, too. It’s been covered up just like her Aspen trip. Talk to bloggers who were threatened about that.

Hurry, before the ptb censors it:

DeniseVB February 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

Did you see MOTUS also got a cease and desist from the same photographer over our favorite ski bunny?

Do I see a pattern here, LOL. Loved the new vid, put it up on Newsbird.

Janice/Granny Jan February 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yes, MOTUS and I were given an offer we couldn’t refuse. Thanks for putting it on Newsbird. I’ll check it out.

Susan February 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

Bravo Granny Jan. Tennessee Ernie Ford would be proud of you. Did you write the lyrics? Very imaginative!

Janice/Granny Jan February 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Thanks. I wrote it with the assistance of my husband. It’s weird how I thought of it. I was reading the comments on Hot Air about Aspen and someone wrote “16 trips” and that causes me a “ton” of pain. I immediately thought of the song 16 Tons and that it could be re-worked but I didn’t want to do it. As usual, I woke up the next day and decided to do it afterall. There you have it.
When I was around ten years old it was my favorite song to sing.

Susan February 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

You and your husband did a great job. Listening to your rendition brought back some great memories for me. I can remember singing that song while playing on our backyard swing set at about the same age. It has great rhythm and I knew it by heart.

Jack February 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

That video is ingeniously good!. it is very crafted and very sadly true . Regards

Girly1 February 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

Nero fiddled while Rome burned….

In this case, the Crooner-in-Chief is literally singing for his supper—-four more years of Kobe beef, lobster, burgers and fries….

Mr. T is correct – we are doomed!!! This guy can charm a snake!

Star February 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

No no — not the violin! Where is my passport?

Jack February 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Nah, after the US, there is nothing left to turn to.

Sadie February 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

“This guy can charm a snake!”

It clearly explains his popularity with progressives.

Shofar February 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

How appropriate that Obama would be singing the Blues at the WH. The Blues are about struggles and pain, something that many in this nation are dealing with daily. For what I consider the best rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago” watch the “Blues Brothers.”

AFVET February 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

Your comment would fall on deaf ears.
He sings the blues, he sure as hell ain’t livin’ ‘em.

Shofar February 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Sad but true.

Sadie February 22, 2012 at 11:23 am

Does he take requests?

I’d like to hear “Nah, nah, hey hey goodbye.”

Star February 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

“Leaving on a Jet Plane”?

AFVET February 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

As long as it’s one way, and it doesn’t matter where as long as it is off our soil.

Mark Davis, MD February 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

Nothing is extemporaneous for the guilty or powerful. Obama’s economic tune never broke the top 100. Amazing how economic statistics are falling Obama’s way, except of course energy prices. It will take him more time to put in the fix for them. Mark Davis author of the book Obama would hate if he could read at that level, Demons of Democracy.

Star February 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

author of the book Obama would hate if he could read at that level,

Smile. I hear he just gets checklists or puts LIKE.

Robin H February 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

I’m confused. A lavish 3 day vacation by Michelle has to be hushed up but a lavish party at the WH has to be broadcast everywhere. I know he wants to be seen as cool, but how does inviting high paid 1% performers into your living room connect with the voters? Am I just the wrong demographic?

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover might also be an appropriate song.

Girly1 February 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I can see it now — every woman in my Lib-filled city walking around with pink Vera Wang “I (heart) Obama” tote bags and cell phones with Al Green ring tones!

It’s too bad that the geniuses behind this slick campaign marketing stunt aren’t working for the Republicans! Santorum and Gingrich have no sense of humor whatsoever….and Romney — well he is just too afraid to say much of anything.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am so sick of watching the fisticuffs between the Repulican candidates – I am praying for an intervention. Jeb, Chris….anyone? A smile can go a long way!

Star February 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

You should have seen our paper’s tiresome, predictable cartoon–gay sheriff Babeu wiggling into line with the other Republicans on the debate stage, which I gather is a “guilt” by assn gambit. I gave it one yawn.

kmbog February 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I smell the beginnings of a lounge act for some Vegas hotel here. Obama the Lounge Lizard, Appearing twice nightly in the Tiki Hut Room, Dark Tuesdays.

(Now I’ve done it, I said Dark, clearly this is a subconscious racist view that has been exposed, not to worry I’ve reported myself to attackwatch for treatment.)

Robin H February 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

We’re not supposed to go to Vegas anymore, remember?

ol gator February 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

with hits like “little donor boy’, “i’m dreaming of a blight christmas”, “cha ching bells”,”its beginning to smell a lot like Christmas”,”costly the snowman”,
“gram ma got run over by a limo”,
the birther favorite:a kenya child is born”
& dont forget moochie’s hit: “all i want for Christmas is my two tons of meat”,

this will be a true classic for the ages !

Susan February 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Well done ol gator!

MFS February 23, 2012 at 5:26 am

Can’t wait to hear his version of ‘sixteen tons’
“You load six trillion of debt,
what do you get
another day older and deeper in debt”?