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Everybody Looks Bad on YouTube

You have to feel kind of sorry for George Allen, even if he is a jackass and a possible bigot. By now, pretty much everybody who’s anybody has something embarrassing about them on YouTube.

There is so much stuff out there, I will just focus on Republicans running for President. Partisan? Yep. I’m sure the GOP already has staffers looking for dirt on Democrats, so I won’t volunteer my time to help.

YouTube is a treasure trove of embarrassing stuff on John McCain. If enjoy double-talk, you can see him flip-flop on the ease of winning in Iraq, the Confederate flag, and the Religious Right. The racially sensitive may be alarmed to see him use the phrase “tar baby”, and CNN defend him. Viewers may be amused or horrified by a clip of him singing the works of Barbara Streisand. (The point is that celebrities shouldn’t get involved in politics. This from the party of Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan, Ahnuld, Fred Thompson, Ted Nugent…)

We have all heard about Rudy Giuliani in drag. You can also see him saying that abortions should be publicly funded. This clip shows him opposing a ban on partial birth abortion, flashing his strong “pro-immigrant” credentials, and supporting gun control and McCain-Feingold. Hmm, I basically agree with him on most of these things, so whom am I to argue if Republicans want to nominate him. Hillary vs. Hillary in 2008!

You can see Mitt Romney take strong pro-choice positions in 1994 and 2002. Conveniently, he did a complete 180 on the issue in 2004. Romney supposedly had an epiphany when we was meeting with some Harvard scientists and they told him that he would make a good President therapeutic cloning isn’t a moral issue.

The also-rans aren’t spared either. You can see Sam Brownback bash a judicial nominee for being friends with a lesbian. I tried to find some dirt on Mike Huckabee, but he actually looks kind of cool playing bass on “Born to Be Wild”. Have to ask though: is a good Southern Baptist allowed to “take the world in a love embrace”?

Posted by Woody Mena at March 18, 2007 9:51 AM
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I guess no one thinks it’s funny to watch Republicans make fools of themselves.

OTOH I’ve just been dieing for the opportunity to say something about the right wing preacher that thinks we should use genetic engineering to change sexual orientation before birth. Sounds a bit “Hitlerish” to me. Or should I say “Nazi-like”?

Definitely right wing!

Posted by: KansasDem at March 18, 2007 11:19 PM
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Hey, I discovered a guitarist I’d never heard on YouTube. He sounded great. Not everyone looks bad on it.

I don’t know about feeling the need to weep over George Allen, seemed a bit like a mean little creep to me.

I think the bigggest problem with Republicans is that they have to run away from everything the party stood for in the last 12 years, and convince their base that they aren’t lying.

Too bad Viacom is so desperate for revenue that their trying to kill it.

Posted by: gergle at March 19, 2007 1:17 AM
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I believe it’s called protecting intellectual property. If Viacom owns the rights, they have the right to protect those rights.

Posted by: John Back at March 19, 2007 7:05 AM
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I guess no one thinks it’s funny to watch Republicans make fools of themselves.

Yeah it’s pretty quiet out there. I should have called it “Republicans look bad on YouTube”. Then they would be trying to prove Democrats look bad too.

Some people do look good on YouTube, just not politicians who have to watch their every word. You can find a lot of great stuff. Here’s a good example: search for Michael Jackson and you can see him slowly leave the human race. Believe it or not, he used to be a completely normal-looking African-American male. Really!

I am not surprised they are starting to have legal problems, though. We are now in an absurd situation where you cannot legally download copyrighted songs for free, but you can stream their videos on YouTube.

Posted by: Woody Mena at March 19, 2007 7:25 AM
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Good stuff Woody. I like the way McCain’s videos are tied together to stream from one view to the next. It is all very telling. And I had never actually viewed the Giulliani vid beore. Only heard talk of it.That should definately raise a few eyebrows around primary time. I suspect your thread will get a few more responses now that the weekend is over. And yes it is only a matter of time before the dem vids start popping up also.

Posted by: ILdem at March 19, 2007 8:53 AM
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Anti-Giuliani primary ad: He’s just a Democrat in drag [roll tape]

Posted by: Woody Mena at March 19, 2007 9:07 AM
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The most famous YouTube is John Edwards: I Feel Pretty. He does have very nice hair and such a pretty face, however.

Expect lots more YouTube on Obama BTW, when the Clinton machine gets rolling. Republicans do not have to trash Dem contenders. They will take care of that.

Posted by: Jack at March 19, 2007 9:28 AM
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Speaking of which, it looks like Obama’s supporters are getting the jump:

Hillary Clinton: 1984

YouTube is going to be an interesting battleground for the 2008 election…

Posted by: Rhinehold at March 19, 2007 10:58 AM
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Hillary link doesn’t work

Posted by: Woody Mena at March 19, 2007 11:27 AM
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Ugh, Edwards combs his hair? I could never vote for a wuss like that.

I heard John McCain is so virile he doesn’t even wipe his butt!

Posted by: Woody Mena at March 19, 2007 11:34 AM
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John Beck,

Stop stealing my thoughts, or I may have to sue you.

Funny, when we recorded albums off the radio from the King Biscuit Flower hour, with the requisite beeps to avoid the commercials, it actually increased album sales. As a music lover I miss the days when free radio and the music industry encouraged taping to broaden their appeal.

We’ll see how the lawsuit goes, but there are some serious questions about the nature of intellectual property. YouTube has always respected the right of content owners to remove content. Viral videos are now used in promotion of product. At somepoint, someone may realize that using intellectual property rights as a means to beat upon the small fry,(although Google isn’t exactly smallfry, interestingly they waited until Google bought YouTube) may be counter productive. Viacom cannot meet revenue expectations and that may be more about why they persued a lawsuit.

No one ever HAS to sue.

Posted by: gergle at March 19, 2007 11:39 AM
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Umm, Jack,

I think you just did trash a Dem contender. Not that ALL Republicans are liars or anything.:)

Posted by: gergle at March 19, 2007 11:50 AM
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Re: John Edwards

“nice hair and such a pretty face” aren’t keeping with the talking points. It’s “faggot.”



Posted by: Boomer at March 19, 2007 12:29 PM
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I do not mind trashing. I was just pointing out that no all YouTube is about Republicans and I really do expect the Hillary machine to begin its full attack mode soon, so Republicans do not have to do much yet.


Didn’t Michael Moore make a big deal about Wolfowitz combing his hair?

Anyway, John McCain is so tough that he doesn’t need to wear a watch. He decides what time it is.

Posted by: Jack at March 19, 2007 12:43 PM
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Not sure what happened, try this one:

Hillary - 1984

Posted by: Rhinehold at March 19, 2007 1:11 PM
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Barack Obama is so brilliant, when he visits a place they get an extra hour of sunlight.

You know why they don’t have Daylight Savings Time in Arizona? It would just be another hour of John McCain looking old.

(Original quips copyright W. Mena.)

Posted by: Woody Mena at March 19, 2007 1:21 PM
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Hillary Is looking very bad here. Is it all over for her? Certainly the run away spending in the democrat controlled congress is not helping.

Posted by: Stephen at March 19, 2007 3:14 PM
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I’m not a big Hillary Clinton fan, but I don’t see how this ad (if you want to call it that) really hurts her. It is a pretty generic ad that you could used against any candidate who represents “The Establishment”, which is pretty much all of them.

Posted by: Woody Mena at March 19, 2007 5:43 PM
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Woody et al

The problem for Dems is that we Republicans have at least three guys who can beat any of your guys. Dems need to develop a little bench strength.

Posted by: Jack at March 20, 2007 10:29 PM
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