Reality TV, DC Style

Posted: 10/08/2010 by Lynn Dartez in CFP

By Judi McLeod  Friday, October 8, 2010

As Arlen Williams over at points out, Obama is casting actors for Town Hall Audience per Nielsen’s “Back Stage”.

Wonder who’s teaching them to faint on cue,  expanding on Obama’s image as a college campus rock star?

“What are you doing, October 14th.  Would you like to be a “town hall meeting” shill for Barack Obama? According to this official casting notice on Nielsen’s Back Stage site, you still have time to apply and/or audition,” Williams writes.  “For nearly 50 years, Back Stage has been the most trusted place for actors to find performing arts and casting information.”

We have no idea whether that’s where the lady who asked Obama for a house and a car originated.  Nor do we know whether Back Stage provides as many doctors for White House lawn visits as Halloween provides costumes.

It’s getting more and more surrealistic with Obama as the world’s biggest star of Reality TV when we read “Three dozen fall ill at Obama rally in Md.” as yesterday’s lead story on the Drudge Report.

Almost as riveting as the picture of the fly who landed and stayed on the President’s face, it turns out that about three dozen people were treated for “illness” during a rally featuring President Barack Obama at Bowie State University.

“Featuring” President Barack Obama would be a good way to put it.

Chief of Staff David Axelrod may roll up the astroturf when he heads back to Chicago next year, but the astroturf is still there.

But back to the “featured” act at Bowie, there were some 7,500 to 8,500 people there, and three dozen of them started fainting and “became dizzy”.

Not being big in the noticing things department, Obama himself spotted one possible faintee and called out “Can we have a medic up here?”

Hiring actors for town hall meetings puts town halls in the same category as the televised wrestling match, a lot of jumping and grunting but very little accomplished.

While Obama has people fainting on cue at campus rallies, First Lady Michelle has been ranked number one on the 2010 list of the `World’s Most Powerful Women’ released by Forbes Magazine.

Isn’t Forbes stating the obvious?

By virtue of being married to the guy who calls himself POTUS, Michelle IS the world’s most powerful woman.  The same could be said of Popeye’s Olive Oyl had only Popeye made it as prez.

The only real “news” on the World’s Most Powerful Woman List is that Mrs. Obama took the honour from Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, who held the status for the past four years running.
With Obama out there on college campus it’s going to be a long three weeks to midterms.

Meanwhile,  for a Marxist, there is no more captive audience than the college campus.

Next they’ll be tossing reefers at their hero.


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