Karl Rove is not happy with a new rap parody of Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It like It’s Hot” that promotes Obamacare, saying it “crosses the line.”The video in question is a YouTube video encouraging people to sign up for health insurance featuring actor/spoof artist Alphacat doing a pro-health-reform spoof of a Snoop Dogg song as a rapping Barack Obama. So already, we've established that Fox News has had to spelunk very far down the outrage well to get to something worth carping about, much less something worth having music connoisseur Karl Rove weigh in on.
“I worry about something that seems aim to glorification of the commander-in-chief, the president of the United States as opposed to simply advocating young people go out and sign up for this entitlement program,” Rove said Thursday on Fox News’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”Which is odd, because under the auspices of Karl Rove the Bush White House promoted the supposed end to an actual war by having the president delivered by a fighter jet to the deck of an American aircraft carrier in full flight regalia to full, live television coverage, an event that I believe caused MSNBC's Chris Matthews to propose marriage to the president on the spot. A rap spoof of the president promoting a healthcare plan would seem to be a considerably less organized plan to glorify the commander-in-chief than that. Perhaps little Karl did not drink his milk today?
Rove continued, “This disturbingly gets too close to the line. I think it, in fact, crosses it.”
“Could you imagine if such a thing had been run by George Bush or Bill Clinton or Bush 41 or Reagan?” Rove asked. “‘I have two terms, I’m really cool, I’m really hip.’ How much public outcry there could have been?”Oh my God. Do it. Right now. If you think anyone in America would be outraged by a Karl Rove financed rapping George W. Bush promoting his hip coolness or his cool hipness, I would be honored to be a part of the nation that proves you wrong on that one. Public outcry? Oh, mercy, have you read your audience wrong.