September 08, 2008

Another Foreign Celebrity For Barack Obama

This time it was British comedian Russell Brand in his opening monologue at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards:

"Now as a representative of the global community, a vistor from abroad, I don't want to come across as a little bit biased, but could I please ask of you, people of America, to please elect Barack Obama. Please! On behalf of the world!

"Some people - I think they're called racists - say America is not ready for a black President.

"But I know America to be a forward-thinking country right? Because otherwise, you know, would you have let that retarded cowboy fellow be a President for eight years?

"We were very impressed. It was nice of you to let him have a go, because in England, George Bush wouldn't be trusted with a pair of scissors."

Update:The U.K. Telegraph adds:

Brand also took a shot at Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Speaking of Palin's daughter's boyfriend, Levi Johnston, Brand said: "That is the safe sex message of all time. Use a condom or become a Republican!"

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 8, 2008 06:58 AM

Hmm, another drug addled Brit dumping on my country.

Guess he's still angry over that whole 1776 thing.

let it go Mr. Brand, let it go...

Posted by: Conservative CBU at September 8, 2008 07:56 AM

Ooohhh, edgie, i bet it took him a while to think of these.

Posted by: Penfold at September 8, 2008 08:47 AM

Great submarine ad for McCain. Rove, you magnificent bastard, using McCain's naval history to torpedo Obama. Maybe the Dixie Chicks will write another angsty song of bitterness for Obama to capsize his boat.

Posted by: twolaneflash at September 8, 2008 09:03 AM

I suppose it's bad enough when our own insulated glitterati take it upon themselves to lecture us on what we should do, and I ought to really resent it even more when foreign ones do it, but to be truthful I can't be bothered anymore. If anyone wants me to take his opinions under consideration, perhaps he could start by leaving the condescending contempt at the door. Seriously, I bet hectoring your audience on how stupid they are plays well in Europe, but in some parts of America it sends you right to the bozo bin.

Mister Pompous Limey What's-your-name, you are an ass. Take my advice and shut your piehole, and return to your negligible historical has-been of a backwater. There, that ought to do it - we'll see if he does what I so solicitously demand.

I bet not.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at September 8, 2008 09:33 AM

When do the British plan on electing a black PM, or even nominating one?

Get stuffed ya hemp-head.

Posted by: Danith Karter at September 8, 2008 09:53 AM

This “comedian” is a bipolar, heroin-addicted alcoholic with 11 arrests for public indecency and another for making a false police report. Perhaps the British think this person is funny, but I don’t get it. The UK is such a nanny state, soon no one will be trusted with scissors. He does, however, have a great deal in common with the Obama supporters. He is rude, ignorant, self-absorbed and obscene.

Monty Python is funny.

Posted by: arch at September 8, 2008 09:57 AM

Especially rich seeing as it comes from a guy who’s country’s leaders, be it Premier, Prime Minister or Head of State are all appointed or are hereditary.

Spare me the lecture you arrogant ignorant dimwit.

Posted by: KPD at September 8, 2008 10:25 AM

Use a condom or become a Republican--Republicans actually LIKE children.

Posted by: Trish at September 8, 2008 11:39 AM

Ron White said it best,You just can't fix stupid!!

Posted by: Gator at September 8, 2008 12:01 PM

MYOB, sometimes our Constitution works against us as when Our open borders allow foul mouthed talking busy bodies like British comedian Russell Brand. He is a sure fit for the democrats foul mouths. Nothing funny about this comedian, save your money and tell him to MYOB!

Posted by: JosephineSouthern at September 8, 2008 12:15 PM

Obviously a GOP plant.

Posted by: Bandit at September 8, 2008 12:26 PM

Funny how comedians from the UK always call America racist. The first black congressman in the USA took office in 1868; the first "black" (actually Asian Indian, but the British refer to him as black) parliament member in the UK took office in 1892. In the USA, the first black female was elected in 1968; in the UK, the first black female was elected in 1987. The first black cabinet member in the USA was appointed in 1966; the first black cabinet member in the UK was appointed in 2002. The first female cabinet member in the USA was appointed in 1977; the first black female cabinet member in the UK was appointed in 2003.

I'll give the UK credit that they have been ahead of the USA when it comes to electing women to office. However, the USA has been at least a generation ahead of the UK when it comes to non-whites in politics. So shouldn't comedians in the UK start calling themselves out as racist before pointing at the USA. Goshdarnit, we are sexist not racist...just look at our press's reaction to Palin!

Posted by: JoJo at September 8, 2008 12:57 PM

(1) Who's he?

(2) The Mtv VMA - like anyone who watches that actually votes.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at September 8, 2008 02:47 PM

You know, British humor used to have the reputation of being subtle.

Posted by: Trish at September 8, 2008 08:37 PM

Russell Brand is a prime example of what happens when society is dumbed down, resulting in incompetent spokesmen pandering to its lowest common denominator. Russell Brand proves that gratuitous shock value, Irreverence and cheap shots are poor substitutes for real talent. At low points in history, inferior elements often gain the ear of malcontents, enabling those like the far left, and it's shallow clique of celebrities to gain the attention of mindless lemmings who will blindly follow their counterparts like a stampeding herd, thugs in a lynch mob, or lost souls who worship a golden calf. Since these types have no real substance, luckily their existence is usually short lived.

Posted by: Gina at September 9, 2008 12:36 AM

I saw the MTv video of Mr Brand's rant. For all his attacking of Sarah Palin, I thought he was trying to copy Sarah's up-do.

Posted by: Jabba the Tutt at September 9, 2008 08:33 AM

Whoever he is, I suspect he'll discover the backlash from using his "celebrity" to promote a particular political point of view will put limits on his career here. God bless the British anyway!

Posted by: DoorHold at September 14, 2008 02:48 PM

These elitist snobbish celebrities who think they are so clever, think they know better what's best for us than we do, using the wealth we gave them by watching their movies, and buying their sponsor's products. I don't want these celebrities to buy the Presidency. The people of the United States should chose the President. Each citizen's vote should be equal, not canceled out, or overshadowed by some spoiled celebrity. Look at the list of lame celebrities who are trying to get Obama in the white house ...
Madonna, Ludacris, the idiots from the View, Rosie, Pamela Anderson, Oprah, Lohan, chevy chase, Susan Sarandon ... These celebrities are out of touch with us Americans. They are just part of an
"in crowd clique" who think they are at liberty to use disgusting language, and make nasty attacks, with impunity. They don't know the issues, or care, for they are insulated by their wealth, and believe they are above reproach. We, the common people are the ones who gave them their celebrity and wealth ... and, we the common people are the ones who can take it back. No Wright, no Farrakhan, no Rezko, no Ayers, no Pfleger, no mean Michelle, and, NOBAMA !!!

Posted by: Gina at September 16, 2008 01:04 PM