The Rent Is Too Damn High Party's Jimmy McMillan
You've heard of him and of COURSE he's #1. What was supposed to be a lively debate about New York gubernatorial politics instead became a slam poetry contest called "The Rent Is Too Damn High". Jimmy McMillan of "The Rent Is Too Damn High" party performed speech about the plight of people working "8 hours a day, 40 hours a week" and mothers who can't feed their children "breakfastlunchanddinner." and also stopped to ask if the audience could hear that... what was "that?" it was the sound of a child's stomach growling. You didn't hear it? That's cause you gotta "listen like me."
It has blown the minds of people ever since, including candidate Andrew Cuomo who immediately agreed with Jimmy McMillian of "The Rent Is Too Damn High" Party.
Two years ago, the most well-known campaign slogan was all about change. Well, its time for a change now. Because the rent is too damn high.
After the debate, it's reported that McMillan was immediately nominated and immediately elected. Why? You guessed it. Because the rent is too damn high. And because of his beard. And the fact that he's a karate expert.
If you have been alive these past few weeks, chances are someone you knew has answered a question with an answer that is none other than, you guessed it, "the rent is too damn high."
The interesting part of this is that it was hilarious, yet he was serious. So much so that is almost became an internet meme... aaaaalllmost:
1) Here is the link to the Rent is Too Damn High Party website: www.rentistoodamnhigh.org/
2) Here is the remix of his speech: Song A Day's The Rent is Too Damn High Song .
3) And here are some funny The Rent is Too Damn High Party fliers: LINK .
4) It also inspired an SNL sketch and a few other parodies that weren't all that funny.
The Racist Ads - Dan Fanelli Comes In First
At first sight, this political ad starts off looking like a really bad episode of 24..
And then out of nowhere, our Republican Congressional candidate for Florida Dan Fanelli steps into frame and breaks the fourth wall of his own commercial, taking charge of the situation while "terrorists" do business behind him.
BUT the most ridiculous part comes in at 0:32 when we are told exactly what a terrorist looks like and what a terrorists doesn't look like. To see what a terrorists looks like, please take a gander at the Middle Eastern, brown-skinned man. To see what a terrorist doesn't look like, please take a gander at the white-skinned, white-haired caucasian man. These are the only types of people we should let on planes.
Please watch the entire video, it is hilarious in that it is horrifyingly racist.
You don't know whether to laugh or be horrified when he points out later, "This is a plane..." and then after a beat he brings up the brown-skinned man, now with a turban on (using an actual white hotel towel) and says "... and THIS is a terrorist" to the sound of funky 70's exploitation music.
Last but not least, cue the chorus of Middle Eastern sounding music when Dan Fanelli approves this message. Hopefully, America won't approve.
The saddest part is that this is the most racist ad of the year... which is actually saying a lot given the competition:1. Alabama's Tim James speaks of only giving state exams in English.
2. John McCain calling people across the border nothing but murderers, robbers and home invasion nuts while a border patrol agent tells him "Senator... you're one of us."
3. Here's Sharron Angle's ad that was outed as racist when she describes illegal immigrants causing, and this is a real quote, "families to live in fear." Sharron Angle's immigrants are evil and are coming in like liquid ad.
"I'm not a witch, I'm you" is Actually More Terrifying Than Her Witchdom
"I'm not a witch," says Christine O'Donnell. And just like that, the complete ridiculousness, as well as the soiled reputation, of this political ad was sealed forever. Intended to dispel recently released rumors that O'Donnell had dabbled in witchcraft during her earlier years, this ad does the exact opposite of that and brings it to the fore-front.
A closer look shows that it doesn't help that she is wearing black and that a weird blue smoky thing hovers in the background. The piano music seems like it's intending to put us all to sleep in order for her to put a spell on us.
But in a way, audiences should thank O'Donnell and her political campaign team because without them, we never would have been entertained and moved by this or this SNL parody and Bill Maher never would have put up this clip where she both says she dabbled in witchcraft, as well as the moments on his show where she said that even if Anne Frank were in an attic and the n***s asked her if there were Jews in the house, she would say no.
Also, she happened to tell a pretty funny story about having a "date" on a Satanic altar at some point.As if Satanic weren't good enough, there was also that Tea Party supporter GOP House candidate who likes to dress up like a nazi in his spare time: full story here .
"You're Either a Creationist or a Liberal" Campaign Ad
This is an ad that is supposed to completely BURN Bradley... welll... Byrne.
Scroll to 00:05 where a bewildered cowboy/southern-accented man says, bewildered, "On the school board Byrne supported teaching evolution... evolution best explains the origin of life?! Even recently, he said the Bible is only PARTIALLY true?..."
Showing once and for all that we really do have very different parts of the country at play here. Almost nothing spells it out better than this ad. For scientists and intellectuals, this ad is absolutely hilarious/mind-boggling. To a lot of people in America, this will work and Bradley Byrne will most likely not be elected.For a funnier spin, check out a skit that Bill Maher made, as well as a few comments, regarding this absolutely ridiculous campaign ad: Bill Maher Spoof of Bradley Byrne Attack Ad .