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#Mcconnelling some strange b-roll of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (designed for use by SuperPACs) lends itself perfectly to literally any and every song set as its soundtrack.
posted by leotrotsky (157 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
Women for Mitch, indeed.
posted by sparkletone at 5:54 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Here comes a new challenger!
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:58 PM on March 14 [14 favorites]


Perhaps this is too obvious.
posted by sockermom at 6:06 PM on March 14 [8 favorites]


I want to play, too!
posted by RobotHero at 6:12 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


It's true, anything is good.
posted by solarion at 6:14 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Here's my contribution (though maybe I should have gone with "Help the aged").
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 6:15 PM on March 14


Been caught McConnelling!
posted by Benway at 6:16 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


Around 32 seconds is where the magic really happens.
posted by katemonster at 6:20 PM on March 14


Straight Out McConnell
posted by griphus at 6:23 PM on March 14 [3 favorites]


Mitch McConnel-hey: True Detective
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:23 PM on March 14 [7 favorites]


I'm far too amused by McConnell - Justified (picked for the Kentucky tie-in, then kept laughing.)
posted by sysinfo at 6:24 PM on March 14


Something bad is about to happen
posted by Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer at 6:25 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


Get Ready!
posted by flechsig at 6:29 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


I Thought You Were McConnell (syncs up ... disturbingly well)
posted by griphus at 6:29 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


My contribution: Smack my Mitch up!
posted by slater at 6:29 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Death Gripping McConnell..

Every which way but McConnelling

posted by Benway at 6:34 PM on March 14


Somehow I can't watch that horrible death-grin without hearing Jungle Boogie over it.
posted by adamrice at 6:36 PM on March 14


Shouting mega mega mega white thing
posted by slater at 6:46 PM on March 14


So is Team Mitch like some new Twilight alliance? I mean, sure, we all knew he was an undead monster, but what kind? Wereturtle?
posted by planetesimal at 6:48 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


This is probably the only good thing to ever come from the tenure of Mitch McConnell.
posted by homunculus at 6:48 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


♫ It's a rare condition, in this day and age...
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:49 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure I won this thread.
posted by phaedon at 6:51 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


I'm pretty sure I won this thread.

It's all subjective. McConnell walks alone..
posted by Benway at 6:55 PM on March 14 [5 favorites]


My humble submission (syncs rather nicely)...
posted by jim in austin at 6:55 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


It's all subjective.

Especially when you have... Turtle Power!
posted by slater at 6:57 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


My Mumble submission..
posted by shoesfullofdust at 7:00 PM on March 14


Needs more Alan Vega.
posted by planetesimal at 7:03 PM on March 14


it's like playing Dark Side of the Moon while watching Wizard of Oz
posted by aw_yiss at 7:08 PM on March 14 [3 favorites]


He's just making his way in the world today...
posted by JauntyFedora at 7:09 PM on March 14 [3 favorites]


Falco v. McConnell
posted by phaedon at 7:09 PM on March 14


In that third shot, where he blinks and turns his face toward the camera, I expect him to finally reveal his lizard persona.

But he does not. So disappointed.
posted by Pudhoho at 7:18 PM on March 14


The Greatest American McConnell
posted by Benway at 7:18 PM on March 14 [6 favorites]


And also Sarah McLachlan wants you to look at the sad puppy.
posted by JauntyFedora at 7:19 PM on March 14 [3 favorites]


I especially like the 80s TV theme songs
posted by balacat at 7:22 PM on March 14


I haven't laughed this hard in a very long time. I am really glad my roomate is gone because I sound like an idiot.

Requiem for a McConnell
posted by BungaDunga at 7:24 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Black Metal McConnell is awfully intimidating.
posted by AndyP at 7:27 PM on March 14


I put a spell on you
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:27 PM on March 14 [19 favorites]


worn out faces
posted by pjenks at 7:29 PM on March 14 [3 favorites]


Wait! Perhaps we've been going about this all wrong!
posted by flechsig at 7:30 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


Not perfected but there's something here...
posted by tss at 7:35 PM on March 14 [5 favorites]


Ok, Regulate this
posted by xorry at 7:38 PM on March 14


The power that's inside!
posted by Monsieur Caution at 7:38 PM on March 14


Is this love that I'm feelin'?
posted by phaedon at 7:42 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


We were so wrong... BRRRRRRMM
posted by shoesfullofdust at 7:49 PM on March 14


Balacat: I especially like the 80s TV theme songs

That whole "working intently then stop and smile at camera" thing really makes the magic.
posted by JauntyFedora at 7:50 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Mitch McConnell hates people!
posted by dannyboybell at 7:51 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Mitch Hedberg's McConnell's apartment is infested with Koala Bears.
posted by AndyP at 7:51 PM on March 14


The more you know...
posted by xorry at 7:53 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


If your old man ain't treatin' you right . . .
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:56 PM on March 14


McConnell: "Will you still love me, when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" (this works uncannily)

McConnell is a modern major general.
posted by BungaDunga at 7:58 PM on March 14


So far mcstayinskool is the winner for me. I was kind of choking at the end of that.
posted by queensissy at 8:00 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


He only has eyes... for YOU
posted by drinkyclown at 8:02 PM on March 14


McConnell: "Will you still love me, when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" (this works uncannily)

Nope. Still not there but we are trying.
posted by Benway at 8:03 PM on March 14


That whole "working intently then stop and smile at camera" thing really makes the magic.

Oh yeah, combined with the little fist pump then zoom in at 0:50? Gets me every time!
posted by balacat at 8:04 PM on March 14


Especially when you have... Turtle Power!

Damn you, slater! That song was my first thought.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:09 PM on March 14


Whoa. My video turned out... kinda incredible.
posted by elmer benson at 8:16 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


Whip it on
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:16 PM on March 14


I really need to make a full sitcom credits overlay to do this one right.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:16 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


So far mcstayinskool is the winner for me. I was kind of choking at the end of that.

I agree. Good job mcstayinskool. That is perfect.
posted by Benway at 8:16 PM on March 14


Here is Something You Can't Understand
posted by eddydamascene at 8:17 PM on March 14


This song makes literally anything action-packed and awesome (because it is the best movie theme song ever).
posted by jason_steakums at 8:20 PM on March 14


I'd just like to say when I saw this on the Daily Show my first though (first after wordless terror-musement) was "I wonder if there's any hope of this finding its way to the Blue. Can't wait to get to my desktop and check these out!
posted by The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg at 8:20 PM on March 14


I wish there were more eefing in this, but there are some nice synchs.
posted by queensissy at 8:21 PM on March 14


what I aimed for was the transition at 1:15 and that little air punch at the end.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 8:24 PM on March 14


The first one I thought of was this. Lady lumps!
posted by annsunny at 8:26 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


McConnell's Good Day
posted by eddydamascene at 8:27 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


sheeeeeeeeiiiiit
posted by jason_steakums at 8:29 PM on March 14


A Soggy Bottom Boy
posted by jazon at 8:32 PM on March 14


dang this is fun
posted by dougzilla at 8:35 PM on March 14


ok, last one: Kill the Poor
posted by eddydamascene at 8:43 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


We are your overlords.
posted by uosuaq at 8:46 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


He looks like a wooden doll that came to life.
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 PM on March 14 [6 favorites]


The The Inner Life of Mitch McConnell, in two parts (some fantastic accidental audio-visual matching in spots)
posted by jason_steakums at 8:49 PM on March 14


I made this one and then snorted so hard that my nose fell off into my salad.
posted by otolith at 8:51 PM on March 14 [4 favorites]


So you motherfuckers thought I was gonna change my style...
posted by symbioid at 8:51 PM on March 14


Obvious.

Less obvious.

Better.

There we go.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:52 PM on March 14


oh my god, its a mirage
posted by phaedon at 8:56 PM on March 14 [5 favorites]


Inspired by BungaDunga, here's one more.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:03 PM on March 14


Jeffrey Lewis songs go with Mitch delightfully.
posted by jason_steakums at 9:11 PM on March 14


phaedon: “oh my god, its a mirage
Winner.


Here's my too-obvious-by-half socio-political statement which nevertheless syncs up uncannily: Yeah? I can't see anyone else smiling in here…
posted by ob1quixote at 9:15 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


It's not easy being a turtle.
posted by raysmj at 9:26 PM on March 14


He looks like a wooden doll that came to life.

I believe he's one of the old Nexus 3 models.
posted by otolith at 9:29 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Surely someone's done this one already?
posted by jason_steakums at 9:38 PM on March 14


Thought someone would've already kicked this one to the Curb...
posted by hangashore at 9:40 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Around 40 seconds on this one got a chuckle out of me.
posted by gimonca at 10:04 PM on March 14


Guys, are these links s'posed to work on mobiles? Neither me nor the BF can get these to work on Android or iPhone.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 10:05 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


No Motherland Without Mitch

To the Window
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College at 10:06 PM on March 14


And then, there's this one.
posted by gimonca at 10:09 PM on March 14


Turtle Kingdom?
posted by D_I at 10:11 PM on March 14


Needs more Herb Alpert.
posted by mmoncur at 10:14 PM on March 14 [2 favorites]


Overton Window Blues
posted by gimonca at 10:15 PM on March 14


Mitch has seen the sleeping knights of jesus
posted by jason_steakums at 10:21 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


There will come a day, when youth will pass away, what will they say about me?
posted by gimonca at 10:28 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Wow, it does work with all songs.

New World Order

Oll Raight!

Whatever

A Little Happiness

Linus and Lucy
posted by mmoncur at 10:31 PM on March 14


Mitch has a crisp endorsement from the C.C.A.A. Booty Patrol
posted by jason_steakums at 10:43 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Well, I don't know how to tell the weight of the sun...
posted by gimonca at 10:44 PM on March 14


Why does Mitch build the wall, my children?
posted by jason_steakums at 10:48 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


It's so weird to see him smiling. Normally he always, always looks like he just walked in on two furries doin' it.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 10:54 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Okay, just one more:

Oh no, I left it in my other suit!
posted by gimonca at 10:55 PM on March 14


Supersuß, supersexy ... Er ist supergeil.

Bonus: Jean Genie
posted by frimble at 11:07 PM on March 14


If the McConnell ad was ten seconds longer, the game would be over because this would incontrovertibly be perfect by any reasonable standard.
posted by sparkletone at 11:12 PM on March 14 [3 favorites]


Oh this syncs pretty well.

Teeth Like God's Shoeshine
posted by eyeballkid at 12:32 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]


If Mitch Had a Heart
posted by homunculus at 1:06 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]


Culture Club McConnelling
posted by readyfreddy at 1:54 AM on March 15


Marley #McConneling
posted by readyfreddy at 1:55 AM on March 15


Too Hot #McConnelling
posted by readyfreddy at 3:18 AM on March 15


I don't vote for anybody else.
posted by HeroZero at 4:10 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]


Kill the Poor
posted by readyfreddy at 4:22 AM on March 15


My favorite one seen on Twitter so far
posted by gimonca at 6:45 AM on March 15 [3 favorites]


Y'all are amateurs.
posted by Mcable at 6:57 AM on March 15


Oh my god. The awesomeness.
posted by Mcable at 7:03 AM on March 15 [8 favorites]


It just keeps on going.
posted by Mcable at 7:11 AM on March 15


She came from Greece with a thirst for knowledge...
posted by Mcable at 7:19 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]


Dear Minority Leader vs. Dear Leader.
posted by raysmj at 7:27 AM on March 15


To combine some recent themes.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 8:40 AM on March 15


I can't believe I didn't think of this right away.
posted by jason_steakums at 9:02 AM on March 15 [3 favorites]


Best one ever.
posted by Mcable at 9:18 AM on March 15 [3 favorites]


I met a Mitch who had no chin.
posted by homunculus at 9:35 AM on March 15


J'aime faire des croquettes au chien

I'm Audrey Horne and I get what I want

dirty old man
posted by Merzbau at 9:49 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]


Hey babe, I'd like to talk to you...
posted by lagomorphius at 9:52 AM on March 15


Wunderbar!
posted by lagomorphius at 9:56 AM on March 15


McConnell is the Lord High Executioner!

(Some good syncing at the beginning and about 30 seconds in. I've already spent too much time on this and I still want to sit down and edit it to make it perfect.)
posted by malthas at 10:00 AM on March 15 [2 favorites]


okay, one more
posted by Merzbau at 10:01 AM on March 15


Frank Zappa's Bobby Brown worked a little too well...
posted by samsara at 10:09 AM on March 15


Good riddance.
posted by dnash at 10:17 AM on March 15


He spends the entire campaign trying to figure out who's trying to defeat him.
posted by lagomorphius at 10:18 AM on March 15


Oh Mitch, I've got a crush on you...
posted by dnash at 10:23 AM on March 15


I almost hate to do this to my favorite band
posted by dnash at 10:34 AM on March 15


Some other remixes are showing up on YouTube itself.

This is Bob. Bob is doing well!
posted by gimonca at 10:36 AM on March 15 [3 favorites]


Wait, THIS is the best one ever. I can't be the first with this, it's too obvious.
posted by Mcable at 10:37 AM on March 15 [14 favorites]


Have to give my wife credit for this one, which turned out to be genius.
posted by malthas at 11:20 AM on March 15


I've got this feeling that wooooon't subside...
posted by Talez at 11:22 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]


Light up your face with gladness
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:52 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]


Mcconnelling is Awesome!
posted by dnash at 11:56 AM on March 15


Defying whatever.
posted by Mcable at 12:12 PM on March 15


Let it go(p)
posted by Mcable at 12:16 PM on March 15


Belvedered.
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:20 PM on March 15


Mitches ain't shit.
posted by Mcable at 12:34 PM on March 15


Well, he is anti-choice.
posted by Mcable at 12:44 PM on March 15


Wait, THIS is the best one ever. I can't be the first with this, it's too obvious.

Wow, that was actually kinda sad.
posted by Ndwright at 4:08 PM on March 15


It's the Eye of the McConnell
posted by quin at 4:40 PM on March 15


It was the system that made him a wanderer.
posted by lagomorphius at 4:46 PM on March 15


Mitch in Charge
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:48 PM on March 15


McConnell Me Maybe
posted by [insert clever name here] at 4:56 PM on March 15


Hurt Mitch
posted by quin at 5:06 PM on March 15


Blasphemy
posted by planetesimal at 5:29 PM on March 15


Mitchell Of Death
posted by waraw at 7:00 PM on March 15


He's an alien? (this works far too well for the whole video)
posted by [insert clever name here] at 7:27 PM on March 15


I'm your top prime cut of meat
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:33 PM on March 15


I'm pretty pleased how well Pusha T compliments this situation.

Let's be clear, I *hate* this line in the song, but I was secretly rooting for 0:50 to happen, and it didn't disappoint.
posted by AAALASTAIR at 8:25 PM on March 15 [1 favorite]


mmoncur, you forgot my favourite.

PS I finally pulled the trigger on a metafilter account for this.
posted by wyndham at 10:55 PM on March 15 [3 favorites]


And also, this is my favourite idea.
posted by wyndham at 2:39 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]


Hello my name is Mitchell Brown (NSFW language)
posted by samsara at 7:51 AM on March 16


I couldn't get it to match up entirely, but this was my husband's idea: Shaft McConnelling.
posted by limeonaire at 3:22 PM on March 16


on the internet you make something out of anything...
posted by judson at 11:29 AM on March 17


Stewart Ends #McConnelling, Introduces a Bunch of Even Crazier McConnell Parodies
posted by homunculus at 1:22 AM on March 26


Mitch McConnell's UK Campaign Ad Goes From Bad To Worse To Deleted
posted by homunculus at 4:46 PM on March 26


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