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February 22, 2008 12:50 AM   Subscribe

Obama Reggaeton from the Tejanos wing of the Viva Obama movement. Love the big, white hats!

The website is so fresh, it was probably done today. How can you beat somebody so hot?
posted by growabrain (35 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Senator Obama shares the growing public concern about illegal immigration in the United States. The challenge facing President Bush and Congress is how to effectively stop the flow of illegal immigrants across our borders, better manage immigration flows going forward, and deal with illegal aliens who are already living and working in this country

Instead of mass deportations, Senator Obama believes that Congress must pass comprehensive, compassionate reform that reaffirms the rule of law and brings the undocumented population out of hiding.

Nice try with the video and all, but Obama's official position on immigration does not appear (to say the least) designed to mollify Hispanic interests.
posted by three blind mice at 1:20 AM on February 22, 2008


I love a good Corrido, though.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:49 AM on February 22, 2008


I'm still waiting to see the music videos in support of Hillary. Anybody got one?

And two thumbs way up on those cookie-shaped hats.
posted by GrammarMoses at 5:49 AM on February 22, 2008


The Clinton campaign hasn't been quite so fortunate in terms of music videos.
posted by Zonker at 6:01 AM on February 22, 2008


Obama's official position on immigration does not appear (to say the least) designed to mollify Hispanic interests.

Perhaps "Hispanic interests" don't want to be mollified, but merely have a candidate who takes them seriously as a constituency. In the debates, Obama went out a limb to reframe the "drivers licenses for illegal immigrants" issue ("...they're not coming here to go to the In-N-Out Burger. That's not the reason they're here. They're here to work."), yet did in a way where he cannot be accused of simple pandering.
posted by jonp72 at 6:12 AM on February 22, 2008


I'm still waiting to see the music videos in support of Hillary. Anybody got one?

One.
posted by mosch at 6:30 AM on February 22, 2008


Wow, Zonker, that song is almost completely devoid of funkiness. Bring on the Ray Conniff Singers! And mosch, as soon as I hit "post comment" I remembered that one. Query, though, whether it's really about Hillary-as-candidate --more like Hillary-as-putative-hottie (analogous to the Obama crush). Form vs. function, if you take my meaning.
posted by GrammarMoses at 6:37 AM on February 22, 2008


I guess this would be a convenient place to post Cumbia de Obama, done by a couple good friends of mine!
posted by snofoam at 7:03 AM on February 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


In the debates, Obama went out a limb to reframe the "drivers licenses for illegal immigrants"

This is not going out on a limb. That's just stating what a large chunk of the democratic party has said for years.

In terms of just illegal immigration, he is not the best candidate for Hispanic interests. In terms of everything else, so far the majority of hispanics have decided that Clinton is better. We'll see how Texas turns out though.
posted by Stynxno at 7:25 AM on February 22, 2008


The Hillary tribute is whoa... whitebread scareyville.. But .. minor rant ... I repeat .. I repeat do not care about how much inner 'funky,' or 'rockstar' ness you have as a candidate. I do not care if you are bussied with Bono or the Guy from Matchbox 20. I really dont. so put away the sax, the electric guitar, the classic rock or salsa tracks. As a dyed in the wool music geek Im fine with a squaresville, musically challenged public servants. Viva Kucinich .
posted by celerystick at 7:26 AM on February 22, 2008


As a dyed in the wool music geek Im fine with a squaresville, musically challenged public servants.

In other words, you'd prefer the white guy.

Viva Kucinich .

There you have it.
posted by three blind mice at 7:30 AM on February 22, 2008


I'd prefer the smartest guy.
but I'd vote for Obama
posted by celerystick at 7:32 AM on February 22, 2008


Hiya snofoam!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:33 AM on February 22, 2008


I'd prefer the smartest guy.

The smartest guy left in this race a woman.
posted by three blind mice at 7:35 AM on February 22, 2008


I'm still waiting to see the music videos in support of Hillary. Anybody got one?

I submit to you the greatest video every produced in the history of moving pictures. But I don't want to oversell it.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:43 AM on February 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have a strange craving for jello fluff right about now.
posted by Ivana Shtup de Naparino at 7:43 AM on February 22, 2008


Oh, that's not even The worst Hillary song out there.
posted by Paris Hilton at 7:44 AM on February 22, 2008


Speaking of bad videos: the Huck Dance.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 7:44 AM on February 22, 2008


Damn you pastabagel!
posted by Paris Hilton at 7:44 AM on February 22, 2008


You owe me a Coke, Paris Hilton! Take that, high society!
posted by Pastabagel at 7:46 AM on February 22, 2008


HuckDance the best yet
posted by celerystick at 7:53 AM on February 22, 2008


mosch, I can't believe that video, where did you find it?
posted by micayetoca at 8:11 AM on February 22, 2008


Oh, that's not even The worst Hillary song out there.

This one will be hard, very hard, to beat.

Is that Gwen Ifill singing?
posted by three blind mice at 8:15 AM on February 22, 2008


Oh, they get even more cringeworthy: This one's official.
posted by designbot at 8:30 AM on February 22, 2008


micayetoca: you know, the usual. Just searching on "Hillary's derrière video" and it came up.
posted by mosch at 9:04 AM on February 22, 2008


The Huck Dance: what happens when homophobes do disco.

I've yet to see anything that would convince a swing voter.
posted by Pallas Athena at 9:14 AM on February 22, 2008


hi flapjax!
posted by snofoam at 9:25 AM on February 22, 2008


Cumbia de Obama Hey, I like me a good cumbia, too. ¬°Bailemos!
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:51 AM on February 22, 2008


the greatest video every produced in the history of moving pictures

Pastabagel, I think I'd rather have been Rickrolled. Fucking hell, that's bad.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:53 AM on February 22, 2008


This is not going out on a limb. That's just stating what a large chunk of the democratic party has said for years.

In terms of just illegal immigration, he is not the best candidate for Hispanic interests. In terms of everything else, so far the majority of hispanics have decided that Clinton is better.


In the same debate where Obama delivered the "In 'n' Out Burger" line, Hillary was much more mealymouthed on the issue of "drivers licenses for illegal immigrants." She probably had it workshopped in focus groups for months. As for references to "the majority of hispanics," that depends. I live in the state of Virginia, and exit polls from my state indicate that more Hispanics voted for Obama than Clinton. As this preliminary analysis of voting trends indicates, Obama tends to do better in states where there are more native-born Hispanics. Obama's problem is not necessarily a problem with Hispanics per se, but with recently naturalized immigrants. As information about the two candidates become more broadly diffused to all Americans in the social structure, both native-born and immigrant, I think Obama will do better, because Hillary Clinton's campaign strategy seems to be based on ensuring "low-information voters" stay at a low level of information.
posted by jonp72 at 10:14 AM on February 22, 2008


I hate this kind of music with a strong, bitter passion (because its the worst garbage ever produced), but I had to laugh when I heard it.
posted by hellslinger at 10:35 AM on February 22, 2008


That first link to the Huck Dance is no longer working, but here's one that is.

snofoam, to my ear that Cumbia de Obama is much lovelier than the reggaeton in the FPP.
posted by Pallas Athena at 1:14 PM on February 22, 2008


I liked that cute Obama video of the fpp. It prompted me to read a little about the Mexican population in the USA:

1 in 7 Mexican workers migrates -- most send money home

Roughly 10 percent of Mexico's population of about 107 million is now living in the United States.

The current migration of Mexicans and Central Americans to the United States is one of the largest diasporas in modern history, experts say.

posted by nickyskye at 3:52 PM on February 22, 2008


So, I guess Hillary Clinton's music videos are either sad or for lesbians.

Even Ralph Nader has a better music video... and he's only running an exploratory campaign so far.
posted by markkraft at 6:32 AM on February 23, 2008


A better Nader video.
posted by EarBucket at 7:44 AM on February 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


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