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No, it's *literally* raining McCain.
March 21, 2008 8:57 PM   Subscribe

You've probably seen Hillary4U&Me or Hillary In The House, but you should know that Senator Clinton's supporters don't have a monopoly on awesome/hilarious propaganda. Witness Barack OBollywood and The McCain Girls in "It's Rainin' McCain!"
posted by EarBucket (59 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think the key difference here is that the Barack OBollywood one is tagged with 'parody'.
posted by patr1ck at 9:00 PM on March 21, 2008


Rainin' McCain isn't a golden shower thing is it? Not into watersports, thanks.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:01 PM on March 21, 2008


Hillary4U&Me and Hillary in The House...they have to be some sort of brilliant GOP sabotage, right?



Right?




They're just so...square...
posted by stenseng at 9:05 PM on March 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also, if this is todays Election2008Filter, allow me to point out the very excellent article "Story behind the story: The Clinton myth" at Politico.
posted by patr1ck at 9:10 PM on March 21, 2008


Barack Obama-sistible!

Seriously: WTF white people?!
posted by DaShiv at 9:11 PM on March 21, 2008


And oh, hat tip to Paul Hunt.
posted by patr1ck at 9:12 PM on March 21, 2008


We need a cleaning in that White House! And we need a woman to clean it up!

Um, okay.
posted by aqhong at 9:13 PM on March 21, 2008


It's Rainin' McCain

damn. fifteen-thousand punchlines waiting to be made and I haven't counted the fatty-jokes. that video is the best attack ad a democrat could run.
posted by krautland at 9:19 PM on March 21, 2008


Is there some sort of election going on that I should know about?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:21 PM on March 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


No, "Hillary4U&Me" is legit, although it's by a supporter, not from the campaign itself. I thought this Hillary4U&Me reaction video summed it up pretty well.
posted by Zonker at 9:35 PM on March 21, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'm William Henry Harrison, and I approve this message.
posted by dhartung at 9:36 PM on March 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Typical lying political advertising.

Calling them the McCain Girls and all.
posted by Samizdata at 9:36 PM on March 21, 2008


When I was in grad school, a couple women in my program did "it's rainin' John Parman" I think that was the better version, as I still have it in my head, three years later.
posted by parmanparman at 9:48 PM on March 21, 2008


Dhartung's ad clinches it. I am totally voting for Harrison Ford.
posted by dirigibleman at 9:48 PM on March 21, 2008


Harrison Ford: He totally killed fake Russian Gary Oldman! You know you want that shit!

And Tyler too!
posted by dirigibleman at 9:50 PM on March 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


That old caucasian woman on the McCain video made a poor choice in clothing, wearing teal in front of a green screen.
posted by spiderskull at 9:51 PM on March 21, 2008


The lousy green-screen in "Rainin McCain" is comedy gold.
posted by fungible at 9:55 PM on March 21, 2008


Do you believe in ghosts on film?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:04 PM on March 21, 2008


McCain: SECRETS
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:08 PM on March 21, 2008


Barack Obama with teeth made of dancing Bollywood girls is easily the most upsetting thing I've seen all day.
posted by Hollow at 10:42 PM on March 21, 2008


The Rockabelles!
posted by cashman at 10:43 PM on March 21, 2008


OK seriously. What is the deal with the McCain "girls?" They're a mess. The most attractive one is being hidden in the back in a tragic repeat of the Wilson Phillips era. One of them keeps becoming partially invisible, as if she went back in time to 1955 and nearly broke up her parents at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Was the video direcvted by Jan Terri?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:46 PM on March 21, 2008 [3 favorites]


Those Rockabelles have compellingly original lyrics. (Unlike SOME candidates' supporters we could mention.)

I just love spelling in songs!
posted by Hollow at 10:52 PM on March 21, 2008


Ow.
posted by WCityMike at 11:01 PM on March 21, 2008


You know what's worse than raining McCain?
That's right;









Heiling Hitler.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:02 PM on March 21, 2008 [9 favorites]


Sorry, had to stop watching.

Gag reflex.
posted by PsyDev at 12:12 AM on March 22, 2008


Come on, Senator McCain! Don't be such a wet blanket. Let's raise the roof! Woo! Woo!

Oh... oh, I see.

Also, I don't believe that the totally fucking weird genre of political fan videos has been represented yet.
posted by Rhaomi at 12:53 AM on March 22, 2008 [4 favorites]


Rhaomi, a YTMND link titled "Buttering Obama"... I'm hesitant, intrigued, and disturbed all at once.
posted by spiderskull at 1:06 AM on March 22, 2008


Okay... that's the weirdest thing I've seen all week.
posted by spiderskull at 1:06 AM on March 22, 2008


Hurf durf butter wearer!
posted by maryh at 1:21 AM on March 22, 2008


Rainin' McCain isn't a golden shower thing is it?

Possibly brown showers, if the most recent of YouTube's commenters is to be believed:

"i would leave a cleveland steamer on tubbys face"

I have to say, its puerile and childish of me, I know, but I couldn't stop myself from laughing hysterically as I watched them performing their inane, Old Age Pensioner routine with this image fixed firmly in my mind.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:01 AM on March 22, 2008


Also, in a complete change to established protocol, that Barack O'Bollywood shows the candidate with dancing girls in his mouth, as opposed to the other way around.

That's just how much of a break with past this guy is.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:07 AM on March 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


Can't be worse than Bob Dole's campaign song...
posted by munchingzombie at 5:04 AM on March 22, 2008


The lead singer likes McCain so much that she's drooling all over her chin.
posted by MegoSteve at 5:58 AM on March 22, 2008


"Rainin' McCain isn't a golden shower thing is it? Not into watersports, thanks."

C'mon... Even Reagan loved a good trickledown!
posted by markkraft at 6:03 AM on March 22, 2008


"As Hillary Clinton campaigns vigorously for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections, Irish Pop Group TINSELITIS jump onboard in support of her U.S. Election 2008 campaign with their song 'HIP HIP for HILLARY!'"
posted by simonw at 6:22 AM on March 22, 2008


My favorite part of all of those videos was the split-second shot of the fancy decorated elephant in the Obama Bollywood video.

Conclusion: candidates need to employ more fancy decorated elephants.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 7:48 AM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Best. Thread. Ever.

KennedyKennedyKennedyKennedyKennedyKennedy!
You like Ike, I like Ike
Subterranean Ron Paul Blues

Yep... I'm definitely never voting again!!

posted by not_on_display at 8:26 AM on March 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


You know, when I paid my $5 to metafilter it was because someone told me this site was the best of the web. This post proves I should get my $5 back.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:05 AM on March 22, 2008


If you feel that strongly about it, disable your account and I'll PayPal you the five bucks.
posted by EarBucket at 9:17 AM on March 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


Wow. I initially read TINSELITIS as TINSELTITS, and was vaguely disappointed when I realized my error.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 9:56 AM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


McCain looks like a turtle.
That is all.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:03 AM on March 22, 2008


Dennis Kucinich sings "Sixteen Tons"
Pets for Obama
Who can crack the elephant's back? Jack Kennedy can!
Have you had enough of Virginia Foxx?

Politics + music = comedy gold.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 10:20 AM on March 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


Don't forget this.
posted by aqhong at 10:35 AM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like the floating McCain head, and when one woman washes her face with the raining McCains, although I'm not sure how refreshing that would be. Crushing tiny bodies of an aged political figure against my face doesn't sound all that appealing, but then I've never tried it.
posted by krinklyfig at 10:41 AM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Jesus Christ, if we were really serious about capturing young peoples' interest we would change the nomination process to be more like "Deal or No Deal" where the suitcases would contain differing amounts of super delegates.
posted by mazola at 11:46 AM on March 22, 2008


I really liked Barack OBollywood. Really. It's just more proof that I didn't need to do 'shrooms when I was in high school, because this sort of thing was waiting for me in the future.
posted by maudlin at 11:47 AM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hillary4U&Me and Hillary in The House...they have to be some sort of brilliant GOP sabotage, right? They're just so...square...

Typical white people.
posted by rokusan at 2:24 PM on March 22, 2008


I may have to change my name. Again.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:16 PM on March 22, 2008


Does anyone else find it ironic that a song which is practically a gay anthem was picked by McCain supporters? Although, to be honest, I'm not sure if the McCain gals are serious, or if it is just a poorly executed spoof.

Bomawood was pretty cute, but Barack Obama-sistible...that's just scary. I'm on board with the "WTF White People?" folks on that one. Actually, the WTF WP? goes for the Hillary ones too. Seriously people, is it too much to ask for a little represent that doesn't make white folks look like complete and total dweebs? I mean, granted, you're trying to tart up Hillary, which doesn't give you that much to work with, but come on, that's just sad.
posted by dejah420 at 5:27 PM on March 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure the Obama-sistible is a parody. In fact, I'm pretty sure I recognize the lead singer as a comedian elsewhere.
posted by jmhodges at 5:48 PM on March 22, 2008


I can't believe they are sitting under an umbrella.
posted by paddingtonb at 6:02 PM on March 22, 2008


I watched all of these, but only that Hillary in the House one made me wish for the total annihilation of our species from the face of the earth.
posted by Pastabagel at 6:22 PM on March 22, 2008


That comment is simply Pastabagel-sistible.
posted by not_on_display at 7:43 PM on March 22, 2008


The 80's Casio/MIDI/Chiptune/whatever backing track on "Rainin' McCain" is kind of unironically awesome.
posted by naju at 12:06 PM on March 23, 2008


I just figured I wouldnt be able to watch "hilary in the house" so I skipped it.

"Rainin' McCain" is unbelievable in its phail. No harmony, out of key, green shirt in front of a green screen... There is just so much wrong with that...
posted by subaruwrx at 7:32 PM on March 23, 2008


I'd just like to say that for the last three days, it's been rainin' McCain in my head.

Watch your back, EarBucket.
posted by Locative at 10:05 PM on March 23, 2008


There's something about that bedroom-eyed flirt in the transparent teal pantsuit that just screams Sue Ann Nivens to me. Someone warn Cindy before this frilly bosomed spitfire "greenscreens" poor McCain's slacks!
posted by maryh at 12:19 AM on March 24, 2008


Gosh. :-D Can't blame y'all for missing this, but the it's them words that seem to be the point in Obama's video. The lines go something along the lines of, We [I] will love the fair girl secretly. Secretively, we'll tell her my heart's desire. And so on so forth. Additionally, the song is actually not Bollywood propah; it's from the Hollywood comedy, The Guru.

While I think it's missing the lulz factor by a wide margin, just thought I'd point out that there seems to be some Hillary/race-based joke intended in there somewhere. Or may be whoever editted this thought it'd be easy to lip-sync "Aaja" ("come here") with Obama's footage.
posted by the cydonian at 3:11 AM on March 24, 2008


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