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(Independent)   "Michael Jackson is the reason Barack Obama was elected president," claims noted political pundit and power broker Jermaine Jackson   (independent.co.uk) divider line 62
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2012-06-25 07:09:41 PM
So... Michael is interviewed at Neverland by Oprah... it goes out to 90 countries and makes her famous... Oprah endorses Obama... Michael made Obama president.

That sounds like the slippery slope logic of one of those DirecTV commercials. "Jermaine, don't have a grandson with a dog collar."
 
2012-06-25 07:17:35 PM
Apparently, Jermaine is not
 
2012-06-25 08:14:18 PM
Jermaine! Stop teasing!

/Tito, give him some tissue!
 
2012-06-25 08:20:42 PM
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Sadly for Sarah Palin, she was waiting for the Action Jackson endorsement that never came through.

Not Carl Weathers, now.

Action Jackson.
 
2012-06-25 08:44:20 PM
Michael did bring in the white vote.
 
2012-06-25 09:14:12 PM
I haven't been this stupefied since Dave Coulier got Stephen Harper into the Canadian PM seat.
 
2012-06-25 09:43:09 PM
I expect something this stupid will shortly show up in a GOP commercial.
 
2012-06-25 09:44:08 PM
That sounds like a very Tortured explanation.
 
2012-06-25 10:51:50 PM
We get it. He's black.
 
2012-06-25 11:08:33 PM
If that's the case then Romney is a lead-pipe lock, what with Sandusky and all.
 
2012-06-25 11:12:50 PM
Citing Michael Jackson's interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1993; in which the singer conceded to suffering from Vitiligo, he claimed the admission had the combined effect of reiterating Jackson's Afro-American heritage while propelling Winfrey to fame. Winfrey's backing of Obama in the 2007 primaries is cited by some as the moment that secured his nomination as leader of the Democrats. "Michael invited her [to Neverland] and that was the moment that put her in 90 countries around the world and made her successful. What did she do with that success? She put it behind Obama."

To be fair, subby, you have sort of reduced a somewhat reasonable claim that Michael Jackson was a factor in Winfrey's success and the recognition that Winfrey was a factor in Obama's success, and changed it into a claim of cause and effect.

Also, "Cited by some as the moment that secured his nomination" doesn't exactly say who "some" is or that Jermaine repeated that argument.
 
2012-06-25 11:20:21 PM

GreenAdder: I haven't been this stupefied since Dave Coulier got Stephen Harper into the Canadian PM seat.


That isn't really germane to the article.

/rim shot
 
2012-06-25 11:35:43 PM
images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-06-25 11:39:49 PM
As a political thinker, Jermaine is a tremendous singing talent. Oh wait.
 
2012-06-25 11:40:31 PM

" "I think America has let Michael down. If he was from any other country they would have erected permanent tributes to him for what he's done for music.""


That very true, especially when you ignore that whole "Michael Jackson is a weirdo pedophile" issue.


As a musician he was tops but too bad his personal life was a mess. At least Janet seems to be the most normal Jackson left.

 
2012-06-25 11:43:24 PM
There is one person who is single-handedly responsible for making an African American palatable as the President of the United States.

3.bp.blogspot.com

fictional President David Palmer
 
2012-06-25 11:44:55 PM
I thought it was because Michael solved racism with "Black or White", thus clearing the way for Obama to run.

Come on Barack, credit where it's due!
 
2012-06-25 11:46:00 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: There is one person who is single-handedly responsible for making an African American palatable as the President of the United States.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 263x370]

fictional President David Palmer


Agreed
 
2012-06-25 11:47:15 PM
Actually, it was because of The Weeknd, retroactively.
 
2012-06-25 11:54:02 PM

Peaceboy: So... Michael is interviewed at Neverland by Oprah... it goes out to 90 countries and makes her famous... Oprah endorses Obama... Michael made Obama president.

That sounds like the slippery slope logic of one of those DirecTV commercials. "Jermaine, don't have a grandson with a dog collar."


When you pay too much for cable, you feel powerless.

When you feel powerless you want to take the power back

When you want to take the power back you take karate

When you take karate you want to use your karate

When you want to want to use your karate you become the fist of goodness

When you become the fist of goodness you run along rooftops

When you run along rooftops you fall into a dinner party

Don't fall into a dinner party, vote Obama.
 
2012-06-25 11:54:19 PM

"I think America has let Michael down. If he was from any other country they would have erected permanent tributes to him for what he's done for music."

Yes, like the very beautiful and tasteful statue outside Craven Cottage:

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news.bbcimg.co.uk

Outside the stadium, Fulham fan Michael Tune said: "We're a laughing stock. It has nothing to do with football."

Another Fulham fan, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "It makes the club look silly. I thought it was an April Fools joke."

But Mr Al Fayed said: "If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift this guy gave to the world they can go to hell.


One fan said the Jackson statue made Fulham "a laughing stock"
"I don't want them to be fans.

"If they don't understand and don't believe in things I believe in they can go to Chelsea, they can go to anywhere else," he added.
 
2012-06-25 11:55:09 PM

shanrick: We get it. He's black.


No hes not. what are you talking about?
 
2012-06-25 11:55:34 PM
Wow - I am not seeing that
 
2012-06-25 11:55:58 PM
I find his whole explanation truly hilarious. Sincerely amusing.
 
2012-06-25 11:59:00 PM
Yeah, blame the dead guy-classy.
 
2012-06-26 12:00:19 AM
No ....

Jeri Ryan is the reason Barack Obama is president.
 
2012-06-26 12:04:13 AM
I would say in terms of cultural progress there had to be a black of equivalent of this:
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Which was this:
3.bp.blogspot.com

And there also had to be this:
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Before there was this:
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Michael Jackson, Nichelle Nichols, or Dennis Haysbert didn't necessarily have to be the specific black people in these roles, but they were. A black president would not have been elected before the idea had been warmed up to on television and in popular imagination. That not saying any of them made Barack Obama president but he didn't clear his own path all by himself either.
 
2012-06-26 12:09:03 AM
What he meant to say is "Michael Jackson is the only reason I'm not living under a bridge, smothering myself in feces and complaining about the microchip implanted into my brain by Illuminati aliens"
 
2012-06-26 12:11:01 AM
Not at all
Obama surpassed Hillary after Oprah endorsed him.
 
2012-06-26 12:13:07 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: There is one person who is single-handedly responsible for making an African American palatable as the President of the United States.

www.yankeepotroast.org

fictional President David Palmer Lindberg


FTFY
 
2012-06-26 12:14:18 AM
Eminem skated on a path built by Vanilla Ice. Same thing.
 
2012-06-26 12:16:25 AM

NateAsbestos: What he meant to say is "Michael Jackson is the only reason I'm not living under a bridge, smothering myself in feces and complaining about the microchip implanted into my brain by Illuminati aliens"


img29.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-26 12:18:30 AM

LewDux: AverageAmericanGuy: There is one person who is single-handedly responsible for making an African American palatable as the President of the United States.


whatculture.com
 
2012-06-26 12:20:09 AM
Morgan Freeman frowns on Dennis Haysbert's shenanigans.
 
2012-06-26 12:30:36 AM

NateAsbestos: What he meant to say is "Michael Jackson is the only reason I'm not living under a bridge, smothering myself in feces and complaining about the microchip implanted into my brain by Illuminati aliens"


That's hardcore.
 
2012-06-26 12:34:26 AM

LewDux: AverageAmericanGuy: There is one person who is single-handedly responsible for making an African American palatable as the President of the United States.



i2.listal.com
 
2012-06-26 12:37:38 AM

shanrick: We get it. He's black.


No, he's green.
Rolling in so much corporate money the ink rubbed off.

Yeah, we get it.
 
2012-06-26 12:46:12 AM
What happened to the Dumbass tag?
 
2012-06-26 12:50:22 AM
Michael Jackson my ass. The reason Obama got voted in was because nobody trusted the republicans anymore after these 3 jokers
www.erinrsilva.com
 
2012-06-26 01:13:15 AM

varmitydog: Michael Jackson my ass. The reason Obama got voted in was because nobody trusted the republicans anymore after these 3 jokers
[www.erinrsilva.com image 600x370]


He had to get nominated first. Hillary Clinton would have beaten McCain too.
 
2012-06-26 01:24:20 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Or, the one and only...

t1.gstatic.com

Who didn't think about Obama getting popped like Cyrus whilst being inaugurated? Can U dig it?
 
2012-06-26 02:03:06 AM
Actually, Obama was elected because of this guy:

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2012-06-26 02:39:52 AM

Mr. Potatoass: NateAsbestos: What he meant to say is "Michael Jackson is the only reason I'm not living under a bridge, smothering myself in feces and complaining about the microchip implanted into my brain by Illuminati aliens"

That's hardcore.


I always say, go big or go home.

/Heheh, "go"
 
2012-06-26 04:45:02 AM
Sure, blame the fark up on the dead guy.
 
2012-06-26 04:52:33 AM

shanrick: We get it. He's black.


Why is that such an important thing for you?
 
2012-06-26 06:02:36 AM

varmitydog: Michael Jackson my ass. The reason Obama got voted in was because nobody trusted the republicans anymore after these 3 jokers
[www.erinrsilva.com image 600x370]


Even his tie is crooked!
 
2012-06-26 07:03:25 AM
what about the reason Sandusky molested little boys
 
2012-06-26 07:06:21 AM
I think Michael Jackson probably did have some influence in terms of helping the U.S. love and feel non-threatened by racial differences. See also: Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Jackie Robinson.
 
2012-06-26 07:30:53 AM
I'm pretty sure Barack Obama's father is the reason he was elected president.
 
2012-06-26 07:46:13 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: There is one person who is single-handedly responsible for making an African American palatable as the President of the United States.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 263x370]

fictional President David Palmer


I'd vote for him. Plus he is an actual black man.
Palmer kicked all sorts of ass.
Plus he saved me a lot of money on my car insurance.
 
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