SNL Delivers a Musical Tribute to President Obama: ‘Come Back Barack’

Saturday Night Live gave a love letter to President Obama tonight in the form of a musical number called “Come Back Barack.” Chance the Rapper is tonight’s host, and he led an R&B vocal trio sing about what they’re most thankful for since Thanksgiving is just around the corner. However, what they want more than anything else is for the former president to come back and deliver the country from its current situation. The trio acknowledges, or course, that the Constitution wouldn’t allow Obama to serve as president again. Still, they’d gladly cast their votes for Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, or even George Clooney at this point. Watch above, via NBC. [Image via screengrab] — —
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No, Today’s Virginia Election is NOT a Referendum on Trump

While cable news waits for the results of today’s off-year gubernatorial election in Virginia you’ll hear plenty of smart-set pundits from Manhattan and D.C. telling you (quite confidently) that this election has huge ramifications for President Donald Trump’s reelection prospects in 2020. You know who I’m referring to… these are the same pundits and smart-setters who told you just as confidently that there would never BE a “President Trump” and Hillary Clinton was going to win the presidency and carry the senate with her pantsuit’s coattails. Now, if you didn’t already learn a valuable lesson one year ago this week when all of these pundits were proven to be full of political guano, let me cut to the chase: These people get paid extraordinary sums of money to espouse their own wishful thinking shrouded in the electronic cloak of “analysis.” That’s right they’re Analysts… at least, that’s what Continue reading "No, Today’s Virginia Election is NOT a Referendum on Trump"

‘As The Founders Intended’: Twitter Loves Photo of Former Presidents With Lady Gaga

Musical superstar Lady Gaga collaborated with the five living former US presidents to raise money for hurricane victims — and Twitter loved it. A photo of Lady Gaga with Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama went viral on social media, as many praised the celebrities and politicians for putting politics aside and combining efforts to help those who suffered under Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey. Besides the great picture, the event managed to raise $31 million in donations. Below are a few of the best Twitter reactions to the Lady Gaga-presidential hurricane relief collab:

Maher Brings on Obama Impersonator to Read Trump Quotes: How Would the GOP Have Reacted?

Bill Maher tonight brought back Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown so he could recite a few of President Trump‘s more outlandish comments. Maher was making a point about Republican hypocrisy, saying that Trump continues to get away with doing things that they never would have accepted under his predecessor. “Clearly,” he added, “the term Republican principles no longer has any meaning.” So “Obama” recited a few choice Trump quotes, from “I have a very good brain” to “I moved on her like a bitch.” And Maher said there’s no way the GOP and Fox News would have been okay with any of that. Watch above, via HBO. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Bill Maher Has Obama Impersonator Read Trump Quotes: How Would the GOP React?

Bill Maher tonight brought back Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown so he could recite a few of President Trump‘s more outlandish comments. Maher was making a point about Republican hypocrisy, saying that Trump continues to get away with doing things that they never would have accepted under his predecessor. “Clearly,” he added, “the term Republican principles no longer has any meaning.” So “Obama” recited a few choice Trump quotes, from “I have a very good brain” to “I moved on her like a bitch.” And Maher said there’s no way the GOP and Fox News would have been okay with any of that. Watch above, via HBO. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

President Bill Clinton to President Barack Obama: ‘I Love a Good Balloon’

Former President Bill Clinton wished fellow president Barack Obama a happy birthday on Twitter Friday afternoon. It’s President Obama’s 56th birthday, and the former president has been fielding heartfelt warm wishes throughout the day. Clinton adds a curious point in his note, a pointed reference to balloons: “Hope you get some balloons,” 42 wrote to 44. “I love a good balloon.” Unless Clinton and Obama have some sort of inside joke about inflatables, it seems the tweet is a reference to the viral video of Clinton, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, having an absolute blast with a large quantity of balloons: Hillary Clinton also reveled in the woefully short-lived fun, with her running-mate and all-American dad Tim Kaine also partaking in the shenanigans. While some commentators have Continue reading "President Bill Clinton to President Barack Obama: ‘I Love a Good Balloon’"

President Bill Clinton to President Barack Obama: ‘I Love a Good Balloon’

Former President Bill Clinton wished fellow president Barack Obama a happy birthday on Twitter Friday afternoon. It’s President Obama’s 56th birthday, and the former president has been fielding heartfelt warm wishes throughout the day. Clinton adds a curious point in his note, a pointed reference to balloons: “Hope you get some balloons,” 42 wrote to 44. “I love a good balloon.” Unless Clinton and Obama have some sort of inside joke about inflatables, it seems the tweet is a reference to the viral video of Clinton, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, having an absolute blast with a large quantity of balloons: Hillary Clinton also reveled in the woefully short-lived fun, with her running-mate and all-American dad Tim Kaine also partaking in the shenanigans. While some commentators have Continue reading "President Bill Clinton to President Barack Obama: ‘I Love a Good Balloon’"