Oh, JK! Republicans Don’t Really Want Obama To Resign Over Lip-Syncing ‘Scandal’

January 24, 2013  |  

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According to the International Business Times, the New Yorker’s article on Rand Paul asking for President Obama to resign was just a joke. Apparently Andy Borowitz’s article was satire and he regularly writes these types of opinion pieces on current events — without letting people know they’re not real.

Well, at least this is relief Republicans aren’t that crazy.


I really wanted that headline to read: GTFOHWTBSYRAMF — the last letters meaning you racist a** mother f***ers but that’s not very ladylike so I’ll stop while I’m already behind on my swearing allotment for the day. But after you read this, you might want to yell out a few expletives too.

The New Yorker, in its Borowitz Report, has quoted the always-ridiculous Senator Rand Paul — a Republican from Kentucky, of course — who is now calling on President Obama to resign from office because Beyonce lip-synched the National Anthem during inauguration. According to him:

“By lip-synching the national anthem, Beyoncé has cast a dark cloud over the President’s second term. The only way President Obama can remove that cloud is by resigning from office at once.”

“We must remember that this happened on President Obama’s watch. If Beyoncé lip-synched the national anthem, how do we know President Obama didn’t lip-sync his oath of office?” he said. “If that’s the case, he’s not legally President. But just to be on the safe side, he should resign anyway.”

Yes, that’s a very logical way to look at this situation because singing and talking are exactly the same thing and I’m sure President Obama wanted to save his vocals so he could whisper in Michelle’s ear later during their first Inaugural dance. How does he not realize how crazy he sounds? And how is his party not ashamed? They need to put out a gag order on him.

At this point, I should remind you that Rand Paul is the son of Ron Paul, the originator of the “honest rape” theory that, speaking of cloud casting, overshadowed way too much of the abortion debate during the Presidential election this year. So yeah, the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree at all.

Like Beyonce, the White House has chosen not to comment on what has become the most unnecessarily crafted scandal in a slow news week ever — because why would they — but Rand says the refusal to comment:

 “only serves the argument that this President has something to hide.”

I wish Republicans like Rand and his pappy would realize that they should actually be the ones who keep quiet on things that don’t actually matter. Isn’t there a deficit to be fixed right now?

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  • SMHgurl24

    Why does MN love to insult the Republicans so much? They are probably offending thousands of people while making themselves out to look like a complete idiot that knows nothing about politics. Also don’t insult RP especially because you know nothing about his policies, he was the greatest potential candidate for this country..

  • udomonowayen

    Even though it was (convincing) sattire, it says a lot that it was so easy for us to believe that a republican politician would say something so stupid. They’ve been talking isht for a long time. A case of chickens coming home to roost.

  • T

    I love Obama and Beyonce. We all know Bey can sing but let’s admit that her lip synching was uncalled for. If the other acts had enough respect to perform live why couldn’t she go through with it? She’ll probably lip-synch at the superbowl too

  • mac

    Some stupid statements come out of that party. But this was OBVIOUS satire. Come on guys…dense much?

  • Annette

    It is not that serious. It’s just a joke. I mean, it is kinda disrespectful to even be joking about wanting the president to resign, but it was very obvious it was a joke from the beginning.

  • QueenD

    OMG this has to be the dumbest scandal ever

  • Niki

    That entire party should take several seats and stay put in them!!!! They are just trying to stay relevant…

  • Sagittarius81

    How about these teapublicans go have a seat in the middle of a freeway and let an 18-wheeler hit them! As if Obama have something to do with Bay’s choice to lip-sync the National Anthem!

  • realadulttalk

    These repubs are just getting stupid. Please tell me that story was from the Onion…please Brande please!!!!! Lol

  • Jess

    The article in the New Yorker was satirical, so it was actually written as a joke.

    • IllyPhilly

      Thank You!

  • rzakia

    People like Rand Paul are the reason why I sometimes rethink freedom of speech.

    • TRUTH IS

      Theres not freedom of speech…all an illusion….Rethugs are pushing it too far now.

  • Trisha_B

    LMFAO he is a joke. it would be one thing to say ‘don’t allow this singer to disrespect the national anthem again by not inviting her back…” to tell the president to resign is straight BS!! Obama has nothing to do w/ Beyonce lip-syncing