Gosh golly geez… This is why there are so few comics poking fun at President Obama. Finally we have an explanation. It’s not because the media outlets that feature comics love him too much to make fun of him, or because they are biased, but because he is just way too awesome. Kind of like…. God, maybe? No, wait. God gets skewered by comics all the time. This must mean that Obama is above all mere mortals and also above divine beings. He is beyond divinity, above all other beings in the universe. Perhaps he really is The One, the ultimate source of all existence as described in the teachings of Plotinus, Porphyry, and Proclus, the Neoplatonists of ancient Alexandria. Yes, Obama must be The One, that is, the entity beyond all names and beyond Being itself. If you really want to understand what Mitt Romney is up against, you’d better read up on Neoplatonism. Here is a good place to start.
Is Obama too inscrutable to impersonate?
Obama’s blend of cool and reserve has proven tough to imitate, and it’s dragging down “Saturday Night Live”
BY KERA BOLONIK, at salon.com
For a comic, trying to impersonate the self-possessed, intellectual manner of President Obama is about as thankless a task as having the world leader’s job. It takes a level of mastery, creativity and maybe even a little perversion to chip away at Obama’s impenetrable reserve, and wedge your way into — or invent whole cloth — his inscrutable psyche…
If you are in dire need of an emetic or purgative, continue reading here. (Oye, mami, traeme la palangana, rapido, que siento fatiga…)