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article imageOp-Ed: 'Obama that I used to know' parody going viral

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By Gar Swaffar     Aug 12, 2012 in Politics
Two college graduates have created a parody of a Gotye's song, "Somebody ThaT I Used To Know". Both had been Obama supporters, but seem to have left the dwindling crowd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJnAp3YxCCw
Justin Monticello and Ryan Newbrough created the parody in the aftermath of graduating in 2009, and facing the prospect of finding a job in the Obama Economy. It seems that neither of the graduates have found solace in the 'Hope & Change' rhetoric offered as an empty promise by a candidate with no apparent experience at running anything more than a community organizing campaign, and who was so inclined to vote 'present' on so many occasions.
The viral parody video now has more than 580,000 visits and is still climbing. At an interview on FoxNews, Monticello had this to say: "As the makers of a parody video on YouTube, it's a little tough to speak to everybody, but I think ... it wasn't unnatural to be kind of attracted to the message that he had," ....
"And I just think that there are some things he hadn't delivered on that he promised to do, and that's why some people are feeling disillusioned."
The question left unanswered in the interview is just how deep the dissatisfaction with Obama runs for the video makers, although one of them appears to suggest that it would only require for Romney to address the concerns which are important, to gain the support of those who are so very disillusioned with the current President.
One wonders if speaking to the issues of job creation and fixing an economy which is literally being driven over a cliff might be enough to gain the support of former college students now "living with my mother" as it states in the video.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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