This is a parking garage of ghoulishness: Creepy on every damn level. It's a video of President Obama at a Washington fundraiser last week. He's talking health care (as usual), when he brings up a dead campaign worker.
Well, actually he brings up himself.
Pay attention, not just to him, but how the audience responds. If you're a cow, it'll turn all four of your stomachs:
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I got a letter... I got a note, today, from one of my staff — they forwarded it to me — from a woman in St. Louis who had been part of our campaign, very active, who had passed away from breast cancer. She didn't have insurance, she couldn't afford it so she'd put off having... the kind of exams that she needed. And she fought a tough battle for four years; all through the campaign she was fighting it. But finally she succumbed to it. She insisted she's going to be buried in an Obama T-shirt.
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It takes a lot to give me the willies. But you know what? That gave me the willies. Also scurvy, rickets and bird flu.
Now, I've never said Obama was nuts or stupid. Unlike jeering liberals who regularly devoured George Bush over his stuttering syntax, I always chose to focus on what Obama says, instead of how he says it.
Which is why, maybe, the Big O is so much scarier than Bush. Consider what he just did:
• He remembers the Obama shirt, but not the name of the woman wearing it. Gross? Creepy? Try a combination of both: Greepy
• Once again, he used the deceased to make a political point. I hate this crap, because the goal is to use loss or suffering to prevent adversaries from raising an objection. It makes me think we were too hard on John Edwards. After all, he just chased ambulances, not hearses
• Also, Obama made it all about him, once again. It's a woman's death, and he inserts himself there? This reflects a gaping narcissism, oddly welcomed by the adulating guffaws of a cackling audience
But, maybe it was just so gross, you had to laugh.
And if you disagree with me, you're probably a racist homophobe who hates dead people in Obama shirts.
Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld (weeknights 3-4AM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor.