As you may be aware if you’ve browsed Drudge today, the president took time out of his schedule to call into a Miami radio program in order to weigh in on one of the most pressing crises of our day: I’m speaking, of course, of the ongoing feud between R&B pop-stars and American Idol co-hosts Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
The feud boiled over a couple weeks ago with Nicki calling Mariah a @!#$ and a 3#$%^ing $%^& on camera. Then Mariah said Nicki made a death threat. And then rock’n’roll went to die in a corner somewhere. But I digress…
What you may not be aware of is that this radio call-in, in which the president calmly explains to radio host Michael Yo (who styles himself as “a half-black brother with a Korean mother” — in case you’re interested) just why it is that he’s so confident that the two pop divas can overcome their differences (and thus resolve a crisis that threatens to stir up enough interest to keep America’s worst and longest-running televised karaoke contest alive for one more season) is part of a series of radio call-ins that the president’s campaign has arranged in order to shore up the waning enthusiasm of his base within the Urban Adult Contemporary radio demographic. More simply put, MC Obama needs your vote.
“I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards,” the prezzy reassured concerned listeners, while the tick-tock of the nuclear crisis in Iran sounded somewhere deep beneath the static of his phone connection.