You might think CNN has lost its way by “fact-checking” the ad about the self-evident fact that Mitt Romney causes cancer. Well, the following should more than make up for that lapse in judgment on their part.
The fun begins at the 2:12 mark:
Alina Cho: Alright, it gets a laugh, but in all seriousness, can you even articulate what you two would’ve done with Guantanamo? Clearly, the president made a promise, one of his first campaign promises, to close it down, and he didn’t. What would you have done?
You Two #1: [stunned silence, satellite delay, or both] I think, you know, with Guantanamo, obviously that’s a tricky issue. A lot of this stuff you can’t just blame on Barack Obama. You know, there are other considerations and other politicians out there, obviously. We just, I think, our general sentiment with this was just that when he won, we thought that was going to be kind of a watershed moment, and that he was promising to return us to the American values without having to sacrifice them for security…
Cho: Okay. Ryan, what has been most disappointing to you about the Obama presidency?
You Two #2: You know, rather than any specific issue, I would say just sort of the general hope and inspiration that — and I think that goes back to the message of our video — that we were so inspired in 2008, we had so much hope for Obama and what he could do for America and the world. And maybe those were unrealistic expectations. But our message is kind of, and maybe the disappointment that’s expressed in the video, is just that he hasn’t exactly delivered everything we thought he could. And again, it might not be fair. It might not be a fair critique.
Cho: And I understand that both of you supported Obama in 2008, and yet neither of you voted in that election. And some people might say, “Listen, the better way to let your voice be heard, with all due respect, is to cast your ballot.”
You Two #1: Yeah, we both agree with that sentiment, obviously…
And so it went. Despite her interrogation, Alina Cho was unable to get You Two to apologize for humiliating The Greatest President Ever with their parody song on the Internet. They did seem suitably chastened, though.
Let this be a lesson to you, non-Republicans: Even the mildest critique of Obama from the left might just earn you a brittle rebuke from a CNN dayside anchor. Don’t you know you’re ruining everything, you ingrates? How about you just sit down, shut up, and be thankful that Obama descended from the heavens to give meaning to your miserable lives.
I think what saved You Two from the full force of Cho’s wrath was the line about Romney putting his dog on top of his car instead of Obama’s dinner table. That part was hilarious.
(Hat tip: The Blaze)