Things are so bad for Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression, that he’s resorted to singing at fundraisers.
Shortly after taking the stage tonight for a fundraiser at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, President Obama broke into song. Obama, standing behind the presidential podium, thanked his hosts and the performers who preceded him, including soul singer Al Green. “To know that Rev. Al Green was here!” Obama said.
Then, after a pause, he began to sing the opening line of one of Green’s hit songs from 1972: “Let’s Stay Together.” “I’m…. sooo in love….” The crowd of 1,400 supporters went wild.
The lyrics of full opening stanza of the song read: “I’m, I’m so in love with you. Whatever you want to do. Is alright with me ‘Cause you make me feel, so brand new. And I want to spend my life with you.”
The tune’s refrain underscores a theme of Obama’s re-election campaign: “Let’s, let’s stay together. Loving you whether, whether. Times are good or bad, happy or sad.” (The president did not sing this part, however.)
You certainly didn’t expect him to talk about the 20,000,000 Americans who are unemployed or underemployed, did you?