Not as awkward as their other attempt today to rip off a Website designed for the young of America, however. In the above video from the RNC’s YouTube site, which is a mock treatment of an “Obama ad in Berlin,” they can only be trying to riff off of Huffington Post political “humor” page 236.com. Otherwise, we have no explanation for the misguided spoof and the complete lack of comedy.* The video imagines what an on-air spot would look like if Obama bought one on German television. (Why would he do that? No idea.) There’s a techno theme and a David Hasselhoff joke, which we understand. But the rest of the patronizing xenophobia — and the Titanic reference — still mystify us.
RNC: ‘Obama TV Ad in Berlin’ [Politico]
*Okay, okay. It doesn’t completely lack comedy. It’s just not the kind of comedy the RNC intended.