• If Tila Tequila Runs for Office in 2010, Blame Barack Obama

    Look what Barack Obama has gone and done with all his handsome hoping and multi-million dollar messaging and cool fonts. He has created a living hell for people like Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), an old stick-in-the-mud who risked his life to end segregation and spent several decades fighting for civil rights.

    Thanks to the big B.O., Lewis is staring down the barrel of his toughest challenge yet

    Today, Lewis faces his first primary challengers since 1992, a pair of candidates who are promoting the "change" mantra of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign and have organized their campaigns around a single, not-so-subtle message: Lewis's support for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) over Obama in the presidential primary.

    Lewis is one of three House Democratic incumbents in Georgia who should be enjoying an easy run through today's primary but instead find themselves battling a wave of younger black politicians emboldened by Obama's success and intent on succeeding their elders in choice political posts.

    Yeah! Change! And much as scissors beats paper, change beats old, so you square incumbent types better step aside. Especially if you supported She Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken. There's a new wind blowing, and it is picking up some remarkable debris, like a former Real World cast member…

    In Georgia and elsewhere, some of the initial targets have been lawmakers who backed Clinton instead of the first black candidate to clinch a major party's presidential nomination. In Brooklyn, Rep. Edolphus Towns, 73, a Clinton supporter, faces opposition in a Sept. 9 Democratic primary from community activist Kevin Powell, 42, who once was a star on MTV's "Real World."

    A commitment to bad denim and picking fights with Eric Nies. You know what that is?

    Change you can totally believe in.

    Tags: Barack Obama, House of Representatives, MTV, Voter Suppression


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