How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

September 14, 2011 -

GoNintendo points out a mildly entertaining "fan-made" video (called Super MariObama 2) featuring President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden taking on the roles of Mario and Luigi as they do all sorts of things with money. The video was actually made by a political group called For America, who are obviously not Democrats. Besides ribbing the president for his spending, the group also wants Teamsters Union leader James Hoffa to resign for comments he recently made about "taking the sons of bitches out," in reference to Tea Party activists.

A political message sugar coated with cute graphics and one of gaming's most visible stars is still a political message. As for spending, most would agree that all sides spend too much money, but what seems to be at play is what it is spent it on..

We'll leave the political battles to our readers. Watch the clip to your left.

Thanks to Andrew Eisen for the tip.


Comments

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

Wait, so we fund a half a dozen wars (Excuse me, military actions) 700 military bases around the world, a welfare state both social and corporate, we push jobs over seas, we bail out business that would fail under capitalism but get to go on with the same inept management because of it, and we've let the federal government bloat like a fat pig and suddenly we're broke? That doesn't make any sense at all.

 

Well at least it's only the kids and grand kids that will be suffering immeasurably because of it. Oh and the elderly who paid into a system when they were young that was inevitable to collapse when they were older. At least when that days comes we will still be able to buy a gun and shoot ourselves in the head.

 

Damn, what started out as a sarcastic political rant has actually made me kind of depressed.

 

Any young people reading this now, do yourself a favor. Start planning your retirement like the government will fail you and you might be all right. Otherwise you are gambling on a system that is managed by about 700 schizophrenic politicians who can't even keep their dicks off the internet, let alone to themselves.

 

Here's the biggest problem for me. The Republicans are addicted to military spending and war. Especially the ones who've never set foot on the battlefield, and the Democrats will give the Republicans whatever they want to ensure their bleeding heart legislation that breeds more dependence that actual good deeds gets to stay around. Also I have come to the conclusion that the only way to fix this system is to get people to vote and think about politics again. They should also ditch the home team mentality that will cause them to vote for someone just because they have a (D) or (R) beside their name on the ballet rather than learn about the person and their actual views. And I used to be exactly the kind of person I'm talking about here. It wasn't until I started paying attention to politics and politicians that I learned that I was actually a left leaning Libertarian rather than a Democrat like I had always though.

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

I consider myself a left-libertarian to. I'm a staunch social/civil libertarian. I despise the nanny-state and puritanical morality being jammed down our throats, but on fiscal/economic issues, I tend to disagree with alot of libertarian philosophy. In the end though, they are nonetheless much better then the other two a. k. a. - the authoritarian left and authoritarian right.

"No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

Funny, and this video made me finally realize that the dems are fully responsible for the US deficit. (just kidding)

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Whether it's conservatives bashing Obama, or whether it's liberals bashing the Tea Party, who gives a shit. It doesn't matter whether it's Democrats or Republicans in power because lets face it, they all suck. Both are there only to further the agenda of their special interest and corporate masters. This is no conspiracy theory bullshit it's right there in front of our eyes to see and anyone who still believes in the whole left/right paradigm needs to open them.

 "Disgust is not a valid basis for restricting expression." - Antonin Scalia

"No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

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Amen to that! You can't bash everybody at once. Yeah the G.O.P.'s screwing the country over just as bad as the Dems. But if you can't fit them all into one little cutsie cartoon, maybe they'll show up in the next one. Obama's the ring master of the circus, ergo most of the responsibility falls on him. It was funny!

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

This is terrible. Its quite laughable. Man, conservatives step up your game, this is shamefully amateurish.

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

What? You expect people who want to keep rolling us back to learn to use new tech better?

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

I agree -- let's stop spending money we don't have. let's cut the military spending and save the majority of the budget! Any takers?

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

Ha ha ha!! This is excellent!

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

racist much?

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

Someone has to put in a racist accusation. It's the law.

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

So, hmmm, 2d sprites can't be anything but white?

Re: How to Exploit Mario for Political Purposes

Not to me.  You?

 

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MonteWith the Wii, nintnedo had the right idea. Hold back on shiny graphics and focus on the gameplay experience. Unfortunatly everyone else keeps pushing for newer graphics and it matters less and less each generation. I can barely notice the difference02/28/2015 - 4:29pm
MonteON third party developers; i kinda think they should slow down to nintendo's pace. They bemoan the rising costs of AAA gaming, but then constantly push for the best graphics which is makes up a lot of those costs. Be easier to afford if they held back02/28/2015 - 4:27pm
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