By Jon Wiederhorn
"I make Obama sing s***," boasts the creator of the YouTube site Baracksdubs, a page where speeches, press conferences, and other commentary by Barack Obama are ingeniously manipulated to match the lyrics of popular songs.
The latest Baracksdubs snippet features Obama repeating 90 seconds of Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky."
"Dude, this s*** is dope! Hahaha," commented Sir Sam. "Way better than Pharrell’s annoying voice," wrote Bigballzs.
The anonymous creator of Baracksdubs encourages feedback and invites viewers to choose the next clip he'll make the President sing. "Tweet 'Hey @Baracksdubs, #Obama should sing …"
Baracksdubs' most popular video to date is Obama's version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," which was posted June 4, 2012 and accrued more than 38 million pageviews. LMFAO’s "Sexy and I Know it," posted March 26, 2012 garnered 20,610,000 views. Obama's accidental performances of Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend," which came out June 24, 2012, accumulated roughly 8.5 million views. Videos of the Pres edited to hits by MC Hammer, Justin Timberlake, One Direction, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga have each scored millions of views as well.
At the rate things are going, another Obama video song should pop up in less than two weeks. That’s the site's promise: "Presidential covers, twice a month." And we all know politicians never lie.