In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed the re-election of President Obama. Meanwhile, the Simpsons are poking fun at both candidates, but take a surprising jab at Mitt Romney.
Mayor Bloomberg is an independent, but the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the undeniable fact that the climate change is a serious problem has the mayor casting his vote for Barack Obama.
He stated that the aftermath of Sandy “brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.”
Bloomberg went on to explain that right now he believed America needed a leader who would at least attempt to address these environmental issues and believes the President has taken “major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks.”
The Bloomberg Obama endorsement, isn’t necessarily an enthusiastic one, however, as the Mayor also pointed out his disappointment with the President.
President Barack Obama maybe concerned with the environment, but the New York City mayor hasn’t seen enough efforts to decrease the deficit and make progress with tax reform.
The commander-in-chief “has embraced a populist agenda focused more on redistributing income than creating it,” Bloomberg wrote.
In fact, in this sense the mayor actually seemed to favor Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
The GOP candidate would bring “valuable business experience to the Oval Office,” but the Mayor’s support for Romney seems to stop there.
When it comes immigration, illegal guns, health care, and abortion Bloomberg finds himself disagreeing with Mitt, but probably would have been on his side back in 1994.
“If the 1994 or 2003 version of Mitt Romney were running for president, I may well have voted for him because, like so many other independents, I have found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing,” the latest Obama endorser explained.
Needless to say, he isn’t necessarily excited about either candidate taking office and it seems like the Simpsons might be singing the same tune.
Saturday Night Live was the only comedic program that seemed to be fearless about criticizing both candidates for some laughs, but surprisingly the Fox network program had their own jokes to make about the candidates – especially Mitt Romney.
The spoof features Simpsons’ character Mr. Burns sitting in his study talking about the Republican Party and how there is only one thing keeping them away from taking office in a few days.
Suddenly, Mr Smithers asks an array of questions about what that one thing is:
“The 47 percent tape? The empty chair? Cayman Islands? Swiss bank accounts?”
Eventually, Mr. Burns cuts him off and explains that the only issue keeping Mitt from office is his decision to die his dog to the top of his car during a “short” drive.
“No, no, no, and no,” Mr. Burns interrupts. “It’s a shaggy dog story about an actual shaggy dog.”
He tries to debunk the cruelty of Romney’s actions by bringing out a dog that is clearly shaking from fear.
Mr. Burns explains that the dog liked being on the roof so he could see more of the great country before he mindlessly rambles about how he can exploit that land for natural resources by drilling and mining.
His assistant snaps him out of it before he introduces the real test.
Two strangers wearing masks of each candidate emerge from two doors – Mitt Romney wielding a steak while Obama is offering two small pieces of broccoli.
The dog shakes in fear after looking at both candidates and when Mr. Burns asks the dog who he would like to take care of him for the next four years the dog quickly turns and runs away.
The new spoof comes as a shock considering the fact that Fox is owned by Republican Rupert Murdoch, and usually wouldn’t do anything to slander a Republican nominees name so close to election time.
If the rest of the country is feeling the way the Simpsons and Mayor Bloomberg does, however, no matter who is elected into office nobody seems to be too excited about either candidate.
Watch the Simpson’s spoof below: