What if Gilbert & Sullivan were still alive? “Obama: A Modern U.S. President” (musical spoof)

Comedic actor Ronnie Butler created this musical short that is one part political and one part Gilbert and Sullivan.

Not only are we impressed with the production value, but the song is very clever, too, addressing everything from Obama’s problems with being a true reformer to Sarah Palin to his smoking habit. It’s a lot of fun.

{REAL FILE IMAGE MIXED WITH PARODY VIDEO} President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen in the Oval Office to discuss the DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) repeal certification, July 22, 2011. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President, also attend the meeting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

And it’s about time somebody started poking fun at Obama in a way that’s funny, but not racist or hateful. There’s been too much of that out there. Tea Party, we’re looking at you! No president should have a “get of out of jail free card” for political satire, but there’s a way to do it and this is how it’s done!

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