Operatico Politico is back!
As we pass the one year anniversary of that gut-wrenching November election, the Operatico Politico crew, using a mashup of the invitingly accommodating Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” with the format of SNL’s Wayne’s World, gift us with an overview of iconic incidents that pull into focus the realization that something has gone radically wrong with our political and social contract. Amplifying the aural plaints of the cast, the video creatively incorporates into the presentation savagely cutting and surreal visual segments (inspired by ACTUAL EVENTS!). One of my favorites is the Trump marionette at about 5:14, operated of course by Putin. In an homage to the Star Wars franchise, there’s an appeal near the end to “Obi Robert Mueller” as well as an earnest plea for impeachment. On that impeachment request, there has actually been some progress! On Wednesday, five members of the House introduced five articles of impeachment!
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