81-Year-Old Former Sen. Alan Simpson Goes Gangnam Style to Get Young People Interested in the Fiscal Cliff
December 5, 2012 - 11:38 am
Yeah. I don’t even… I’m just sad that I know what Gangnam Style is.
The former senator of “Bowles-Simpson” notoriety is featured in a Web video for The Can Kicks Back campaign to encourage young people to get involved in the ongoing fiscal debate in Congress.
“Stop Instagraming your breakfast, and Tweeting your first-world problems, and getting on YouTube so you can see Gangnam Style,” says Simpson before breaking out into his own version of South Korean musician PSY’s hugely popular dance.
“[S]tart using those precious social media skills to sign people up on this baby,” he says. “Three people a week and let it grow. And don’t forget, take part or get taken apart, or these old coots will clean out the Treasury before you get there.”
Eh. He’s just attempting to speak the language of the culture he is attempting to reach. He’s right on the facts of course, but it’s irrelevant because Barack Obama wants to take us over the cliff to screw up the economy, increase dependence and set up the Democrats for 2014. And Alan Simpson attempting to dance reminds me of the old Six Flags mascot.
And I’ll listen to anything Alan Simpson says when he acknowledges that one of his most significant pieces of legislation, the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration reform act of 1986, was an unmitigated disaster that has contributed to the fiscal dire straits that we find ourselves in now.