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Obama Must Be “Billy Elliott”, Because When Joe The Plumber Compared Him To Sammy Davis, Jr. It Was Racist
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June 09, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Obama Must Be “Billy Elliott”, Because When Joe The Plumber Compared Him To Sammy Davis, Jr. ItVia Kathy Shaidle, I see that Stephen Colbert was mocking Hugh Hewitt for comparing the victory in Wisconsin to Margaret Thatcher`s victory over the British Unions:

Hewitt:[On Hannity] It’s a precursor election, 1979, Maggie Thatcher swept into power in England, took on the unions, and what followed? Ronald Reagan. I think this is only five months, but I think five months from now, we’ll see, as Reagan followed Thatcher, Mitt Romney will follow Scott Walker.

Colbert: [Listening to clip of this] Exactly. Wisconsin is England, Scott Walker is Margaret Thatcher, the public school teachers are the British mining unions, which makes Barack Obama Billy Elliott. Oh, no. No.

Hewitt: [Listening to clip of Colbert reacting to earlier clip] Mark Steyn, what do you think? Barack Obama is Billy Elliott? 

Mark Steyn and Hugh Hewitt: Is Barack Obama “Billy Elliott”? (audio)

Billy Elliott is the "eponymous hero" of a movie of the same name, (set during the Thatcher years) about a 12 year-old boy in a British  coal-mining town in England who wants to be a dancer.

And all I can say is that Obama must be Billy Elliott, because when Joe The Plumber "told Katie Couric that Obama`s rhetorical tap dance was "almost as good as Sammy Davis, Jr.,"  it was  widely regarded as racist.[The Left Declares War On Joe the Plumber, By Michelle Malkin, October 16, 2008 ]