Via 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?
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 ]