2 decades ago, this might have been the in thing to do for an out-of-touch bit of mischief

It’s a little hard to explain what is so incredibly off with Karl Rove’s performance as “MC Rove”.

I think I can explain it thusly: as out-of-touch stunts go, it was an in out-of-touch thing to do in, maybe the late 1980s or early 1990s.  It is a sort of rap which expands each line “I- talk- like- this- to fill the met-er”, a lazy sort of thing which is the hallmark for all attempts like this.  It degerates into the rapper at Rove’s side making bird noises as Rove flaps his arms about.

And to top it all off, the black man on stage comes off as kind of token-ish.  (“QUICK!  Where’s our Black Republican to validate this?”)
What is the purpose of these things?  Understand, Rove began his appearance with a skit-tish bit of hilarity posing as Patrick Fitzgerald.  It’s a pointless exercise which eats your soul.

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