Obama Is Not Being Asked to Resign Over Beyonce’s Lip-Sync, Put Away Your Twitchy Tweeting Thumbs You Gullible Lot

By: Josh Wolford - January 24, 2013

Come on, guys. Think about something before you go all stage five freakout on Twitter. I know that’s too much to ask, but I’m still going to ask it.

Despite what you may have read, a “rising chorus” of Republicans in Congress led by Rand Paul are not suggesting that President Obama should resign because Beyonce reportedly lip-synced the national anthem (people are still debating it) at this week’s inauguration.

Yes, that headline is real and was published by a popular magazine. Yes, I understand that it may not seem that far-fetched, considering Congress these days. But the article was published in The New Yorker and was written by Twitter personality, satirist, and frequent New Yorker contributor Andy Borowitz (of the Borowitz Report).

So, it’s just a joke.

“By lip-synching the national anthem, Beyoncé has cast a dark cloud over the President’s second term,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “The only way President Obama can remove that cloud is by resigning from office at once.”

While many in the media have blamed Beyoncé for the lip-synching controversy, Mr. Paul said, “We must remember that this happened on President Obama’s watch.”

Funny, but just a piece of satire, people.

These people clearly need that told to them:

Want more? Just check here. Some people get it, but a disturbing amount don’t get it at all.

I just hope that some of these tweets are a satirical response to the satire. Oy.

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  • PorfirioR

    Well, at least part of some of those tweets is based on facts: Ron Paul IS an idiot.

    • Jessie

      This article and the tweets are about Rand Paul, not his father Ron.

      • Coolz

        Like father like son, I guess.

    • Kurt616

      Howabout you’re an idiot…

  • Crystal

    LOL, I knew this was satire when I read it, didn’t realize so many people believe it… but I think it’s revealing of something deeper since people believed it. The GOP has been saying some of the most ridiculous things, people’s expectations have just gone downhill. These comments may just seem like more crap that people like Rand Paul would spout.