Satire: Ron Paul vows ‘free bananas’ in 2012

By Stephen C. Webster
Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:52 EDT
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A screenshot from a satire video by "Bad Lip Reading," depicting Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
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In another episode of “Bad Lip Reading,” a series of satirical videos that re-dubs audio tracks of politicians and celebrities in a manner that seems to fit what they are saying, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is spared not an ounce of ribbing as he’s portrayed rattling off nonsensical phrases like a confused old man.

It should hardly need to be said that these videos are not to be taken seriously. But for those intently following politics in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, “Bad Lip Reading” has been a source of levity in an otherwise all-too-serious field.

Other targets have included Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former motivational speaker Herman Cain, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

“I helped a fuzzy dude cut a piece of fruit, and when he was chewing on it, I mushed it and called an ambulance,” the Paul voice-over says in the latest “Bad Lip Reading” video. “Well, white men criticize black people over pagers, and, uh, Mexicans will take shoes. You can give me money and I’ll go make a zoo.”

It goes on like that for nearly three minutes before concluding with Paul cheering, “Free bananas!” as he rings a bell. “Alright, well, nevermind.”

This video is from Funny or Die.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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