If there isn’t already a word for when satire becomes reality, there should be.
Jim Galloway brings us this: speaking of Republican criticisms of President Barack Obama, the Rev. Joseph Lowery said,
”I think people recognize that it’s not good to change horses in the middle of the recovery stream. I think the closer we get to the election, the more people are going to recognize that what [Republicans] are talking about is rather dangerous. And we don’t want to risk it.”
[citing audio recorded by Jamie Dupree]
Aside from the laughability of the idea that we’re in the middle of an economic recovery stream, it reminded me of “Wag the Dog”, starring Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman.