Via Washington Examiner:
Yesterday on MSNBC, host Melissa Harris-Perry explained that President Obama is “channeling” the movie, ‘The Godfather,’ during his negotiations with Republicans over the fiscal cliff.
“Watching the D.C. drama this week convinced those of us in nerd land that President Obama must be a fan of the Francis Ford-Coppola masterpiece because he seems to be channeling the Godfather,” she said with a straight face.
Displaying a photo of the famous severed horse head scene, Harris-Perry clarified that she was “not suggesting that Speaker Boehner is about to wake up next to a severed horse’s head,” but, “remove the lethal components and there are valuable negotiating lessons that the President seems to be picking up on.”
So what makes those in Harris-Perry’s “nerd land” so convinced? She went on to play a series of famous clips from the movie, comparing them to Obama’s negotiating tactics.