I can’t get enough of this kind of thing. Rick Scott uses a teleprompter to make fun of Obama’s use of the teleprompter:
From the prepared remarks (complete with what appear to be prompter directions to emphasize the joke):
Good afternoon, and welcome to Presidency 5!
I have to admit, i was a little nervous When I looked out here.
i saw all the TV cameras and a teleprompter. I figured President Obama must be here – giving another speech about raising taxes!
Seriously, though, it’s great to see you all today.
When I was in college, I enjoyed taking arty-farty courses on literary theory. I didn’t understand them at all (is that stuff meant to be understood?) but I loved hearing about things like a narrative that re-narrate its own narration as an act of negation. Nearly everything contemporary Republicans do reminds me of this stuff.