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A Vote For Baraka Is A Vote For Stabbing Dudes With Arm Blades

I'm taking this as a clear reminder to vote early and vote often.

Sure, it seems like just about everyone has made up their mind about the upcoming Presidential elections, but a little last-minute campaigning never hurt. That's probably why I only saw this campaign poster today. I'm not really sure who made it.

B, F, D, F, LP
We try to stay out of politics here at Giant Bomb, but I feel pretty confident in saying that I won't be voting for Baraka this November. I mean, let's take a hard look at his track record.

  • Promised to have an elaborate blade spin move in Mortal Kombat 2. When the move was removed in the final game, Baraka claimed the move was "overpowered."
  • Pals around with terrorists like Shao Kahn.
  • Is solely responsible for the fake Johnny Cage autographs that have been flooding the market.
  • Has giant blades attached to his arms that he uses to behead the opposition.
  • Would meet with Street Fighter roster without pre-conditions.
  • Wants to repeal Roe v. Wade.

When you pile up the facts like that, it becomes clear that Baraka is NOT qualified to lead the United States. I know his people have tried to portray him as a "horrifically murderous mutant in lipstick," but once you get past that lipstick, all you find is... well... a horrifically murderous mutant.

[UPDATE] In actual Mortal Kombat news, the latest game in the series, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, was given an official street date today. It will be in stores on 11/16 in North America, 11/21 in Europe.
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Posted by Jeff
Sure, it seems like just about everyone has made up their mind about the upcoming Presidential elections, but a little last-minute campaigning never hurt. That's probably why I only saw this campaign poster today. I'm not really sure who made it.

B, F, D, F, LP
We try to stay out of politics here at Giant Bomb, but I feel pretty confident in saying that I won't be voting for Baraka this November. I mean, let's take a hard look at his track record.

  • Promised to have an elaborate blade spin move in Mortal Kombat 2. When the move was removed in the final game, Baraka claimed the move was "overpowered."
  • Pals around with terrorists like Shao Kahn.
  • Is solely responsible for the fake Johnny Cage autographs that have been flooding the market.
  • Has giant blades attached to his arms that he uses to behead the opposition.
  • Would meet with Street Fighter roster without pre-conditions.
  • Wants to repeal Roe v. Wade.

When you pile up the facts like that, it becomes clear that Baraka is NOT qualified to lead the United States. I know his people have tried to portray him as a "horrifically murderous mutant in lipstick," but once you get past that lipstick, all you find is... well... a horrifically murderous mutant.

[UPDATE] In actual Mortal Kombat news, the latest game in the series, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, was given an official street date today. It will be in stores on 11/16 in North America, 11/21 in Europe.
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Posted by rentfn

he is about as creepy lookin as Hillary.

Posted by FallopianTube

hahaha did you steal these fake Barrack insults from sarah palin

Posted by albedos_shadow

Hey, he gets my vote. Otherwise, he'll kill me. Then again, he'd probably kill everyone anyway...

Posted by Socks

http://barackbar.com/

I think Baraka might have some serious competition on his hands...hand blades...whatever.

Posted by MattBodega

Oh really Jeff? Who are you voting for?! Scorpion? That guy has been around forever! You know he's just going to die in office, and you know who will be running the country then? It'll be Crimson Viper! That lady is a total dunce! Do you really want to be responsible for bringing the country back into the stone age?

Posted by sionweeks

I'd hate to see Baraka's wife!

Posted by calf_exercises

ahahahhahahah good times....

I thought jeff was serious there for about .01 of a second

Posted by Destroyeron

First omg first!

Srsly though, Obama ftw.

Posted by SuperMooseman

SuperMooseman|Sweep '08.

Posted by chililili

Lol at the Roe v. Wade everyone knows Baraka is pro-life!

Posted by jakob187

NOBAMA! ... err ... NOBARAKA!

Posted by majnuker

lol definitely a very funny article. Love your guy's comments.

BARAKA FTVote!!

Posted by Dalai

The hell with that, I'm voting for Johnny McCage.

Posted by Kyle

"First omg first!

Srsly though, Obama ftw."

Christ, didn't take this very long to devolve into a ridiculous political debate.

Posted by Kyle
MattBodega: "Oh really Jeff? Who are you voting for?! Scorpion? That guy has been around forever! You know he's just going to die in office, and you know who will be running the country then? It'll be Crimson Viper! That lady is a total dunce! Do you really want to be responsible for bringing the country back into the stone age?"

Holy shit . . . you're my hero.
Posted by Pakorn

"Lol at the Roe v. Wade everyone knows Baraka is pro-life!"

Suuuure he is.... FATALITY!!!

Posted by pill92

haha

Posted by RHCPfan24

ok. still, obama is the best.

Posted by MasterSplinter

Cobra Commander '08.

Posted by mrlogical

Not to mention that Baraka picked the dangerously inexperienced Raiden as his running mate, in a naked ploy to pick up the Lightning Mom vote.

Posted by ManMadeGod

Get this clown out of here, I'm voting Duke Nukem in 08. Maybe then he will have the funds needed to finish Duke Nukem Forever..............

As far as the real election goes, it's time this country went back to its roots and supported the US Constitution. If you're old enough to vote you owe it to yourself to look into Bob Barr.
/advertising.

Posted by mordecaix7

Don't forget the independents!  Kano is running (again, i might add).

Posted by NoK

Is this Jeff's subtle way of saying he is voting for Mccain? If so, I can no longer be madly in love with Jeff, hmmm, maybe thats a good thing.....

Posted by Player1

lol. My vote will be going towards Dwight Shcrute this election. 

Posted by GalvanizedNails

Ron Paul 08! Stupidity and craziness for all! Seriously though a vote for obama is a vote against video games

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Baraka's attempted homicide record still isn't close to Cheney's.

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Posted by VitaminWaterYum

McKano has my vote.

Posted by TomboDemon

what do you mean his people?

Posted by Walreese55

dude, jeff is democrat, they had a obama poster in a building a bomb vid. and rich openly supports him.

Posted by fresh2deafbill

@ Brainboy77

which one?
Posted by canadiantoastzombie

RHCPfan24 said 

ok. still, obama is the best.

he is right obama is the best
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Posted by heavymtlhead

Ryu/Ken 08!

Posted by Superchris129

You can still try to get Colbert elected, why not.

Posted by lordofultima

Everyone knows that B, B, B, B + HP is the better of the Baraka fatalities Jeff, I'm ashamed. But seriously, how can you NOT vote for a man with such a sweet jump kick? THAT'S THE MOVE they should have taken out. It's overpowered.

Posted by imayellowfellow

hahaha this is pretty lame


but i still like it

Posted by HatKing

I'll refrain from posting my political views here.

Posted by John

Johnny Cage would be a much more badass press.

Posted by mrfluke
"im johnny mcage and i approve this message "
Posted by KinjiroSSD

*double checks he is visiting a gaming site"

Posted by F1

Baraka is the change we need.

Posted by Phished0ne

I'd rather vote for Cthulu

Posted by TabooTongue
[ManMadeGod: "As far as the real election goes, it's time this country went back to its roots and supported the US Constitution. If you're old enough to vote you owe it to yourself to look into Bob Barr."]

Obviously you haven't read the constitution. If you would have you would know it never mentions us (the people) voting for president. You vote for members of congress, 'who then hand select one member of the Electoral College each'; then the Electoral College say who they want for president.

The "election" in November is just a sham. You mine as write in "Baraka of Outworld" as your candidate it will do as much good.

PS: This is the first presidential charade I can vote.

Thank you for the release date for both NA and Eur Jeff.
Posted by Pibo47

OMG! BARAKA IS IN MCVSDCU!?!?!??!?!?!Sweet.

Posted by Karmann

BARAKA KICKS ASS!!!

Posted by existentialspork
Posted by Gibbs

lol so awsome

Posted by StaticFalconar

Shao Kahn for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MattyFTM

The presidential election should be Baraka Vs. John McLain, That would be the best presidential election ever.

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