The stakes were high in Georgia's special election for its 6th District House seat.
Trump promoted the old holder of that seat, Tom Price, to his cabinet.
Now Democrat Jon Ossoff off faced against Republican Karen Handel in the race that many saw as a referendum on Donald Trump himself.
Trump, as you might imagine, seems to see it that way too. And because they've got nothing if not their president's back, pro-Trump super PAC Great America Alliance has decided to bring in the big guns: an Obama endorsement.
Now, barring any Get Out-style brain transfers, Obama would never, ever, ever endorse a Republican, especially not one like Handel. So Great America Alliance got a little creative.
They took Obama's Grammy-winning performance from his audiobook, edited it up a bit, had black Trump surrogate Autry Pruitt set things up, and made an ad in which Obama seems to co-sign the GOP (and for voters watching in the 6th District, Handel).
Obama's words in the ad come from the eight chapter of Dreams From My Father in which he recounts a barbershop conversation about between his barber, a man named Smitty, and other customers of the shop. The men were discussing the impact of Harold Washington, Chicago's first black mayor.
Here's the original text:
"'Had to be here before Harold to understand what he means to this city,' Smitty said. 'Before Harold, seemed like we'd always be second-class citizens.'
'Plantation politics,' the man with the newspaper said.
'That's just what it was, too,' Smitty said. 'A plantation. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we'd all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey. White folks spitting in our faces, and we'd reward 'em with the vote.'"
The quote sounds a little different in context, doesn't it. Not to mention that fact that Obama never himself said any of the above.
All we can do is shake our head.
Handel ended up winning the election.