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Song Parodies -> "Hey, Left-Winger (Sotomayor / Obama)"

Original Song Title:

"Big Spender"

Original Performer:

Peggy Lee

Parody Song Title:

"Hey, Left-Winger (Sotomayor / Obama)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Hadn't planned a song for today, but "Big Spender" proved to be a popular OS, and the aliens sorta beamed this parody into the pea-brain. (i. e., it wrote itself.)

The President wants to appoint
Son'ia Sotomayor; only distinction:
Fe-male Latina
Good Judges hard to find?
Don't think so, so let me tell ya what goes on in my mind:

You've already racked up a point:
POTUS "first", you scored; first Black in history
Hey, Obama
Find a better nominee

Filling up quotas, now: one... by.... one...
How's about this one: "white ... trash"???? [1]
Standards, don't relax ... bar, raise [2]
Court, Supreme, we need ... fair mind

"Experience rich"? That's disjoint:
*Facts* and *law*; "your life"; must make *that* distinction
My brain, I'll lend her
Won't hear me: "male" and "white"
My IQ is double yours; I could be possibly right

Sir President, don't disappoint
Don't just pick a dork to fill minori-ty
Hey, yo mama!
Don't base: gender
Race: offender
"Jus-tice" should be "blind", not she!

[1] It's just as well that they don't have a quota to fill for Jerry Springer-quality White Trash, but since they have quotas for every other group, race, class ....

[2] "raise the bar" = "raise the standard", but also a pun on "Bar", i. e. the Bar Association, which is the lawyers' group in each State, and "admission to the Bar" = "In the United States, 'admission to the bar' is permission granted by a particular court system to a lawyer to practice law in that system."

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 12

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 5   11

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alvin - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
especially liked the last line
Mark Scotti - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Entertaining views as always, Turtle!!!
UnKnownVotress - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
. . . hey, ~Left Winger~ . . . don't fly over me!
Timmy1000 - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
It's been a Sonia kind of week - another good one TT.
Pacing Errors? - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Click the link to the video, sing it to the video, then tell us where the pacing errors are... and this time, have the guts to sign your name instead of being a coward. ... Are all of her supporters so ashamed of themselves? (MP wasn't) - Tommy Turtle
Tommy Turtle - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
alvin, thanks .... tt's own fave, too.
Mark Scotti, thanks!
UnKnownVotress: LOL! thanks for v/c, UKV.
Timmy1000: Yeah, and I think it's over for this writer -- had about enough of her, and expect readers have also. On to other things... thanks for v/c, T1K.
adagio - June 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Very good.....:D 5's
We don't have rednecks represented, either. :D
Tommy Turtle - June 06, 2009 - Report this comment
adagio: point well taken ... should be a redneck quota in colleges, jobs, executive positions, Supreme Court, etc..... fortunately, they've usually had some representation in Congress, with Strom Thurmond carrying the ball for about 120 years lol ... and' don't they still pretty much rule NASCAR ? :-)

There *might* be some overlap between WT and RN hehe .. thanks for witty, insightful comment, where this quota idea could lead. thanks for v/c!

tommy says, "What about green-necks?" :D
adagio - June 06, 2009 - Report this comment
yea...'green-necks forever' Start a picket...;)
Tommy Turtle - June 07, 2009 - Report this comment
adagio, new pressure group and lobby! Great idea! Thanks! :D
Phil Alexander - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Another of those where I don't know the person involved, but I can kind of guess from the context.. some great lines in there, TT.

Turtle-necks forever?
TJC - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Perfect follow-on skewering, Senior Tortuga... and add 'em all together you've got quite a full Shishkabobamayor on yer plate! As for the Turtle's IQ, well, with that quip o' yours, you may have inadvertantly pigen-holed it (yours) in the high double digits!
LadyNorCAL - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey, Senor TaTa . . this is really quite humorous . . . in a cute way, Sir ! Hey Left-Zinger . . . lean for just a while on me . . . 16 Bodies & what da get ? ? another leather bag, and the tail of a Jet . . . MoHammed don't call me from ~SFO~, cuz I won't take any iSlamo' . . .
Tommy Turtle - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Phil Alexander: You pretty much got the picture... "Turtle-necks"! Now, *there's* an under-represented minority! Thanks, Phil! ... for v/c, too, of course :)

TJC: Think I'll pass on that "dish", thanks ;-) .... hmmm, yeah, did kinda lower the IQ range there. How about SSIQ^2 = TTIQ? ... thanks for witty (as usual) c/v!

LadyNorCal: Would love to lean on you... in a nice way, of course. Couple of good title switches there -- are you going to make a parody out of that? "16 Tons" looks very promising! ... thanks for v/c, LNC.
Old Man Ribber - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Tom: Your stuff is always well-thought out and well-executed...consistently "15". A favor - I (and most people) get the jokes WITHOUT the footnotes. :D
Tommy Turtle - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Old Man Ribber: Thank you for the kind and thoughtful comments.

I'm very pleased that you get the jokes. Many of our readers are from outside the US, and may not be familiar with US-specific terms like "bar" for lawyers, or even US citizens who are not in the legal realm may not. I do have a tendency to try to cover all readers rather than have a reference or a joke be missed -- which has been my *extensive* experience in the past, as I tend to stretch very far, and range very wide, in puns, references, etc. I don't mean to be condescending to readers with an equally broad knowledge span, but I've been surprised at some of my stuff where readers have commented that they didn't understand, or their comments indicate that they don't. So I risk offending readers like yourself so as not to make others feel left out or not get the material. Please feel free to skip any footnotes that are superfluous to you, and thank you always for reading, voting, and thoughtful commenting. Regards, TT

one example, not footnoted: I know that just because someone doesn't comment on each joke doesn't mean that no one got it, but I expect that in "All You Bleed Is Blood (Monthly Version)", the pun sub for McCartney's "Everybody" to "Ov'ry body" went over some people's heads. No big deal -- it gave me a chuckle to write it. :)

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