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Song Parodies -> "Welcome to Gridlock"

Original Song Title:

"Under the Boardwalk"

Original Performer:

The Drifters

Parody Song Title:

"Welcome to Gridlock"

Parody Written by:

John Jenkins

The Lyrics

Will the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and new Senate majority leader Harry Reid be able to form bipartisan coalitions to pass their agenda into law or will they encounter legislative gridlock? A quintet of Democratic congressman (with Steny Hoyer the lead vocalist) sings the answer:
Oh yes, George Bush smirks down from the White House and acts aloof.
'Cause he knows the bills we ask him to sign will not be veto-proof.
Welcome to gridlock, here in D.C.
Counting "Nay" votes with Pelosi is where I'll be.

(Welcome to gridlock)
Capital Hill:
(Welcome to gridlock)
Where we can't pass a bill.
(Welcome to gridlock)
Harry Reid is aghast,
(Welcome to gridlock)
Health care's not getting passed.
(Welcome to gridlock)

On C-SPAN, you hear unhappy sounds of the war debate,
And you can almost feel the partisan bombs detonate.
Welcome to gridlock, here in D.C.
Dodging bombshells with Pelosi is where I'll be.

(Welcome to gridlock)
This is no fun,
(Welcome to gridlock)
No war resolution.
(Welcome to gridlock)
No, we don't compromise
(Welcome to gridlock)
So each bill quickly dies.
(Welcome to gridlock)

Voters love gridlock, because they see
Impotent in House committees is where we'll be.

('Though we've got gridlock)
Here in D.C.
(Even with gridlock)
We can sometimes agree.
(We can't let gridlock)
Block the bill that's OK,
(We'll postpone gridlock)
To increase all our pay.
(Then resume gridlock)

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 3.8
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 9

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Michael Pacholek - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
The voters do NOT love gridlock. They want things to get done. Hence, the repudiation of Bush in November. Unfortunately, that won't happen for another two years, unless enough Congressional Republicans get a conscience to build a veto-proof majority. Otherwise, in 2008, (name of nominee) will run against the do-nothing Republicans, and win in a massive landslide. But it was a good parody.
alvin rhodes - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
good stuff
AFW - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Well said..there's nothing else, say
John Jenkins - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Thank you, MP, Alvin, and AFW. MP, you are correct about some people, but I think most of us agree with what Will Rogers said 80 years ago, "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer." It is still true today.
Yoidy - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm up for a game of gridlock. 555
Gridlock lover - January 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Bring it on! Kill, kill, kill the bills!

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