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Song Parodies -> "The RINO"

Original Song Title:

"The Boxer"

Original Performer:

Simon and Garfinkel

Parody Song Title:

"The RINO"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Cry Havoc got the ball rolling a few days ago with "The Boxer" I've had this tune up my sleeve for a while, and seeing as how the Havoc Crier opened the door .... I sometimes think that some of my fellow conservatives are too quick to use this label on, say, anyone to the left of Ron Paul. On the other hand, I do think that there are outbreaks of the RINO-virus inside the Beltway from time to time
I am just a RINO, though my story's falsely told
How I squandered your resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles such is "reaching out."
All lies and smears
Still RINOs hear what they want to hear
And gives in to their fears (mmm, mmm, mmm)

When I left my home for the Capitol
I was no more than a newb
In the company of handlers
In the quiet of the Capitol Well, running scared
Laying low, seeking out the low committees
Where the Congress newbies go
Looking for elitist approval they would know

RINO Guy ... Lie the lie, lie, RINO Guy ... RINO Guy
Lie the lie, lie, RINO guy .. why, why, why, why, why

Seeking only WaPo's blessing, I go looking for a bill
But I get no sponsors
Just a come-on from the Dems across the center aisle
I do declare, there were times I was so loathsome
I did outreaching there (lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie ..)

Now I'm laying out campaigning clothes
And wishing I could stay
Avoiding home
Where the newly riled citizens will be bleeding me
Berating me ('Voiding home ...)

At the prompter stands a Marxist
And a liar by his trade
And he harries with reminders
Of every lie that laid us down
And smeared us till we cried out
In our anger and our shame
We are taking back this country
As the RINO still plays games

RINO guy ... Lie the lie, lie, RINO Guy ... RINO Guy
Lie the lie, lie, RINO Guy, why, why, why, why, why ...

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Patrick - May 23, 2013 - Report this comment
The Democrats believe in socialism and the Republicans believe in compromise with Democrats. The very atmosphere of Washington is corrupting and few can resist it. Your lyrics capture the feel of someone whose ideals have been traded away for the approval of his fellow legislators, to hell with the public who elected him. Very well done.
Callmelennie - May 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Thank you, Patrick. That's what I was trying to do. And, of course the line "Just a come on from the Dems across the center aisle" was too hard to resist

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