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Song Parodies -> "Re-election Song"

Original Song Title:

"Christmas Don't Be Late"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Alvin & The Chipmunks

Parody Song Title:

"Re-election Song"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

"...making sure that jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning . It's the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night." - President Obama. Since April 4 (when he kicked off his re-election campaign), I have no reason to doubt the President's words. Although he and his cronies have a big laugh about shovel-ready jobs "that weren't as shovel-ready as we thought", he's deadly serious about not losing one job in particular...his own. While the country faces crisis after crisis and the President excoriates Congress for not not doing its job, where is he? Why, out campaigning and fund raising of course! ;D


(Opening vamp - words spoken over music)

Obama: Okay, Team Obama. It's time to get our re-election machine in gear. Are you ready?
All: I'll say we are! Let's do it!
Obama: Axelrod?
Axelrod: Hope And Change!
Obama: Plouffe?
Plouffe: Yes We Can!
Obama: Move On? Move On? MOVE ON!!!
Move On: BLAME BUSH!!!

(Sung by Obama)
'Though election's months away
I'm campaigning ev'ry day.
Politics now fill my days -
Foes to slander, funds to raise.
'Twill be harder this time out.
Now they know what I'm about.
While the country's status sucks
I'll raise one billion bucks.

(Extra verse not in the original song. This is not in my ennumerated and implied amiright powers but, according to Richard Stengel's cover story in Time Magazine, the Constitution no longer matters!)

My cure for the nation's woes:
Demonizing all my foes!
I don't need to have a plan -
Just cool slogans. "Yes We Can!"
Watch as I inflame the mob.
Save my shovel-ready job.
I'll teach the damned G.O.P.
They cannot screw with me!

(Instrumental chorus - spoken parts over the second half)
Obama: Ok, let's Win The Future. Get ready. That was very good, media.
Media: Your servants, our lord.
Obama: Great job, S.E.I.U.
S.E.I.U.: Beat 'em in the streets! Beat 'em in the streets!
Obama: ACORN, you need to keep it cleaner this time, so nothing shady. ACORN? ACORN? AAA-CORNNN!!
All: TOO LATE!!

(Sung)
This time's not two-thousand-eight.
Class Warfare! Play cards of hate!
Four more years I need to get -
You ain't seen nothing yet!
Mean and dirty you can bet.
You ain't seen nothing yet!

(Spoken over outro music)
All: Let's do it the real way! Let's act up in the streets! Yeah, Chicago style - rough up our opponents!
Obama: No, we don't have to do that anymore. We're in charge.
All: We don't care! Let's act like it's a G-20 Summit...or Wisconsin!
Obama: Not 'til next November. Then you can do it whether we win or lose.



Over the top? Assuredly! "Exaggeration is the lifeblood of satire" - attributed to Tom Lehrer. Oh, and Merry Christmas in July Installment Three. ;D

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Patrick - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Best song of the day. Like "Saturday Night Live", AIR seems to be at its best when the best writers do political satire. I look forward to more of your Christmas in July parodies. I don't think there's a rule against extra verses. Far more important ones get broken all the time.
Wild Child JIN - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Ooooobama!!! ;-D Very funny and great parody OMR! Complete in every detail, including dialogue! 555! :-)
Michael Pacholek - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
There's no rule against extra verses, but the verses you write should be the truth. And the truth is, re-electing Obama will be no trouble at all. Because you got nothing: No good policies and no good candidates. And "Blame Bush" works because it's the truth: Obama didn't cause any of this mess. So you might as well start the anti-Andrew Cuomo parodies in preparation for 2016.
Old Man Ribber - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks all. Michael - Perhaps that's why rumors of Cuomo replacing Biden on the 2012 ticket are flying. It would annoint Cuomo for 2016. As for the Cuomo parodies, I will when he becomes a bit more colorful (vunerable?). ;D
WarrenB - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Don't agree with majority of it, but overall well done.
John Barry - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR, you have packed a lot into a single parody. Pack in these 5s.

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