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Song Parodies -> "The One's Decider Now (Obama)"

Original Song Title:

"You're Undecided Now"

Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"The One's Decider Now (Obama)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

General McChrystal's request for more troops in Afghanistan, filed on August 30, awaits a decision by the 44th US President. I apply George W. Bush's self-description to The One in my parody of this original song chastizing an uncommitted lover.
First you say more troops,
And then you don't;
And then you say you'll talk,
And then you won't.
You're The Decider now,
So what are you gonna do?

Now you can't delay,
And then you're slow;
And when you say you'll stay,
That's when you go.
You're The Decider now,
So what are you gonna do?

You've been sitting on a fence,
Lacking military sense,
Hoping Taliban relents,
And you know it.

Then you promise quick upturn;
When you don't our allies spurn.
Well, I guess you'll never learn,
And you show it.

If you've got some smart
Of useful kind,
Then give new surge a start
Or drop behind.
You're The Decider now,
So what are you gonna do?
The Administration claims that he must take the time to "get it right". That contrasts so sharply with his haste on every domestic change.

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Old Man Ribber - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
The Decider...no. The Perpetual Campaigner...yes! Well said, BJM! ;D
Barry J. Mitchel - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
A better match to line 3 of the OS is "Pretend to pay the bill". Thanks, OMR, he sure is P.C.!
metaphorsbwithu - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Nicely capsulized! Obama campaigned on the principle the War in Afghanistan was a "war of necessity." He institutes a new strategy. He desn't talk to the top commander in months. He sits on a report requesting reinforcements for 6 weeks. He says it is a NATO war. Now it looks like he's recognizing its importance - in that his foreign policy is hurting his domestic agenda. Very disturbing. 555
Fiddlegirl - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Well done, Mr. Mitchell. No indecision on my part to give you 5s!
TJC - October 06, 2009 - Report this comment
5 wishy-washies, 5 hedges and 5 fence sitters for ya!

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