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Song Parodies -> "They All Gaffed"

Original Song Title:

"They All Laughed"

Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:

"They All Gaffed"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

An infamous post-election interview, in which MSNBC staffers were laughing off-camera while Chris Matthews mockingly asked Michele Bachmann whether she had been hypnotized, inspired me to parody TOS. I heard later that of 129 candidates sponsored by the Tea Party, only 16 definitely lost; those are the ones the MSM mentions. Here I mention 7 winners, one in doubt and one loser, about the right ratio.
They all laughed at blissed-out Michele Bachmann [1]
When she said she'd won this round;
They all laughed, then NBC was sordid found.
They all laughed at Rand Paul [2] and his father, [3]
When they said the Fed should die.
They told Marco Ruby [4]
That he was a boob; he
Shouldn't aim so high.

They laughed at Tea Parties' few,
Said we were screeching like the loon.
But oh, our game grew;
Now they'll hope to change their tune.

They all said, forever we'd be sappy;
They laughed, said we would cow.
But ho, ho, ho!
Who's got the massed laugh now?

They all laughed when Joseph Miller [5] entered;
Now they count votes written in.
They all laughed at Toomey [6], said he oughtn't win.
They all laughed at Johnson in Wisconsin, [7]
Haley [8] but she crossed the bar.
Christine [9] seemed so dizzy,
Kept the laughers busy;
That's how pundits are.

They laughed, D.C. flaunting Blue,
Said it would be, "Fellows, good try."
But O's Blue's lame, through;
Now they bleat and grumble, "Why?"

They all said we'd never get together.
Party, let's take a bow.
For ho, ho, ho!
Whose not the last gaffe?
Tea Party,
Let's have a blast, laugh.
Ha, ha, ha!
Who's got the last laugh now?

[1] House, MN 6th (re-elected)
[2] Senate, KY
[3] House, TX 14th (re-elected)
[4] Senate, FL (Rubio)
[5] Senate, AK (manual count)
[6] Senate, PA
[7] Senate, WI
[8] Governor, SC
[9] Senate, DE (lost)

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Barry J. Mitchel - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
After [9], I'd relectantly change "seemed so" to "was" for perfect pacing.
Old Man Ribber - November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Great old song...great parody...great day in the morning! 555. ;D

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