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Song Parodies -> "He's Impaired (Barack Obama)"

Original Song Title:

"Be Prepared (Boy Scout Motto)"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"He's Impaired (Barack Obama)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

In the 1950s, the satirical lyricist/composer/performer of TOS sought to shatter the altruistic image of a model youth group. As the US president presents himself on the campaign trail in favorable terms, I seek to do likewise to his self-declared image.
"Be prepared." That's Obama's marching song.
He's prepared, as through strife he marches wrong.
He's prepared to scold opponents pretty well;
Appoints haughtily as czars those he can't sell.

He's prepared to hide that stack of bigger debts,
Won't make book of his unrecovered bets;
Keeps those green grants hidden where he's sure that they will not be found,
And is careful none is croakin' when Fox Newscasters surround,
For they only will insist that strays be aired,
Like LightSquared.

"Be prepared." That's Obama's solemn creed.
He's prepared, and seeks "clean" for world in need;
Counts Solyndra in his list of "That's the price
"Of guessing what's a good incentive; roll the dice."

He's prepared, and he's careful not to skimp
On good deeds, when scared voters watch him limp.
If he's looking for indenture of all Blues of stiff pent mind,
And he fails to toss each churl out who's progressively inclined,
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be snared;
He's impaired!

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Michael Pacholek - March 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Obama is "impaired"? By what, exactly? The knowledge that conservatism doesn't work? The knowledge that he's gonna have 400 Electoral Votes before he goes to bed on Election Night? The knowledge that comparing Solyndra to the waste taxpayer money that was the Iraq War (which we demanded he end, and he did) is like comparing a tee-ball 4-year-old to Albert Pujols? Face it, Obama is the best President since... well, since Bill Clinton.
Patrick - March 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Obama is the best gun salesman since Bill Clinton. Let's see him earn that Nobel Peace Prize by ending the sacrifice of American lives to support the corrupt government of Afghanistan. Maybe he can pull a Nixon and go to Iran. I'm sure he can find some other way to reach his goal of pricing gasoline beyond the reach of most Americans than starting a twenty-year war with the ayatollahs.
Barry J. Mitchel - March 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Michael & Patrick: Thanks; I knew this could start a lively debate. I wasn't able to cover all of BHO's failures in one song. He deserves to be retired, but the GOP will need a strong articulate candidate to defeat him in November.
Line 7 might be better as "... green-grant biddin' so obscure that it ..."

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