Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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"I’m Dreaming" by the brilliant Randy Newman. It’s a satirical song completely backhanding the racist rhetoric surrounding many of President Obama’s detractors and their objections.

A sampling of the lyrics:

George Washington was a white man
Adams and Jefferson too
Abe Lincoln was a white man, probably
And William McKinley, the whitest of them all
Was shot down by an immigrant in Buffalo
And a star fell out of heaven

I’m dreaming of a white President
Just like the ones we’ve always had
A real live white man
Who knows the score
How to handle money or start a war
Wouldn’t even have to tell me what we were fighting for
He’d be the right man
If he were a…

Suddenly, Mittens.

Bravo, Randy Newman. Download the track for free here.

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    With his tongue firmly in his cheek Randy Newman never fails to be funny DaddyC
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  5. kevindrakewriter said: I enjoyed the post but won’t reblog on the principle that it is Randy Newman.
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    A great wake up humor piece that I sent to friend in Vermont - got a great chuckle. Newman nails it! Grin
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    Here’s the Randy Newman song I was talking about by the way.
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