It appears some people in Congress who were faithful supporters of the administration will not go along with the tax compromise announced this week. I guess we need a break-up song for President Obama and factions inside the Democratic Party.
There are many, many break up songs. One of the most popular new ones is by Cee-Lo Green.
I see you drivin’ round town
with the girl I love and I’m like,
F— You. Ooo Ooo Ooo.
Catchy tune, and it has the cultural advantage of sounding like the kind of thing you actually hear real people saying on some street corners, in select coffee shops, on certain bus routes, at every local bar, and at the customer service counter in Wal-Mart. But for my money, “F— You” is missing something important – the wounded innocence that makes a break-up song great. And class. I do like the “Ooo Ooo Ooo” part, though.
Lesley Gore, backed up here by her Frantic Handkerchief Dancers, made this one a hit in the mid-60’s.
“It’s My Party” is one of those rare songs that starts with the chorus.
It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you
It’s classic lyrical victimhood, and it will work for just about any break up situation or intra-party political dispute as long as you are willing to assume that it’s your birthday and you’ve been wronged in the most public way possible. Plus, it’s catchy, and that’s what most people remember.
The rest of the words … well, we can make them what we want. Right? For President Obama and the Democrats, we could do this:
I thought my guy would stay right by my side
You all know what we had.
But now he’s drifting away
Compromising like mad.
Taxing the rich was our favorite dream
We agreed. It was grand.
Now he’s slow dancing with them
On our line in the sand!
HANDKERCHIEF DANCE BREAK (with sobbing)
He’s says it’s just a bipartisan thing.
He won’t love them like me.
I hoped he never would change.
Oh what audacity!
What is your favorite music for when you’re feeling blue (at a red state party)?