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Song Parodies -> "Blame It On Barack Obama!"

Original Song Title:

"Blame It On The Bossa Nova"

Original Performer:

Eydie Gorme

Parody Song Title:

"Blame It On Barack Obama!"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

Stephen Colbert sees the empty podium at the RNC, grabs the microphone and begins to sing.
It was long ago
In 2008
When that handsome bro'
Was a candidate--

He began to speak,
Hypin' hope-y change,
And soon the Bush Recession had a brain!

Blame it on Barack Obama,
And the QE2!
Blame it on Barack Obama--
It was on Fox News!

Who cares if he got us past that nasty hump,
He's why we ended up with Donald Trump!
Blame it on Barack Obama,
It's all his fault!

(Who caused stocks to boom?)
No, not Barack Obama!
(Unemployment tank?)
No, not Barack Obama!
(He'll Bar-exit soon!)
Yeah, yeah, Barack Obama!
The Prez, no thanks!

(Instrumental organ, engines revving, General Motors bailout sounds, economy heating up)

Now the ACA
Is in full effect
And the married gays
Command respect--

With Osama dead,
ISIS in retreat--
Take one wild guess who's feelin' all the heat?

Blame it on Barack Obama,
With black ops and drones!
Blame it on Barack Obama,
And his big cohones!

When Scalia passed away, well obviously
We couldn't fill the seat, let Hillary!
Blame it on Barack Obama,
It's all his fault!

(Wolfowitz and friends?)
No, no, Barack Obama!
(Condoleezza Rice?)
No, no, Barack Obama!
(Soon the nightmare ends!)
Yeah, yeah, Barack Obama!
Elected twice!

(Key change, bonus verse, kind of like a third term:)

Breaking news just in:
Bernistas agree,
"Let's unite and win
With Hillary!"

And when grandkids ask
How it came about--
I'm gonna say to them without a doubt:

Blame it on Barack Obama,
It's in black and white--
Blame it on Barack Obama,
Our mulatto knight!

As political post-racists we began
With a wonky Constitution man,
Blame it on Barack Obama!
The Princely Prez!

(Oil production's down?)
No, no, it's up, Obama!
(Now gas price is low?)
So what, Barack Obama!
(TPP's unsound?)
Yeah, yeah, Barack Obama!
That handsome bro'!

(Global warming, why?)
Because, Barack Obama!
(What about the debt?)
(Fade)
No, no, let's knock Obama...
©Bob "B.F.G." Gomez 2016

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Pacing: 1.7
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Overall Rating: 1.6

Total Votes: 37

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John Jenkins - July 19, 2016 - Report this comment
The parody implies that the Stimulus Program and the General Motors bailout were good things, when they were really examples of the federal government picking some companies to be winners and, by extension, picking others to be losers. This should not be the role of any government. But it is clever of you to point out that the ACA is in full effect without claiming that it is successful – because you can’t. Other than those and a few other minor issues with stretching the truth, this parody has a great title and is well done.
Connie - July 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I agree with John; this was written well, but from the liberal point of view. If the economy is doing so well, why are at such a low interest rate and why did we have all the QE's, which basically helped the banks. He really does not have control of the gas prices and oh, by the way, a number of them are going under with the low prices because they borrowed to the hilt with the low interest rates. Oh and what about the 19-20 trillion in debt, doubled from when he took over.
Patrick - July 19, 2016 - Report this comment
I could imagine someone singing this, perhaps at the Hillary convention. ACA turned full-time jobs into part-time. Subsidies go to boondoggles like Tesla Motors. Nice looking car, but only about 10 places to "fill up" across the country. You do write a very good, singable parody. Like the lines about "big cohones", a nice Anglicization of a popular Spanish term. Mulatto Knight is good, too. And, I agree, Barack Obama is why we got Donald Trump.
Rob Arndt - July 19, 2016 - Report this comment
Patrick, there are approximately 25,000 EV stations in the US with most in California with over 5000. Texas has 1700 and Washington D.C. claimed 1200. There are also Plug-N-Parks. I live in pro-electric Sacramento, so electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles, and cars are commonplace. Most Lyft drivers have EV or hybrids. In Cali, the goal is one station every 25 miles...
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I proudly voted all 5s. (No one else was sufficiently discerning to do so).
Politically Correct - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I condemn the use of “mulatto". The word comes from the Spanish and Portuguese word for mule, pronounced moolay. Knowing what a mule is, a cross between and horse and a donkey, the comparison is quite ugly. Most academics that have studied the origin of the word are quite certain that it has its roots in Spain’s prominent role in the slave trade and their need to brand people based on the amount of white European blood running through their veins.
Very P.C. - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
^ Right. "Mulatto" is as yesterday as "Negro" and "injun" and "oriental". A racial, instead of a geographical identifier.
Anthropologist - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I go by cephalic index (head width divided by head length). The negroid is dolichocephalic (long-headed). The caucasoid is mesocephalic (medium-headed). The oriental is brachycephalic (short-headed). The order, above, follows increasing average I.Q., making the classifications very handy in determining college admissions and hiring.
Bob Gomez - July 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the votes and comments. No, really! About the "m" word, I borrowed it from a hilarious Scott Thompson stand-up routine in which he insists, quite rightly, on Obama's biracial heritage. To quote Scott: "He's not black...he's muu-laaah-to..."
Neff - July 21, 2016 - Report this comment
but don't black ppl say he's definitely black as well as h8trs under the 1 drop rule?
P.C. - July 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Right you are, Neff. And the one-drop miscegenation laws led to tortured labels beyond "mulatto," like quadroon, octoroon, etc.
Lou - July 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I'd say that Dr. G is a maroon, to quote Bugs Bunny!

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