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Song Parodies -> "Gingrich The Showman"

Original Song Title:

"Frosty The Snowman"

Original Performer:

Jimmy Durante

Parody Song Title:

"Gingrich The Showman"

Parody Written by:

William Tong

The Lyrics

Written in 1996, when Newt Gingrich and the House Republicans shut down the federal government
Gingrich the Showman was a wily, nasty pol
He led all attacks with his budget ax
And an ally in Bob Dole

Gingrich the Showman was a demagogue, they say
Fed'ral workers go through a big furlough
When they came to work one day

There must have been some more cuts in
The budget bill they've found
For when they sent it to be signed
It was vetoed to the ground

For Gingrich the Showman was as rich as he could be
And the people say he could pad his pay
In a way we couldn't see

Gingrich the Showman
Saw his polls go down one day
So he said, "No fun! I'm not gonna run
'Gainst the President today."

Planning the pillage of the social safety net
Cutting here and there, leaving programs bare
Saying, "You can't stop me yet!"

He just turned down the latest round
Of last ditch budget talks
And he brushed away the moderates
'Cause he only favors hawks

For Gingrich the Showman wants to always have his way
While he's riding high, he must keep an eye
On his GOPAC sins someday

Chumpety-chump-chump, chumpety-chump-chump
Why won't he just go?
Chumpety-chump-chump, chumpety-chump-chump
Pull the plug on his show!

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