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Song Parodies -> "B. H. Obama"

Original Song Title:

"The Old Dope Peddler"

Original Performer:

Tom Lehrer

Parody Song Title:

"B. H. Obama"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

The U.S. President fails to grasp the rejection of his policies in last week's midterm elections. He laments that he didn't sell them well enough to the American people, and threatens unilateral action on immigration if the lame-duck Congress fails to act. Now video reveals that the chief architect of Obamacare gloated in October 2013 that the bill was passed by deception. TOS sang about similar activity under cover of darkness.
When he fades from sight, near falling,
Stumbles emper-or without clothes.
It's B. H. Obama,
Spreading health care, cleverly posed.

Ev'ry evening, wooing donors
With sounds from Hollywood,
Is B. H. Obama,
Who could sell if you understood.

He'd give Illegals green cards,
Because he knows poll stats
That new far-flung innocent Dreamers
Will be tomorrow's Democrats.

He'll assure us all more troubles;
Peers can't mend Blue's mauled pro-gress
From B. H. Obama,
With his powers sapped and repressed.

Pacing note: "doing good" and "happiness" in TOS were sung as four syllables.

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Pacing: 2.7
How Funny: 2.6
Overall Rating: 2.6

Total Votes: 12

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 4   0
 5   5

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Sam Bonis - November 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Obamacare is a work-in-progress which has already insured millions who heretofore had no access to competent medical care. Amnesty for long-term, undocumented aliens is an American expression for the values of industriousness and personal responsibility. As for last week's election results, attained by voter apathy and unlimited spending by individual interests, they are a result of ignorance and prejudice. If you want to attack Obama, do so regarding his re-run of failed Iraqi strategy.
Barry J. Mitchel - November 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Anyone who rates Pacing 1 is just angry at the content. Every line matches the number of syllables in TOS; only two words are deliberately hyphenated to indicate the accent is on the wrong syllable. Many syllables sound like TOS; in fact, in lines 4 and 16, this is true for 7 of the 8 syllables.
Rating How Funny 1 I understand; you are so pro-Obama that you can see no humor in any opposing views.
Michael Pacholek - November 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Obama's policies were not rejected. They were approved and re-approved. This was the lowest turnout election since women got the right to vote. The Democratic voters didn't show up, because most of the candidates running ran from his policies; the ones that stood by him, like Governors Dan Malloy of Connecticut and John Hickenlooper of Colorado, were re-elected. I gave it triple ones because anybody so dishonest as to say Obama's policies have been rejected doesn't deserve to have his pacing judged on merit. (Ironically, considering Obamacare was a major topic of this piece, the Security Code for this comment was AMA.)
Agrimorfee - November 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Pro-obama from Day One (but disagreed with the health insurance mandate) a fair 544 from me.
Barry J. Mitchel - November 13, 2014 - Report this comment
@ Sam Bonis: You confuse medical care with insurance. Thanks for your suggested topic for a future parody.
@ Michael Pacholek: So my top comments disqualify my parody from a Pacing rating above 1? That's typical Liberal quashing of the opposition as unworthy.
@ Agrimorfee: Thanks for your fairness, but if you remain loyal to The One after 6 years, I will mourn for you.
Callmelennie - November 13, 2014 - Report this comment
@MP ..... Unt vhy did ze kandidaten run from ze Obamische polizieren, Michel!? Because zey vere toxic to zee general publik, Ja? Unt ist this not, in and of itself, zee repudiation of zee Obamanische legacy, HEY! ......... What's up with the Major Hochstetter shtick, you ask? Well, if you're all going to call me fascist anyway, why not give it a whirl

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