Friday, August 19, 2011

“I Am the True Embodiment of a Socialistic President”

Obama’s posturing is such an easy target — oops, can’t say that — is so easy to satirize. Who can resist?

Our German translator JLH, has put (what remains of) his mind to this latest effort to capture our inimitable President’s style.

[Here is a generous dollop of Gilbert & Sullivan material, including a link to other parodies of “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” (scroll down to the end of the page).

They also provide a link to “Di Yam Gazlonim”. Which, in case you didn’t know, is a 2007 production in Yiddish. Oy veh!]

Our Socialistic President

I Am the True Embodiment of a Socialistic President
(With a hat-tip to Gilbert & Sullivan)

I am the true embodiment of a socialistic president;
My community organizing skills are eminently evident.
Weapons legal on our streets make shooting much too common;
Let’s sell them south to the Zetas so that they can shoot some lawmen.

I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters economical.
I understand a stimulus, both small and astronomical.
Billions spent to keep a failing auto maker steady;
And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready.

And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready.
And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready.
And shovel-ready projects that are never shovel-ready.

My style of public speaking is deceptively transparent,
While its penchant to bamboozle is intrinsically inherent.
Since my dialectic skills are quite eminently evident,
I am the true embodiment of a socialistic president.

Since my dialectic skills are quite eminently evident,
I am the true embodiment of a socialistic president.

I know the mythic history of our socialist progression,
The overriding principle of federal intervention.
I know that life on welfare is a right and not an option;
And the public need not like a law, if I prefer adoption.

I understand the outlook of all modern PC-osophy
Equality of the working class and an added small apostrophe:
Of the many hues of bigotry that have worldwide come to light,
The only one that matters is the one that’s colored White.

The only one that matters is the one that’s colored White.
The only one that matters is the one that’s colored White.
The only one that matters is the one that’s colored White.

And I can form committees and full plenary commissions,
To offer me solutions which have no hope of fruition.
You can see by my creative ways of raising an impediment
That I’m the true embodiment of a socialistic president.

You can see by my creative ways of raising an impediment
That I’m the true embodiment of a socialistic president.

In less than three full years as your socialistic president,
I’ve taught the nation as a whole the joy of self-embarrassment.
Our allies of long-standing have been snubbed and denigrated;
For Stalinists and jihadists, we have kowtowed and prostrated.

The Black Bus of Mordor

Non-citizens flood in to us from somewhere ’neath our border.
And giving them the vote is really far, far out of order…
Unless, of course we show them that it’s good for them to vote for us
And an unsurpassed campaigner in a big, black eco-hostile bus.

And an unsurpassed campaigner in a big, black eco-hostile bus.
And an unsurpassed campaigner in a big, black eco-hostile bus.
And an unsurpassed campaigner in a big, black eco-hostile bus.

Now, while my skill at governing is obviously secondary,
My wielding of polemic thought is reputed legendary.
And since my dialectic skills are visibly pre-eminent,
I am the true embodiment of a socialistic president.

And since my dialectic skills are visibly pre-eminent,
I am the true embodiment of a socialistic president.

8 comments:

Zenster said...

I understand the outlook of all modern PC-osophy
Equality of the working class and an added small apostrophe:
Of the many hues of bigotry that have worldwide come to light,
The only one that matters is the one that’s colored White.


Bravo! Effing brilliant!

Gort said...

I've got a little list,
and,
They'll none of them be missed.

Kepha said...

As a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, I applaud your spoof! I shall post a link on my own blog.

rickl said...

Bravo! I'm going to have to link this.

imnokuffar said...

Fantastic !

bewick said...

Priceless. the very very essence of modern perfect satire - just as G&S always intended. ( I shall no doubt think of a rhyming couplet to accompany that later)
Thanks for posting that Dymphna - made my day given that my broadband for the past 2 days can hardly lift itself from 0kbps.

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You New said...

"And an unsurpassed campaigner in a big, black eco-hostile bus.
And an unsurpassed campaigner in a big, black eco-hostile bus.
And an unsurpassed campaigner in a big, black eco-hostile bus."

It's going to take some time for the chorus to get that verse down!