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Hey Mr DJ: Barack Hussein Obama Edition

Next week, President Obama gets his second and last(?) swearing-in. Like him or not, he is the leading, central figure of the latest great American crisis that’s playing out right now. He is also the most divisive.

To many, he is an inspirational and pragmatic statesman who would build a stronger, safer America if not for the deep problems he found when he came into office and the bedeviling antics of the reactionaries who hate him. To the rest, he is an arrogant narcissist who dreams of installing a socialist tyranny and is only thwarted by his own cluelessness. Whatever you believe, he is there. The condition of America in 10, 15, or 20 years will be either his glory or infamy.

We are a divided people facing crushing debt, unsustainable deficits, rising foreign threats, and violent video games. All of it rests on one man’s skinny shoulders.

So let’s get this inauguration going with:

1. Presidential Approval Rating–Songs about personal qualities of Obama, his media image, the nature of his Administration, etc

2. Acted Stupidly–Any music dedicated to either the moronic acts of Obama OR his political foes

3. Pass It to Find Out What’s In It–Songs about what to expect for the next four years

My first selection is a favorite from last year. I don’t think I can find anything that better expresses what I think of him:

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pfluffy (“Proposal to rename ATL as the “Layne Staley Memorial International Airport”"): “Why Do I Lie?” by Luscious Jackson

Santino (“To reaffirm that the US-Canadian border shall remain open and free despite the contagion risks of Biebermania): “Lenin” by Arcade Fire

Iconoclast (“Authorize the use of drone strikes against Bill Maher’s genitals”): “Amateur Hour” by The Sparks

working_man (“Since my tax dollars fund birth control, I should be the one to decide who may and may not reproduce”): “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour

Mississippi Yankee (“Decree that the First Lady always wear a blouse with sleeves so that we shall not ever again see her armpits”): “Deceiver” by The Beat Farmers

Biggie G (“Proposing that Charlie Sheen immediately be appointed to the long-vacant position of ATF Director”): “Scumbag Blues” by Them Crooked Vultures

thelastdakrat (“Remove ‘Juggalos’ from the FBI violent gang database and replace them with the Westboro Baptist Church”): “Celebrity Skin” by Hole

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  1. West Virginia Rebel says:

    This seems somehow appropriate for Obama and his followers:


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  2. pfluffy says:

    Generic for #2. Could apply broadly to any politician in today’s world:

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  3. pfluffy says:

    “Layne Staley Memorial International Airport”

    Beats “Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport”.

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  4. Santino says:

    You’ve outdone yourself today, great synopses to the dedications!

    For #1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nn0L6055gs

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  5. pfluffy says:

    My first selection is a favorite from last year. I don’t think I can find anything that better expresses what I think of him

    And here would be mine.

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  6. pfluffy says:

    You’ve outdone yourself today, great synopses to the dedications!

    Agreed, Santino! Here’s a dedication to your dedication, though Workaholics is an acquired taste.

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  7. Thrill says:

    This about sums up the bin Laden killing as viewed by my suddenly warlike Progressive friends.

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  8. Thrill says:

    Staying on theme:

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  9. Thrill says:

    For one of his most successful and yet horrible initiatives…

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  10. Thrill says:

    And, in the good-natured spirit of fairness; a track for the hopeless ineptitude of Boehner and the rest of the GOP in Congress.

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  11. Thrill says:

    Somehow, I bumped WVR’s last comment to the top of the list while editing the link.

    Weird.

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  12. West Virginia Rebel says:

    That’s OK, I like it there : )

    I seem to be having trouble posting videos, but anyway here’s Stevie Wonder:

    “You Haven’t Done Nothing”

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  13. Biggie G says:

    This could be number 1 or number 3.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZkjo3mNmsA&w=420&h=315

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  14. Biggie G says:

    Forgive me, but I’m going to throw one to the lefties.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDFjhmPlayg&w=560&h=315

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  15. Mississippi Yankee says:

    1. Presidential Approval Rating
    (The Choom Years)

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  16. working_man says:

    Dang. Missed this party. Nice shoutouts Thrill!

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  17. CM says:

    Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law –- (applause) — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. (Applause.)

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