MITT-NEWT LOOK SO BAD, BARACK LOOKS GOOD

MITT-NEWT LOOK SO BAD, BARACK LOOKS GOOD
(To tune of, “I’ve Got it Bad (and that Ain’t Good),” by Duke Ellington and Paul Francis Webster.)

“Moral” Newt is turning mental
Says he’s misunderstood
Newt looks so bad, Barack looks good

And “Poor-boy” Mitt is temperamental
Never stands where he stood
Mitt looks so bad, Barack looks good

When the election is over
And that bad blood flows through town
There’ll be no dull drama
Just swear in Obama

They’ll say both were instrumental
Slinging mud like Nixon would
Mitt-Newt look so bad, Barack looks good

 Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg
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FACTS

FACTS
(To tune of “What’s the Matter with Kids Today,” by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams from Broadway Musical “Bye-Bye Birdie.”)

Facts, candidates don’t bother with facts today
Facts, they’re irrelevant and get in the way
Facts, always inconveniently interpose a truth
The boring, stupid recipe for losing
You’ll never catch one using

Facts, every politician avoids like plague
Facts get you nowhere, offer them something vague
Reality is poison, chasing the votes away
Nobody wants to hear facts today.

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg
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WE ALL LAUGH

WE ALL LAUGH
(To tune of “They All Laughed” by George and Ira Gershwin)

 We all laugh when candidates amuse us
With their brash outrageous lies
We all laugh when dizzy from their darting eyes
We all laugh, ridiculous it may sound
When they promise us the sky
Loud grows our laughter, voting for them, after
Leaves us high and dry

We laugh because it’s absurd
To think we’d swallow packaged curd
Consume what they serve
And we get what we deserve

We all laugh till something quells our laughter
We elect another clown
Then in our face
They’re laughing in D.C. town

 Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg
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SUPER PAC

SUPER PAC
(To tune of “Bali Ha’i” by Rodgers and Hammerstein from Broadway Musical South Pacific.)

Super Pac, you’re spending
All the night and the day
On attacks unending
That’s OK? That’s OK?

On your funds no limit
Corporate rights, so they say
In the minds of dimwits
That’s OK? That’s OK?

A new set of rules
By which to play
Buying of votes by the ones
Who can pay.

Every fact, made blurry
Every truth, turned gray
Super Pac, I worry
That’s OK? That’s OK?

 Ok, while our dreams slip away.

 Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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TWO-O-ONE-ONE: A VERY GOOD YEAR

TWO-O-ONE-ONE: A VERY GOOD YEAR
(To tune of “It was a Very Good Year” by Ervin Drake made popular by Frank Sinatra)

Well, January made it clear
It was a very good year
It was a very good year
For Arab Springs Mubarak could not quell
Like Brazil where houses fell
From mud sliding, a ton
In Two-0-One-One

In February scandal’s smear
It was a very good year
When Berlusconi faces trial for sex with a child
A shocking moral lurch
Like the earthquake in Christchurch
New Zealand, a big one
In Two-0-One-One

The winds of March bring many tears
It was a very good year
Another earthquake far off shore
A massive wave, whole villages drowned dead
A bleak atomic dread
The “blood-dimmed tide” outdone
In Two-0-One-One

Then in April room for cheer
It was a very good year
It was a very good year
For Royal Weddings, a Prince to his Kate
Costs a fortune for the state
While we fear a bank-run
In Two-0-One-One

Again in May good news held dear
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for killing off
Bin Laden we were glad
But Islamabad was mad
A good year for the gun
In Two-0-One-One

But then in June another fear
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for Super Toxic E
E Coli you don’t see
Threatening humanity
Attacks the body like a Hun
In Two-0-One-One

Then in July what did we hear?
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for hacking phones
At Rupert Murdoch’s press
And now he’s in a mess
An empire’s come undone
In Two-0-One-One

 In August and throughout the year
It was a very good year
It was a very good year, the Senate and the House
Do naught but disagree
And so says S&P
Our sad-decline’s begun
In Two-0-One-One

In September something queer
It was a very good year
The Saudi king announces loud
Its woman now can vote
How will that auger hope?
Girls driving cars are none
In Two-0-One-One

For an insurgency somewhere
It was a very good year
In Libya a good year,
October saw Gaddafi going to his grave
Though we won’t miss the knave
Who’ll likeTripoli’s new son?
After Two-0-One-One

And in November over there
It was a very good year
It was a very good year
The EU is about to dourly come apart
Austerity must start
Italian bonds we shun
In Two-0-One-One

December had at last come here
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for soldiers coming home
We welcome them all back
Leave the desert to Iraq
Let them have all the fun
After Two-0-One-One

Lyric © by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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