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(To tune of ‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer (1944))


To get elected in the U.S.A.
You needn’t be smart. You just need to pay.
And, here’s how to win, so I’m told the experts say.


You’ve got to, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the negative.
Do circumvent the positive.
And don’t mention what they need to live.
Cause facts never matter anyway.

You’ve got to say what the polls have ordered up.
The truth, well, that we’ll keep boarded up.
Cause dollars is what decides the vote.
It’s over before Election Day.

*Except for this original Johnny Mercer phrase, lyric ©. 2014 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire.
All rights reserved.


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