Take a catchy hit summer song with a unique and relatively easy to recreate music video, throw in a hot presidential race where the incumbent has failed to live up to his pie-in-the-sky campaign promises, shake well with some spot-on, hilarious lyrics, and you get “Obama That I Used To Know.”
Sung to the tune of Gotye’s uber popular Somebody That I Used To Know, this parody pokes fun at Barack Obama’s failure in his first term to live up to the hype he promoted around himself. As the joke goes, “They told me if I voted for McCain …”
Once upon a time, it was all hope and change, and change we can believe in; yes we can, blah blah blah. How’s that working out for the nearly 15% of Americans unemployed or under-employed? Remember Peggy? Obama was going to pay her mortgage and put gas in her car … um, yeah, not so much. Gas prices are through the roof, it seems like everyone is foreclosing, and the economy is generally not fine.
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It’s not surprising that many 2008 Obama voters are experiencing pangs of buyer’s remorse. The 2012 candidate is not the Obama they used to know.
Some of my favorite lines:
Because you won and then you cut me off, now your speeches never soar as high as unemployment, you took Obamacare so far, but you left me like a dog strapped on Romney’s car ...
Sometimes I think that peace prize winners shouldn’t have a kill list, but you dumped bin Laden in the sea, so maybe it’s all good, said you’d rouse my economy, your big package didn’t stimulate me ...
No I don’t need you to legalize, just keep the feds away from folks like you when you were younger, there’s nothing that you didn’t toke, but now that’s just Obama that I used to know ...
What do you think of the video?
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