'Obama That I Used To Know' Parody Tells It Like It Is (VIDEO)

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obama i used to knowTake 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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2012 election, barack obama, media

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nonmember avatar I'm a Guest

It's better than writing your talking points on your hand.

right... rightside

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on Aug 11, 2012 at 2:31 PM

And immediately corrected himself. Don't let reality interfere with your tit-for-tat scorekeeping efforts


Verbal gaffes are hardly what I keep score of - though I can see why you'd get puffed up that Obama corrected himself - it's not often he can get something right!

nonmember avatar I'm a Guest

Really? Because gaffes and keeping score seem to be a fixation with you.

Flori... Floridamom96

Ahahaha! As evidenced by the numerous posts above, liberals have no sense of humor. Whether you agree with the message in the video or not it is an excellent comedic work.

right... rightside


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Nonmember comment from I'm a Guest
on Aug 11, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Really? Because gaffes and keeping score seem to be a fixation with you.


Yup.  Really.

nonmember avatar I'm a Guest

Keep telling yourself that, rightside.
Floridamom, you are such a hypocrite. If there was a satire video about Romney being talked about on this site you would have a meltdown over it. You certainly wouldn't be calling it funny.

nonmember avatar tito

@Robin, robin, robin. You poor dear. Pass the popcorn.

nonmember avatar Zuri

I'm A Guest, you took the words out of my mind.

right... rightside

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on Aug 11, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Keep telling yourself that, rightside


I will, I will!

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