Parody Video “The Obama That I Used To Know” Goes Viral

For years, we have had a spirited debate over whether civil libertarians could vote for Barack Obama after his expanding of Bush anti-privacy measures, “hit list” policy, refusal to prosecute officials for torture, and other actions. For those who now oppose Obama, there is now a theme song to express their angst and anger. Even for those who still support Obama, you have to admit it is pretty funny.

The parody of Gotye’s hit “Somebody that I used to know” is the impressive work of Justin Monticello and Ryan Newbrough who have lost faith in Obama.

The song includes a couple of digs at Romney like “You took Obamacare so far. But you left me like a dog strapped on Romney’s car.”

Here are the lyrics:

We could have been so much more than just friends with healthcare benefits

Now and then I think of that election day, November
When you won I felt so happy I could die
Chugged a fifth, paraded in the street
And I thanked God that Palin wasn’t Veep
It felt like change and it’s a hope I still remember
You can get addicted to a certain kind of message
Like this is change we can believe in, yes we can
But college ended, had to pay my rent
At least you’re the first gay president
But the change I got was that I moved in with my mother
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
Even the shirt that was on my back
Is owned by China or being arbitraged by Goldman Sachs
Just send in a Predator Drone
‘Cause now you’re not Obama that I used to know
Now you’re not Obama that I used to know
Now I need Obama that I used to know
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
Still my American Idol, though
When you sang, “I’m so in love with you”…Obama that I used to know
But you won and then you cut me off
Made out like you’d close Guantanamo and we got nothing
Relocation shouldn’t be that hard
Just strap the prisoners in on top of Romney’s car
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
That I used to know
That I used to know
That I used to know
In 2012 I need Obama that I used to know

65 thoughts on “Parody Video “The Obama That I Used To Know” Goes Viral”

  1. Sorry, my (sarcasm off) tag on the end was left off because it was too much like an HTML tag I guess.

  2. Swarthmore mom1, August 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

    “Karl, We will see. I think the selection of Ryan who represents the worst the catholic bishop’s have to offer on reproductive freedom might just provide a wake up call.”

    Reproductive freedom. Sheesh. Ryan is against people mudering unborn children? Shudder – we don’t need that. Freedom for everyone to kill their unborn child. Hell, how about killing the ones born as well.

  3. It’s the same obama. That poisoned purple koolaid has started to wear off for some. Let’s hope that it wears off before election day so everyone will be thinking clearly to vote correctly.

  4. Speaking of lies and fakery, Obama claims to have struggled in his upbringing. However, he comes from a privileged background. Yes, his mother was a perpetual student who made little contribution to society. However, he was raised by his grandmother who was the VP of the Bank of Hawaii. That doesn’t sound like a poor family to me. He went to private schools not public schools. He has lied about his upbringing just like he has lied about how he was going to help the economy. All he has practiced in the last 3.5 years is crony capitalism where he has rewarded his political supporters pumping tens of billions into failed “green” enterprises. Can you say Solyndra? The president had his chance and failed. Do we want another four years of stagnant economic growth and high employment? I will take Mitt romney and Paul Romney over the current non-achievers anytime.

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