Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Sound of Obama: "Thirteen Trillion Going on Fourteen"


[Spoken]

RAHM:
Well, I just hope Obama doesn't get into any trouble.

NANCY:
Don't worry about Obama. He's the President of Hope and Change.

RAHM:
I know. I don't worry about him. [Music up.] The only one I worry about is his Speaker.

NANCY:
Me? Why?

RAHM:
What's the national debt again, Nancy?

NANCY:
Thirteen trillion going on fourteen. [Off Rahm's laugh.] What's wrong with that?

[Singing]

RAHM:
Red ink, little girl, is a tidal wave
That Fox has turned a light on
Your budget, little girl, is an empty page
Repubs will want to write on

NANCY:
To write on?

RAHM:
Thirteen trillion going on fourteen
How will we pay it back?
Raise income taxes on wealthy brackets
What do you think of that?

NANCY:
Of that?

RAHM:
Thirteen trillion going on fourteen
Baby, it's time to think
Better beware, be canny and careful
Baby, we're on the brink

Thirteen trillion going on fourteen
Interest costs will only rise
Eager young Chinese won't be around
To buy up your T-bills now

Totally unprepared are you
To face this world of debt
Tea Party protests target you
Have you listened to that Glenn Beck?

You need someone older and wiser
Telling you what to do
I am Chief of Staff for just one more month
I'll... take care... of you

NANCY:
Thirteen trillion going on fourteen
Health care must be reformed
We'll just cut welfare, make it a big scare
And blame the Republicans

Thirteen trillion going on fourteen
As if I really care
Tea Party racists, birther embracists
America needs me now

Totally unprepared are you
To face November 2
Timid and shy and scared are you
Of what you know I'll do

You need someone from a safe district
Leading you by the nose
Thirteen trillion going on fourteen
This... is just... the start!