John M. Becker

Brilliant: The Tea Party Anthem

Filed By John M. Becker | January 06, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: David Ippolito, Les Miserables, music, parody, satire, Tea Party

For your listening pleasure on this Monday afternoon. Sing along, to the tune of "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables:

There was a time of brighter day,
A time that the Tea Party embraces.
When hardly anyone was gay;
Hispanics, blacks, and women knew their places.

We'd turn on the TV news each night
And any channel we selected,
All of the anchormen were white --
Just like the men that we elected.

Then progressives came along
And their vision made me crazy.
Saying things that don't belong
In my perfect U.S.A.

And so it goes. It's more of a lament than an anthem, but David Ippolito's lyrics brilliantly encapsulate the madness and regressiveness of the Tea Party. And his performance is wonderful too.

Video is after the jump. Enjoy!

h/t: Dan Savage

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