Send Back These Clowns + Occupy! by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
November 25, 2011

GOP Presidential Debate June 13, 2011 in New H...

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Send Back These Clowns

(With apologies to Stephen Sondheim)

Aren’t they rich, and so sincere,
Making such speeches and promises
In debates this year?
These GOP clowns.

Mitt flips and flops, Newt juggles ideas,
Bachmann and Cain and both Ricks
Inflate our fears.
Send back these clowns,
These horrible clowns.

Just when we thought we’d elected a man
Different from others ‘cause he said, “Yes, we can!”
Then once in office, he revealed two sad facts:
He’s sure of his lines, but awful with acts.

Another election circus has come,
Making us angry and perplexed and numb.
Send back all these clowns,
These hypocrite clowns.
It’s too late; they’re here.

Just when we thought we’d elected a man
Different from others ‘cause he said, “Yes, we can!”
Then once in office, he revealed two sad facts:
He’s sure of his lines, but awful with acts.

They’re all so rich, and so sincere,
Making grand promises in speeches all year.
Send back these clowns,
Please send back these clowns.
Well maybe, next year.

***

Occupy!

(to the tune of “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)

Occupy Wall Street Day 20

Image by waywuwei via Flickr

The Ruling Class cops are coming,
We’re once again on our own.
This winter I hear the drumming:
Clear out all the Occupy zones.

Gotta get down to it,
Police are beating us down.
We should’ve stood up long ago.
What if you sat there and
Pepper was sprayed in your eyes,
How could you respect them when you know?

Our books and our tents were stolen
By officers of the state.
Non-violence must answer their actions;
We must return love for hate.

Gotta get down to it,
The one percent’s beating us down.
We should’ve stood up long ago.
What if you sat there and
Pepper was sprayed in your eyes,
How could you respect them when you know?

The Ruling Class cops are coming,
We’re once again on our own.
This winter I hear the drumming:
Clear out all the Occupy zones.
Clear out all the Occupy zones.
Clear out all the Occupy zones.

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: What’s Next for the Occupy Movement?

Michael Parenti: Combating Imperialism: Occupy

Why Progressives Should Support Ron Paul + With 13,111 New Peace Voters, Ron Paul Can Win the Iowa Caucus by Robert Naiman

Is It Immoral to Vote for Obama? by Mike Whitney

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