Government Divided, Dysfunctional, BUT Musical

(Washington, DC) President Obama recently expressed frustration at the lack of a deficit reduction agreement to raise the Federal debt ceiling. People voted for divided government, not a ‘dysfunctional’ one, he vented. Five years ago Sen. Susan Collins (R- ME), an obvious Cole Porter fan, summarized FEMA’s performance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in three words: “it’s discredited, it’s demoralized, it’s dysfunctional.” We set her report to music then but now we think Collins was too narrow in her indictment.

We, uh, recycle our song now in light of the President’s comment.

It’s Dysfunctional © 2011 Ken Rynne Parody of It’s De-Lovely By Cole Porter

I feel the sudden urge to sing/ About this FEDERAL DEBT LIMIT thing, So control your desire to curse/ While I satirize a verse. This THREE RING CIRCUS seems to me/ Not worthy of Cole Porter’s melody, So to spare you all the pain,/ I’ll skip the darn thing and sing the refrain.

Mi, mi, mi, mi, Re, re, re, re,/ Do, sol, T – PAR- T,  S.O.S.

The bills are due, the coffers cleared, /But still NO DEAL comes from CONGRESS dear, “it’s discredited, it’s demoralized, it’s dysfunctional.”

I understand the reason why/ You’re BUYING GOLD BARS now, so am I, “it’s discredited, it’s demoralized, it’s dysfunctional.”

*You can tell at a glance/ Time’s done /for TEXTING/YOUR UNDERPANTS, You can hear John Q /Pu-blic/ murmuring low,/ “These guys gotta go!”

So please VETO, Obama dear,/ When unfunded tax cuts [or spending] come, let us hear: It’s delinquent, It’s defective, / It’s department-ized, It’s dehumanized, it’s discredited, it’s demoralized, it’s dysfunctional.

Time marches on and soon it’s plain /Some in Congress have no heart, and sit on their brain. It’s discredited, it’s demoralized, it’s dysfunctional.

You can tell at a glance/ Time’s done /for TEXTING/YOUR UNDERPANTS,  You can hear John Q /Pu-blic/ murmuring low,/ “These guys gotta go!”

So please VETO, Obama dear,/ When unfunded spending [or tax cuts] comes, let us hear: It’s delinquent, It’s defective, / It’s department-ized, It’s dehumanized, it’s discredited, it’s demoralized, it’s dysfunctional.

Support the Arts & Let it Begin with Us.


One comment

  • April 14, 2015 - 9:39 am | Permalink

    It’s truly very complicated in this active life to listen news on Television, thus I just use internet for that reason, and take the most recent
    information.
    site, Paulette,

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>