Logomachon






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  logomachy--1. A dispute about words. 2. A dispute carried on in words only; a battle of words.
logomachon--1. One who argues about words. 2. A word warrior.

   
   
   
 

2006-04-10
 

"Bush Was Right"

A few days ago, Jason Zengerle wrote in The New Republic’s blog that
Last year I wrote an article slagging Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes, for his awful protest song "When the President Talks to God." . . . But recently, I've had a little change of heart about Oberst. In fact, if he's reading this, I'd like to extend a hand: Conor, all is forgiven. I now know what truly awful political music is . . . and it is this.
The link is to a YouTube video of The Right Brothers performing “Bush Was Right”. Actually, the song is a not bad parody of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. I like that they actually get in the point that rather than "'tax cuts' increasing the deficit", they have increased revenue:
Unemployment's staying down, Democrats are wondering how
Revenue is going up, can you say "Tax Cuts"
What sets "Bush Was Right" apart from leftist political songs is its largely positive tone. Compare it with the Oberst song ("When the President Talks to God"). Like most leftist songs, especially the ones I've heard recently, it is a sneering attack, intent on seizing the moral high ground by demonizing its target.

The comments at the "Bush Was Right" page at YouTube show that on the issue of fighting WWIV, the left lives in a different, fantasy world.
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