Lindsey Graham Can’t Walk And Chew Gum Simultaneously

Lindsey Graham entertains John McCain and Joe Lieberman at RNC Convention.

As we said on Sunday’s post, this week’s episode of Republicans Who Can’t Walk And Chew Gum At The Same Time features South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham. On Saturday he said  he’s abandoning talks on climate change legislation because he believes Democratic efforts to bring up a separate immigration reform package is undermining the legislative process. In a letter that he released to the press, Graham said,

Moving forward on immigration – in this hurried, panicked manner – is nothing more than a cynical political ploy.

In response, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Democratic Party remains committed to both issues and,

I appreciate the work of Senator Graham on both of these issues and understand the tremendous pressure he is under from members of his own party not to work with us on either measure, but I will not allow him to play one issue off of another, and neither will the American people. They expect us to do both, and they will not accept the notion that trying to act on one is an excuse for not acting on the other.

Lindsey Graham’s attempts to convince the public that only one type of legislation can be debated and enacted at any one time is merely a variation of the G.O.P.’s mantra. You know, the one they use after months of legislative debate when suddenly they declare that entire bills must be scrapped and we must start from scratch. The Republican Party truly is the Gang That Can’t Walk And Chew Gum At The Same Time.

EXTRA

In an attempt to raise our spirits after the Scott Brown election in January, we will be attending the Salem State College (Salem, MA) Speaker Series this evening featuring Ted Kennedy, Jr. Let’s hope that the enthusiastic reception will prompt him to consider running for his father’s US Senate seat in 2012.

EXTRA, EXTRA

Congratulations to the Boston Bruins for their playoff series victory over the Buffalo Sabres last night. The Bruins must now wait to see who their next opponent will be.



Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.

Windy song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ul7sYUGvbg

LINDSEY

(sung to the Association song “Windy”)

Who’s speaking out to beyond the Beltway
Broadcasting his voice out on the air
Who’s talking down financial reform now
Everyone knows it’s Lindsey

Who’s skipping down the streets of ol’ DC
Claiming to be bipartisan; please
Who won’t shut up for even one moment
Everyone knows it’s Lindsey

And Lyndsey loves telling lies
Of which he always denies
He is such a spineless guy
He is a clown (he is a clown)
He is a clown (he is a clown)

{Flute}

And Lindsey sits idly by
As Boehner shouts a war cry
Giving Dems the evil eye
And lots of frowns {and lots of frowns}
And lots of frowns {and lots of frowns}

Who always pastes his face on the TV
Talking head shows on every Sunday
Who’s speaking out every single moment
Everyone knows it’s Lindsey

Who’s face looks a lot like Peter Lorre’s
And suffers from a mental disease
Who won’t shut up for even one moment
Everyone knows it’s Lindsey

Who’s sitting on the Budget Committee
As the highest ranking G.O.P.
Who won’t shut up for even one moment
Everyone knows it’s Lindsey

Who’s skipping down the streets of ol’ DC
Claiming to be bipartisan; please
Who won’t shut up for even one moment
Everyone knows it’s Lindsey
{Repeat to fade}

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Posted on April 27, 2010, in Lindsey Graham, Republican, Songs and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Undermining the legislative process

    The only thing that Republicans hate more than “moving forward” is doing anything at more than as snail’s pace-unless it’s a cynical, panicked election ploy like rumbling, bumbling, and stumbling into the iraq quagmire.

    • Or suspending your campaign to go to DC to “fix the economy” and not saying anything in the meeting after standing up Letterman to speak to Couric.

  2. Last week, I saw a video of some guy saying Lindsay Graham was being blackmailed because he was still in the closet. That photo above is even more nightmare inducing than the video, not because of Graham, but the other two.

    Good work on the song.

    Congratulations on the win and good luck tonight in Salem. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. (Please do the same for me.)

  3. Catchy tune as always! I agree Pete, snail’s pace is right, how many decades before we go any HCR? How long has immigration reform been needed and now it’s a hurried, panicked pace? For cryin’ out loud, even when THEY have the majority they do NOTHING except serve their special interests and start a war or two. So tired of the ‘let’s start over, clean sheet of paper, delay delay, delay, mantra’

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