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The Eve of Obstruction

I’ll have more to say about the looming budget showdown later, but in the meantime faithful Power Line reader Richard Samuelson and I have collaborated on a re-write of the famous Barry Maguire protest tune from the 1960s, “Eve of Destruction.”  So with apologies to Maguire, and blame planted firmly with Norm Ornstein, herewith the “Eve of Obstruction”:

The Beltway world, it is explodin’

Words a-flarin’, budgets loadin’

You’re old enough for health care, but not for drinkin’

You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun resolution you’re totin’
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, Ornstein believes
We’re on the eve
of obstruction.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If Boehner is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no jobs to save, with the government world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, Ornstein believes
We’re on the eve
of obstruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, cuz there’s no regulation.
Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
And speeches alone can’t bring sequestration’

When human respect is disintegratin’

This whole crazy world just ain’t egalitatin’

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, Ornstein believes
We’re on the eve
of obstruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Cruz’s Texas
Then take a look around to Coulter’s Obama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to obsess with race

And, tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
Ornstein believes
We’re on the eve
Of obstruction

Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of obstruction.

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