Randy Newman, professional troublemaker
New online song is his most searing sarcasm yet
Newman's biting sarcasm dates back to his earlier days with the song "Political Science." More recently he composed the pointed "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country."
Now he's at it again with a new song, "I'm Dreaming" ... of a white president.
He has released "I'm Dreaming" as both a video and a free download via his website. Share with your friends at your own risk. It's getting ugly out there.
Edit: I thought putting the word "sarcasm" in the headline would be a tip-off, but those of you calling Newman a "racist" are missing the point. He is making fun of racists, as a number of other comments have pointed out. You can disagree with his point of view, but he is not advocating racism. Exactly the opposite.
IT HAS BEEN OVER A WEEK AND OBAMA HAS YET TO ADDRESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.....
HE'S TOO BUSY PARTYING WITH JAY Z AND BEYONCE AND HITTING THE LETTERMAN SHOW....
HE HAS THE NERVE TO CALL HIMSELF A LEADER...........GROW A PAIR....AND LEAD
I read a lot of your posts in here and just shook my head and laughed at you people. You are pretending to be so dam innocent. Racism still exist, and the majority of you hate Obama because he is black. Don't pull that, I am not a racist crap on me. I have been around a lot of you for a long time. In school and in the workplace I have encountered racist remarks from you people. Guess what, I don't give a rats **** if you like me or not. I can go into a game room and I am called monkey, or the N word. Still hiding behind something, just like the coward KKK has done for years. You are hiding behind this computer. COWARDS, AND WILL ALWAYS BE COWARDS. Why not call me a N in my face instead of behind a computer? Let's start a new thing no more hiding, start telling people how you feel in person. Make sure you call the paramedics ahead of time, we are not taken your **** anymore, my blood has already taken crap from your blood. IT"S OVER.
Hi to you also, mrck.....Since Mr. Newman supports President Obama, the song would not be very satirical if he wrote "I'm dreaming of a Black President." It would be truth. Here is an excerpt from a recent article from James McKinnley in the Politics and Government Blog of the Times...
The award-winning songwriter, who supports President Obama, has weighed in on the role of race in the presidential election, releasing on Tuesday poking fun at voters who long for the days when a white man was in the White House.
“I think there are a lot of people who find it jarring to have a black man in the White House and they want him out,” Mr. Newman said. “They just can’t believe that there’s not a more qualified white man. You won’t get anyone, and I do mean anyone, to admit it.”
A president can only be as good or bad as his cooperation wiht Congress and the Senate allows. As
you must know ( unless you are clueless ), blatant raceism from the Tea Party and other like minded
Republicans thwarted his leadership. I have yet to see any signs of arrogance, except from the Romney Camp. I, and most foward, clear thinking, Americans, do want a president who cares about us.
Was Bush a good leader? He ( along with his cabal of Cheney, Rove and Rumsfeld ) led us to Iraq and Afganistan. Where will Romney lead us? Certanily not to his offshore stash of cash.
"Black people voted for Barack Obama because he is Black."
I can guarentee you that the person who says this has never talked to a Black person about it. Black people voted for Barack Obama for the same reason they voted for Bill Clinton. They did it because he clearly ran in their best interests. Allen Keyes as a GOP member ran for president two times and garnered very few Black votes. I as a Black-American would not vote for Allen Keyes if you offered me millions.
Randy Newman is telling you something...
What he is saying is that if you agree with this sarcasm, or if you are offended by its message, you are part of the problem. This is not 1940. People of color have the right and the duty to vote in their best interests no matter what color or sex the candidate is, just as White men have had the right to vote in their own self interests for decade upon decade upon decade.
The only difference is that White is becoming a minority.
We cannot be considered a progressive society with racism as the basis of our way of life. The racist is becoming a dinosaur - an angry, wealthy, powerful dinosaur. He must now understand that you can change a lot of things in this land but the Constitution will outlast you, and ultimately change this land into what it says it is. This land has changed from the begining and it will continue to change. You either change with it, or become the next guy PO'd because he couldn't stop it.
Thank you Randy for a wonderful piece of art and truth.
The point was that we tend NOT to screw over people of our own ethnic group, so you might expect Obama to take advantage of whites, but not necessarily of blacks. Okay, fine...you think that sounds racist. How bout the fact that he SCREWED OVER A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR - let the MONEY do the talking then! My point is that he USED people that were trying to or did HELP him and then tossed them out like garbage, regardless of race. And of course he's not going to publicly disavow anyone - that's why you need to read the book (The Amateur)! It EXPOSES his CHARACTER as a HUMAN BEING and as a president who is clearly unqualified to lead this country.
I am all for a non-white president - provided he is a QUALIFIED president. But I am certainly not going to vote for someone based on their racial background. And many blacks in this country DID exactly that! They voted for Obama simply because he was black and they identified with him, NOT because they had any idea what his values, beliefs or qualifications were. And whites have done the same thing in the past - not voting for someone because of their racial background, religion, gay, etc. This is just the first time this country has had a president of ANY color other than white.
Barack Obama is simply THE WRONG MAN - black, white or otherwise - for the job. That's not being a bigot, that's being truthful.
The only way President Obama is gonna lose this race is if people allow the new voter registration rules in some states to deter them from voting. We have to get OUT THE VOTE IN FULL FORCE!!!
If I hated a certain race, I might do that. But I am not doing that. Anti-whites are doing it to White people in all White countries and only White countries.
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.
President Obama has destroyed the absurb idea of white supremacy and a great deal of people who think that being "white" makes them better than other people who are not "white," are becoming uncomfortable. They say they want their country back. That's so funny because quiet as it's kept, all "white" people are not really accepted by the "whites" who are really in control who don't really like poor whites, middle-class, upper-middle class, working class "whites." This also includes "whites" of Eastern Europeans (Italians, Greeks, etc.). We (conscious people) know that whites don't really get along and that they are really in the minority all over the world. Non-whites make up the majority of the world. The bottom line--white is not necessarily a real description. It's a trick and Obama has proven it. Get over it because we are not fooled by your illusions and attempt to justify your insecurities.