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Randy Newman, professional troublemaker

New online song is his most searing sarcasm yet

By Mark C. Brown Sep 18, 2012 10:37AM
Randy NewmanRandy Newman. Oscar-winning composer. Grammy-winning artist. But most of all, professional troublemaker.

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.


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Sep 18, 2012 6:50PM
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Dawne it's called SATIRE. Newman is no more a bigot than you
Sep 18, 2012 6:50PM
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how about he makes a video that doesn't sound so racist so he doesn't offend anybody. i've seen ALOT of comments saying the people were offended. I was offended. if he could make another virsion of this video that was funny and didn't sound so racist i would be much happier.i'm seriouse, i'm not kidding or being sarcastic
Sep 18, 2012 6:50PM
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LMAO, Randy is funny, his sarcasm is biting.
Sep 18, 2012 6:50PM
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Hi everyone,

I just felt compelled to respond to this singers song and I must say I smiled during the whole performance. What I appreciate about this singer is that he was not afraid to speak his true feelings as well as indicating his reasons for his thought process.  He was merely exercising his rights as a citizen. I hate two-faced back stabbing liars...The truth is the light! Can you not respect the fact that he told the truth as he sees it? As a taxpayer, a hard worker, as a human being. I can appreciate one who speaks his mind openly. I detest liars and phonies. Because I feel this way, I have to admit......I also want a different President not because of the color of his skin but his poor leadership... so I am voting for Romney. ....Obama has failed to solve our problems...He has made it much worse. If we give him four more years...The USA won't survive! He has developed a welfare state of being. I was taught to work hard and succeed. Obama wants to cripple everyone and make everyone have to come to him for food, shelter, clothing healthcare...it makes him feel important when people need him. That makes him very selfi**** like having dependent children and never allowing them to grow up and take care of themselves because it boosts his ego. I would love to see him pack his bags and go back to.... anywhere...JUST  GO!

Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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I can't wait for Nov 7th.  When Obama gets reelected by the majority, these rats **** bigoted white conservative freaks are going to go berserk like the Taliban they are.  I personally hope Obama then shoves his big black.................

"agenda" up their quivering a'''''les.  Let's see what songs they sing then.

Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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I LIKE IT A LOT, THE COUNTRY IS IN BAD SHAPE WITH THE CURRENT HOLDER OF OUR WHITE HOUSE...BO HAS TO GO ONE WAY OR ANOTHER...
Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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You liberals can sure dish it out but you sure can't take it when the tables are turned.  I wasn't impressed by the song but it's in your face liberals.
Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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  This song is truly a satire. Obama isn't black he is half black. Therefore he shouldn't be credited as the first black president. He himself we even tell you that. That title was given to him by the public. 
Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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Thanks for highlighting the ignorance of some Americans. Some white, some black. The ones who vote for a candidate that matches their skin color. Not knowing the goals of the one they elect. Educate yourselves people, before you walk in that booth and place a check by the name. IF YOU'RE EDUCATED YOU WILL VOTE OBAMA!!!! Thank you.
Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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Obama is acting very much white, his other side of his race, and he is a bad as previous bad presidents of the past..  Come Novermber will be the test and it will show whether those people who voted for him were asleep during his term and still thinks he is the messiah........

Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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I am waiting for Rev Jesse Jackweed and Fat Al to start a boycott outside Randy's home. 
Sep 18, 2012 6:49PM
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Thanks for highlighting the ignorance of some Americans. Some white, some black. The ones who vote for a candidate that matches their skin color. Not knowing the goals of the one they elect. Educate yourselves people, before you walk in that booth and place a check by the name. IF YOU'RE EDUCATED YOU WILL VOTE OBAMA!!!! Thank you.
Sep 18, 2012 6:48PM
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This song is genius. For all of you huffing and puffing about racism please listen to the words with the video. It's obviously sarcastic.
Well done Randy!
Sep 18, 2012 6:48PM
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Wake up America it doesn't matter the color of our president, what matters is that we take back our country, Obama and his party do not recognize that during the last two years of Bush's term they controlled the senate and the house. Obama would rather point fingers and say it's not my fault. Why do you sue states that are trying to enact laws that the federal government are suppose to enforce ( I need the illegal votes). Now try to guess my race, it doesn't have hyphen in front of it.....
Term limits on all politicians ,social security and medicare for them, see how fast both programs end up with surpluses plus COL every year.  PS president stay in Washington DC and quit flying you and your family all around the world and US, you seem to forget it on my tax dollar.....................
Sep 18, 2012 6:48PM
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Tell me why? Isn't it considered racist by voting for a black president just because he is black? Do you think black people actually create segregation and racism? Why isn't there white emmy awards, white history channel, white history month, white parades or marches, or NAAWP (National Association for the Advancement of White People) to go along with NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)??????? Tell me why these do no exist? Tell me why if white people create these it would be considered racist, but no one says anything when black people create these? Tell me why?

Sep 18, 2012 6:47PM
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And best of all, all the racist are clicking on this hoping to find a song by a kindred soul, a right wing bigot.

As Bush said:

"Fool me once shame on me, Fool me twice...uh......hmm,,..won't get fooled again"

(To be clear I am not calling Bush a bigot, nor am I saying all on the right are bigots. and there are certainly a few racists on the left, and they can be black or white...racism knows no skin color...it inly feeds off ignorance)
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