Democrats Getting Elected – a Parody of the Well-Loved Jazz Standard Blue Skies

It’s hard not to get caught up in election hyperbole this year, but hyperbole aside, I think we can all agree this is a critical election. The Democratic candidates running for office share a core set of values which they will draw on when representing us. They believe:
  • That government has no place in our bedrooms or private medical decisions;
  • That our physical world is on loan to us from our children and we are not entitled to trash it before we pass it back;
  • That we’re all in this together and it’s our job to help each other get through it.
We are seeing a tremendous amount of mud-slinging as we move into the final days of the race. The negative advertising is baseless. It is important that we not allow the mud-slinging to distract us from the genuine issues and genuine value of the candidates slated to run as Democrats in the election. We must maintain our vision, and the hope we have for turning the economy around, caring for the environment, and ensuring that there is fair opportunity for all Americans. Trust our Democratic candidates, and vote for them—they are the right choice.

The Tenth Congressional Democrats are posting this video focused on living in a Democratic society. “Democrats Getting Elected” is a parody of the well-loved jazz standard Blue Skies.

Credits:

Lyrics written by Clara Berman with additions from Shelley Orbach; Video shot by Jeff Kovit.

Editing: Clara Berman.

Introductory remarks written by Clara Berman, with Kudos to Anne Flanigan Bassi for the remarks that inspired this introduction.

Thanks to all the others whose assistance has made the production and posting of these parodies possible. I hope that you will find the humor lifts your spirits, and supports your commitment in these last critical days before the election.

Lyrics

Democrats in office now
Dems in majority-and how!

People singing this song
Nothing but Democrats, from now on

I never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things, going so right
Pelosi with a gavel, Hoyer in line
You’ve got our votes
Now its our time for

Fair wage, here in our hands
Bank accounts rising, let’s make plans

  • jeff rasley

    The musical parody is fun & clever. It’s a pleasant break from the grim seriousness of electoral politics, while keeping the focus on why we don’t want the Republicans to run the country.

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