It’s only Barack ‘n’ Roll but they don’t like it.
The Republican Party and its sounding board Fox News and its Foxholes could get a lot of “Satisfaction” criticizing President Obama and his White House of Blues on Tuesday night.
Obama hosted Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and legendary blues singer B.B. King.
The musical evening was a tribute to the blues in commemoration of Black History Month, but it certainly must have had Obama’s critics green with envy.
Obama belted out “Sweet Home, Chicago” with the King.
Not to be upstaged, Mitt Romney joined the Osmonds for their reunion tour at an International House of Pancakes in Provo, Utah.
Rick Santorum, who has the sense of humor of a Trappist monk with an inflamed prostate, wasn’t amused with the blues project. He probably thought, after relating the absurdity that Obama practices “phony theology,” Obama joined Jagger on his favorite Stones song, “Sympathy for the Devil.”
But that’s not Rick’s least favorite Stones song. No, that would be “Let’s Spend the Night Together” (with “Angie” at the “Memory Motel” “2000 Miles from Home” after a night out with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” drinkin’ with “Honky Tonk Women.”)
Newt Gingrich, meanwhile, could get overly pompous (even for him) by saying it was appropriate that Obama sang a King song, since his “Change You Can Believe In” failed slogan of 2008 should be replaced in 2012 with “The Thrill is Gone.”
Romney could further snark that “It’s appropriate that this president was singing the blues, because of his failed policies, the country has been singing the blues for four years.”
Since the economy is on life support, Mitt must be thinking “Time is on My Side.”
But Gingrich is almost an after-thought anymore, as if his quest for the nomination is “Out of Time,” and pretty much after Super Tuesday, his chances of being the party’s standard bearer has been “Shattered.”
Should Santorum, the religious zealot who believes satan is going to attack America, ever wins the presidency, within his first year he and much of the country will be suffering a collective “19th Nervous Breakdown.”
(Recently, Santorum talked about “what’s burning down here.” Careful, Rick, you might have your critics think you “Play with Fire.”)
Should Romney get the nomination and lose to Obama in the general elction, he will finally realize what the 99 percent of us have had to live with all our lives: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
But don’t bet $10,000 on that —– the “Tumbling Dice” will likely come up snake eyes.
And Fox News will keep its pattern of ethnic slurs going for its rabid fan base. It wouldn’t be beneath them to fear-monger that if Obama is re-elected he’s going to look at the Washington Monument and say “Paint it Black.”
An Obama defeat would certainly have the Foxholes chanting “It’s All Over Now.”