MoveOn disses GOP with Queen music
The MoveOn.Org. Political Action organization recently sent out a brief e-mail message along with a special music video which their spokesman former secretary of labor and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Robert Reich reportedly personally put together to poke some year-end fun at House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican party in general. Reich clarified his motives for manufacturing the music video:
“Thanks to House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican caucus, the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’ was so awful this year that I decided it deserved its own theme song. I had fun putting together this video—which also calls out some uplifting wins MoveOn members and other progressives were able to achieve this year despite the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’.”
The YouTube video is posted as “An end-of-year message from Robert Reich” a.k.a. “Congressional Republicans Theme Song”. It lifts a portion of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (. . .”nothing really matters. . .”) and criticizes the Republicans for doing nothing about immigration laws, tax reform, climate change, gun safety and raising the minimum wage. Unfortunately for Queen fans, however, he cuts it short perhaps all too quickly in favor of a political monologue.
He states the video and the group itself are not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. “We’re entirely funded by our 8 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs” Reich claims despite the party politics espoused in his e-mails and videos.
Reich is hoping people will “take just a minute to watch” the 2:17-long video “and if (they) enjoy it pass it on.” He wishes everyone “all the best in 2014” whether they share his video or not. As this goes to press, the video had received less than 42,000 views. Surviving members of Queen were unavailable for comment.
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