What do you get when you cross regressive Tea Party politics and the achingly woeful “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables? A new anthem for the party of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, of course, courtesy of New York City singer-songwriter David Ippolito, otherwise known as That Guitar Man from Central Park.
Ippolito’s song, titled “I Want My Country Back,” takes a satirical stab at the Tea Party’s insistence that America should return to the days “when hardly anyone was gay” and the poor had no access to insurance. Watch and listen for yourself below!
Joseph Guyer resides in the reddest state in the Union, a wondrous place where pick-up trucks proudly display swinging novelty testicles, fried sticks of butter are deemed safe for human consumption, and female escorts can lawfully be shot for refusing to sleep with you. He firmly agrees with Bill Clinton that there is nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what is right with America. You can read more of his work at Liberal America and follow him on Twitter @joerobguy.