It’s an old complaint that you hear all the time: “Political discourse in this country is fascinating…but can you dance to it?” Fortunately, thanks to The Real, you now can. The group has released a new song and video entitled “My Girl’s a Republican” that’s catchy and hilarious enough to keep you dancing all the way to voting booth tomorrow.
The Real is a “hip hop sketch comedy” group (a typical video parodies “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” by using the story of Dr. Dre’s Detox, the rap world’s Chinese Democracy). For the song, they’ve basically taken every conservative figure or scandal from the past few years and mashed them together for a pun and double entendre-filled ode to the character, wiles, and sexual prowess of a sexy Sister Grizzly. It’s accompanied by an equally entertaining video which uses homemade effects, singing Glenn Beck, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Rudy Guiliani heads to showcase the song in (what appears to be) one take.
While all the jokes are about Republicans, and some are a little off-color (“When it comes to pleasing men she’s learned from the best, Teddy Haggard, Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and all of the rest”), the whole thing seems good-natured enough to possibly even gain fans on both sides of the aisle. Besides, the singers’ are persuasive enough that even the most liberal of listeners might be willing to vote red just to meet one of these girls who “parties like she just got money from Michael Steele.”
Who is “The Real”? None other than brothers Rosenthal: Eric and Jeff, who you very likely will be hearing more from. Check out the video from The Real below. Warning, the lyrics are pretty NSFW so, if you work somewhere that would frown upon discussions of “Dick Nixon-sucking lips,” you might want to plug in the headphones.
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