The latest Twitter trend is actually straight out of the pages of Mad magazine, which has been rewriting lyrics to popular songs with politically parodic lyrics since the 1950’s.
The trend on Twitter started last year in a sardonic memoriam to Trump’s first 100 days in office, but has picked up again now that we’ve managed to survive an unbelievable 500 days of his administration.
For example, there’s this tweet from Howard B. Altman, who has taken the trend to such an extent that’s he’s written a whole book called “Goodnight, Loon – Poems, Parodies, And Jokes To Survive The Trump Presidency.”
Song time! To the Beatles Octopus' Garden
Dinesh & me
In exchange for crooked pardons I'll be paid
He'll sell my lies
'Bout made up spies
For his undeserved pardon, a charade
I'd hope that Fox will push. you see
When I'm impeached Pence to pardon me
— Howard (@HowardA_Esq) June 1, 2018
Now, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, has joined the party with this little ditty composed for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
”My Favorite Things” by Scott Pruitt:
Ritz-Carlton lotion and a
Trump Hotel mattress,
Kevlar car seats and
First class to Morocco
and a cheap DC condo,
These are a few of my favorite things!
(Apologies to the von Trapp family)
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 8, 2018
While Schiff could have done a considerably better job on the rhyme scheme (don’t quit your day job to become a lyricist, Congressman), his choice of Pruitt’s favorite things hits the mark perfectly.
Rep. Schiff’s followers on social media quickly took up the mantle.
The hills are alive…with the sound of treason.
— J. H. Mills (@jhmillswriter) June 8, 2018
Skirt Steak and cheeseburgers
All for a few bucks.
Chocolate Freedom for multiple lunches
Coriander beef kabobs all for a song
These are the foods that caused me to go wrong.
When the press asks for those FOIAs
They can only comply
And must say BYE to my cheap dining room!
— Annabelle Robertson (@Annabelle4SC) June 8, 2018
How do we solve a problem like Melania?
— kapalabhati (@kapalabhati1) June 8, 2018
One commenter even fixed the faulty rhymes for Schiff.
The rhyming needs help. How about:
Ritz-Carlton lotion and
Trump Hotel mattress,
Faulting on rent for
My quid pro quo address,
Silver pens, door locks,
A sound-proofing box,
These are a few of my e-mol-u-ments.
— Michael Musson (@mmusson) June 8, 2018
In the era of unending outrage that is the Trump administration, it’s good to have humor to help get us through the day. In that spirit, here are a few more of the best of the song parodies of the Resistance found on Twitter.
Every tweet you make
Every law you break
Every tan you fake
Every golf trip you take
We'll be watching you#TrumpsDay100Songs
— Janae (@janae_saisquoi) April 25, 2017
We could be zeros just for one day #TrumpsDay100Songs
— Chazz Archer (@ChazzAndreassi) April 26, 2017
Every Little Thing He Does Is Tragic #TrumpsDay100Songs
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) April 25, 2017
Total Eclipse of the Smart
— Michelle Koch (@Theschellwithit) April 26, 2017
I'm Too Sexist For My Shirt,
Too Sexist For My Shirt,
Too Sexist It Hurts… #TrumpsDay100Songs
— AlphaChino (@SxiAloitius) April 25, 2017
#TrumpsDay100Songs Hey Mr. Tangerine Man.
— Elayne Boosler (@ElayneBoosler) April 25, 2017
I came in like a wrecking baaaaall…all I wanted was to build a waaaaaall! #TrumpsDay100Songs
— A.M. Crabby (@crabbyaggie) April 25, 2017
As for me, I have a sudden urge to hear a version of the classic Allman Brothers album, “Eat An Impeach.”
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