One Term More
August 23, 2012 9:25 PM   Subscribe

Les Mis + political parody = One term more Soon Election Day will dawn, We were meant to hold this seat! At the ballot box of freedom, Unemployment's in retreat! Now the battle lines are drawn, And Detroit's back on its feet! Will you take your place with me! The time is NOW the vote is NEAR! One Term More!
posted by badego (14 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
"Whether true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and particularly on their destinies, as what they do."
posted by Rhaomi at 9:41 PM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Well, they can sing, certainly.
posted by Han Tzu at 10:02 PM on August 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

Battle lines bein' drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speakin their minds
Gettin so much resistance from behind
posted by mule98J at 10:22 PM on August 23, 2012

"In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."
posted by sendai sleep master at 11:00 PM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]

Well, they're trying real hard to get parody protection, but it sounds more like a SuperPAC ad to me. (Not that I don't appreciate the message, but I'm not so sure the courts would buy into their claims.)
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 5:46 AM on August 24, 2012

Aren't parodies supposed to be humorous? Nice voices though.
posted by zerbinetta at 6:26 AM on August 24, 2012

Voting for Obama is *exactly* like manning the barricades.
posted by EarBucket at 6:46 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

There's an open letter on the site that's worth a read, whether you agree with what he says or his approach, the letter does reflect some of the author's reasoning for this parody.
posted by zizzle at 6:52 AM on August 24, 2012

"Les Misbarack" did it better in 2008.
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College at 7:42 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is pretty much the most awful, horrible thing I've ever heard. I didn't think it was possible to make Les Miserables worse than it already was, but apparently it is. So horribly bad. Earnest hatred is never musical.
posted by koeselitz at 8:35 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

I agree - I liked Les Misbarack better. Though watching it this morning I felt like I'd fallen into The Bizarro Aaron Sorkin Newsroom.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 8:36 AM on August 24, 2012

I love Les Mis (former high school theater nerd, can't help myself) and am unquestionably an Obama voter, but this is super cringe-y. I barely got through it.
posted by naoko at 9:26 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

I thought it was funny.
posted by luckynerd at 10:18 AM on August 24, 2012

Needs more Michael Ball.

Though Jack from Days of Our Lives was a fun surprise.
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:18 AM on August 24, 2012

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