LET’S PLAY THE RACE CARD EARLY!

September 17, 2012

WITH SO MUCH BEING SAID AND WRITTEN ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION, LET’S GET THE RACE CARD OUT OF THE WAY AND CONCENTRATE ON REAL ISSUES WHEN IT’S TIME FOR DEBATES!.

          BARACK OBAMA “HE’S NOT UPPITY…HE’S CONFIDENT!”

              MITT ROMNEY…”HE’S WHITE BUT HE’S NICE!”

EXTRA! EXTRA! RELEASED JUST AN HOUR AGO MY PAL FROM THE PAST, MULTI-ACADEMY AWARD WINNER PLAYS THE RACE CARD IN HIS NEW TRACK, “IM DREAMIN'” 

http://youtu.be/cvLeQbwuKys

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Newman is weighing in on thepresidential election, and he’s playing the race card through a song he wrote called “I’m Dreaming.”

The piano tune features the refrain: “I’m dreaming of a white president.” It is full of satirical, sarcastic — and signature —Newman anecdotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white.

Newman, who is white, is openly supporting President Barack Obama. He says he wants the public to find comedic relief in the song, but to also know he’s serious about his thoughts that racism is well and alive in the world — and in the current presidential race. He called racism “the great issue of this country.”

“I felt that that sentiment exists in the country,” Newman said in an interview Monday. “I don’t know how many people you can get to admit it. I think maybe zero.”

The song will be released as a free download Tuesday and Newman is encouraging listeners to donate to the United Negro College Fund.

Newman, 68, has won multiple Academy Awards, Grammys and Emmys for composing music for movies such as “Cars,” ”Monsters, Inc.,” the “Toy Story” franchise and the TV series “Monk.” He often writes songs from the perspective of a character not like himself. “Short People,” the 1977 No. 2 Billboard hit, attacked short people. And “Sail Away” is a come on from a slave trader to a potential slave.

“I’m Dreaming” features lyrics like: “He won’t be the brightest, perhaps, but he’ll be the whitest, and I’ll vote for that.” He said as he wrote the song the lyrics “didn’t come that easy.”

“It’s delicate enough that I’m not going to offend people every which way, but I wanted to get it right as best I could,” said Newman, who added that he’s always worried there may be some backlash following the release of a song like this one.

Newman believes Obama will be re-elected in November and feels that Republican contender Mitt Romney isn’t a “serious candidate for president.”

Newman said he’s proud of how America has progressed, though, but adds that “there’s a long way to go.”

“No European country would have elected a black man,” he said. “I can’t believe it happened. I think it’s fantastic, like a step on the moon.”

The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee said some friends told him to save the track — which he wrote a couple weeks ago — for an upcoming album, but he says releasing it now is perfect timing.

“I think it’s for the moment,” he said. “It’s not going to live forever.”

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5 Responses to “LET’S PLAY THE RACE CARD EARLY!”

  1. Hunter George Says:

    Now THAT is funny! Other than that statement I’m gonna keep my big white mouf shut.

  2. Patti Dahlstrom Says:

    funny, but confidence when what you know is wrong is dangerous. And his ideology has us in big trouble. The world is burning, but he isn’t fiddling… only because he can’t play an instrument.

  3. mark barkan Says:

    I believe in Obama-and will vote for him again. Romney is not a bad man just a bad potential president-We need the strength of Obama to get us through all the misunderstanding and threats to our way of life-which is still the one of the most open and free ways of life on this planet. No one person has all the answers but Obama I believe has the best chance to find them. He needs help from every thinking American.

  4. Gordon Shaffer Says:

    The only ones who will find this song offensive are the closet racists (those who speak in public in support of civil rights… until a family of a different race moves in next door!) Here’s a novel idea!… Do some serious homework and then vote for the person you believe is best qualified to solve America’s problems! We are celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Constitution… why the hell do we still HAVE problems???

  5. trademartin Says:

    Clint Eastwood will LOVE IT…..!!! He’s dreamin’ of an empty chair.


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