Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week’s animation, she illustrates a Christmas carol from our president. And since you ask: Yes, that is Saunders singing the part of Obama.—The Editors
Here are the words to the song:
The Republicans are frightful
Though I try to be politeful
They never, never, never give an inch
So I’ll always give up in a clinch.
They show no signs of stopping
That’s why I keep flip flopping
They never, never, never compromise
So I cave and I know that’s no surprise.
When they call me out again
How I hate to go out and fight
I’d rather just give up and give in
See it their way and call it a night
My term is slowly dying
And I fear we will soon be goodbying
But as long as they aim at my chin
I’ll just give in! I’ll just give in! I’ll just give in!