WATCH: The Season for Giving (In) [Cartoon]

A Christmas carol from President Obama.


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!

 

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You expect the big picture, and it's our job at Mother Jones to give it to you. And right now, so many of the troubles we face are the making not of a virus, but of the quest for profit, political or economic (and not just from the man in the White House who could have offered leadership and comfort but instead gave us bleach).

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