Recently, Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican party, looked around at his musty, decrepit party members—their once-crisp Gap Swing chinos threadbare and yellowed with age, their portable transistor radios lying dented and useless near their chairs—and he thought, "We've got to get some young people in here." The putrid scent of decay (or was it gangrene?) hung thick in the air. At the back of the room Steele could hear two party members shouting (Republicans always shout—it's the only way to overcome the feedback from all those hearing aids) about "that new film Ishtar," and closer to the front there was a cluster of Republicans hotly debating whether or not the "gams" on "that Lolabrigida broad" went on for days or for miles. All the decomposition taking place in such a small space was making the room stiflingly warm. As Steele loosened his tie and unbuttoned his collar to cool off, his fingertips grazed the metal edge of his detachable head. "We've just got to get some young people in here," he thought. "The Republican Cranium Depository is running dangerously low on young, sturdy heads." Steele then lightly shook his cleanly harvested, detachable head and sighed to himself, "God, I love Return To Oz. Whoever made that movie is a genius."
And so Steele passed along his "gotta get the youth" message to his fellow Republicans, and this Tuesday at least one of them heeded the call.
At Tuesday morning's weekly GOP conference meeting, Republicans were shown a clip of a video parody of the Lady Gaga hit, "Just Dance" that replaces the popular song's refrain with "Just Tax."
The parody video was developed by Peter Cowman, a 23-year-old who just graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, outside Rep Dave Reichert's district. A spokeswoman for Reichert said the congressman wanted to show his colleagues the video to encourage them to get young people involved using new media, and noted his district is home to a cluster of technology companies.
"He wanted them to encourage the youth in their district, and share the message on a level that young people can relate to," Reichert's spokeswoman told CNN.
Yep. And there's nothing that "young people" "relate" to better than a tired old all taxes = bad GOP message wrapped in douchiness and autotune and packaged as officially the worst Lady Gaga parody to date. Right?
Somewhere, Lady Gaga is crying into her Skinned Kermits jacket. Luckily it looks pretty absorbent.
Maybe next the Republicans can make some leggings (the youth love leggings) that say "This country's on fire!" down the leg. Oh, or better yet, a half-assed Kings Of Leon parody!