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February 12, 2016

Killing Me Loudly

It’s a story as old as time itself: the campaign ditty that tugs at the heartstrings and propels that particular candidate into higher office (and beyond).

This post is nothing like that.

Instead, feast your eyes/ears on perhaps the two most misguided and totally inane political jingles EVER.

Exhibit A: “Obama is Clash” by Dada Clash

Dada Clash - Obama is Clash from Pixmeup Studio on Vimeo.

The would-be electronica princess clearly has dreams of bubble gum stardom. But inserting POTUS’ name into your hook, stringing together a synth-pop baseline and surrounding oneself with the non-dancingest group of rejects from Benetton’s fall catalog a Katy Perry does not make.

Exhibit B: “Mitt Romney Wants Me to Die” by Carbonic Smog

Mitt Romney Wants Me To Die from Anaconda Project on Vimeo.

If Dada remains the ever-optimistic agent of “hope” and “change,” consider these Garden State-born disciples of death metal the harbingers of musical doom. And the pain is widespread. From the disharmonious singing to the sickeningly guttural bridge to the fact that images in their anti-Romney collage begin to repeat about two-thirds of the way through this effort mars both sides of the audio/video coin. The Internet is bursting with blogs/Tumblr/Twitter accounts devoted to chronicling GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s every awkward moment, and you all couldn’t fill a 3-minute video?

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need to go rinse our brain with a good any Carly Rae Jepsen parody.

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