Rush Limbaugh is well-known for his comedic takes on current events. Partnering with Paul Shanklin, Limbaugh has popularized ballads like “Banking Queen” in honor Barney Frank, and “Jeremiah Was My Pastor,” in honor of Jeremiah Wright.
Now, a new ballad has been thrown into the mix: “You Didn’t Build That,” in honor of Barack Obama.
A mockery of the president’s recent comment that, if you have a business, “you didn’t build that” and “somebody else made that happen” because government was there providing necessary services along the way, Limbaugh said:
Go down to Mexico — go down to Texas or Arizona — and find some people crossing the border and ask, “Why are you coming here?” I guarantee you not a one of them will say because of the roads and bridges, or the Internet. They love to talk about the poem on the Statue of Liberty that Emma Lazarus wrote: “Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to [walk across roads and bridges].” Did it say that? It did not say that. [Emphasis added]
Listen to the sarcastic ballad, based on a song by the Righteous Brothers, below:
Here are the lyrics:
Who’s the one who gave you success?
How can you talk that way?
Who’s the one who built your business?
It’s not because you’re smart and work hard every day…
Baby, I’m the soul of your heart’s inspiration…
I’m all you got, to get you by…
I’m the soul of your heart’s inspiration
Without me– Barry– what good are you?
You wouldn’t have much going
Thank goodness you had me
Somebody else made that happen
You didn’t build it alone, nothing’s free!
Baby…I’m the soul of your heart’s inspiration
That business– you, you didn’t make it, without me
And I’m telling you, sonny, I’m the reason you’re growing, and thriving, or shrinking, and dying
Business, you can’t ride it, without me…
Yes, I’m threatening your business!
If I go, all the bridges and roads will implode, yes I swear it!
Limbaugh added that he believes there is a “groundswell of anti-Obamaism out there that is set to explode” and “shock and surprise” everybody in the media and on the left.
He explained: “You don’t attack the U.S. economy this way, you don’t damage it this way and have people sit by and say, ‘Oh, okay.’”
“We have not become a passive people. We are not a passive country.”