If you listen to pop radio at all — or even if you pay attention to the music that plays in the grocery store — you know that the group Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” is one of the hottest songs in the country right now. The catchy tune and eccentric music video are burning up the airwaves and the Internet. And now some 2008 Obama supporters have capitalized off of it with a scathing, yet hilarious, parody of the song that blasts the president.
The video is called “Obama That I Used to Know” and mocks everything from Obama’s high unemployment rate, to his promises of change, and even his use of drones and vow to close Guantanamo.
It includes lyrics such as, “But college ended, had to pay my rent / at least your the first gay president, but the change I got was that I moved in with my mother.”
There’s also: “Because you won and then you cut me off, but now your speeches never soar as high as unemployment.”
Take a listen below (and don’t worry, no content warning is in order despite the body paint):
To be fair, the video takes its shots at Romney, and that brings up a larger point: Those that are portrayed in these types of videos aren’t so disillusioned with Obama that they’re going to vote for Romney. However, it does reveal that so many are starting to see that much of Obama’s rhetoric over the last five years have been politicking. And while these voters won’t switch to Romney, it could mean that more middle-of-the-road voters will.
By the way, here’s the original song as a comparison: