Saw this on Wonkette’s blog, and immediately wished I hadn’t:
Yep, it’s the “12 Days Of Christmas: Election 2008 Edition,” brought to you by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and their Singing Republicettes. There are several problems with this video. One is that none of these women can sing. Another is that none of these women can sing. It is also yet another “funny” version of “The 12 Days Of Christmas,” because you can never have enough of those.
This song is a Grade-A prime cut example of what I like to call “Haw Haw Humor.” See, most humor is based in truth. Haw Haw Humor, on the other hand, is based around catchphrases that don’t really mean anything. Bad Austin Powers or Borat impressions are Haw Haw Humor. During the early ’90s, when David Letterman was using “Buttafulco” as a punch line for every single joke he made, that was Haw Haw Humor too, although I’ll cut Dave some slack here because “Buttafulco” is an extremely funny word.
Most Conservative humor, I’ve noticed, also tends to be Haw Haw Humor too. As in:
Person A: “Hillary taxes gay marriage Massachusetts Hillary!”
Person B: “Haw haw!”
I don’t know why this is. Conservatives can be funny. PJ O’Rourke is funny. Dennis Miller is occasionally funny. And yet, it seems like whenever Republicans try to do satire, you either get…. “The 12 Days Of Christmas: Election 2008 Edition,” or that craptastic Daily Show rip-off on Fox.
So, here’s my point-by-point, “day-by-day” analysis of why this song sucks. You should know that I sat through this whole damn song so you wouldn’t have to, so the least you could do is click the “Read more…” link.