Randy Newman writes the worst political song of all time

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Randy Newman has a pretty stories career. He’s scored some amazing movies, been nominated for several Academy Awards, and been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Pretty impressive, right? One would think that someone with that skill set would be capable of writing a political song that isn’t absolute garbage. Glenn puts on his “music critic” hat on radio and plays the horrible song on radio this morning.


“I like the stuff from Toy Story. I think it’s great,” Glenn said.

Nevertheless, he couldn’t find a redeeming quality in this song.

“He’s trying to do something really sarcastic. But doesn’t he understand that he’s offending most Americans? I mean, this is what I love: We’re so racist that we elected him (Obama).”

Stu, Pat, and Glenn all agreed that the new song was nothing less than horrible.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    God Above, a pack of howling amorus tomcats joined with off key javalinas trying to sing would make more sense than this song!

    This gives a new definition to the name HORRENDOUS!

    • Anonymous

      Who is Randy Newman?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

        How can a guy this tone deaf make a career writing songs. This song is just awful sounding can’t understand a damn thing hes singing with his speech impediment.

        • Anonymous

          So true. :)

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota
          • Anonymous

            LOL, This guy is really disgusting to listen to and look at, what a pig. Did you know who he was, before Glenn posted it? I really didn’t.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            Maybe he was brain damaged after a grand piano drop on his head and now he thinks he is musician. No this is the first time I heard of him.

          • Anonymous

            I know, and the Libs think we are “uncool”, and they made fun of Clint Eastwood. Please, who in their right mind could like it. At least the Republican’s had 3 Doors Down at their convention.

          • Anonymous

            I think we just got dissed.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            But I am young.

          • Anonymous

            True, I guess it wasn’t dis. But it still felt like one. Young=Stupid, I think that is what she meant. Do you know what Monk is? LOL

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            It was detective show on USA about a private detective who had OCD and feared everything. This is the song the person talked about. http://youtu.be/Rwz24jB96fY

          • Anonymous

            This song sucks too.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            It was a funny show I just muted the theme song. If you click on my name you will see the songs that I usually go for.

          • Anonymous

            I know the show it was on usa..I like Psych better. I was joking, because the person said has anyone seen Monk? Blues?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            One of those days. :)

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            Blues or anything else as long as it has a good message and sounds good I like his songs because he is not like some of these rappers or pop singers they have to revolve their songs around sex all the time some like this song has real soul and teaches. My other favorite group is Casting Crowns both better than Randy Newman tho to be fair a Badger with a microphone would sound better than Randy Newman.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            I am starting a new profile because as you may know someone who was my friend started reviling secrets of mine and now is following me so you see a stranger following you that is me.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the heads up.

          • http://www.facebook.com/janpowers4 Jeanette Page

            You guys must be really young. I thought everyone knew who Randy Newman is. He has written many very good songs through the years. This one may have been a misfire, but he is a talented man. Give him a break; we all mess up once in awhile. Taking his entire portfolio into account, one “miss” isn’t worth calling him terrible names; and definitely not from people who don’t even know his history. Has anyone ever seen MONK?

          • greywolfrs

            Your entire argument is subjective. The only thing he has ever done that’s worth a shit is “I love L.A.” and only because they play the chorus after every L.A. Kings goal, at Staples Center.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            Ok I want to hear this song.

          • greywolfrs

            Here is the link, I believe this is the original video to the son from the 80’s…

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

            Holy crap are you sure this is the same guy what the hell happen. I love his car.

          • Anonymous

            i dont understand the point he was trying to make with this new song,was there a point to the song,by randy neuman?

          • greywolfrs

            I doubt it, but as I stated before, the only thing he has done worth mentioning is “I love L.A.” That is only because they play the chorus after every L.A. Kings goal, at Staples Center…

          • Anonymous

            Thanks you said it better than I could. 😉

          • greywolfrs


      • greywolfrs

        Randy Newman’s biggest thing is the song “I love L.A.”

        • Anonymous

          Thanks. I know that song, just didn’t know who sang it. I can see you Love LA (Kings)…but you can’t be a fan of Randy Newman. :)

          • greywolfrs

            Not at all, they just play the chorus to that song after every Kings goal, at Staples Center.

          • Anonymous

            Knew it. What do you think of his new…song (if you could call it that)?

          • greywolfrs


          • greywolfrs

            It sucks, like everything else he has ever done.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEhRucEVzH8&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Translated to English everyone white is racist.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joann.graham2 JoAnn Graham

      Yep–that is chapter and verse out of the leftwing liberal “bible”! They can’t be “professional victims” without a victimizer, and everyone with a white face is assumed to be the “oppressor”. Chapter 2 is “a black person cannot be a racist, no matter HOW bigoted he/she is.”

  • Hunter

    Actually, the man who shot and killed McKinley was Leon Czolgosz, who was born and raised in Michigan. He was not an immigrant, and the song is incorrect.

    • Anonymous

      Not only is the song incorrect, it sucks moose d#%k!!!!! Besides, I’m dreaming of any president other than the one we have. Could be white, black, red, brown, yellow, purple, who cares. Funny how liberals always talk about how racist conservatives are and then vilify any black American who has the gall to be a conservative. Look at Allen West, Herman Caine, Mia Love and so many others. Nope, if you’re black, you belong on the liberal plantation and anyone who says otherwise is an intolerable ingrate.

    • Anonymous

      Lol you can’t expect liberals to have their facts straight, eh? They change whatever they want to suit their agenda and the media backs them up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Paolucci/100001333695075 Barbara Paolucci

    What do you expect from the Hollywood types? Common sense, even facts can’t get in the way of their b.s – A nation where the majority of people are white elected him and we’re racists. I hope Randy stops smoking that stuff, its not good for his brains as is evidenced by this piece of garbage.

  • crazy betty

    what if this fat ass had to climb a tree. what a crap song…. why do they hate whitey so much? I’d like to see what this country looks like if every white, god fearing person left… these fools would end up with the same fate as the ambassador and then wonder what in the hell happened. idiots. it’s going to happen when every Jesus loving person of every color gets caught up… then they shall see. they will get exactly what they want…poor fools. they have no idea what they are in for…

  • Anonymous

    IMPROVED! Randy, hang on to your Obama tee-shirts and posters they may become collectors’
    items after he is fired this November you’ll be able to sell them and take some
    singing lessons!

    • greywolfrs

      I disagree, they play the chorus to “I love L.A.” after every L.A. Kings goal, at Staples Center…

  • Rex Stevenson

    Obama has always believed in the “redistribution of wealth.” This is not a secret. And both he and his wife, Michele, have also stated that they believe in “entitlement” for American blacks whose ancestors were slaves … to the tune of $7 TRILLION DOLLARS! They seem to think that money is the answer to all the black man’s problems … that if everyone in the ghetto suddenly became instant millionaires, there would be no more crime, drugs, street gangs and fatherless families. Bull-feathers! That would be like pouring gasoline on a raging fire! And don’t think it cannot or will not happen. Just take a look at “Pigford vs Glickman” to see how Obama scammed the government out of $1.2 billion for his black brothers … and yet he’s never been held accountable for this fraud. Amazing!

    Go to: americanpatriotsclub.com

  • Anonymous

    I’m dreaming of a honorable, good, god fearing president. It doesn’t matter what color. Until this country is truly color blind, whether white or black, racism from both blacks and whites will not go away.

    • Ciaran

      Race MATTERS. Race matters to Blacks. “He Black” is the prime directive, to Black voters, when choosing a candidate. Jews and Hispanics vote their Race – and are lauded and rewarded for doing so.
      But Whites -Whites are castigatged, condemned and PUNISHED for even admitting that White people are members of a specific Race, with our own interests. Never mind voting for same.
      Any ideas on why this is so?

      • http://www.facebook.com/DWSturdevant David Sturdevant

        Sounds like the Blacks are seeking what THEY “THINK” is “RETRIBUTION” for the events of the PAST.. which the WHITES of TODAY had NOTHING TO DO WITH! THEY (BLACKS) are seeking “VENGANCE”… and .. using “RELIGION” as the “TOOL” to do so.. HOWEVER.. even those blacks who are CHRISTIAN are MISSING a MAJOR DETAIL OF the Bible which they “CLAIM” they follow. That people is where GOD “CLAIMS” Vengance for HIMSELF – NOT the PEOPLE (regaurdless of RACE). “Vengance” is MINE SAYITH THE LORD. People MISS-INTERPRET THAT and THINK that GOD has “PROMISED” VENGANCE for a “SELECT” FEW.. and THOSE who “CLAIM” to BE that “SELECT FEW” think that GOD is GIVING THEM VENEGANCE – against the “white man”.


        I think that means that God does NO want the PEOPLE to SEEK VENGANCE for events of PAST SOCIETIES, and.. the ONLY ONES who are STILL SEEKING “RETIBUTION” (aka “VENGANCE” as THEY SEE IT) are the LEFT, DEMOCRATS, MUSLIMS, and the GLOBALISTS who have ALREADY ABUSED the SYSTEM for ONLY THIER PERSONAL GAIN.


        Semper Fi!

        • Anonymous

          semperFi,than you for your service!PraiseGod!…and also God had said “Live by the sword Die by the sword”thats where vengence get you! God Created US To Love One Another, True Love!Not as The Hippies want you to be,hippies were and always be miserable people..seeking Utopia but lost because they refuse to follow God’s Laws..they have the whitehouse finally and are still miserable..that’s where FreedomFromReligion gets you..to yourown destruction! will ayes bombed america as a hippie he is still bombing America,with his puppet Mr.HusseinO-bomb-a!

      • Anonymous

        “stick to your own kind one of your own kind”from West Side Story….they don’t want to mix races they all want to be superia to dominate the white race of commonsense…everything,everyone has an agenda but the Truth which has no agenda!which Glenn speaks. however, I do Not know the point to that new song by Randy Newman,do you know the point of the song?

      • Lyle Kaser

        It’s the white man’s burden.

  • Rod T

    The problem for randy is how great the pictures of the past presidents look compared to the enemy of America we have now occupying the WHITE house, mofo.

  • Lisa B

    Isn’t Randy a white guy? Is he drunk all the time or what? I don’t get it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reed-Williams/100000454408898 Reed Williams

    maybe Randy should write: Goodby Israel

  • Sebastian Kaine

    Not only is this sad, so shockingly sad, but it is also so shockingly racist. I love how they have no problem with blatant racism, but scream about conservatives being racist every chance they get. They just had the “once you vote black” buttons at the DNC. Had that been the reverse at the RNC they would have been screaming bloody murder and calling for heads… The blind leading the blind….somebody famous once said something about that…

  • Harold

    Who the Fu*k is this guy I hope he doesn’t give up his day job because he can’t sing and what he is talking about is ignorance and it’s all on his part

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Johnson/100002302450310 Randy Johnson

    I have enjoyed, and liked, Newmans songs for a long time but, sadly, he has joined the SOSHI (Society of Stupid Hollywood Idiots). I, like most people, do not give one damn that he is BLACK. What I care about is that THIS BLACK MAN is a socialist, Marxist, revolutionist, anti- American pile of dung. Newman, like so many of his ilk, write songs, make speeches but, I have yet to see ANY of them come out and say, ” I believe in little ‘o’s spreading the wealth so I am going to give to the goverment 75% 0f my wealth. I will gladly give up my estate in the Bahamas, my 10 to 20 million dollar home in the outskirts of Hollywood and my 10 million dollar nook in the French Alps. I want to hear these sorry, hypocritical bastards, go on national television and say they are going to give away their wealth to help the less fortunate. I want to see the top 100 actors and actresses( for PC purposes, they are all called actors now) declare that they are going to give up 90% of their personal wealth so that they can live at the same level as the average person. Guess what? That will NEVER EVEN CROSS THEIR HYPOCRITICAL MINDS! They are useless beings and what REALLY ticks me off is that so many uninformed idiots believe what these other( movie stars) morons say and take it as gospel. How did the past generations spawn such a generation of brain-dead zombies?

  • billywardle

    I think we’re dreaming of a good president, which I guess I’m a racist because Obama isn’t. He is over his head. Singer is a racist by the way.

  • ssjs_2000

    He doesn’t even learn a lesson. When he wrote Short People, he was really trying to show how stupid labels are, but that didn’t come across. I remember seeing him discuss it on a talk show once… and he does it again.

  • 2 parrots and a dog

    Randy has always been a jerk. Why do I want Obama out? It’s quite simple. I want a competent president that honors our constitution and does his job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patti.fischetti Patti Fischetti

    If you have seen Toy Story then you know who Randy Newman is. He wrote and sang the song”You’ve Got A Friend in Me”. I must admit that he won’t make #1 with this song but I bet he touched a lot of nerves among the Obama supporters.

  • Ciaran

    “Anti racist” is code for anti-White. And BOY oh BOY are the Obamas, and Eric Holder, and Valerie Jarrett et al anti White. Why is Newman celebrating the displacement of Whites, in their own Nations, by Blacks? does Randy Jewman have any thoughts onthe FACT that Israelis are hurling OUT the Black African workers they brought in, FASTER than they brought them in?

  • Anonymous

    I take the opposite stance of many of those commenting on this article. Which means that I agree with Randy Newman, that there is still so much racisim here in this country. A perfect definition of a racist, would be someone that dwells excessively on the pigmentation of anothers skin, their religion, or even what part of the country they may live. I mean, it makes perfect sense. That those that see pigment, not the man. Those that see first the religion of another, not the man. The first to degrade and demean someone from locales that they themself deem inferior. Would be racist by definition. Some people, for what ever reason. Just can’t get beyond the physical differences of humanity, that God made. Or that some people just can’t accept another human beings personal self worth and dignity, by allowing them the right to pick their faith or not, with out being made fun of and disrespected. Along with regional racisim, where, where you live defines your worth.

    So Randy Newman and many of his closes friends and associates are correct. There is too much racism. I also believe they see true racism everyday. Multiple times a day.

    Everytime they look in the mirror.

  • Anonymous

    The song he made is for black supremacy. If you paid attention, he was making fun of white people, especially white presidents. If you really paid attention, the symbolizm at the end where white turned to so white that it disappeared. It’s as racist as you can get. If a white man, no matter his highest station in life, had made that song about blacks disappearing, this would cause a racial war. White people just don’t care if the blacks insult us racially. But, if a white man had made this song about blacks, all hell would break loose. It’s just words, and sticks and stones don’t break your bones, but there is so much hate for us in them that any small thing will be blown up out of proportion. The message on this is clear…. they want us to disappear. And, obama and the dems use this to destroy our country. It’ horrible that they divide us and encourage this evil sin to manipulate them and us for their evil scheme against our nation. Until all of our country can see this, and unite and be American’s instead of democrats, republicans, whites, blacks, we are in for a rude awakening. Divide and conquor, with no resistance at all from the obama zombies who are too angry to think for themselves. No love, just hate. Hate is the destroyer and they have no clue they are being manipulated.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, Randy Newman is a moron, for the most part. Only thing he has ever done that isn’t is “I love L.A,” only because they play that chorus after every L.A. Kings goal, at Staples Center.

  • Anonymous

    When are the foolish liberals going to learn that claiming victimization does not equate to victory. What kind of moronic gibberish is it to be the most powerful man in the world, yet claim that, somehow, you are a victim of racism and that those of color in this country simply cannot make it because of the color of their skin. If that’s true, then why is it that those of color with the darkest skin (Haitians and Dominicans), overall, make more money and find greater success than native born Americans? They not only have to overcome their status as immigrants who speak either French or Spanish natively, many of them also have the darkest skin color on earth. If we follow the normal liberal mentality, this would be an absolute guarantee of economic and social failure in this country because of the rampant racism of the caucasians in this country.

    Liberals, here’s a news flash for you. Obama is not white. He is also the most powerful man on the face of the earth-e.g.- he cannot possibly have attained this position if, as you claim, blacks in America cannot get ahead. The Haitians and Dominicans in this country are largely very successful. So successful that they rival Asians both economically and academically. How exactly does that fit into the whiner machine?

    Randy Newman, in commenting on his new song, said that the reason that he wrote it was because he was “proud of his country for being the only western industrialized nation that would elect a black man.” Um, Randy, doesn’t that pretty much say that you’re an idiot?

    So, if he’s so “proud”, then why did he write the song? Here’s the entire comment…Newman explains, “No other Western industrialized nation would’ve elected a black president. I’m proud of this country for having elected Obama in 2008. But from the beginning of his term, I noticed a particular heat to conversations that wouldn’t ordinarily generate that kind of passion: The budget, appointments, health care.” He continues, “I think there are a lot of people who find it jarring to have a black man in the White House and they want him out. They just can’t believe that there’s not a more qualified white man. You won’t get anyone, and I do mean anyone, to admit it. ”

    Perhaps the reason why no one will admit it is that he seems to be the only one with a problem. Of course, having an opposing point of view now is equated to racism. As if conservatives have never had a problem with socialists prior to Obama becoming president. No, no, that’s NEVER happened before. So when I opposed Jimmy Carter’s economy busting policies, Bill Clinton’s healthcare plan and George W. Bush’s Medicare Part D, that was IDEOLOGICAL. When I apply the exact same principles to my judgment of Obama’s policies, that’s RACIST.

    Wow, thanks, Randy. I’d have never known what a horrible racist all conservatives are without your “white” wisdom. Or perhaps, this stupid song is just like all of your work – trite, worthless and grating to the nerves. Or maybe, you are the only one who sees a white supremacist in every white face…at least the one in the mirror.

  • jujubbb

    Apparently when it comes to racism, it doesn’t take one to know one. My husband has, make that ‘had’ now, loved Randy Newman’s kitchy movie tunes. I’m a conservative Republican and I never could’ve or even would’ve thought of such drivel and crap as this. What’s with implying that all blacks belong in the jungle? Seriously? Randy should step away from his piano a little more often and get out… I mean, without his liberal friends. Really, Randy, go see the world… we ain’t bad!

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  • Anonymous

    I’m rather surprised that so many people claim to not know who Randy Newman is. He did pretty much all the music in the Toy Story movies “you’ve gt a friend in me”, “strange things” “I Will go Sailing no More”, “Short people” and “You can Leave Your Hat on” are all some of his hits. This song is pretty terrible though! http://www.kjv-truth-ministries.org

  • D. Ray

    Maybe we missed the sarcasm here. Listening carefully to the words, I don’t hear a lot of praise for all the “white” presidents. I think he was also making fun of voting only on what the candidate’s race is. Still I think he might have expressed these thoughts with a less controversial song.

  • Anonymous
  • sam little

    typical left wing garbage. No matter how much vitriol comes from the black community, no matter how ridiculous liberal economics are shown to be, no matter how radical their social agenda, no matter how centrist or wishy washy the republican party becomes, there just a radical race party. how disgusting. Maybe Newman can join the ranks of such hateful organizations as the southern poverty law center who basically say that anyone who criticizes islam, or says there are issues with blacks and hispanics in this country that can’t be expained away by predjudice, or that we should listen to autrian economists, or that we owe something to our white christian heritage, etc; well all those people are just part of “hate groups”. Maybe Newman can do a concert for them at their next convention when they conflate people in the patriot movement with the klu klux klan. I remember enjoying his songs when I was a boy watching toy story. This is so sad. Welcome to the new America.

  • Smarter thanYou

    Illiterate miscreant. Nobody has ever had a “stories” career. You meant to write S-T-O-R-I-E-D, but I suppose you would have to reference reality to learn this. We all know that Mr. Beck has no love for reality, truth, consciousness, or intellectual pursuits; obviously his website would reflect this. Let me be clear: Mr. Beck is an oozing pestilent tumor growing on the fears and misconceptions of misguided Americans with a limited world view. Relish the doublethink.

  • Anderson Braun

    The folks who listen to Randy Newman (and I don’t just mean Toy Story and Short People) understand that Randy deploys sarcasm and extreme diction on a regular basis. Per his great political song “Political Science” from the viewpoint of America looking at the rest of the world:

    “No one likes us, I don’t know why,
    we may not be perfect, but Heaven knows we try.
    All around, even our old friends put us down…Let’s drop the big one, and see what happens.”

    He wasn’t suggesting we actually drop a nuke on other countries. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at how some folks are quick to jump to that option; it also made fun of some other things. Just like how “I’m Dreaming” is a humorous approach at how there are SOME people out there who would rather vote for a white man. This is coming from a white, male conservative. Yall gotta relax or do your homework before getting butthurt over a song.

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