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Ray Stevens’ Song ‘We the People’ Becoming Anthem of Tea Party Movement
CNSNews.com ^ | January 07, 2010 | Pete Winn

Posted on 01/07/2010 9:35:00 PM PST by bogusname

Grammy Award-winning music artist Ray Stevens has recorded a song and video that is fast becoming the anthem of the Tea Party Movement.

“We the People” is about Obamacare and the health-care reform bills that have passed both houses of Congress.

The lyrics express a comic, but pointed warning to members of Congress: “You vote Obamacare, we’re going to vote you out of there. We the People have awakened to your tricks. You vote to let this pass, you’re going to be out on your (sound of foghorn).” ...

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KEYWORDS: anthem; raystevens; teaparty
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1 posted on 01/07/2010 9:35:02 PM PST by bogusname
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To: bogusname
“To me, it’s pretty obvious that the government is doing a bunch of crap that we don’t need and we don’t want, and they don’t care what we want – they’re going to do it anyway. I think I’ve heard it called ‘progressive.’ I don’t know what’s progressive about it – it seems like to me it’s stupid.”

Ray's THE man!

2 posted on 01/07/2010 9:37:55 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: bogusname

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/idid.wav


3 posted on 01/07/2010 9:39:21 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: bogusname
Very cute video.

I wish he would do one on Obama’s eligibility.

4 posted on 01/07/2010 9:41:13 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: bogusname
They could have just used the "We the People" from School House Rock. It is still the easiest way for me to remember the preamble.


5 posted on 01/07/2010 9:44:31 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bogusname

Wow! I’m impressed. Good for Ray Stevens. We are being “royally defecated on”. lol Inspiration for my tagline!


6 posted on 01/07/2010 9:45:51 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan (Tell Nancy Pelosi We're gonna do the Hokey Pokey Put the Right 1s in there & vote the left 1s out!)
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To: bogusname

I wuz hopin’ the anthem would be Ray’s “If 10-Percent Is Good Enough For Jesus (It Ought To Be Enough For Uncle Sam)” or Ray’s “Jack Daniels, You Lied To Me Again” ...


7 posted on 01/07/2010 9:46:09 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: bogusname

I like Ahab the Arab.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 9:46:28 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: bogusname

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc_-L4fyLUo


9 posted on 01/07/2010 9:46:40 PM PST by fallingwater
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Cute song. I always like him. My kids, all adults now, still imitate him from “The Streak”.


10 posted on 01/07/2010 9:46:40 PM PST by New Yawk Minute
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To: bogusname
Ray Stevens - now there's a guy who's been around for a long time.

Turns out he's smart, too.

11 posted on 01/07/2010 9:47:41 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Wiggins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkL7WUc8CVo&feature=related


12 posted on 01/07/2010 9:48:21 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: New Yawk Minute

OK, thanks, I was about to come in here and ask if this was the guy who did “The Streak.” Would that the movement’s “anthem” had a more respectable pedigree.


13 posted on 01/07/2010 9:51:01 PM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: Wiggins

thanks for the link


14 posted on 01/07/2010 9:57:07 PM PST by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: Dan Middleton
"OK, thanks, I was about to come in here and ask if this was the guy who did “The Streak.” Would that the movement’s “anthem” had a more respectable pedigree."

If you are intending to rip on Ray Stevens with your remarks, I hope you realize that he was making fun of streakers, not agreeing with them.
15 posted on 01/07/2010 10:04:12 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Wiggins

Ray needs to do something on TSA - Totally Safe Airlines, incorporate his famouse Streaker song.


16 posted on 01/07/2010 10:12:54 PM PST by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: USNBandit

Silly Bandit. People focusing on the School House Rock rendition will no doubt focus on the general “Welfare” clause, then stop wondering about what our constitution originally meant.


17 posted on 01/07/2010 10:16:05 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Dan Middleton

I think I’d put this at the head of the Anthem list.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiyqvuTxaEs


18 posted on 01/07/2010 10:31:53 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Well gee, that’s a load off my mind, thanks so much for clearing things up for me, it’s not at all embarrassing that the guy’s best known for a comedy song about a streaker as long as he didn’t intend it to be a heart-felt tribute to the joys of public nudity.


19 posted on 01/07/2010 10:46:25 PM PST by Dan Middleton
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To: bogusname
American Tea Party Anthem - by Lloyd Marcus


20 posted on 01/07/2010 10:51:25 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Dan Middleton

Stevens has done a bunch of comedy songs. The one that pops to my mind is the Mississippi Squirrel Revival. There’s also Ahab the Arab.


21 posted on 01/07/2010 11:24:46 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: bogusname

I’m a Tea Party leader and I like this one much more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZkvkLmkYVg&feature


22 posted on 01/07/2010 11:28:07 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: ArmstedFragg

I’d nominate this one by Tim Hawkins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0


23 posted on 01/07/2010 11:39:14 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: skeeter

Ray is a distant cousin of mine. Stevens isn’t his real surname. .....Proud to say we’re related many generations back!


24 posted on 01/08/2010 12:26:57 AM PST by octex
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To: trooprally

Bttt and bookmark


25 posted on 01/08/2010 2:02:48 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: bogusname

The term progressive is usually used to keep from saying Communist.


26 posted on 01/08/2010 2:54:22 AM PST by Waco (Never have so many strove so hard to commit treason.)
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To: bogusname

The term progressive is usually used to keep from saying Communist.


27 posted on 01/08/2010 2:55:39 AM PST by Waco (Never have so many strove so hard to commit treason.)
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To: Waco

“The term progressive is usually used to keep from saying Communist.”

LOL- Yes that is exactly what that means.


28 posted on 01/08/2010 3:03:45 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: Dan Middleton

Yeah, he’s just not pure enough to sing an anthem for the tea parties. Ya’ got me. Maybe Jesus Christ is available. You obviously have a direct line to JC, can you ask him to do a song for the tea party movement? Actually if all you know Stevens for is the streak song, then you don’t know too much about him.


29 posted on 01/08/2010 4:24:55 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: bogusname

Here’s another patriot musician, more rock. Kind of a long intro but the music and words are awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheD_j8irVg&feature=channel


30 posted on 01/08/2010 4:42:15 AM PST by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: nagdt

That wasn’t too bad. Thanks for the link.


31 posted on 01/08/2010 5:48:34 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: Wiggins
I like Ahab the Arab.

Leftists will probably start attaching Stevens as "racist" for that song now.

32 posted on 01/08/2010 5:56:57 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Was he talking to only one person?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I agree.

I like Ray Stevens, and I like his song. It’s a very humorous take on a serious message. I hope it gains in popularity. I sent it to folks in my address book. But, it isn’t “anthem” material. The Tea Party movement already has an anthem! : )

Lloyd Marcus is a patriot and entertainer who has been actively involved in the Tea Party movement from the beginning. He has been traveling the country with the people - walkin’ the walk and doin’ the work, so to speak.

I’ve been sending his songs to everyone in my address book too. Just “spreadin’ the news!” : )


33 posted on 01/08/2010 6:38:31 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: ArmstedFragg

Thanks for the link, ArmstedFragg. Sharing it!


34 posted on 01/08/2010 6:43:58 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

This guy seems to have a point about YOUTUBE and Rays video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7vn1ifIDJw&feature=response_watch


35 posted on 01/08/2010 7:04:00 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: bogusname; Waco

“The term progressive is usually used to keep from saying Communist.”


Yeah, that’s the way it’s used *by Communists* and other Leftists who realized that their actions had made the word “liberal” too unpopular among Americans. Progressive used to have other connotations, not all of them bad (for example, U.S. progressives established popular primaries for the selection of party nominees), and in many areas the word was used to denote economic progress.


36 posted on 01/08/2010 7:40:10 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: bogusname

Bump!


37 posted on 01/08/2010 8:15:20 AM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Dan Middleton

Boogity Boogity


38 posted on 01/08/2010 8:41:55 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: bogusname

Oh I’m so glad to see that someone on “Free Republic” has it! My Dad saw it last night on one of the “Fox News” shows, and he found it on “You Tube”. My Mom had seen it at the same time, and she was giggling about it too! So he played it for me; it was hilarious!

Most if not all our family are big fans of Ray Stevens, and have been for many years. We used to have a couple of video tapes of many of his song videos. I’m surprised that they hadn’t heard the one he made of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina! It was not to mock the situation there, or most of the people and sad situations.

It was to mock the behavior of some of the celebrities and political leaders, the looters, protest groups, etc. and the things they said! I think the video can be found on “You Tube”, in the section where the old Johnny Horton classic is found. In fact it is titled- “The New Battle Of New Orleans”, and uses the tune of Johnny Horton’s older song. (I hope it’s still there, unless it was removed since then)That’s a scream too!

Ray S. has come out with a couple of new songs in the last few years. He’s been on a couple of “Fox News” shows in the last several months. One of them may have been S. Hannity’s show, and M. Huckabee’s too. I hadn’t heard hardly any of his work for a long time. He had a song that came out after we went into Afghanistan; then there didn’t seem to be anything at all from him. I thought he had retired or maybe was sick or something!


39 posted on 01/08/2010 9:04:43 AM PST by dsutah
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Those are a couple of my favorites also! Have you ever heard his song that came out after the war started in Afghanistan? It was called- “Osama Yo Mama” (I think). It was done with a mid-eastern tune like “Ahab The Arab”, but slower! It had my elderly Mom giggling!

She and my Dad were watching him do the new one about Obama-care last night on a “FNC” show, and my Dad found it on “You Tube”. When I got home last night, they showed it to me, and all three of us were laughing our butts off! Most of my family have been/still are, big fans of Ray’s for a long time!


40 posted on 01/08/2010 9:20:19 AM PST by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Yep, I checked it out and “The New Battle Of New Orleans” is still there and I just watched it. It’s great. Thanks : )


41 posted on 01/08/2010 9:21:57 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

“I like Ahab the Arab.
Leftists will probably start attaching Stevens as “racist” for that song now.”
___________

A few months back, Obama honored Mel Brooks (amongst others) at the Kennedy Center. If the producer of “Blazing Saddles” is acceptable, Ahab the Arab passes muster.


42 posted on 01/08/2010 9:25:57 AM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: bogusname

a very funny but hard hitting song by Ray Stevens bump


43 posted on 01/08/2010 9:36:40 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

I liked the “We the People” song that incorporated the March on Washington. I’m not sure who sang it.


44 posted on 01/08/2010 9:53:59 AM PST by The Right Stuff
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To: WashingtonSource

Bookmark


45 posted on 01/08/2010 9:55:01 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’ve always been partial to “Osama Yo Mama”, myself.


46 posted on 01/08/2010 10:11:41 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: awake-n-angry
A few months back, Obama honored Mel Brooks (amongst others) at the Kennedy Center. If the producer of “Blazing Saddles” is acceptable, Ahab the Arab passes muster.

Your problem is that you are thinking logically. The very act of speaking (or singing) against Obama in any way makes one a racist.


47 posted on 01/08/2010 10:23:09 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Was he talking to only one person?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; All
My favorite Ray Stevens is youtube link: It's me again, Margaret
48 posted on 01/08/2010 10:40:42 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Was he talking to only one person?)
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To: bogusname
"You vote ObamaCare,
We gonna vote you outta there!"

Absolutely love it. Sending it to my email list.

49 posted on 01/08/2010 11:33:36 AM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

GuitarZan. Sing one Monkey. Oooo ooo oo ooooo oooo!


50 posted on 01/08/2010 11:37:59 AM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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