Ruiz: The Ballad of John McCain (Santana – Smooth Parody)


We were all fairly disappointed to learn that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham – both Republicans, were dining with President Obama while Senator Rand Paul held his filibuster on the Senate floor last week. It was a great illustration of how some go to Washington to work, while others go to Washington to politic. John McCain has been horridly hawkish on so many issues and is – to at least this libertarian, the very opposite of what a Senator should be. And so in typical We Are Libertarians fashion we put on a smile and take jabs at a politician who apparently doesn’t get them enough. John McCain, this one is dedicated to you. As for the Santana song, it just kind of happened…CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR THE ACTUAL SONG.

The Ballad of John McCain

Well he’s an old one
From Arizona where the midday sun
Sees immigration agents stop, and check everyone
But he’s stays so old
That John McCain
That boy he likes to bring the pain – yeah
He even likes to make it rain – yeah
With domestic drones

And if you said that John ain’t good enough
Lindsey Graham will surely back him up
He’s establishment and maverick at the same time
And Obama don’t mind

Well he’s a politician
You know that it’s true
He’s the type that likes to take your rights away from you
And even if you are American Johnny boy will say
Take down that man, he’s a terrorist, don’t need due process

I’ll tell you one thing
If he’d have won it’d be a crying shame
He’d be the President the world, would be his chess game
And he’d kill us all
No filibuster
“I’m sorry Rand I’m having supper”
You’re unprofessional, my brother
You need to calm down



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Joe Ruiz

Joe Ruiz is a writer, political aficionado, pop culture enthusiast, pro-wrestling smark, MBA graduate, former US Congressional candidate, ukulele tinkerer, Puerto Rican / American, Freemason, marketing guy, podcaster, and family man. He currently hosts The CAP (Culture & Arts Podcast) and is the Managing Editor at We Are Libertarians.

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