GOP Gets an Eyeful of Lady Gaga Parody “Just Tax”

    Perez Hilton is reporting via CNN’s Political Ticker that at Tuesday’s weekly GOP conference meeting, members of the party got to view a video parody of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” rewritten as an anti-government-spending tirade, “Just Tax.”

     

    The satire is the brainchild of Peter Cowman, a 23-year-old University of Washington graduate. It was apparently screened courtesy of Rep. Dave Reichert, who (through a spokesperson) said he wanted to show colleagues the video to encourage them to get young people involved in the GOP. According to the CNN story, most GOP-ers had never heard of Ms. Gaga.

     

    Besides seeing a square-looking dude attempt to be hip, this video has a few genuinely telling and/or funny moments. For instance, though “Just Tax” trots out the usual GOP complaints against Democrat overspending, Cowman also points a finger at former President Bush for doing the same thing (at 0:49) and uses a photo to back up his lyric “I’ve seen this same old type of overspending before.” Wonder how that went over with Republican hardliners.

     

    Also, at about 1:20, is that an (inadvertently) profane hand movement he makes? Just asking.