Joe Crowley, New York Congressman, Pulls a Bob Dylan Against GOP on Capitol Hill


Rep. Joe Crowley, who represents New York’s 7th District, took a creative approach to attacking the GOP on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in a presentation without spoken words titled, “Speechless.” Even if it’s not a direct homage to Bob Dylan, it reminds us pleasantly of “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

The full text, via Buzzfeed:

“Last Fall, the American people / gave us our marching orders / Jobs Jobs Jobs / 100 Days of GOP Rule = / 0 Jobs Bills / So, If Not Jobs… / What Has the GOP Been Up To? / GOP’s #1 Priority: / Cut More than 700,000 American Jobs / GOP’s Priority #2…/ Take Away healthcare for the people… / but keep it for themselves / Surely, a jobs bill must be priority #3… /”

Here’s Dylan doing his version:

And Yelawolf and Juelz Santana in their Dylan-sampling take, “Mixin’ Up The Medicine.”

Also, um, Love Actually.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 15, 2011

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