“Mr. Brexit”

Mr. Brexit, tweet me a tweet (bum bum bum bum)
With some strange hashtag, to make it complete (#bum #bum #bum #bum)
Say something special, to show us your thinking (bum bum bum bum)
And make us speculate if you’ve been drinking
Donald, I’m so amused (bum bum bum bum)
But now your latest has left me confused (bum bum bum bum)
Are you trying to get beat?
Mr. Brexit, tweet me a tweet!

Mr. Brexit, tweet me a tweet (bum bum bum bum)
So we can witness your road to defeat (bum bum bum bum)
The gap is growing like it’s Fibonacci (bum bum bum bum)
But hey, you’ve got that hair like Libarace
Mr. Brexit time for a plan (bum bum bum bum)
Try to convince us that you’re a new man (bum bum bum bum)
Up there in your penthouse suite
Mr. Brexit, tweet me a tweet!

There are a few left-leaning writers claiming not to understand The Donald’s most recent tweet. Clearly, he means that the polls will be shown, come election day, to be wrong (as they appeared to be for the Brexit vote).

Problem is, near as I can tell, the trouble was not “bad polling”. The problem was complacency. There was no need to vote; it was a done deal. Some even felt, apparently, that they could cast a protest vote for “leave”, knowing it wouldn’t actually matter. Now, now that it is too late for a do-over, they know better.

If only there were just such an example we could point to in the run-up to our US elections, to motivate people to the polls. Oh, wait! There is–the Brexit vote! The Democratic get-out-the-vote rallying cry will likely include some version of “Remember The Brexit!”.

On the other hand, for a Republican candidate to bring up that example, in the context of being currently losing in the polls, would be utter foolishness.

But I can’t imagine such a thing happening.


  1. StevoR says

    @ ^ Scott John Harrison : More a Franco or Mussolini analogy I’d say. For starters his relative extreme lack of struggle. Although beer googles if not beer halls and putz if not putsch seem apt for describing Trump. Well putz in the insulting sense of yutz more than the particular organ referred to in Yiddish for Trump anyhow.

  2. Die Anyway says

    It took me a few seconds to get the melody straight. I’m guessing that some of your younger readers, you do have some don’t you, will not know Mr. Sandman. What “Mr. Brexit” is likely to bring is more in the nightmare line of dreams.

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