Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Do You Know Why He Wore Black?

Caption: Johnny Cash singing "Man In Black".

Image credit: Screenshot from this YouTube video by Cujo359




I have one thing to say to John Boehner:
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town
I wear it for the prisoner who is long paid for his crime
But is there because he's a victim of the times

I wear the black for those who've never read
Or listened to the words that Jesus said
About the road to happiness through love and charity
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

Johnny Cash: Man In Black Lyrics
Quite frankly, any DC politician who invokes the name of someone like Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, or Bruce Springsteen has summoned up imagery he has no hope of living up to. There isn't a politician there these days who seems likely to manage it.

I'm not much of a fan of Johnny Cash, yet I know about this song. That should tell you just how silly Boehner's reference to the man actually was.

Take this as another example of how divorced our leaders are from the world the rest of us live in, and how little respect they have for us.

2 comments:

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I grew up listening to Cash as my father was a huge fan, although I personally don't like country music.

Johnny Boehner is a tool and a charlatan, not to mention a fucking carpetbagging douche-nozzle.

He ain't no Johnny Cash. what he IS is the shit on the bottom of Cash's boots.

Cujo359 said...

what he IS is the shit on the bottom of Cash's boots.

On his better days, maybe...