Democrats in the House of Representatives today announced that they have formed a choir following their remarkably well-received rendition of the 1969 hit song, Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, which came after the Republicans’ passage of a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
“We were surprised by the response,” House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi told Daily Bamboo. “Who knew that there were so many talented singers in our caucus? And you have to hand it to Maxine Waters. When Bill O’Reilly made that remark about her James Brown wig, I bet he didn’t know she could sing like James Brown!”
The 77 year-old Pelosi, who has been in politics for most of her life and has a reported net worth of more than $20 million, noted that music has always provided solace for the oppressed and can serve as a powerful weapon for change. “We’re going to use every tool we can to resist this president and his horrible policies, which are going to hurt middle-class Americans,” she stated.
The choir’s first album, Songs of Resistance and Obstruction, is expected to be released later this month and fittingly will be distributed by Capitol Records.
When asked if the choir would sing Christmas carols later this year, Pelosi, who represents California’s ultra-liberal 12th congressional district, paused. “As progressives, we don’t believe in Christmas. But we will surely be celebrating the holidays with a variety of culturally-sensitive folk songs.” When pressed for more detail, she smiled and channeled a response from her better years in Congress.
“You have to hear the choir to find out what it’s going to sing,” Pelosi said.