A Country Requiem for the GOP
Little Jimmy Dickens
As the Willie Nelson-quoting Don Merideth used to sing on Monday Night Football, turn out the lights, the party's over. While last night's electoral bloodbath isn't the end of the Republican Party - particularly way down Texas way - the GOP is in shambles, and Barack Obama's hold on the popular imagination is only bound to increase in the weeks before he assumes the presidency. Where do the elephants go from here? Rocks Off thought he'd tune in - what else? - XM classic-country channel America and read some musical tea leaves.
Restless Heart, “Fast Moving Train”: “I’ve been hit by a fast moving train.” Since his Straight Talk Express was derailed by Obama’s midnight special – though it was closer to 10 p.m. - John McCain can no doubt relate.
Jim Reeves, “He’ll Have to Go”: And how. Exactly 77 days (11 weeks, if you're into fuzzy math) until January 20.
Asleep at the Wheel, “The Letter That Johnnie Walker Read”: “Dear John, please come back home.” Asked and answered.
Narvel Phelps, “Somebody Hold Me”: Republicans need hugs too, you know. Especially today.
Jerry Lee Lewis, “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye” “Mornin’s come, and my mind is aching.” For very different reasons, applies to Republicans and Democrats alike.
Little Jimmy Dickens, “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose”: Sorry – couldn’t resist one last little twist of the knife. They’ve earned it. - Chris Gray