The PJ Tatler

Go Speed Racer!

Ever since Tony Katz coined the term “racer” to describe those who leap to blame Obama’s failures on rasicm and the like, I’ve had this earworm in my head. I’m happy to pass it on to you, with a hearty “You’re welcome.”

But it needs new lyrics. Here’s a re-write, with apologies to Speed Racer fans everywhere.

Here he comes
Here comes Speed Racer
He’s a demagogue yeah
He’s a hustler and he’s gonna be smearin’ after someone.

He’s hatin’ on you so you better look alive.
He’s busy revvin’ up a powerful Race Lie!

And when the facts are against him
And there’s racial politics to do
You bet your life Speed Racer
Will lie ’bout you.

Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer, Go!

He’s off and lyin’ doesn’t care that he’s a hack
He’s says you used the n-word doesn’t think that you’ll push back
Election’s waitin’ just ahead.

Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer
Go Speed Racer, Go!