Hey Cowboy, Have You Looked in a Mirror Lately?

January 31, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Newt thinks he’s Rocky.

Gingrich’s use of Eye of the Tiger, the theme from Rocky III, has provoked the ire of Frankie Sullivan, co-writer of the song and owner of the production company Rude Music.

According to court documents filed in a Chicago court on Monday, Rude accuses Gingrich, his campaign Newt 2012 Inc and the advocacy group American Conservative Union of copyright infringement.

Rocky?  Really?

Newt, Sweetie, you are not the eye of the tiger.  You’re more the tail of elephant.

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25 Comments to “Hey Cowboy, Have You Looked in a Mirror Lately?”


  1. What is it with the GOP and copyright infringement? Remember Michele Bachman with American Girl and the McCain/Palin campaign with Barracuda?

    I’m waiting for Rage Against the Machine to give FOX a cease and desist letter….

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  2. FW from VA says:

    Newt and his campaign have much more to worry about than copyright infringement…name 1500 counts of felony voter fraud here in Virginia:

    http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9099

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  3. As Howard Stern said: “More like Eye of The All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet”

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  4. Isn’t Newter more like under the tail of the elephant?

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  5. daChipster says:

    NEWT!
    Newt, Newt Newt.
    Newt, Newt Newt.
    Newt. Newt. Newt.

    Risin’ up, down in the polls
    Payin’ for my romances
    In for the distance up and down off my feet
    Just a man and his will to re-wive

    So many times, it happens too fast
    You pay for passion with glory
    Don’t make me pay for the sins of my past
    Lovin’ girls since before I could drive

    (refrain)
    It’s the Eye of the Newtster, it’s the thrill of the chase
    Needin constant reaffirmation
    For his nagging self doubts keep him still in the race
    But Callista is watching the Eye of the Newster

    Face to face, fightin with Mitt
    Hangin’ tough for my nation
    It’s pretty hard just to eat all this ****
    ‘Cause I loved some Americans too much

    (refrain)

    Risin’ up, near to the top
    Got the guts, want more glory
    You can nuke me but I’m not gonna stop
    Like a roach with the skill to survive

    (refrain)

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  6. The dirty, underside of the tail.

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  7. daChipster, you have a mighty talent! Thank you!

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  8. and you know what they say…

    “son, keep away from the elephant’s tail”

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  9. Newt is a poster boy for The Biggest Losers… right up there next to Chris Christie. Tom DeLay already led the way with DWTS.

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  10. OldMayfly says:

    The McCain campaign used a song without permission (or payment) also, didn’t they? And they had to be threatened with a lawsuit before they quit.

    Amazing how grabby and light-fingered these “private property is sacred” Republicans are.

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  11. OldMayfly says:

    I just used the wonderful Google machine and found that the McCain for President campaign was guilty of 5 counts of stealing or using artists’ material without payment or permission.

    In the first part of 2008 they used the theme from Rocky. In July they used Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”

    Then they had to stop using a clip from Mike Myers’ and Dana Carvey’s “Wayne’s World”

    Then they used “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne and quit that when threatened.

    Finally, at the convention, they played (again without permission) Barracuda by Heart.

    Republicans appear to be slow learners.

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  12. OldMayfly, St. Ronnie did it in ’84 with “Born in the USA”. (Springsteen must need a whole lawyer or three just to keep pols off that one.) So, if the GOP patron saint did it, it must be OK.

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  13. Wyatt_Earl says:

    Newt’s a horses’ . . .does Momma read the comments?

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  14. Robin Frazier says:

    Tail of the elephant is a fitting analogy but Elephant Dung is probably a better description.

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  15. OldMayfly says:

    Thanks, Jimbo–I had forgotten about Born in the USA. As they say on Daily Kos:

    IOKIYAAR (it’s okay if you are a Republican)

    Clinton impeached, Newt “forgiven” and now apparently a born-again Catholic.

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  16. buskyandme says:

    daChipster! Please do a youtube! I want your version to go viral!

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  17. 1toughlady says:

    Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble–it’s Eye of Newt!

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  18. Y’all need a visual “Eye of Newt” to truly understand The Newt…

    http://www.eyeofnewtcircus.com

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  19. Juanita

    MotherJones has a post up regarding the biggest Texas donors here
    http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/01/everything-bigger-texas-top-political-donors

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  20. Don’t forget that Reagan wanted to use Pink Houses, but Mellencamp turned him down. Since John McCain is not the historian that Newt is, he just started using Pink Houses and Our Country at his campaign stops in 2008 until Mellencamp asked him to stop. However, the lyrics describe McCain to a tee:
    They told me when I was younger
    Said “Boy you’re gonna be president.”
    But just like everything else those old crazy dreams
    Just kinda came and went.

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  21. shortstuff says:

    The tail of the elephant? I’m thinking more of the dung of the elephant….

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  22. The tail of the elephant … or what it covers?

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  23. daChipster that’s great! Dave Bickler was on Colbert last night singing Newt’s book to protest his using their song. Your version would have been funnier. Record it or send it to somebody, please!

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  24. YES! DaChipster!! That is hilarious!!!

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