Singer Randy Newman: Anti-Obama Voters Find it 'Jarring to Have a Black Man in the White House and They Want Him Out'

Singer Randy Newman, probably best known for scoring soundtracks to movies like Toy Story, has penned a new song in which he plays the role of a character wishing for “a white president.” It’s Newman’s way of mocking anti-Barack Obama voters, who he seems to think are just opposed to him because they find it “jarring to have a black man in the White House and they want him out.”

In Newman’s new song, entitled “I’m Dreaming” he engages in racial stereotyping himself as he croons: “I’m dreaming of a white President....‘Cause things have never been this bad, so he won’t run the hundred in ten seconds flat, so he won’t have a pretty jump shot, or be an Olympic acrobat, so he won’t know much about global warming, is that really where you’re at?”

Complete lyrics and video after the jump:

“I’m Dreaming” Lyrics

George Washington was a white man
Adams and Jefferson too
Abe Lincoln was a white man, probably
And William McKinley the whitest of them all
Was shot down by an immigrant in Buffalo
And a star fell out of heaven

I’m dreaming of a white President
Just like the ones we’ve always had
A real live white man
Who knows the score
How to handle money or start a war
Wouldn’t even have to tell me what we were fighting for
He’d be the right man
If he were a

I’m dreaming of a white President
Someone whom we can understand
Someone who knows where we’re coming from
And that the law of the jungle is not the law of this land
In deepest darkest Africa nineteen three
A little boy says, “Daddy, I just discovered relativity.
A big eclipse is coming
And I’ll prove it. Wait and see!”

“You better eclipse yourself outta here, son
And find yourself a tree
There’s a lion in the front yard
And he knows he won’t catch me.”

How many little Albert Einsteins
Cut down in their prime?
How many little Ronald Reagans
Gobbled up before their time?

I don’t believe in evolution
But it does occur to me,
What if little William Howard Taft had to face a lion
Or God forbid, climb a tree?
Where would this country be?

I’m dreaming of a white President
Buh buh buh buh
‘Cause things have never been this bad
So he won’t run the hundred in ten seconds flat
So he won’t have a pretty jump shot
Or be an Olympic acrobat
So he won’t know much about global warming
Is that really where you’re at?
He won’t be the brightest, perhaps
But he’ll be the whitest
And I’ll vote for that

Whiter than this?
Yes
Whiter than this?
Yes
Whiter than this?
Yes
Whiter than this?
Oh yeah 

Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.