Watch: The Same Bush League All Over Again [Cartoon]

Republicans are back in the House and Bush is back in the news: time for a sing-a-long.


Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week’s animation, the results of the midterm elections have Zina experiencing déjà vu back to the Bush years. Republican ideas just haven’t changed that much. [Click here to read MoJo‘s special report on Tuesday’s elections.] Watch the animation and sing along with the lyrics posted below. And since you ask: Yes, Saunders does all her own awesome songs and cartoon voiceovers.—The Editors

Here are the lyrics, written and performed by Zina:

It’s déjà vu all over again
It’s the same Bush lie about “tax and spend”

The same Bush anger and the same Bush hate
With the same Bush pals that they won’t regulate

The same Bush League who made our houses go bust
The same Bush League who turned our savings into dust

The same Bush League who took our jobs away
The same Bush League who want the poor to pay

The same Bush League who sent us off to war
The same Bush League that we had before

It’s déjà vu all over again
The same Bush League that seems to never end

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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