Video parodies protests from GOP legislators' viewpoint
Posted June 16, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A YouTube video posted over the weekend by a left-leaning communications consultant pokes fun at the weekly protests at the General Assembly.
Featuring the classic 1960s song "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas & The Papas and video of the protests and arrests that have occurred since last summer, "Moral Monday - The Musical" takes a look at the protests through the eyes of a Republican lawmaker.
"These Moral Mondays are under-the-gun days for people like me. Oh, Moral Mondays you've overdone democracy," the faux legislator sings.
Later on in the video, he speaks to some protesters while holding a sign that says "We Know What We're Doing Leave Us Alone." He asks how to start rallies for "Unscrupulous Thursdays" and tells one woman she's clueless.
At the end of the video is an appeal to join a counter-protest to Moral Monday and suggests sending $1 million to the conservative Heritage Foundation.
The video was produced by LightJab Productions, which says it "creates multimedia works that entertain, engage and energize – promoting causes, explaining issues and introducing ideas with finesse." The firm is run by Will Rice, who serves as policy director for advocacy groups Americans for Democratic Action and Americans for Tax Fairness.
Rice, who plays the legislator in the video and sings the Moral Monday song, also has posted a video online mocking the U.S. Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision allowing businesses to make unlimited campaign contributions.