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'Some Justice That I Used to Know' Parody Aimed at John Roberts

By Andrew Lu on July 18, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

These are strange times we live in. Slighted politicians, justices, and their supporters are turning to song parodies for solace after a Supreme Court ruling doesn't go their way.

After the "Call Me Maybe" parodies were completely overdone with the likes of President Obama, the Cookie Monster, and even Stars Wars chiming in, now people have turned to Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" to make a point

Not surprisingly, Chief Justice John Roberts has been the target of this parody.

One can only hope that these tired copycats stop with these music parodies. After all, a pretentious rant is a pretentious rant, regardless of the soundtrack you put it to.

If you're a Republican who knows the song, you'll probably have no trouble following the storyline. Basically, Chief Justice John Roberts was aligned with the Republican block of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court and was poised to strike down President Obama's controversial healthcare reform laws.

It was only a matter of time before this song hit the Internet:

Then, shockingly to those who forgot that justices are not required to vote according to party lines, John Roberts did an about face and ended up voting with the liberal justices in upholding Obamacare.

As expected, liberals lauded Justice Roberts as voting above party-lines and giving a fair, even-handed decision. And conservatives have taken turns taking potshots at the Chief Justice.

Perhaps they realized that 60-year-old men on Fox News railing about Justice Roberts was getting old. So, "younger," "hipper" Republicans have turned to YouTube and the "Some Justice That I Used to Know" parody. Maybe someone should tell these young conservatives that music parodies have become pretty lame too.

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