B-movie (song)  

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"Mandate My Ass!" --"B-movie" (1981) by Gil Scott-Heron


"But, oh yeah, I remember. In this year that we have now declared the year from Shogun to Reagan, I remember what I said about Reagan, I meant it. Acted like an actor. Hollyweird. Acted like a liberal. Acted like General Franco when he acted like governor of California, then he acted like a Republican. Then he acted like somebody was going to vote for him for president. And now we act like 26% of the registered voters is actually a mandate. We're all actors in this I suppose."--"B-movie" (1981) by Gil Scott-Heron


"When America found itself having a hard time facing the future, they looked for people like John Wayne. But since John Wayne was no longer available, they settled for Ronald Reagan."--"B-movie" (1981) by Gil Scott-Heron

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"B-movie" is a song by Gil Scott-Heron which criticized the election of Ronald Reagan, a former B movie actor as the new president of the United States of America. This song and its A-side 'Re-Ron" were among many songs criticizing Reagan recorded by artists during the 1980s.

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