Obama and the Republicans are a Washington DC-based rock band who have had considerable success in the AH.com charts. While the band publicly plays up disagreements between lead singer and face of the band Barack Obama and the other members, it is widely known that this is simply an act to draw publicity and in fact they're all best friends. Besides, all the band's songs are written by the backing singers. For their 2010 tour, they were preceded by little-known Alaskan duo Palin and the Caribou as a warm-up act.
There were rumours of a split in 2012 but in the end the band got back together thanks to the influence of manager Gerry Mander, known for rockin' the House.