Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tennessee Republicans Picking on Michelle

art.michelle.obama.cnn.jpgSo Michelle said she was proud of America for the first time in her adult life? And this is a problem for the republicans? They question her pride in America? I question their powers of observation. Look around you - what is there to be proud of?

I feel so strongly about this that I have composed a poem to capture my feelings--

This country is a land of despair,
a land of war, a land of guns and bibles.
I am not proud of our bitter,
Our warmongering past.
Not a thing we have done in the past forty four years
has been worthy of Michelle's pride
not Watergate,
not Whitewater,
not Reagan,
not Jimmy Carter.

Not even Habitat for Humanity.
Not Iraq, not Afghanistan.
Not 'W', not Hillary,
not An Inconvenient Truth.
Not falling literacy,
not nationwide obesity.
Not Sesame Street or the Electric Company.
Not even M*A*S*H or Boston Legal.
And certainly not Flag Pins.

But we can change that.

We can make this a country to be proud of. We can create an America that deserves Michelle's pride.

Yes We Can!

We can end our unjust wars.

Yes We Can!

We can close down our illegal torture camps!

Yes We Can!

We can create a country where a Muslim can become President!

Not That I Am a Secret Muslim!

We can create a country where a woman can rise to the highest office in the nation!

But Not For Eight More Years!

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