Mad As Hell And Not Going To Take It Anymore!
And we've got plenty to be mad about.
After all, we're Americans and that's
part of our DNA.
we want to be seduced
< juiced >
By the promise that someone
< one >
will take care of everything,
< thing >
By a person who suspends our anger
long enough for us to feel hope.
< hope >
To fulfill our vision of
fairness, opportunity, and community.
< unity >
And with any seduction,
we felt this little twinge.
The Little Voice that said,
"Is this really real?"
Some of us spoke to this little twinge during the campaign
as we listened to your more liberal
(and white) competitors.
Though our history,
and the specter of you as a role model,
created an uneasy guilt.
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT POSITION OPENING:
- lifetime benefits
- ever-enlarging sphere of influence
- at-will hiring and firing privileges
- final validation of one's life story
You probably had your first meeting with
The Task Force
the night after the Convention,
Alone no, doubt.
Even after 6 million votes 'disappeared'
and they couldn't stem the tide,
they weren't too concerned.
They'd done this dance so many times before...
The day after the Inaugural (grand party),
they laid it all out.
Your wife, there for that meeting,
was amused at the colored map they gave you,
showing how far you could go in each zone.
You were accepting, yet undeterred
as you spoke to her:
"Great Leadership is honed in the face of
- charismatic speaker
- no visible skeletons
- aptitude for ruthlessness
- capacity for kindness
So, here we are
< we >
one year in
< hear >
and that little twinge
< itch >
is getting louder
< LOUDER >
< day >
This echo we hear is not a phantom,
but a trip down
- Holding Ho$ni For Decades
- Hate Diplomacy To Haiti
- The Endless Stand In Afghanistan
- Ranting At Tehran
- Banker Bonus Bailouts
- Healthcare Fox In The Coop
- Mountaintop Mining
- Lethal Persuasion
- Faux Financial Reform
- Unchecked Contractors
- Sanctioned Child Soldiers
- Dollars For Deportation
- Deadly Drones
- Deportation and Debauchery
- Seaworld Sonic Destruction
- Fast & Furious
Now the twinge has turned out to be
the oddest of sensations:
Defending you against The Right.
Like defending the police when they only kill
19 per year
Maybe if you were a War Hero
and a (more) public liar
Our expectations wouldn't be so,
Somehow seeing all of those stripes
would remind us more vividly about your
Middle Management position.
We're not expecting a miracle the first year,
or even the first term.
Some real change has come from those in your position
who were far less likely to break the mold.
We just want to Keep Hope Alive...