POLITICAL COMMENTARY: President Barack Obama, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. Obama beat dishonorable lowlife Republican John McCain, and succeeded the criminally insane George W. Bush. Obama is the first African-American to be elected president in the 232-year history of the country's independence from Great Britain (declared in 1776).

Number 44.
The American President, Barack H. Obama.
Part I: The Dream Begins
by Jon Dunmore © 12 November, 2008.

Number 44: President Barack Obama 2008

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! ...And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true."
- Martin Luther King, 1963

"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States.

In 1963, Martin Luther King went to the mountain. In 2008, Barack Obama brought the mountain to America.

Like the Beatles. Like Superman. Like Jesus. Rockstar superhero god-king Barack Obama wrested America from the deathgrip of Republican tyranny, by co-opting Sammy Davis Junior's sentiment - "Yes I Can" - applying it to a disenfranchised culture - "Yes We Can" - in the final telling, delivering a nation back unto its people, "Yes We Did"...

Three weeks before the presidential election 2008, at a pub in Pasadena, an eavesdropper on my ranting interjected: "It's gonna be Obama in a landslide." Landslide? No, maybe a squeaker. If he's lucky. The hairs rising on my spectacularly-muscled arms at the possibility of another Republican stolen election... surely those outlawful, zealous bigots wouldn't let this half-black Hawaiian upstart run away with the White Presidency...

Grant Park, Nov 4, 2008. Barack Obama's Victory SpeechBut on the evening of November 4, 2008, as I watched Chicago's Grant Park fill with 125,000 insatiable Obama fans, awaiting his post-election speech (victory or concession?), screaming and dancing and giving the devil sign (the horned hand sign invented by either Dio, Gene Simmons or some witch from medieval Europe), joyously laughing, jumping, waving; enraptured faces of all ethnicity, all ages, all creeds, riding a fever train of jubilation...

...as I watched the somber, funereal McCain all-white crowd at the Arizona Biltmore, a boy's choir mewling onstage to the pasty, unsheeted Klansfolk standing clumped together in pockets of dismal entropy...

...as I reveled on the phone with a political-junkie friend while watching the polls close on state after state (Crystal Gayle in my head, singing, "Don't it make my red states blue")...

...as the voters spoke daggers, as the dream coalesced... I could feel the land starting to slide...

Barack was bringing the mountain.

Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's-- And the mountain rained down brimstone on the beast-hugging, wretched Republican swine like the steel thunder hooves of Zeus's chariot, breaking the backs of the vapid ideologues and corrupt demagogues, the dividers and deciders, crushing their criminal intent and Orwellian mendacity... while on FOX News, killer Karl Rove's face turned a slimier shade of butter when Herman Munster doppelganger, Brit Hume, announced to him, "Ohio has fallen."

Just at the moment that felon Karl was saying how important it was that Ohio doesn't fall to the Democrats, or the race would be lost... better luck next crime, Karl...

...At approximately 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time, the Divine Comedy had run its course; no more hiding behind the charade of internal polls and threading needles. "Justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream." The 44th President of the United States...


(Don't poop your pants, Obamaniacs - it's just his middle name - he'll have to pronounce it aloud when he takes the oath on January 20, 2009. Has no one considered how powerful that's going to be - to apply the name Hussein to an inspiring figure, rather than used as a hammer for political fear? Doesn't this put paid to those unctuous fearmongers who thought to bring him down with that selfsame epithet?)

And at his victory speech in Grant Park, President-elect Obama congratulated "the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics." For once, this is true. It had to be: a black man had won the American Presidency.

Barack Obama 2008 Election Speech - Part 1 of 3

The Election Heard Round the World
- an almost religious fervor sweeps Obama's father's birthland, Kenya, his own birthstate, Hawaii, through Asia, across Europe, over the pond in Britain, down to Australia, even surging the Middle East!; commentators effusing, "He doesn’t just want to be president – he wants to be a great president"; "They don't think he's really gonna be president - they think he's been elected to save the Earth!"; "The dream of America has awakened from its eight-year slumber"; Jesse Jackson, after joyous tears, "America is changing for the better”; a BBC News commentator observing the world is happier because it can now deal with someone more intelligent than Bush (they can say it out loud now!); Pravda headline: "Eight years of hell are over"...

While Obama stands before the roaring multitude; his very presence onstage restoring the American presidency dignity, honor, civility: "A new dawn of American leadership is at hand."

As for FOX News, well, it's hard to say “President-elect Barack Obama" through clenched teeth.




I Have a Dream


Moon-like victory

Networks project Obama win

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