I met a traveller through antique blogs
Who said: “A vast and cheeto-colored trove
Is Google-accessible. In '08, the progs --
Haughty, power-mad, resembling Rove --
Told all to bow before an ad which flogs
An image Photoshopped by someone chic.
They read into that face a promise bright:
The change we long for and the HOPE we seek.
And then a half-term senator, resume-free,
Said: “I am Obamandias, bringer of light:
You all have been waiting for us -- for ME!”
Nothing of that remains. It wasn’t real.
From that colossal ego we must flee.
We need new blood and a new NEW DEAL.”
(Apologies to the shade of Shelley
. Anyone may reprint the poem or image without asking my permission. I'd appreciate a link back to this site -- or maybe here
. Incidentally, "Obamandias" is pronounced OH-bah-MAN-dee-yass.)Update: This piece of tripe on Salon
pooh-poohs the "dump Obama" movement, claiming that our Dear Leader remains beloved of Dems. To prove the point, the writer glowingly quotes Andrew Sullivan
, who is here proffered as a spokesperson for All Democrats Everywhere.
Andrew Freaking Sullivan. The cheerleader for Dubya, the Iraq war, Ron Paul and libertarianism
. For some reason, establishment pundits keep trumpeting this man as someone important, as someone who counts, as someone worth reading. Damned if I know why.
Salon says that Andrew Sullivan represents you
. Does he?