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Hail to the Thief

Suppose, hypothetically, that our nation has just awakened from a collective nightmare, which went as follows.

A certain candidate won the nomination of a major party in a close race. Fraud in
certain key caucuses may well have made the difference.

This candidate worked with an organization notorious for making up false voter registrations, funneled money into it, and included it among groups that would “shape the agenda” for his presidency.

Supporters of this candidate stole votes, made death threats against political opponents and in some cases
vandalized their property. The bad guy won.

What do you do after you’ve had that nightmare?
If you’re a poet, you might write a poem.
At least that’s what I did.

I think the words will be familiar enough that you’ll know that
the idea was borrowed from a mighty familiar song.

Hail to the Thief

Hail to the Thief who the presidency’s taken,
Days so historic we cannot fail to note,
Now the republic’s foundations have been shaken
Down to the notion of one person one vote

With a bang and a boom and the clanging of a drum
And a cash contribution from the lord of a slum,
You too can have the White House and your own band
Serenading you while you proceed to plunder the land.

Hail to the Thief and his caucus goons so hellish
Those who by fraud made his voting tallies swell,
In some primaries where they could not embellish
He either lost or didn’t do quite as well.

With a bang and a boom and the clanging of a drum
And a cash contribution from the lord of a slum,
You too can have the White House and your own band
Serenading you while you proceed to plunder the land.

Hail to the Thief by whom we were all enlightened
Hail to the man with such wisdom to impart,
If Grandma in certain neighborhoods was frightened
She’s just a typical white person at heart.

With a bang and a boom and the clanging of a drum
And a cash contribution from the lord of a slum,
You too can have the White House and your own band
Serenading you while you proceed to plunder the land.

Hail to the Thief and the treasury’s new drainer,
Hail to the Thief who the presidency’s reached,
Was he with vote stealers or was he their trainer
Maybe we’ll find out when the man is impeached.

With a bang and a boom and the clanging of a drum
And a cash contribution from the lord of a slum,
You too can have the White House and your own band
Serenading you while you proceed to plunder the land.

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26 Responses

  1. Yes, indeed, John.

    Not sure if he will get away with it, though. The birthplace lawsuit appears to have heated up with more details (see Texas Darlin). Hmmmmm.

  2. Great post!
    Maybe, if someone who has video of Obama’s caucus training sessions & a training for ACORN; they could show the public how SIMILAR they are.
    The tactic in the news used by ACORN sound very much like what we heard were used in the primaries.
    Just-a-Thought

  3. gret epic there johninca 🙂 !

    Have a great day everyone !!!

  4. *applause*

    But nobody will be hailing.

  5. Markets up in HKG (+10%) and Europe (+6%) – might be a good day for the US!

  6. Repost from below – John Lewis’ r@ce-baiting:

    There is going to be a tomorrow no matter who is elected. I feel the D party, rabid supporters of BZero are so misguided. History will show just how empty and unprepared BZero was/is. The desparation is so over the top – the blow back is going to be nuclear. Who will trust another AA candidate again? Who will forget all the insanity, the ugliness, the grossness of this campaign? Not I – ever.

    John in CA – welcome prose!

  7. Krugman wins the Nobel for economics. Boy is that going to tee off some people. Ha!

  8. So many people have accused me of not voting for Obama because of “spite”, that I look at it this way:

    If spite is the only motivation, then I win no matter who gets elected. If McCain wins, then the DNC is punished for forcing the weaker of the two candidates to lead the party. If Obama wins, then the axxhole Republicans who crossed over in the primaries to stop Hillary get stuck with Obama. As much as those Republicans hated Hillary, all you see on the right-wing blogs is the lament that Hillary would have been better than Obama. It’s a lose/lose proposition for the country but, if spite is your only motivation, it’s win/win.

    Personally, I feel I’ve already lost because the best candidate is not running. If either of the remaining candidates wins, the country loses. I’m not excited about either one of them.

  9. I can’t get on to Drudge or NoQuarter this morning. Is something happening (She crosses fingers and hopes) or is my computer just acting up??

  10. Honora,

    That some times happens to me. I haven’t been able to get on Hillbuzz?!? My post at NQ last night were not posting? Odd?

  11. Honora, I got on NQ without a problem.

  12. I got this latest poll from a friend in Ohio: http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/10/10/ddn101208poll.html. At least it shows McP in the lead, if only by 2 points. Clearly the meme of McCain might die in office has some effect on people. Of course, most presidents live long, and the last one to die in office was 44 years old (JFK), which we hope doesn’t happen to anybody.

    Yesterday AT CHURCH a friend of mine, but an Obot, told me that he had met Bill Ayers at Columbia Teacher’s College and he was a nice guy. I told him we weren’t going to be on the same side of this. I didn’t like cop killers or people who maimed janitors and were not sorry. I said, but you aren’t running for president, so it doesn’t matter if you knew him and liked him.

    Susan Estrich was right when she said that Hillary did not have a caucus strategy. Obama did–cheat. But a good caucus strategy is clearly necessary, so I hope she has one, an honest one as she clearly would have, in 2012.

  13. There is no right caucus strategy. The only one Hillary could have had was cheat like Obama. Her coalition consisted of mostly people who have no time to spend at caucuses. People with kids or have two jobs really don’t have that much to spear and the elderly. Caucuses should be abolished.

  14. Hail to the Thief and the treasury’s new drainer,
    Hail to the Thief who the presidency’s reached,
    Was he with vote stealers or was he their trainer
    Maybe we’ll find out when the man is impeached.

    JohninCA, I love your poem, but I hope to the Flying Spaghetti Monster & Supreme Beings that we can stop him before he even has an opportunity to be impeached.

  15. Thank you for the poem John. I am so heavy-hearted.

    You are a naturally gifted writer. Below is a link to a story about one who is not:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?

    url=http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/who_wrote_dreams_from_my_fathe_1.html

    This references the liklyhood that Ayres ghost-wrote “Dreams of my Father”

  16. janicen – if Obama wins and he becomes a bad president that will teach the DNC and his supporters a lesson. If McCain wins then there is a better chance of the Democratic party being reformed. Its a win/win situation.

  17. sm77, on October 13th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Obama will never be impeached. No one is going to impeach the first African American president.

  18. Downticket-
    Absolutely right. With a compliant “bend- over-and-take” anything BO dishes out Congress, we are in for limitless audacity and damage without any consequence.

  19. Downticket, I agree. If Obama is elected, he will have all the power that Bush & Cheney grabbed, and no politician will risk their neck questioning him.
    If Obama is elected, the country will need a clear-eyed, outspoken, loyal opposition. The country will need PUMAs.

  20. Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell a Catholic schoolgirl!

    Whereinthehellubeen Joanie?

  21. myiq2xu,

    Didjya miss me??????

    I’m going to see if your hanging at the new post…. when do you sleep, my man?

  22. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

  23. “Personally, I feel I’ve already lost because the best candidate is not running. If either of the remaining candidates wins, the country loses. I’m not excited about either one of them.”

    I feel pretty much the same. Bit I am excited about the McCain/Palin ticket. The more I see of McCain, the more I like him. And Palin was a great choice, she has genuine warmth and charm. But I hear you. America lost out on the best candidate. And it’s sad that her nomination was stolen in such a hateful and ugly way. For that we have only the DNC (and sexist “liberals”) to blame. The deserve to have their a$$es handed to them. Let’s hope that happens.

  24. Please ignore my moronic ramblings…

  25. My mother ought to be ashamed of herself for raising me so badly….

  26. ~”The only one Hillary could have had was cheat like Obama…”~

    Then democracy is dead if an honest candidate can not beat a dishonest candidate. She didn’t have to cheat to win and she wouldn’t be the candidate we admire if she did; however, she is a Senator with some power in Washington and watching her superdelegates fall like dominoes showed us that it wasn’t just the Republicans and George W. Bush who were deceiving us because when the Congressmen and Senators had the chance to uphold the Constitution and our democracy they sold us out for a shinny o-bauble.

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