Today marks President Obama’s one thousandth day in office.
On January 21, 2009, the night following his inauguration, I read a poem at The Cantab in Cambridge, Massachusetts titled “October 16, 2011 (A Thousand Days of Obama).” I have since been banned from reading at The Cantab. Now that we have reached that one thousandth day, I thought I would share it with you:
He wants you to know there’s nothing to fear
Things are going to be done in a new way
The new boss will bring about hope and change
It’s coming soon; it just won’t be coming today
High hopes are cautioned that change
Won’t arrive on our shores overnight
A thousand nights have passed
Will it ever be in harbor’s sight?
In the meantime our allies and friends
Have raised their hands without lifting a finger
All of these weekly online fireside chats
Our state of economic stagnation lingers
You can see houses full of broken windows
Uncollected garbage lines the streets
Amongst the refuse is an old pamphlet
Lying useless like subsidized wheat
The back of his open hand
Slowly clenches into a fist
If you want his compassion
Then sign up for the waiting list
With his patriotism a mile wide but an inch deep
The Commander-in-Chief salutes at arm’s length
It’s plain that history has taught him nothing
About achieving peace through strength
Where will our nation be
Thirty days after thirty-nine
A land where you can’t tell
What’s yours and what’s mine
This was supposed to be our moment
It has not come and we don’t know when
Once more he will be full of promises
Perhaps it will be time for change again
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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