Barack Obama: New Incarnation of Shakespeare’s Jack Cade
“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Macbeth’s commentary about life could easily apply to Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, as we will now show.
Because next week, in Minnesota, the same party that brought you two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney will ask this country for a third.
This week, in Denver, the same party that brought you a term of Jimmy Carter asked this country for a second.
Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but, really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than 90 percent of the time?
What does it say about Barack Obama’s judgment when he and his wife remain in a racist and America-hating church for twenty years, and expose their young daughters to the hatred and vitriol that permeate the Trinity United Church of Christ?
I’ll eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.
Shakespeare’s Jack Cade: “Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows reformation. There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony to drink small beer…”
I will — listen now — I will cut taxes — cut taxes — for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.
Jack Cade: “there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will
apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers and worship me their lord.”
And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: In 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.
Jack Cade: “And here, sitting upon London-stone, I charge and command that, of the
city’s cost, the pissing-conduit run nothing but claret wine this first year of our reign.”
As president, as president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I’ll help our auto companies re-tool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America.
Wow! Now Obama is a nuclear physicist, and he is going to suddenly find ways to safely harness nuclear power. (Nuclear power has actually been pretty safe since its invention noting that the Three Mile Island problem did not, unlike several coal mine accidents, actually kill anyone.)
I’ll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars.
“I promise you this, that, and the other thing!” said the banana republic dictator in one episode of “Gilligan’s Island.”
And I’ll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy — wind power, and solar power, and the next generation of biofuels — an investment that will lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced.
Private industry has already invested billions of dollars in wind, solar, and fuel cell power and, with the exception of the latter, has not created new industries or jobs. This will probably change as technology (driven by private investment) improves, but we don’t need this new incarnation of Jack Cade to make it happen.
I’ll invest in early childhood education. I’ll recruit an army of new teachers, and pay them higher salaries, and give them more support. And in exchange, I’ll ask for higher standards and more accountability.
And don’t forget the pissing-conduit (urinal) that is going to run with claret wine during the first year of Obama’s miraculous reign. Or perhaps he is going to turn water into wine, and feed millions of people with two loaves of bread and a few fish.
If you have health care — if you have health care, my plan will lower your premiums. If you don’t, you’ll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves.
This is a good idea, probably because he got it from Hillary Clinton’s and John McCain’s platforms.
Yes, government must lead on energy independence, but each of us must do our part to make our homes and businesses more efficient.
We can get a builder to insulate our home (the one from whom we bought it actually did a good job) and we don’t need Barry for that purpose. We also closed off quite a few drafts and leaks ourselves.
I will end this war in Iraq responsibly and finish the fight against Al Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan. I will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts,
That’s not what you said in the video that is currently on YouTube, Barry. In that one, you said you were going to cut back on national defense. Were you lying then, or are you lying now?
The times are too serious, the stakes are too high for this same partisan playbook. So let us agree that patriotism has no party. I love this country,
Your pastor, Jeremiah “God Damn America,” doesn’t, and your wife is proud of it only because you managed to steal the Democratic nomination.
The men and women who serve in our battlefields may be Democrats and Republicans and independents, but they have fought together, and bled together, and some died together under the same proud flag.
The one you won’t put your hand on your heart for when they play the National Anthem.
We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country.
The problem is not abortion, it is infanticide of abortion survivors, which Barry supports.
If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.
Now here is something worthwhile. Barry doesn’t have a record to run on, all he has is hype.
But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring. What the naysayers don’t understand is that this election has never been about me; it’s about you.
“The sun on the meadow is summery warm.
The stag in the forest runs free.
But gather together to greet the storm.
Tomorrow belongs to me.”
(“Tomorrow Belongs to Me” from Cabaret)
At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future.
“Oh Fatherland, Fatherland,
Show us the sign
Your children have waited to see.
The morning will come
When the world is mine.
Tomorrow belongs to me!”
Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.
“No, no, no. Not “God Bless America”; God Damn America! That’s in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God Damn America for treating her citizen as less than human. God Damn America as long as she keeps trying to act like she is God and she is supreme!” Barack Obama’s pastor of 20-plus years, Jeremiah Wright