President Obama, poor and powerless and proud, I shall still support you.

God Bless America!
God Bless America!

Congratulations, Mr. President Barack Obama, on your second term. I could not be happier that your official swearing-in ceremony now coincides with the Martin Luther King day. How auspicious!

If you are interested to know why I shall still support you, here’s my personal, 13-point oath in 2013:

1. Mr. President, even though you did not keep your 2008 promises for hope and change, I shall still support you.

2. Mr. President, even though you let the exposed criminals at Goldman Sachs, HSBC or such banks off the hook, I shall still support you.

3. Mr. President, even though you used 13 times more drone attacks than Bush did and killed many innocent people including women and children, I shall still support you.

4. Mr. President, even though you did not support the Wisconsin or Chicago labor and teacher’s strikes and not do anything about Employee Free Choice Act, I shall still support you.

5. Mr. President, even though your Israel-Palestine policy is no different from Bush-Cheney’s, I shall still support you.

6. Mr. President, even though you did not close down Guantanamo, and did put Bradley Manning behind prison, I shall still support you. (I know your big bosses are keeping an eye on my activities just the 1984 way, and that makes me…excited.)

Gitmo!
Gitmo!

7. Mr. President, even though you did not clamp down on NRA and gun fanatics and prevent loss of life innocent Americans including little children at Newtown, I shall still support you.

8. Mr. President, even though I know your next four years will be no different from your first four years, I shall still support you.

9. Mr. President, even though I know ordinary people like me will go through exactly the same extreme ordeal, price rises, uncertainties, stress, anxiety and fear, I shall still support you.

10. Mr. President, even though you did not do anything for a comprehensive immigration reform and let millions of undocumented, hard working, family-oriented immigrants go through extreme poverty and exploitation, I shall still support you.

11. Mr. President, even though you have done virtually nothing to address global warming and scary climate change, I shall still support you.

12. Mr. President, even though with your blessing, IMF, World Bank and Wall Street, and their multinational corporations such as Monsanto, GE, Wal-Mart, Exxon and Disney have unleashed economic terror and made their brand of global economy a sure recipé for more poverty and more disaster across the world,  I shall still support you.

13. Mr. President, I shall still support you because you and this wonderful, two-party plutocracy tell me we have no other choice.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Sincerely Writing,

A poor and powerless but proud U.S. citizen.

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2 thoughts on “President Obama, poor and powerless and proud, I shall still support you.

  1. Nations that depend on political leaders to solve their problems and individual citizens who believe that their individual views/ preferences are what other individuals must agree to in democracy will have no more choice than what the American democracy offers: support the perceived lesser evil. When in trouble support the one that at least talks of social justice, peace and equality: when things are fine support the one by toss of coin.

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