Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Barack Obama: One Spoke in the Hub

The Speech that Put America Back Together

     The Networks didn't want you to see your future. Some things never change.
But those of us who told the Networks to f*ck off, and tuned into PBS, got to see the great Barack Obama, and know now that his words will stand as among the most inspirational in this historic and exceptional convention.

     Mr. Obama, the "Tiger Woods of Politics", found the most important message, which is...

Yet even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us,
the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.
Well, I say to them tonight...
there's not a liberal America and a conservative America —
there's the United States of America.
There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America;
there's the United States of America.
The pundits like to slice-and-dice our country into Red States and Blue States;
Red States for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats.
But I've got news for them, too...

We worship an awesome God in the Blue States,
and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States.
We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.
There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who supported it.
We are one people...
all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes,
all of us defending the United States of America...
- Barack Obama (2004 Democratic Convention, Boston, Mass) 
Our future is brighter...
Kerry picks Edwards. Edwards picks Obama. Now we got a future...