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Fall 2010
Obama: America is Same

When you became the leader of the strongest nation

America gained global respect and admiration

Your election was America ’s final salvation


I thought, America has finally seen the light

At last, it elected someone bright

I thought hate was transformed

And America ’s politics was finally reformed


But now, it’s all the same

America has gained back its shame

The change you promised was in color

None has evolved, not even the shade of US dollor

The change was only from a dull white

To a lively black might


The hopefuls were let down

The poor, black, white and brown

The hope you bode

Turned the smile into frown

The change you vowed


Disappeared like a steam

In a late night dream

And Congress is back to its old theme


Docile to Israel ’s balckwhite* autocracy

A nation ruled by a Jewish theocracy

But in name, it’s a democracy

The mother of all political hypocrisy


Under you Obama , America is the same

It has gained back its shame

For your promise of change is lame
*Blackwhite is an Orwellian term meaning: the ability to accept whatever truth the party [Israel] puts out, no  matter how absurd it may be.