Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Alright, Superman. You've promised golden streets and candy rainbows. You've got all the power on Capitol Hill. Now make with the salvation.
Cheap college degrees, quality health care for all, new heights of individual and national prosperity -- all with not a penny in higher taxes for anyone under $250,000 -- are at the top of the list. (Oh, we're keeping a list. This is the Internet age, baby.)
Not that taxing one man and not another is justice by any moral standard, but whatever. I just want to see you pull it off while eliminating that deficit you've vowed to break with your bare hands.
Louis Farrakhan believes in you. Billions of well-informed young people believe in you. I'm willing to give you a shot.
The stock market bottomed Oct. 10, though, so don't even think of taking credit for that. The rising tides began to slow some time ago, too.
Do I share your joy in making history? Nah. Race isn't a factor for me, any more than I would have been excited for Sarah Palin because she's a woman. See, I knew my country was capable of such things a long time ago.
I have to admit, though, for the first time in my adult life, I'm honesty glad I've never achieved greatness in life. The sad part is...I just woke up in a country where I'm honestly glad I've never achieved greatness in life.
Posted by Splash at 9:11 AM