Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mr President, You're The Man

Of all the presidential songs that are bound to start dropping like boulders, I'm glad Ali got em first. What a day. What an anthem.

I watched Obama's fundraising...
groundbreaking
and found out where it came from
Not corporations, but real folks donating
I mean I saw thugs reading newspapers,
People who've been ignored for so long
that they saw every reason to get involved
Start stepping forth
became a heavy force
and made their voice
change the presidential course..

Today I got my hand on my heart
I might just go plant a flag in my yard.

BROTHER ALI - MR PRESIDENT (YOU'RE THE MAN)

4 comments:

DJ said...

dont get me wrong im excited too, but this statement is factually incorrect:

"I watched Obama's fundraising...
groundbreaking/and found out where it came from/Not corporations, but real folks donating"

more like

"Top 10 Corporate PAC Contributors:
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=1270

Obama:
Goldman Sachs $739,521

UBS AG $419,550

Lehman Brothers $391,774

Citigroup Inc $492,548

Morgan Stanley $341,380

Latham & Watkins $328,879

Google Inc $487,355

JPMorgan Chase & Co $475,112

Sidley Austin LLP $370,916

Skadden, Arps et al $360,409"

hope is one thing. historical revisionism is another

Dukes said...

Ya I definitely see your point...

For the record that's Ali saying that, not me. Though I did think it is true on some levels compared to most previous campaigns in history. I read recently that the average donation from a middle/lower class person was $90, and that many people donated multiple times when they got new paychecks.

Im pretty sure that Obama's campaign raised the most money from the public sector in history. I will probably stand corrected but I think that was on Democracy Now! right before the election.

Big Rils said...

Obama - like all other candidates - received money from corporations, but he also raised more money from individuals, in small donations that any candidate in history.

I saw Ali with Mr. Lif in DC the night after the election. Great show.

Elijah said...

thanks for pointing that out DJ. ive heard that far too many times- hope is indeed one thing but the "facts" are indeed getting blown out of proportion.

i could be wrong big rils but i do believe Ron Paul actually holds that record.

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