Out on across the American plain
From cities to farmland, either/or, just the same
A great feeling is rising, known to you and to me
As a result of the ousting of Prez forty-three
With his oversized ears and eyes set too close
George Dubya gave us some double dose!
So onto the next man, hail to the chief,
It seems about time that we turned a new leaf
So welcome Obama, the kids and Michelle,
To Columbus’s District – political hell
The people have spoken and it’s you they’ve elected
Each Dem Party member stands proud and erected
But with all of this clamor and lib’ral flag waving
Let’s not forget that the country needs saving
There are billions in bailouts for mortgages lent
But just like the mortgages, that’s money misspent.
And what of these plans for troop redeployment
And that Gitmo shall endure but for Cheney’s enjoyment
And that a defecit’s mounting to the frabjous tune
Of $1.9 trillion – put that on your Zune
But never you worry what problems are mounting—
Just fork over your taxes for government counting
People say please don’t fuss and never you fear
Because the Illinois senator’s hour draws near
But what will we get on January two-zero:
Savior from on high or American Nero?
Will he fiddle away? Will he tax and then spend?
Will Middle East meddling continue on end?
Can he right a wronged ship, can he deflect the flak
Or will he crumble to be just a partisan hack?
(But there’s one thing for sure – he won’t bring free markets back)
So on inauguration day, it’s fine to rejoice
And swoon to the sound of Barack’s cool, calm voice
Brimming with pride, a country perched on the brink
But here I’m predicting ‘twill be worse than you think.