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Friday, August 29, 2008

The WORST Part of Obama's Speech

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 10:26 AM

I'll admit it! I got misty-eyed last night during Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC when he said...

So let us agree that patriotism has no party. I love this country, and so do you, and so does John McCain. The men and women who serve in our battlefields may be Democrats and Republicans and Independents, but they have fought together and bled together and some died together under the same proud flag. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America - they have served the United States of America.

So, by the end of the speech, I was ready to follow him to the ends of the earth... that is until they played THIS as his exit music! (Please, just watch the first minute or so.)

WTF?!?

Why in the hell would you end one of the greatest speeches since Martin Luther King Jr. with hillbilly music? After a beautiful, rousing and noncynical oratory like the one he just gave, it's unbelievable to me that the Committee would choose such a pandering country-fried song like Brooks and Dunn's "Only in America". And even worse? It's apparently THE SAME SONG Bush used for his campaign theme song in 2004!

Seriously, it was like making love to a beautiful woman, and then watching her take her dentures out.

Was anyone else as freaked out about this as I was?

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