You might think I'm getting senile,
that I've gone off my rocker,
and maybe I have.
But someone has to speak up.
I hardly recognize this country anymore.
The President of the United States
is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution,
tap our phones, and lead us to war
on a pack of lies.
Congress responds to record deficits
by passing a huge tax cut
for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it).
The most famous business leaders
are not the innovators
but the guys in handcuffs.
While we're fiddling in Iraq,
the Middle East is burning
and nobody seems to know what to do.
And the press is waving pom-poms
instead of asking hard questions.
That's not the promise of America
my parents and yours traveled
across the ocean for.
I've had enough.
How about you?