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At Least They’re Still Singing His Praises In Maryland

In elementary school.


Longfellow Elementary School in Howard Country, Maryland to be specific.

President Obama,
President Obama,
President Obama,

President Obama–He says Yes we can!
President Obama–We say Yes we can!
President Obama–I say Yes I can!
President Obama–He says Yes we can!

Barack Obama–Oh yes he rates,
The first Black President in the United States!
He’s smart and he’s–so so good!
He’ll lead this country as he should!

He wants us all to work together,
To make this country even better!
Prez’ Obama says–“Yes We Can!”
Make the US better–hand in hand!

President Obama,
President Obama,
President Obama,

Since this was featured on a blog in an email, my first stop was They’ve never heard of it. Doesn’t mean its true, but it certainly wouldn’t come as a huge surprise if it was.  The Assistant Principle to whom the email allegedly is from does exist at that school. And the email is dated Sep. 29th of this year. So with enough due diligence to say “it’s plausible”, I’ll also say it is totally inappropriate – especially for first graders. And you’d think, after the blowup recently concerning the video of small school children singing a similar song, they’d know that by now.  And you have to assume the three ‘R’s have been mastered if they have time for nonsense like this.

The irony is Longfellow is probably rolling over in his grave as he surveys the “poetry” of the lyrics.



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10 Responses to At Least They’re Still Singing His Praises In Maryland

  • Sorry, can’t help myself.

    The PrincipAL is our friend. At least, in PrincipLE.


  • I’ve got some personal experience with Snopes and my regard for them has gone down considerably in the last couple of years. They whitewash almost everything regarding Obama and make sure they say all the PC things. An example, a piece on Katrina which is here:

    I wrote the original e-mail referenced, except for the first paragraph (I ain’t got no job….etc) and sent it to six people. Somebody sent it to the Austin American/Statesman where it was “investigated” by some cub reporter. After I saw the Snopes piece I tried unsuccessfully to contact them. I did finally reach the reporter. No interest whatsoever in what I had to say about it, and the facts of the case which I had written about. So I’m being a little wary of trusting anything Snopes has to say about politics, especially GW Bush or Obama.

  • Has anybody found any good George W. Bush songs ? .. or Richard Nixon ?

  • I know the chorus for one dedicated to Ronald Ray-Gun (Zap) when he was still just a governor.

    “He’s a drug store truck drivin man
    He’s the head of the Ku Klux Klan
    When summer comes rolling around
    We’ll be lucky if we get out of town….”

    My Nixon songs are a little rusty though.

  • Wouldn’t be surprised if it was true. Check out my blog if you have time…

  • My God, if you’re going to write a tribute song, at least have some talent. That song is terrible. I can almost picture the mush-brained first year teacher who foisted in on her students.

  • Oh now here’s one…a real honest “news” review (CNN is real news?) fact checking a comedy sketch on SNL.

    Media bias? Messiah? Nah…..

    • Interesting. And these are the ‘Serious Journalists’ who sneer at pajama clad bloggers. Quite amusing in a depressing sort of way.