Barry and the Obamas Perform at West Point

Worldwide sensation and heart throb Barack Obama

Worldwide sensation and heart throb Barack Obama

Worldwide sensation Barack Obama brought his act to West Point and performed in front of a packed crowd at Eisenhower Hall.  Security was tight as Obama and his backup band The Obamas were led to the stage by a phalanx of state troopers.

Obama thanked the crowd  for coming and launched into his no 1. hit, the patriotic ballad “We Didn’t Ask for This.”

“We did not ask for this fight/They struck our military and economic nerve centers/They took the lives of innocent men, women and children without regard to their faith or race or station/If not for the courage of the fearless crew America would be lost/America would be lost”

With the crowd sufficiently worked up he launched into his nonsensical rap ditty “It’s My Predecessor’s Fault.”

“In early 2003 a decision was made to wage a second war in Iraq/ For the next six years the Iraq War drew the dominant share of our resources/that decision caused substantial rifts between America and the rest of the world”

The song ended with a 15 minute call-and-response jam of “Bush did it/Bush did it/Bush did it.”

He then closed the concert with his trademark song, “Read My Lips:  No New Deficits.”

“All told, by the time I took office the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan approached a trillion dollars/I will work closely with Congress to address these costs as we work to bring down our deficit “

Obama then left the stage as his backup band threw Obama T-shirts into the crowd.  After a ten minute wait Obama reappeared for the encore and sang a new number called “Multilateralism.”

“No one nation can meet the challenges of an interconnected world acting alone/I have spent this past year renewing our alliances and forging new partnerships/And we have forged a new beginning between America and the Muslim World/One that recognizes our mutual interests in breaking the cycle of conflict”

With that the concert was over.  Despite his warm reception there were many in the crowd who thought his performance was lukewarm at best.

“I saw Louie Anderson and Frankie Avalon here last week and they were much better” said one spectator.

Another expressed disappointment because he was led to understand that Kenny Rogers would be performing.

“I don’t know.  Maybe I just got the dates mixed up.  Still, he could at least have sung ‘You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Lucille’.”

Barry and the Obamas next performace is scheduled to take place in Copenhagen.



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