I met a traveller from a once free land
Who said: A vast and fathomless ego hath
Scorched the earth. Nearby, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose contempt
And tilted chin, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read.
Few survived that parliamentary Armageddon
The rest were run out of town on a rail, or fled.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Obamandias, king of kings:
Look on my legislation, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the ruins
Of that colossal Self, burnt and bare
The lone and lifeless prairie stretches far away.

13 Responses to “Obamandias”

  1. 1Starless on Mar 22, 2010 at 4:18 am:

    As I’ve seen written many times this morning regarding Bart Stupak: I hope it was worth it. Come November, it’s going to be ugly for Democrats.

    Next up: court challenges across the fruited plain.

  2. 2Perpetua on Mar 22, 2010 at 8:10 am:

    Wow! Great analogy.

  3. 3RoboMonkey on Mar 23, 2010 at 5:08 am:

    Great one. I’ve always liked “Ozymandius”.

  4. 4Ringo the Gringo on Mar 23, 2010 at 11:37 am:

    Since it’s kinda quiet around here, allow me to pimp my new moonbat photo essay from last Saturday’s anti-war march in Hollywood:

    The Annual March of the Moonbats

    It’s chock full of crazy truthers, filthy anarchists, Commies of all stripes and quite a few raving Jew-haters. Have a look and see for yourself.

  5. 5Dianna on Mar 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm:

    Good job, Ringo.

    People who cannot grasp the proper use of the apostrophe really, really shouldn’t presume to tell the rest of the world what it ought to do.

  6. 6Spiny Norman on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm:

    Fine work, Ringo. What you need now is a YouTube slideshow, set to “Thunder and Blazes”… on a calliope:


  7. 7Starless on Mar 24, 2010 at 3:43 am:

    RE: Ringo’s images.

    I’d consider these people the stripped-down core of true believers of the modern “Progressive” movement — Jew-haters and black helicopter paranoids calling for the violent overthrow of the gov’t. Now compare their demographic with that of the stripped-down core of true believers of the Tea Party movement — moms, dads, business people. I think that says a lot.

  8. 8Ringo the Gringo on Mar 24, 2010 at 7:31 am:

    Flag burning video from the anti-war demonstration in Washington DC last Saturday:


    This occurred the same day that news outlets were enthusiastically reporting that tea party demonstrators were “hurling racial and homophobic slurs” at congressmen, without a shred of evidence. Meanwhile, Leftwing protesters are burning the flag on stage and the media fails to even notice.

    Actually, I’m sure some reporters did witness this, they simply chose not to report it.

  9. 9buzzsawmonkey on Apr 12, 2010 at 9:36 am:

    –with apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley

    I met a traveler from the Potomac

    Who said, two vast and countless piles of debt

    Stand in the Congress. Near their bursting sacks

    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose set

    Uncomprehending expression of slack

    Shows that the sculptor well those passions read

    Which yet survive, stamped on that lifeless pan

    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed.

    On the pedestal these words are arranged;

    “My name is Obamandias, Historic Man!

    Look on my works, for I bring Hope and Change!”

    Nothing beside remains. ‘Round the decay

    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

    The lone and level Mall stretches away.

    —posted at Mad King Yertle’s, back on 3/29/09

  10. 10Dannielle Stonebraker on May 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm:

    Pleasant and incredibly interesting post. Your point of see is more or less the same as main. Many thanks!

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