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July 24, 2008

Can You Tell the Difference Between the Gauzy Platitudes in We Are the World and the Gauzy Platitudes in Barack Obama's Sieg Speech?

Maybe you can -- but if you can, it's only because you remember the dumb song:

A: "We can't go on pretending day by day that someone, somewhere will soon make a change."

B: "This is the moment we must help answer the call."

C: "But if you just believe there's no way we can fall."

D. "The world will watch and remember what we do."

E. "Let us realize that a change can only come when we stand together as one."

F. "We cannot afford to be divided."

G. "These now are the walls we must tear down."

H. "This is the moment when we must come together."

I. "They'll know that someone cares, and their lives will be stronger and free."

Check your answers at Geraghty's.

Making the distinction between We are the World and Obama's fatuous Depak Choprak motivational speech is the fact that Obama was backed by Steven Stills, Cyndi Lauper, and John (Hall and) Oates, who harmonized "Ahhhh, children" at every line-break.

Speaking of 80s pop: Take back Barack Obama/Take back Rahm Emmanuel/Take back Nancy Pelosi/Give them all someplace to go...


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