Skip to comments.President Obama’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
Posted on 11/25/2011 10:43:23 PM PST by garjog
The White House President Obamas Thanksgiving Day Proclamation November 24, 2011
From my family to yours, Id like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! Like millions of Americans, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will spend the day eating great food, watching a little football, and reflecting on how grateful we are that my administrations policies are beginning to take effect.
We are especially thankful for your support that has made our achievements possible.
But, there are many other blessings we share today.
Were grateful that men and women defending our country overseas can now freely love others of the same sex without fear of court-marshal thanks to my policy changes. To all the gay service members eating Thanksgiving dinner far from others in the GLBT community let me say: the American people are thinking of you. And you can be sure that when you come home, we intend to host in your honor the biggest Pride Parade that we can.
Were also grateful for the Americans who are taking time out of their holiday to gather in tents on the cold streets of our major cities expressing their First Amendment rights to protest the exploitation of the top one percent of wealth hoarders. It brings tears to my eyes to know that someone is sticking up for the little guys out there being crushed by the powers of capitalism. The Occupy Wall Street patriots dare to stand up for the dream of income equality for all! We can be thankful that my administration is setting the course to transfer more wealth from those with too much in our society to those who are needy, poor and marginalized.
The very first Thanksgiving was a celebration of socialist community during a time of great hardship, and we have followed that example ever since. Even when the fate of our union was uncertain during a Civil War, two World Wars, a Great Depression the Stonewall riots the Carter Administration Woodstock Americans drew strength from each other. They had revolutionary faith that demanding rights through class struggle will truly yield a tomorrow that is better than today.
As we gather around the table, we pause to remember the socialist pilgrims, gay rights pioneers, and feminists patriots who gave us the grand vision that this country might be great one day. Now its our turn to mount up against the capitalist oppressors, racist cabals and out of control bankers who are trying to hold us down. Today we are thankful for worker unity! We know that the forces of greed will not prevail against the onslaught of the people!
I know that with 9.2 percent unemployment, high food and gas prices, record low economic indicators across the board, this Thanksgiving is more difficult than most. But no matter how tough things are, we still take comfort in being able to argue that the problems we face didnt develop overnight, and we wont solve them overnight. We can still blame the other party and those who led it during the backward Bush years for getting us into this mess! For that I am truly thankful.
So today, Im thankful to my supporters and generous donors who make it possible for me to serve as President and Commander-and-Chief. I am profoundly grateful to have had this chance the last three years to travel the world apologizing for Americas wrongs and to stand up for hope and change. Im thankful that my daughters will get a chance to grow up in a country that is steadily being transformed into a place we can all be proud of soon.
Thanks to you all, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I heard the tail end where he said Commander AND Chief.....which was wrongly stated....but he also sounded like he said Commander AND Cheat!
You left out the following:
As president of the United States, I pardon these two turkeys, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, for any crimes they have or may commit against the American people. After all, they are good Democrats and always want to do the right thing (did I actually say RIGHT?) for themselves, er, I mean, this country.
As the old saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together”, and we are one big happy family.
[To which I add, “hopefully one big happy family of JAILBIRDS).
Great writing and meter - I can hear him saying it like it was a recording.
You forgot to close with
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