The Mansourian candidate continues to dismantle the underpinnings of our great society in all things big and small. The censorship doctrine (aka fairness doctrine) and the socialist pork package that will bankrupt this nation are all anti- American, and so is this.
Yes, it's pomp and circumstance, but it is the office of the President. It's our great traditions.
I think it's deliberate. It's certainly no accident that he would replace it with a Sting song sing by Arabic singer Informality Excess: Obama Replacing 'Hail to the Chief' With Sting's 'Desert Rose'? Newsbusters
Knoller reports that President Obama is relaxing more than the dress code at
the presidential mansion. Pomp is giving way to piano-bar pop:
On Day One of his presidency, everywhere Mr. Obama went they played "Hail to
the Chief" for him – but not since. In fact the U.S. Marine Band's duties at the
White House over the last 10 days appear to have been dramatically
Instead of the usual contingent of trumpets, tubas and drums, a single piano
player now provides musical interludes before and after the president's
And the tunes have little connection to the military marching music of John
Phillips Souza [sic] that is the usual accompaniment to presidential
appearances. These days the pianist's repertoire includes Cole Porter's "Night
and Day" and Sting’s "Desert Rose."
"He's not a 'Pomp and Circumstance' kind of guy," says press secretary Robert
Gibbs of the new president.
He's not a "presidential" guy either. Own it! Work it! Be it!
To many Americans, this excessive informality suggests a real distaste for
"official" or "patriotic" music, not to mention the Marine band that plays it.
Screen shot from the video:
Don't get me wrong, I happen to dig this tune. Sexy, sultry …. have always liked it. Not for POTUS.
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