In Honor of the American Version of the Neoliberal Madonna: The English Beat

American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

(lyrics from Stand Down Margaret, the English Beat video at bottom of page)

I said I see no joy, I see only sorrow
I see no chance of your bright new tomorrow

The Washington Consensus is beside itself, stumbling over each other in a pathetic display of gaggling geese wiping away tears of remorse for the passage of the last of the neoliberal Reagan icons, Nancy Reagan, who passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Chris Mathews of the fake left, the corporate left, the neocon left, spent the entire day yesterday slobbering praise on the woman as if she were Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks and Florence Nightingale all rolled into one. The MSNBC stagehands had to work overtime wiping his drool pools off the desk between breaks while Chris practically dug up the remains of Ronnie Raygun and fellated him on live TV in…

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