In the most important foreclosure of all, the White House will be taken back Tuesday by the majority of Americans who lost it to lawyers in 2000 and the legions who have joined them while watching in disgust as George W. Bush lowered American property values in the world neighborhood.
Our new tenants, the Obamas, are holding an open house as they move in and, although visitors won’t be able to see it, the most cherished heirloom of all will be back in the people’s possession, the patriotism that the Neo-Cons hijacked and tarnished for eight years.
President Obama will be wearing a flag pin in his lapel, but it was less than a year ago that he had to answer attacks on his patriotism for not doing so:
“The truth is that right after 9/11 I had a pin. Shortly after…talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security.