When the Republicans stole the 2000 election, among the things I did - besides protest and write columns and books - was to pen a tune sung to "American Pie." Feel free to share this updated version written right after the 2016 stolen election, with apologies to Don McLean:
Bye, Bye, Miss American Dream
By Jackson Thoreau
A long, long time ago I can still remember when they said that all votes count,
And I knew if I had cast my ballot's lot that it had a chance of being bought,
And maybe we'd get the President we elected - not a tramp.
But November 8th made me shiver with ev'ry news the networks delivered,
More voter suppression on my computer mouse giving Trump the White House,
I can't remember if I cried when I read about our widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside the day Democracy died....
So bye, bye, Miss American Dream,
You got sent down the river by a Republican scheme,
The fix was in Russia led by Putin who sang,
'We avenged that 2008 defeat, oh mommy,
We stole it by any means necessary, oh mommy...'
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