Maya Angelou was truly the Barack Obama of poetry
In a touching tribute to the recently deceased celebrated poet, Maya Angelou, president Barack Obama didn’t spare elevated epithets, praising her as “the Barack Obama of poetry” and taking a few ceremonial selfies with his cell phone, having the poet’s portrait as the backdrop.
The portrait behind Barack Obama features the politically correct depiction of Maya Angelou, his staunchest ally and advocate, holding the first black president in her arms like her beloved child, with the symbolic representation of a “fundamentally transformed” America in the background.
The portrait itself was created back in 2012 by the Department of Visual Agitation and Unanimity at the PeoplesCube.com in recognition of Angelou’s BET Honors award, which celebrated the poet’s unconditional praise of Barack Obama’s presidency while blaming any criticism of his performance on white racism and Republican hatred of the first black president.
The award from the Black Entertainment Television, which in today’s progressive culture is seen as America’s highest civilian honor, conclusively topped the downtrodden author’s previous Presidential Medal of Freedom, three Grammys, a Pulitzer nomination, and 30 honorary degrees – especially considering that it was presented to her on live TV personally by a stalwart entertainer, Michelle Obama, whom Angelou had earlier described as “the grand dame.”
“I thought my heart would burst,” the poet told reporters later, referring to Michelle Obama’s unexpected entrance at the Fifth Annual BET Honors.
For more information about this portrait and a sample of Angelou’s poetry, see our 2012 article, Maya Angelou: ‘Barack Obama has done a remarkable job.’
Ushanka tip to Comrade Margaret for the appropriate headline.
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