As has been noted by NewsBusters correspondents Brent Baker, Kyle Drennen, and Clay Waters, the Mainstream Media has mostly assumed an attitude of respectful awe towards Barack Obama's March 18 speech on race. That emotional awe towards Obama's speech has reached the level of mass weeping in the Leftwing blogosphere. The leftists profess to be so awestruck by that speech that it seems mass crying will soon replace the fainting attacks at future Obama appearances.
Confessions of drama queen tearful reactions to Obama's speech has reached comedic proportions on both the Democratic Underground and the Daily Kos. Although one suspects that these confessions of tearduct flooding at the sound of Obama's voice may be a bit contrived, it doesn't detract from the hilarity of the comments. First a sampling of weeping confessions from the Democratic Underground:
If you didn't cry, someone needs to check your pulse. It was a speech that christens an era.
i started to tear up while reading the text on my phone at a restaurant. i had to stop reading it.
I called in sick so I could watch it. I was seen crying in my recliner. My tough husband--who didn't cry when his father died--came home from work and blubbered like a baby.
He's too good for us
Not to be outdone by the DUers, the denizens of the Daily Kos confessed to their own mass weepings:
I wept while reading Obama's speech. Then I wept again while watching it. I have teared up again and again reading the many personal accounts of how Obama's words have caused change and healing.
Barack Obama...has made this grown man cry more times than I care to admit.
I haven't stopped crying since the speech. Off and on, all day, in the car, at the sink, at the desk....I just break out in tears.
I cried, like everyone else, but the chills came first.
You can read a more complete collection of these teardrop confessions at the DUmmie FUnnies here and here. One fringe benefit of the left trying to convince themselves of the supposed profundity of Obama's speech by making public avowals of uncontrollable weeping is that it has inspired a terrific song parody by the DUmmie FUnnies co-host, Charles Henrickson, who wrote "The Lib'ral White Crowd That Cried" to the tune of Johnny Ray's The Little White Cloud That Cried:
I was thinking, "Down goes Obama"
Feeling Barry's sure to slide
When all at once I saw, filled with drama
The lib'ral white crowd that cried
They told me they believe what he preaches
And no one cares what he tries to hide
They said sometimes just warm fuzzy speeches
Make all the lib'ral crowds cry
They said Barack will solve all our issues
Heal our souls, still all our fears
Don't ask how, just pass us the tissues
Our eyeballs flow with tears
They asked me why the rest of the voters
Don't believe, their eyeballs are dry
That's how I know that come this November
The lib'ral white crowd will sit right down and cry