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The Ballad of Karl Rove

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I’m Karl Rove – call me Herr

Why should I even care

If you’re poor or in need or you starve eh?

I think I’m quite fair

Why do they compare

What I am to white grubs or fly larvae?


Me? I never harmed anyone

I never had any fun

In high school they all called me fatso

They mooed like a cow

But I get even now

I’m the phattest of fat plutocrats oh –



I am the puppeteer

I pull the strings from the rear

I pull the strings

(Like I used to pull wings)

Off  butterflies

In my teen-age years

I was George W’s brain

Christ, what a huge fucking strain

A real mental hernia

But how can it concern ya

When this new bunch

Owns “Dumb” the domain 


Ohhh – This –

New bunch owns “Dumb” the domain

This new bunch owns “Dumb” the domain

“Smart’s” elitism

Code word: Socialism

Don’t trust anyone with a brain




I’m Karl Rove call me Herr

Who said life should be fair

If you’re poor I don’t mind if you’re poorer

A job? You don’t need it

A voice? G’wan beat it

I’m the one per cent’s money insurer


I am Karl Rove master schemer

I own a Rolls and a Beemer

Wanna get rich vote for us

That’s the Tea Party chorus

And if you believe that you too are a dreamer



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11 thoughts on “The Ballad of Karl Rove

  1. Tony, you bad boy. I wonder how many people visited Mr. Louis’ site from here. I have to love your sense of the obsurd.


    Posted by Miss Demure Restraint | November 21, 2011, 4:18 pm
  2. You speak it so well, Tony.

    I am not that up with politics, but I do know absolutely George Bush made me sick – everything he said, way he said it, his policies. And that thing about pulling wings off butterflies – oh sickly perfect imagery.

    I don’t know Karl Rove, but I like your rhyme.


    Posted by wordsfallfrommyeyes | November 21, 2011, 10:08 am
  3. Between you, the Daily Show and Matt Taibbi, I think all of my politics commentary is covered…


    Posted by El Guapo | November 20, 2011, 5:30 am
  4. Smart’s’ elitism…socialism. Wonderfully put!


    Posted by HaLin | November 20, 2011, 2:50 am
  5. You’re right on the mark again, Tony. Another good one for the collection. Their ears should be burning good.


    Posted by Sparks In Shadow | November 20, 2011, 12:55 am
  6. I just watched Bush’s Brain on Current. Imagine the pain and suffering that may have been avoided if this guy could have gotten fucked in high school.


    Posted by lisahgolden | November 19, 2011, 10:48 pm

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