Let’s start this thing
With the tone-deaf right wing
Holding their “hearing” on women
An all male panel
Of men who all channel
A time when all life was still swimmin’
Then the cartoon – named Foster Freiss
Says an “aspirin between the knees”
Worked as birth control before – lot’s of luck
He’s the backer of Santorum
Writes lots of checks for ‘im
Another 17th century schmuck
Next up’s Mitt the dim
Drives around Michigan
Yammering “the trees are the right height”
Hey Mitt, get a clue
Nothing’s higher than you
Have a few more martinis tonight
He loves “big lakes and little
And the lakes in the middle”
Oh yes – and he also “loves cars”
And shit, he’s not joking
Mitt what are you smoking
You sound like you’re someone from Mars
But now back to Rick
Who’s missed a few ticks
In his clock which stopped way, way back when
We all lived in caves
Women lived lives of slaves
And by God he’ll drag us back there again
And hear Ricky roar
About going to war
With Iran – a real “Christian” crusader
This sweater clad nit
This delusional git
This shit thinks he’s the new terminator
Oh wait here come Palin
Who isn’t through nailin’
Down her place in the pantheon of putz
Who thinks maybe she
Will be the VP
Holy shit, are these people this nuts?
Yes they’re so proud by gum
To be so fucking numb
And clueless why we LOL
Oh yeah, they’re “severe”
“Severely” not all here
And “severely” as delusional as hell
These are people without
A shred of a doubt
That the sword is the way not the pen
They are cold and proud of it
And they’re gonna shove it
Down everyone’s throats – say amen
To them power is crack
And we better push back
Or be ground by their jackboots to dirt
While they de-fund the schools
Procreate lots more fools
Even worse than these current brown shirts
But know that they act thus
To simply distract us
From the issues that should make us madder
Jobs and lack of same
Jobs and their other game
Redistricting so our votes just don’t matter
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You are on a role with the political poems. Very entertaining.
thank you Lorrellee, and i really appreciate that you’re going through them and letting me know you’re enjoying them. continue…
This is the culmination of some really well-engineered plans to take over state level politics. The new Southern Strategy. They definitely know how to push the hot buttons of people who feel so frustrated, but find it easier to blame the other victims (the poor and working classes) than to blame the perpetrators of the crimes.
Your Ballad is another masterpiece of cutting satire and wit.
thank you Lisa h. yeah, i think it is a planned smokescreen – they can’t be that oblivious can they? huh? can they? continue…
You nailed it again, Tony. When I saw the guy make the ‘aspirin’ comment (and chuckle about it) I shuddered at his gall and stupidity. It’s beginning to feel like we’re living in an episode of “The Twilight Zone.”
yes, it seems like an ongoing twilight zone episode doesn’t it? every day something crazier than the day before. i only hope this is speaking some sense to these “undecideds” (are they really?) thanks as always for reading and commenting Re. continue…
This is outstanding! Excellent as always!
thank you Rose. i really appreciate your reading and kind props. continue…
Once again, magnificent! I have been sitting here all night just shaking my head wondering what the hell is going on in our country. You have nailed the beast.
Thank you Michelle, as you know we must keep our eye on the ball thru all the smoke they’re laying down whether on purpose or not. continue…
Uhm, is holding an aspirin between your knees like that game when you pass an orange to your partner from chin to chin? You hold it so tight so it won’t drop? What the fuck is he talking about?
Thanks for yet another brilliant piece on the not so brilliant right.
exactly the same. i suppose his next reference will be to a “loose” woman who held a watermelon between her knees eh. thanks F. i always appreciate your take. continue…
Wow, Tony, you’ve absolutely nailed it again! I’m thinking, What the hell could they possibly be thinking? Don’t they know that we have to outnumber them in a wedge issue like contraception. So how they possibly think that’s a winning strategy? Although I never underestimate the power of the politics of distraction I just didn’t see how it worked in this case. The numbers are too great on our side. But of course, they’re going to redistrict out the whazoo and disenfranchise voters galore–and all the while we’re thinking we’ll fix them at the ballot box. But I fear you’re right again–they planning on making our votes just not count.
However, I think we should all look to Wisconsin for inspiration. They took their fury and channeled it into ant-like cooperative endeavors and just keep on keepin’ on. And so far they have cleared every hurdle, however incrementally.
We must focus like lasers, now more than ever!
right on Carole – let’s hope this wedgie will bite them hard. as usual a perceptive take on what’s going down. i agree wisconsin should be a template for us to give these people the figurative guillotine. thanks for the comment. continue…
I just realized after reading this that there hasn’t been any noise from Newt of late.
Masterful summary of the current state of the union!
Sadly, I can’t understand why there isn’t larger outcry against them, or how so many seem to agree. Are they just more vocal? Or (and this scares me) are there more of them than us?
I also wonder what will happen when whichever jackass gets the tiara has to move to the middle to actually try and win the election…
Of course, if that causes Grover to have an apoplexy driven heart attack, maybe it wouldn’t be all that bad…
thanks EG, gee – wouldn’t that be too bad about ol’ Grover eh? i always appreciate your thoughtful comments. continue…
And “severely” delusional as hell. Now there’s understatement, of the whackiness of these smug assholes.
Santorum would love us all to be living like neanderthals, while at the same time dropping nuclear warheads on Iran, and any other country he feels fit to blow the fuck out of…
yup – he is certifiable – and the scariest thing is he “believes”. thanks Don. continue…
You’re welcome Tony. I love your style of writing, and it is alway a pleasure to read your posts…