To all of you who remain loyal
To the GOP family of “royals”
And you’re not rich, or privileged, or fried,
And your news isn’t all Fox-i-fied
And you actually CAN think – and read
Love your wife, and your children, and need
A job, and some healthcare, and the knowledge
That, if they wish, your kids can go to college
And you’re spiritually, and socially, and environmentally inclined
And you’re still GOP –
ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?
They’re the party of the dumb
The scum and the numb
The bombers, the gun nuts, and the rich,
Of gluttons at the trough,
The party made of hate, bait ‘n switch…
The numb take up the cause
Against women’s rights and laws
That would level the field – like regulations,
And their party fuels the fire,
Throwing kindling on the pyre,
By de-funding health, clean air, and education…
Yes, the right counts on the numb
Being hardened by the scrum
That they’ve put them in by cutting down their chances,
So the numb will hate and kill
Rendered bitter by this pill
And against all they themselves need for advances…
And the dumb think they see
Which shell hides the pea
In the three card monte game the right is playing,
For they’re tuned to Fox News,
They know what’s what, who’s whose,
Hey – it’s true if that’s what Fox is saying…
They sold a criminal and an oaf
Who fed rich folks our loaf
Whose war threw lives and treasure away,
And the dumb who can’t smell lies,
Who believe words not their eyes,
Would vote for Bush/Cheney to this day…
The scum are the worst –
These bombers who thirst
For the blood to give life to their drama,
Their hands on their triggers,
Especially for “niggers”
Like this uppity “darkie” Obama…
The GOP feeds them,
Cozens them, needs them,
They’re the GOP’s thunder and lightning,
If you’re looking for scum
Just look near the dumb,
The numb, and gun nuts of the right-wing…
The right slings propaganda
Through Fox lies and slander
Accusing all of what they do themselves,
As bullshit goes – friend
On a scale from one to ten
Fox News has always racked up solid twelves…
There’s not one right-wing plan
That has been pro-working man
Their only real concerns are war and tax,
Wars for their oil homies,
Lower tax for their rich cronies,
Who ride to make deposits on our backs…
And the scum-numb-dumb-gun nutters,
I.e., the right wings’ bread and butter,
Are the front line in the right wing’s fight to hold,
The only thing they care for
Their what, why, and wherefore,
Their “I Got-mine-so-fuck-you” pile of gold…
So they sling blood red meat –
And the scum, numb, dumb, eat
It up, gay and women’s rights, prayer – while winking,
As the base eats like a horse,
And the right thinks “of course,”
Knowing scum, numb, dumb, are hard of thinking…
So here’s the definition
Of the Republican position
That they have long held re the working class,
Their position goes like this;
They will make a fist
And while we bend o’er they’ll shove it up our ass.
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thanks sweetheart – and thanks for rummaging through my stuff…i really appreciate it. continue…
Eloquent angry and true. Well said, and said where not enough others will either.
Even worse is that the scam becomes reality by a generation coming up that has been raised on Fucked News and never knew it was a setup to begin with.
Thanx EG, i appreciate it. but i wish i could come up with something for your Friday contest. continue…
same here Tony, at least it finally dawned on me (after 6 months) to use Chrome to SEE the poll on EG’s Friday goodness.
Well Tony, I say your “song” just about covers it all.. now if only we can get the PTA to allow us to teach this to our young we might (I stress the word “might”) be able to break this Right-Wing, Republican-stuck in yesteryear mindset..
Post Script- Let’s get Neil Diamond to sing this at the next Super Bowl?
thanks Lynne, we wish eh? continue…
Republicans scare me. The worry is, if the Right wins and with the Right in here, off we go a-trotting hand in hand looking for some poor nation to play a war game in. It’s not as if you need us. You don’t – but we like to be friends with the bully in the school yard.
so terribly true Al, i think the whole world would be much friendlier if there was no right-wing anywhere. thanks for the thoughtful comment. continue…
Wikipedia needs to point to this posting for the definition of “conservative” and “republican party.” Standing ovation! Well done, Tony!!!
Thanks sweetheart, i always appreciate your kind comments and approval. continue…
I want to print these off and leave them for the low info voters to read. As if they would understand.
who knows…maybe…we can dream eh? thanks Lisa h. continue…
Now, can you put that to music (country or bluegrass). I assure you some azzhat will actually start singing it without really paying attention to the words. Then it will become the anthem of the Tea Party movement, soon that idiot female poser Sarah Painlin will take it up and she and her daughter will pole dance to it will waving the Stars and Bars and wearing American Flag Pasties and matching g-strings.
hahahahahahaha…very funny Val. made me smile big. ever see when Borat sang “throw the jew down the well” at a rodeo and all the rednecks joined in. amazing eh? thanks for the comment. continue…
p.s. thanks for the ping on your blog Val…i do appreciate it. continue…
Voting for the Republican Party is the same rationale as buying a lottery ticket. Except the odds are even worse.
yup. waaaay worse. thanks Sam. i appreciate it. continue…
The Republicans love war(s), but when it comes to social causes, then its fuck off people, go fend for yourself. Good post. go on…
thanks Don, yeah they loves dem dere wars. continue…
Tony, another gem. The last stanza re-caps it all -grin-. Don’t know how you do it but I’m DAMNED happy that you do.
Meter and rage
Intellect on the page
News for the thinking
Not the Kool-Aid Drinking
Love it hon
hey – nice rhyme kid…and way smart to boot (no surprise) thanks Rachael i appreciate it. and a xo back atchya. continue…
You tell em Tony…continue!
got nothin’ to lose. thanks for the encouragement. continue…
Another great ballad Tony ! I knew many average working-class people who were struggling yet GOP – they were convinced that by supporting these ideals they would somehow someday achieve what the 1% had. I’m sure I looked pretty silly, all I could do in response was stare blankly, jaw open, waiting for the punch line….only to realize they were serious!
yeah Janet, i don’t get it either…my whole life it’s amazed me. thanks for the comment. continue…
Just…yes. Yes. What are they thinking?? Where have all of the normal Republicans gone? The election of one, black Democrat was enough to create this despicable underworld of conservative, open-mike, hatemongering, awfulness that has risen up? Huh. So pointed and perfect as usual.
thanks Lilabell, i appreciate the passion in your words and thoughts -and the kind words. continue…
Your ballads are choice, Tony 🙂
I have never heard of this party. I don’t know how you keep up with politics, seriously. They’re all so same-same -none are down to earth enough for me. I just can’t keep up with them. But at least I can enjoy your ballads!
well Noeleen, you’re in Australia so you can’t be expected to know about our criminals. thanks for the comment. continue…
I really, really like that phrase, “hard of thinking.” It’s so true.
Re, i gotta say that’s a riff on a line from a seinfeld show…the valet stunk up his car and jerry says to elaine “do you smell that?” and she says “smell it? what am i – hard of smelling?” always makes me laugh, and if you’re gonna steal well, steal from the best eh? thanks hon. continue…