Ode To Barack Hussein Hoover

Responding to his political crisis, President Obama is doing precisely the wrong thing. As Paul Krugman said,

A spending freeze? That’s the brilliant response of the Obama team to their first serious political setback?

It’s appalling on every level.

Something tells me that Obama’s State of the Union address is going to be jam-packed with pandering double talk.

And that brings me to my latest limerick:

Ode To Barack Hussein Hoover
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Prez Obama, once shaker and mover,
Is reduced to a pand’ring maneuver.
Dealt a setback, his plan
Is a spending freeze? Man!
We’ve elected a latter-day Hoover.



Congratulations to my good friend Don Davis of Satirical Political for taking top prize in this year’s HumorFeed contest and being named The Best Satire of the Year. Don won for his hilarious A Real War On Christmas: Outrage Grows Over Excessive Bonuses To Santa’s Elves. Congrats, again Don. Well deserved!

(Full disclosure: I was a member of the four judge panel. However, the contest submissions were anonymous, so there was no need to disqualify myself.)

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5 Responses to “Ode To Barack Hussein Hoover”

  1. solonor says:

    Amen. I don’t know how much more “stupid” I can take.

  2. Linkmeister says:

    All that ”11-dimensional chess” we’ve been told to believe in seems to really have been Chinese checkers.

  3. Realist says:

    Our votes for a man we thought bold
    Were wasted when his feet got cold
    Concedes to the Right
    Because he won’t fight
    And when he plays poker he folds.

    He sold us a bid based on Hope
    Now it seems he just played Rope-a-dope
    Threw the Left overboard
    Let our health care get gored
    As for Main Street, they’ll just have to cope.

    “I’d rather be good for one term
    ’cause for eight years I can’t stay that firm”
    Viagra won’t help
    And the right wing would yelp
    And so goes the Turn of the Worm

  4. madkane says:

    Solonor, I feel the same way.

    Linkmeister, that sounds about right.

    And Realist, thanks for the verse!

  5. Your limerick says it all, but you are much too nice to our modern-day “Hoover.” Obama really does “suck” and badly!, but he really has no resemblance to a man as noble as Herbert C. Hoover. Herbert Hoover was at least a well-meaning and honest man, whose programs during his career in Washington fed millions of starving people around the world before he became president. It was because of his efforts that the United States became the bread basket of the world. He was a progressive who detested laissez-faire policies. Herbert Hoover