“Deem and Pass” Ditty

The House has apparently ditched the “deem and pass” health reform voting mechanism. Instead, it will hold separate up-or-down votes on the Senate health care bill and on the changes to that bill. While various explanations have been given, my limerick explains the real reason “deem and pass” plans have been abandoned:

“Deem and Pass” Ditty
By Madeleine Begun Kane

So “deem and pass” will not be used.
Not surprised — I was rather bemused:
To me, it was seemin’
It sounded like “demon.”
Of framing faux pas the phrase oozed.

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3 Responses to ““Deem and Pass” Ditty”

  1. Linkmeister says:

    In other words, typical Democratic language. Our side is hopeless at sloganeering. Mad, you should offer your services.

  2. “Deem and pass” like “demon seed”
    Made the Dems shutter and heed,
    But the Cons used it more
    Passing bills for corporate whores
    All in the name of deadly greed.

  3. Mad Kane says:

    Thanks Linkmeister and Mark!