Addled Threats

Now that health reform has passed, Republicans are angrier than ever. Mitt Romney calls it an “unconscionable abuse of power” and Bill Kristol is urging repeal in a Weekly Standard editorial. Moreover, Senators John McCain, Judd Gregg and their fellow GOPers are so incensed that they’ve come up with a very creative threat:

GOP senators emerged Monday to caution that the health debate had taken a toll on the institution, warning of little work between parties the rest of this year.

“There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year,” McCain said during an interview Monday on an Arizona radio affiliate. “They have poisoned the well in what they’ve done and how they’ve done it.”

Wow! The next thing you know, Republicans will be vowing to filibuster and obstruct.

And that brings me to my latest limerick:

Addled Threats
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The GOP’s angry as hell.
Says McCain, Dems have “poisoned the well.”
So the rest of the year
We won’t work with them here.
And how is that diff’rent? Do tell!



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5 Responses to “Addled Threats”

  1. Shared Humanity says:

    Nice limerick… is no different…..although you would hope the Republicans would not continue to act like spoiled chilldren.

  2. Mark says:

    I like it.
    May I suggest adding or a new one on Bill Kristol using material from, say, this link:
    Mr. Wrong About Everything “Kristol Ball” doesn’t exactly have the best track record.

  3. It isn’t different? They keep getting more contentious every year don’t they?

    They’re just pissed because things are finally getting done after eight years of paralysis.

    Did you read the news headline…something like:

    Republicans are angry over the size of Obama’s package?

    I’m not sure where I saw that, but that just cracked me up.

  4. I just love your site and especially your limericks:) This is greatness for sure!!

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, everyone!