Radical Verse

Scary people keep winning Republican primaries. For instance:

* Christine O’Donnell in Delaware’s Senate race
* Carl Paladino in New York’s gubernatorial race
* Joe Miller in Alaska’s Senate race
* Rand Paul in Kentucky’s Senate race
* Sharron Angle in Nevada’s Senate race

Yes, I know all about the conventional wisdom — that Democrats should be happy because these extremist Republicans can’t win general elections. But conventional wisdom can sometimes be rather unwise. After all, these candidates weren’t supposed to win the primaries either. Yet here we are.

That brings me to my latest two-verse limerick:

Radical Verse
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The primaries made it quite clear
That our nation could lose all that’s dear.
The ballots are toted.
Republicans voted
For radicals. Dems, please don’t cheer.

I’ve been hearing some “general” spin
That these loons can’t November’s vote win.
This assumption’s not sound.
We’re in trouble profound.
We don’t fight? They’ll be in … just like Flynn.

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5 Responses to “Radical Verse”

  1. Jesse Levy says:

    Where are all of our hopes
    when the Righties elect all these dopes?
    We just have to fight
    For what we know is right
    And never give in to the mopes.

  2. Steve Nance says:

    “They can’t get elected, you see”
    Our good folk won’t drink wingnut tea
    It’s just discontent
    ‘Cause folks can’t pay the rent —
    Like in Germany, in ’33

  3. Steve Nance says:

    Oh. And your verse was just perfect, Mad!

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks for your limericks, Jesse and Steve. And Steve, thanks for your kind words!

  5. Steve Evans says:

    Steve Nance has a point. Look who the Germans voted in after that election! Christine O’Donnell dabbled in witchcraft; be careful who you vote for America!!