Limerick Ode To Tom Harkin

Here’s a headline I sure didn’t want to read: Veteran Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin to retire after the 2014 elections.

Harkin, a staunch liberal who advocated for serious filibuster reform, announced his retirement very shortly after Sen. Harry Reid caved and made a pathetically week filibuster “reform” deal with Sen. Mitch McConnell.

While I’m no mind reader, I’m betting the two are connected.

Limerick Ode To Tom Harkin
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Tom Harkin is stepping aside.
His loss will be hard to abide.
I blame Reid, cuz he blew
His big chance for some true
Filibuster reform, which has died!

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3 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Tom Harkin”

  1. brian miller says:

    when you got nothing left in the bag of tricks its time to go…smiles.

  2. One of the biggest lost opportunities of the past few decades was Tom Harkin not being elected president. He’d have been great. One of the few long serving members of the Senate who hasn’t become an obnoxious, unctuous, comity oozing blowhards.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Reid’s latest betrayal of democracy wasn’t the last factor in the decision. Harry Reid is a symptom of the disease the Democratic caucus in the Senate has.

  3. madkane says:

    Anthony, I agree with you. Thanks everyone!