Limerick Ode To Republican “Reformers”

I sure hope you aren’t falling for the Republicans’ pretense of reforming themselves. Although they’ve been pretending to moderate themselves in order to attract women and Latinos, their policies are more brutally extreme than ever:

Don’t be fooled. On the ground, a very different reality is unfolding: In the Republican-led Congress, GOP-dominated statehouses and even before the nation’s highest court, the reactionary impulses of the Republican Party appear unbowed. Across the nation, the GOP’s severely conservative agenda – which seeks to impose job-killing austerity, to roll back voting and reproductive rights, to deprive the working poor of health care, and to destroy agencies that protect the environment from industry and consumers from predatory banks – is moving forward under full steam.

Limerick Ode To Republican “Reformers”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The GOP’s steaming ahead
With plans that most people should dread.
Though they speak of reform,
They’re reverting to norm,
Thus ensuring we’re bled and unfed.

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4 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Republican “Reformers””

  1. Hansi says:

    I can’t believe those guys; they learned nothing from the election, and are now going full speed ahead with the same old BS.

  2. oudiva says:

    I am reminded of the Colombian (interviewed on TV at his store – forget what city it was in) who remarked that Hispanics have a lot in common with the GOP: “We work hard, we believe in strong families, we’re religious.” But he went on to say, “Republicans don’t want us here.” That, it seems to me, is the GOP’s problem: Republicans can say pretty words as much as they like, but as long as they don’t want Hispanics in this country, and the Hispanics know it, nothing they say or do is going to make any difference.

  3. Tumblewords says:

    Even with a soupcon of humor the kurazy r group is getting hard to stomach.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your comments. They’re all crazy, indeed, and have learned nothing at all.