“Offbeat” On The Politico Beat

Politico poses this query in the title of an article about extremist Republican candidates such as Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, and Dan Maes: “Will its offbeat candidates hurt GOP?”

Offbeat? Talk about an understatement!

While the article does include less euphemistic language, like “downright strange” and “deeply unusual,” it does little to address the radical, extremist planks of these Republican nominees.

That brings me to my latest limerick:

“Offbeat” On The Politico Beat
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Politico’s pulled off a feat
In describing the wingnut elite.
Maes and Angle and Paul
Are not radicals all.
These extremists are merely “offbeat.”

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3 Responses to ““Offbeat” On The Politico Beat”

  1. lexicologist says:

    Not “extremists”; the correct term is “reactionaries”, although I realize that would not scan well.

  2. jesse levy says:

    They called these people “offbeat”?
    I really think it’s not neat
    To describe these politicos
    as less than real weirdos
    And they all need a kick in the seat.

  3. Laura Lynch says:

    my daughter’s name is madelyn… named after my mother whose name was madeline… but because they always pronounced her name wrong she changed the spelling to madelyn… so then my daughter, madelyn’s friends call her madlion… because she is always mad about something! and yes, i am happy to have come across this MadKane “Offbeat” On The Politico Beat… as i can dig a sense of humor even with the most tragic of circumstances …. another artist keep on keepin on!