Limerick Ode To Newt Lunacy

I’ve finally figured out how Newt plans to populate the moon: He’ll catapult the poor onto the moon via trampolines.

Yes, I know that sounds crazy. But I can’t think of any other explanation for this nutty Newt quote:

I really believe that we should care about the very poor, unlike Governor Romney. But I believe we should care very differently from Barack Obama….What the poor need is a trampoline so they can spring up, so I am for replacing the safety net with a trampoline.

Limerick Ode To Newt Lunacy
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The safety net’s bad, prattles Newt,
Suggesting we give it the boot.
From his odd bag of tricks,
Newt throws this in the mix:
Trampolines — out-of-poverty route.

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3 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Newt Lunacy”

  1. hansi says:

    Hey I never had a trampoline when I needed one the most. Sure like to see a right-wing conservative trampoline a la Newt. It would probably look more like a pogo-stick, or at least function that way, giving the illusion of upward movement but only really keeping one in the same place.

  2. Steve Bates says:

    Use trampolines? Newt is berserk…
    At boosting, they really don’t work:
    For each bounce leaves you lower,
    ‘Til at last, on the floor,
    You stand beside Newt… with a jerk!

    – SB the YDS

  3. madkane says:

    Fun limerick, Steve! You make a good albeit odd point, Hansi.

    I remember as a very nearsighted child going on gym trampolines and being terrified I’d fall off.