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Monday, March 29, 2010


by Anne G. Davies

Comments from suave Whip Boehner,
Designated GOP complainer
And his pal, squir’l-cheeked Mitch,
Apostle of the very rich.

“Despite our front not cracking,
And no amount of effort lacking
The health care bill made it;
We’ll work like hell to retrograde it.

Among the horrors this would create
Is a monstrous socialist state
Private enterprise, our Holiest Grail,
Will fold, should this law prevail.

Obama’s pushing all kinds of reform,
Opposition will be the Republican norm.
In fact, we reject his entire agenda
From basic concepts to minor addenda.

We can switch priorities in a minute
If Obama’s for it, we’re agin it
Our intent is simple: derail this president
The White House belongs to a Right-minded resident.”

Anne G. Davies is a fund-raising writer by profession and a writer and versifier by avocation. Her work has been published in local and regional papers. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.