Salon limerick contest

A poetic reading of the GOP platform, and other rhymes



Alex Halperin
October 3, 2012 3:11PM (UTC)

Among this week’s dose of silly verse, one sharp-eyed poet found a misattribution in the Republican Party's platform. Let’s get to it.

The Republican platform, I read,

With a deepening feeling of dread:

Right in the Preamble,

A misquote, unbearable!

Consent of governed's in Constitution instead?

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Kathleen Rybarczyk,

Baltimore

(It’s the Declaration of Independence that refers to “consent of the governed.”)

 

Right-wingers seem more than unbright,

Since when Ryan says Romney will fight

To end medicare,

Women's rights, and clean air,

They hear, "Vote for us since we're both white."

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Mike Moulton

Gainesville, Fla.

 

Help for Mitt has been offered by -- Newt!

To make debates wily and cute,

He tweets him to speak,

With brashness and cheek --

And Obama will have him en croute!

Shirley Stuart

Berkeley, Calif.

 

"Obama's not leading!" they stewed.

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"The political polls are all skewed!"

In the Fox & Friends bubble,

The numbers mean trouble:

If accurate, Romney is screwed.

Chris Doyle

Ponder, Texas

 

Twixt a pitcher of ice and a vase,

And $50K plates of fois gras,

A camera recorded,

Mitt's views that were sordid,

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Inept, filled with fibs and faux pas.

Jean Pouliot

Newburyport, Mass.

 

Send your entries to limericks@salon.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Sunday. Please include your name and hometown. Good luck!


Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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