“Pass this bill!” Obama pleads,
“It’s just the thing our country needs.”
“No way!” replies the G.O.P.
“Our party’s needs come first, you see.
Though once we loved the bill’s provisions,
The tax incentives and rescissions
They’re just no good, politically;
Our party’s needs come first, you see.
We’ll break it into bits and pieces
And drop those ghastly tax increases
For millionaires and corporations:
Our party’s needs before the nation’s.”