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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Grover at the Helm

The Super Committee’s not so super -
it failed to reach a deal.
We know a certain pressure group or
lobby made of steel
that forced Republicans to pledge
that they would not raise taxes.
Grover Norquist’s on the leading edge
of this dark lobby -  he hatches
gruesome plans to “Starve The Beast”,
and rend the safety net
while leaving those who have the least,
the most unfortunate,
to fend alone for food and shelter.
At Grover's every word
Republicans run helter-skelter
as if he were their lord.

If you're not with him, it's all over -
the GOP's now run by Grover. 

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