The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

To the Makers of "Obamaville"

The Santorum campaign has released an ad, Welcome to Obamaville, that, in the words of a Santorum strategist, depicts  “Obama’s incompetence and the harsh reality of life in America on his watch.”  It’s an apocalyptic, dystopian vision of life after Obama’s re-election and it’s so far over the top that you have to laugh. And the funniest part is that it’s not a parody – these guys are serious! 

Obamaville’s way off the mark
Your vision's excessively dark
While you think you’re relatin’
Obama to Satan
You come off as dickishly snark.

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