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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Game On!

The general election campaign
Is well under way once again.
The contest will pit
Obama ‘gainst Mitt.
Super Pacs will be given free rein.

Mitt says I’m a strong business type,
I know the economy’s ripe
For a growth spurt to flair
If we just laissez faire
It’s the usual GOP tripe.

Obama says Mitt’s been allyin’
With a radical view that’s decryin’
The government’s lead
To help folks in need -
Mitt’s joined at the hip to Paul Ryan.

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