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.

Friday, April 6, 2012

GOP is Shocked...Shocked!

Republicans have expressed outrage at Obama’s statement on the Supreme Court on Monday, in which he noted previous conservative criticisms that  “…an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” and expressed confidence that the court would not “take that step”.  Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, for example, said that the President’s remarks demonstrate “…a fundamental lack of respect for our system of checks and balances." This despite a long history of Republican complaints about “activist judges”, including some thinly veiled incitements to violence, as detailed in this post by Jon Perr.

I’m shocked, said the GOP,
But we really can't disagree
That the court he maligns
(He steals our best lines)
Is incented politically. 

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