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, May 11, 2012

Richard Mourdock, Tea Party Extremist

Richard Mourdock, who won the Indiana Republican Senatorial Primary on Tuesday, defeating long-time Senator Richard Lugar, is a man of rather unconventional (i.e. extreme) views. He seems right at home, however, in the world imagined by Tea Party types. [poetic form: rondel]

Richard Mourdock won today
No longer can he be ignored
His right-wing views have struck a chord
He took Dick Lugar’s seat away

The moderates are in dismay
Their sacred cow has just been gored
Richard Mourdock won today
No longer can he be ignored

Compromise must now give way -
There’s no chance for an accord
Unless the Dems fall on their sword,
Cooperation’s so passé.
Richard Mourdock won today. 

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