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Gingrich Covets Messiah Gig

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            "What, me worry?  I'm saved."      


Here's my New Year's OpEdNews gift, a light jingle for those normally put off by reason in rhyme.  Try it, you might like it.

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Should old acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind? 

Should this self-adoring crackpot,

Not by satire be enshrined?

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We've fallen hard, to grisly bottom,

Underneath Perry, Bachmann, Cain --

Halfwit hayseeds spewing hokum --

Now worse -- a cynical pimp urbane.

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Yes, next to Romney, stilted, wary,  

Newt's a churning "idea machine;"

Playing bombastic clown contrary,

He taints "debate" with gab obscene.

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Newt dismisses his crimes in arrears,

Touts the "historian," Tiffany-rich;

Yet reprisal for his career of smears

Explodes as victims openly snitch.

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Newt dumped both used-up wives, 

Twin "family values" disgrace; 

Yet full absolution he contrives,

Self-pardoned by self-appointed grace.

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Driving this facile self-deception

Conversion to the Roman church:

What better feeds self-genuflection

Than "St. Newt," risen, un-besmirched?

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In his mind a legend, past and present,

Wielding God's infallible sword,

Newt's hubris locks on transcendence

Just fit his throne near the Lord.

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 Join his holier-than-thou campaign,

The sinner with self-expiated sin,

Redemption past the material plane,

In case Jesus needs a stand-in twin.

 


 

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For a decade, Robert S. Becker's rebel-rousing essays on politics and culture analyze overall trends, messaging and frameworks, now featured author at OpEdNews, Nation of Change and RSN. He appears regularly at Dissident Voice, with credits (more...)
 

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