Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

Tea Party Litany: Do Go On

By (about the author)     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 7/12/10

Become a Fan
  (26 fans)
- Advertisement -

A Summer Pleasantry

By Robert S. Becker

You betcha, we crashed the stage

With willful slogans oozing rage;

Like snarling Palin, our model rogue,

Ain't contempt in "populist" vogue?

- Advertisement -

Umbrage propels Tea Party zeal,

Defying Obama's uppity seal;

Don't blame the looming Civil War

Because we roar, "We're all done for."

Or slam "know-nothing, redneck hicks"

For ridiculing socialist cliques;

Death panels, welfare get us fried,

Plus perverts pushing gay pride.

Hell yes, we're the radical right,

Small-town, proud, and lily white;

Evangelical, as the Bible explains:

We only believe what God ordains.

Why can't the world be as it was,

Jobs for us, not distant foreigner?

With old-time religion, faith alone,

Not secular science on the throne?

We'll brawl to take our country back

From outsider or minority attack;

Let's make it real simple, like ABC,

Watch out, boy, "Don't tread on me."

We reject foes to Israeli peace,

Worship Limbaugh, not P.C. police;

What choice: get armed to rumble,

Otherwise, America will crumble.

Throw leftwingers down the tubes,

They hate we love guns and boobs;

They gripe we're dinosaurs on race

"Some people" should know their place.

So, we ain't a-feared of revolution

Favoring secession over evolution;

And readin' lies "bout climate change,

Just cuts practice at our rifle range.

Change can flame from smallest fire,

Long as rightwingers goad our ire.

Praise the Lord, pass ammunition:

No Rapture without conflagration.


Educated at Rutgers College (BA) and UC Berkeley (Ph.D, English) Becker left university teaching (Northwestern, U. Chicago) for business, founding and heading SOTA Industries, high end audio company from '80 to '92. From '92-02 he did marketing (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Summer in the GOP Asylum: "Who are these guys?"

Trickle-down Gulf Wreck-onomics

"Apocalypse Now' Vogue Engulfs Chicken Littles

Moses Kaput -- Rightwing Ten Commandments To Serve Looming Theocracy

"God Particle' Refudiates the Religious Right

Deadline Looms To Fund Critical Ocean Plastic-Trash Film


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
3 people are discussing this page, with 4 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
Sometimes you can say things in verse, helped by r... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 8:24:15 AM
Say what you will about Tea Party foolishness and... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:57:56 AM
Do not gloss over the suspicious media coverage of... by wagelaborer on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:54:47 AM
Reposted from my comment on docudharma:Sound bites... by Nikk Katzman on Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 1:15:19 PM