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Vail Daily columnist Richard Carnes: A rhyme for these times

“There once was a speaker named Boehner,

Who liberals pegged a complainer,

‘Keep tax cuts for the wealthy,’ he shouted,



‘Cuz his millionaire friends had pouted,

Proving himself nothing more than a campaigner.”



The Republicans on Capitol Hill should be embarrassed at the moment, but of course, they are not, nor will they ever show any remorse whatsoever for attempting to circumvent any and all possible legislation that might — just might — be construed as a positive for the current administration.

To hell with the American public as long as their side can claim temporary ownership of one superficial crown or another.

“There once was a speaker named Pelosi,



Who conservatives would always dis-A-gree,

She claimed, ‘We’ll stop the corruption,’

Yet without interruption (and thanks to Rangel),

Continued to screw the whole country.”

To hell with the American public as long as their side can claim temporary ownership of one superficial crown or another. Both sides are positively full of manure, but for Boehner to say the current tax cut debacle is not resolvable due to the fowl fecal matter strategy of Democrats is like Vail Valley Foundation members blaming four out of six American Super-G racers for DNFing due to bad snow conditions.

All this absurdity is little more than strategic political posturing; neither side actually caring about average Americans any more than Mel Gibson cares about Israelis.

The Republicans don’t even pretend to hide their disdain for the majority of Americans. Mitch McConnell summed it up succinctly when he claimed, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” basically settling any question about the true priorities of the GOP.

Who cares about the economy, unemployment, the deficit or wars when we have the threat of closet-free gays in the military and unfunded $700 billion tax breaks for the wealthiest 2 percent of the nation to consider first?

Yet I give the self-proclaimed “party of fiscal responsibility” credit for not hiding their intentions, as opposed to the “party of not really sure of anything,” whose irrational economic beliefs (raising taxes will fix everything!) prove the disease of ignorance is not limited to one party.

But in spite of the morbidity,

Of politicians acidity,

At least here we can say,

Thanks to Birds of Prey,

USA has a winner named Ligety.

Life goes on either way …

Richard Carnes of Edwards writes weekly. He can be reached at poor@vail.net. Comment on http://www.vaildaily.com.


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