A Poem. With apologies to…well…everyone.
The Liberals Are Coming
Listen My children and who shall hear
The whining and crying of those who fear
Who dread the idea of rights for gays
And dream of a past of more bigoted days.
“The liberals are coming” is what they say
“The liberals are coming to take rights away”
“Gay liberals are coming to marry our sons”
“The liberals are coming to confiscate guns”
They ride through the internet, fearful and mad
And watch Fox and Friends (which really is sad)
They worry that folks colored black, brown and red
Might all vote for Dems, a day they all dread.
Lockstep behind pundits their minds go a sail-in
Listening to Rush, Ann Coulter and Palin
Worshiping at the great temple of Cruz
Fearful of Muslims, agnostics and Jews
They see immigrants taking all jobs that are fun
Like picking tomatoes in the hot summer sun
And cutting up chickens and waiting at tables
(For non-union wages) and cleaning out stables.
But that half-breed from Kenya is the one they hate most
A communist-socialist they’d like to roast
That Marxist purveyor of health care for all
By tearing him down, they think themselves tall.
So afraid of the thought that workers have rights
If they could they would make every issue a fight
Compromise is a blasphemy they can’t conceive
For God speaks to them (or so they believe)
One wonders what happens to warp little brains
And cause them to focus on hatred and pain
See commies and Marxists behind every tree
And liberals plotting to “get stuff for free” ?
Well, the liberals aren’t coming, so nothing to fear
The liberals aren’t coming, we’re already here
Over 200 years now and still doing fine
Slowly making life better, one law at a time
Some “liberal” ideas that have taken hold?
Everyone voting. No slaves being sold.
Cleaning the water. Cleaning the air.
Minimum wages. Trials that are fair.
Medicare. Head Start. The old EPA.
(Well, that one was Nixon’s…a “liberal” today)
Women have rights to their own personhood.
Social Security. See, it’s all good.
Let Fox-nurtured phobics keep crying in pain
With arguments silly and dumb and inane
And when they keep screaming and howling “Impeach!”
Remind them it was “liberals” who gave them free speech.