News In Rhyme
Poverty rate reaches new high
The economy has been nothing but news
So it is no surprise more Americans have the blues
Poverty has reached 15.1 percent, an all time high
And it's pretty darn easy to see why
The politicians need to find a solution
Using our precarious financial institutions
The poverty rate reached 15.1 percent, and the median income for households fell, another example of pessimistic economic signs.
Tea Party Debates
Everyone knows that Perry is far to the right
But the Tea Party still wants to fight
He might want to end Social Security
But they still claim impurity
Most think that Romney came out on top
And that soon some of the minor canidates will drop
The Tea Party Debate on Monday saw Rick Perry come under fire for various reasons including his mandatory HPV vaccinces.
Turner Wins Special Election
In New York District there was a changing of the guard
As the Republicans won in the Democrat's backyard
The seat who lost to Weiner who was kind of a prick
And had to resign when he made his wife heartsick
But the Democrats surely expected to win
But Obama's foreign policy the Republicans did spin
And the Dems candidate ran a terrible campaign
So another vote in the House they did obtain
And Obama now has lots to fear in 2012
As his presidency voters seem to want to shelve
Republican Bob Turner won the special election for Anthony Weiner's vacated House seat. Turner used Obama's problem connecting with Israel to appeal to the large Orthodox Jewish population in the district. Many across the country see this as a dangerous sign for Democrats as they prepare for the election next year.
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