’Twas the day before Christmas; all over the blog
Many creatures were posting, like shortchain and GROG.
The blog posts were queued on the server with care
In hopes that the web traffic still would be there
My laptop was sleeping, the lid it was shut.
On politics my mind had anything but.
No ’treme at his keyboard, and no fili too,
We all settled down; there was nothing to do.
When up on the ’Net there arose such a clatter
I had to log on and start reading the chatter!
Away to my laptop I flipped up the lid
To see what those awful Republicans did!
The comments I saw that were posted by Bart
Predicted the Senate would not pass New START
And not only that but also it would seem
Republicans wouldn’t allow votes on DREAM!
McConnell, the Senate Minority Lead,
Insisted the Omnibus Bill they would read.
And rapidly he put the brakes on more bills,
Opposing so clearly constituents’ wills.
“Now Bennett, now Brownback, now Corker and Cornyn,
On Inhofe, on Grassley, on Enzi and Ensign,
Let’s mark up a bill to toss over the wall
With tax cuts for rich folks, or no cuts at all!”
And then in a twinkling I heard on the news
Of a bunch of left-wingers crying their boo-hoos.
For though unemployment’s extended, the hitch
Was the deal required tax cuts for the rich.
Obama, in order to sell to his base,
Recruited a familiar Democrat face.
Bill Clinton got up to endorse compromise
Claiming this deal will help our employment to rise.
So, with Bill’s endorsement, the House voted Aye,
And so Don’t Ask Don’t Tell would at last say goodbye
For the Senate, although it was very lame duck,
Proved to us that at least some of them give a…darn.
Yet we heard Senators who complained from the right
That they might end up working on Christmas Eve night!
Never mind that obstruction from them was the cause,
They behaved as if someone kidnapped Santa Claus.
“It’s the most sacred holiday of all the year!
When it comes to good Christians the day has no peer!”
Yet debating went on, and the business got done,
So it turned out that they didn’t fool anyone.
And so Congress left town, and they headed back home,
Leaving empty our nation’s grand Capitol dome.
But I heard Reid call out, as he ran to his flight,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
Merry Christmas to all prairie dogs and those who love them—like filistro.