The Poetic Stylings Of Senator Roland Burris

Posted by | December 23, 2009 10:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

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It was the night before Christmas, and all through the Senate

the right held up our health care bill, no matter what was in it.

The people had voted a mandated reform

but Republicans blew off the gathering storm.

“We’ll clog up the Senate,” they cried with a grin.

“and in the midterm elections, we’ll get voted in.”

they knew regular folks needed help right this second

but fund-raisers lobbyists and politics beckoned.

So try as they might Democrats could not win

because their majority was simply too thin

Then across every state there rose such a clatter,

the whole Senate rushed out to see what was the matter.

All sprang up from their desk and ran from the floor,

straight through the cloakroom and right out the door.

And in what in the world would be quite so raucous,

but a mandate for change from the Democratic caucus.

The president, the speaker, of course leader Reid

had answered the call in our hour of need.

More rapid than eagles, the provisions they came

and they whistled and shouted and called them by name:

better coverage, cost savings, a strong public plan

accountable options, we said “yes, we can.”

No exclusions or changes for preexisting conditions.

let’s pass a bill that restores competition.

The Democrats all came together to fight

for the American people that Christmas eve night.

And then in a twinkle, I heard under the dome

the roll call was closed, and it was time to go home.

Despite the obstructionist tactics of some,

the filibuster had broken, the people had won

And a good bill was ready for President Obama,

ready to sign and end health care drama.

Democrats explained as they drove out of sight,

better coverage for all, even our friends on the right.

And I say to all of my colleagues in this season, merry Christmas and a happy, happy new year.

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Copyright 2009 Liberaland
By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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