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Merry Cliffness?

posted at 11:53 am on December 11, 2012 by

My friend Jackie Leo offers her readers at The Fiscal Times an appropriate Christmas poem in this season of brinksmanship. It offers a little more optimism than most can muster at the moment, but as Hans Gruber said in Die Hard, “It’s Christmas, Theo — it’s the time for miracles, so be of good cheer.”

How well did that work out for Hans and Theo again?

But just when the hope of a deal seemed to vanish
A man rang our bell, and he called out in Spanish
He looked like John Boehner, a bit orange and stiff
And his perfume was Old Spice if your nose caught a whiff

He said, “Mis amigos” I come bearing news
There’s no reason for you to be singing the blues
The government won’t push us all over the cliff
But what it will leave us is hardly a gift

You’ll pay more and get less, assuming you’re able
It’s a little like service from Time Warner Cable
Add Medicare cuts and surcharges galore
And pray that we finally get out of that war

Be sure to read it all.

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How well did that work out for Hans and Theo again?

Well, Theo, by all indications, survived…

JohnGalt23 on December 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Well, Theo, by all indications, survived…

JohnGalt23 on December 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The quarterback is toast!

Ed Morrissey on December 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM

To the tune of “Let it Snow”

Oh the fiscal cliff is frightful
But the fire will be delightful
And since we’ve no other place to turn
Let it Burn! Let it Burn! Let it Burn!

There’s no sign of Obama stopping
So I’ve bought some corn for popping
There’s just one way the liberals learn
Let it Burn! Let it Burn! Let it Burn!

Give Obama the winner’s crown
Voting “present” is the name of the game
When the country comes tumbling down
There’s nobody else to blame

Now the country is quickly dying
Voters spoke, there’s no use crying
Let the country get what it earned
Let it Burn! Let it Burn! Let it Burn!

The Rogue Tomato on December 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM

The Rogue Tomato on December 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM

LOVE IT! I actually started on my own version and a lot of it was nearly identical! Thanks!

dominigan on December 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM