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If You Can't Go New, Go Newt

Conservatives sought a fresh face this election,
but Perry can't parry, Bachmann's so back-then
and Cain is utterly unable.

The Donald was trumped by reality,
John Huntsman had no hunt in him
and even they don't take Santorum seriously.

They rip Mitt's flips & he's still a drip,
so the GOP tries to drop this flop,
but their only hope is a right-wing retiree,
a leftover lobbyist America loves to loathe...

Are they giving up on forging a fresh route,
and deciding if you can't go new, go Newt?

Even the GOP fondly remember the Clinton Years.

Reminisce about the 90s & prophesy 2012
as you pass the hours & pass a few pitchers
at your local progressive social club.

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A Great, Full USA for A Grateful Holiday?

Even in tough economic times for so many,
we're thankful that our country keeps investing
in a social safety net for Americans down on their luck.

OK, maybe we're seeing that safety net fray,
but we're grateful we have leaders in DC
eager to work together to get America back on track.

Well, those leaders' "Just Say No" recalcitrance
has led to dysfunction, stalemate, ridicule & 9% approval,
yet we give thanks for a society lets us voice displeasure
through peaceful assembly and non-violent protest.

Sure, assemblies were raided & free speech pepper-sprayed
but thank goodness there's still a day when all families
get the holiday to reconnect, relax and rejuvenate.

Alright, many Americans now need to work Thanksgiving
to open for Black Friday shopping in the dead of night
and feed consumerism rather than community,
but they offer thanks we can make change through elections
& this primary boasts candidates of conviction & compassion.

Hmmm...

Truly, we say thanks that we're drawing down troops at last,
witnessing historic, messy democracy movements globally,
seeing progressives find their voice in this past election.

And we're thankful that as Americans we remain optimistic,
we believe that we can change all this for the better,
and that we do have the resources, creativity and heart
-- if we use them -- to live up to that optimism.

So if you're thankful for good conversation & great company,
come share your night over liberal libations
at your local progressive social club.

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Class Warfare, Without The Class

The 1% didn't like the anti-Wall Street message
so they forcefully evicted peaceful protesters
with armed troops under the cover of night.

The Super Committee won't have the courage
to call for moderate revenue increases
so it will default to severe cuts to services
that support working families.

The GOP calls the unemployed lazy whiners
-- though there are 4 seekers for every 1 job --
rather than call for real job creation programs.

Authoritarian tactics, draconian cuts,
insults, slander & misinformation --
the 1% is waging class warfare...
but there's nothing classy about it.

Stay classy, 99%, and stay connected with comrades
as you share a night of drinks & discussion
at your local progressive social club.

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As They Shout "Cuts," Time to Shout "Cut!"

Mitt Romney is a proud member of the 1%
which is doing just fine in this economy
as he talks about cuts for everybody else.

Herman Cain has his own handful of problems
but as long as he keeps talking tax cuts,
he gets cheers & moderators get boos.

Rick Perry is so obsessed with cuts
he can't remember which cuts he wants to make.

This farce has gone on long enough --
instead of hearing the candidates shout "Cuts!"
it's about time to hear a director shout "Cut!"

And to Tea Party governors, the House GOP
& the Super Committee focused on cuts:
they may all be next on the electoral chopping block.

No need to cut and run -- stay for a while
with a democratic drink & discussion
at your local progressive social club.

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Three Years To Hope - Now One To Change?

Three years ago, we voted for hope and change --
one year from now we decide whether to change that hope.
Three years back we rejected McCain madness & Palin pain;
in one year, at the polls, we return or replace our pols.

Three years ago, war abroad & unemployment at home;
in one year, will troops or the economy be coming back?
Three years ago, housing & stock markets plummeted;
in a year, will any bankers find a home in the Big House?

Three years ago was supposed to be the End of an Error,
but with one year until Election Day, many errors endure
& it feels like there's too much 2008 lingering in 2011.

We've been hoping for the past three years.
Now, let's get to the changing part for the next one.

Because if Obama doesn't make change,
the American people and the GOP just might.
And that's not exactly what we're hoping for.

So we hope you'll join for an evening & a drink
and change your plans to come share what you think
at your local progressive social club.

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The Scariest Costume This Halloween

You could dress as Rick Perry the Executioner,
don the outfit of a big, lazy, tired Newt
or get yourself an x-rated "Santorum" outfit.

Wear a Bachmann costume to frighten anyone with a heart,
a "President Cain" get-up to scare anyone with common sense
or dress as Ron Paul to make the Republican Party shiver.

Or you could change your appearance at every door
and try to look unlike the man you were before --
but it's expensive to wear as many masks as Mitt Romney.

We'd suggest you dress as a GOP jobs plan
-- though nobody knows what that costume looks like.

Halloween with these costumes may be scary,
but not nearly as terrifying as each primary debate.

It's no trick to find the company of like-minded lefties
but such a treat to share a drink & enjoy the night
at your local progressive social club.

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The 99 vs. 9-9-9

At Occupy Wall Street, protesters oppose
corporate-political cronyism & economic injustice.
At the GOP debate, candidates argue
that we need to look out for the 1%.

There are those who want to fairly tax the rich,
and those who want to increase tax burden on the poor;
those who want an economy that works for everyone,
and those who say it's your fault if you're unemployed.

Some call out to hold Wall Street accountable,
and others want us out Big Business's way.

Will you stand with the 99 -- or chant 9-9-9?
(Which, by the way, is "No, No, No in German…")
What a difference a 9 makes…

Without 9-9-9, you'll still be fine-fine-fine
as you join our "party" line-line-line
at your progressive social club.

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Cain and Unable

Bachmann's bubble burst, Perry's pizzazz peaked,
Huntman's hung out to dry, Christie canceled, Palin passed
& unable to embrace the unappetizing Mitt Romney
GOP voters put Herman Cain at the top of a national poll.

The Republicans reject any route to creating jobs;
conservatives can't conceive a plan of their own in DC;
the Tea Party targets any policy that suggests a solution
...but will the Party of No now become the Party of 9-9-9?

As the Occupy Wall Street spreads across the country,
the GOP candidate surging ahead is the one
who said if you're not rich & unemployed, it's your fault.

Unable to create jobs, unable to get Occupy Wall Street,
unable to offer solutions & unable to like a candidate,
the GOP's now Cain and Unable…a perfect match.
…until his pizza goes cold & they're on to the next.

Discuss the debates, Wall Street & Hermentum
as you share a beer & let liberals Occupy your night
at your local progressive social club.

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Americans Want A Job - We Got An Occupation

Occupy Wall Street is polling more popular
than Congress, which continues not to move
on the American Jobs Act...or any jobs act.

Occupy Wall Street is now lasting longer
than speculation around Christie & Palin,
as the GOP continues to recruit for one job
rather than spend time creating more jobs.

Occupy Wall Street is bridging young and old,
insurgent and union, radical and established
better than the Dem Caucus which can't bridge
center & left-center on the jobs debate.

America wants jobs, jobs, jobs.
In the meantime, at least we got an occupation.

Talk about the loss of jobs & loss of Steve Jobs
as we occupy each other's time & company
at your local progressive social club.

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New Year, New Season - Old Fear, Old Reason

As we celebrate the Jewish new year, what a moment
for Israel and Palestine to return to the negotiating table
…instead, they seem to be moving further apart.

As recess yields to a new session in Congress,
it's a fresh chance to serve the public & focus on jobs
…yet DC picked up right where it had left off.

As summer turns to fall, the new season
could replace overheated rhetoric with cooler heads
…but the GOP candidates keep fueling the fire
with politics that burn a little too wildly.

So a new year and new season…old fears, same reasons.

Maybe it's too much to hope for a new start in the new year
…after all, it's only Rosh Hashannah…not April Fool's.

Shana tovah to all -- toast a joyful, peaceful year
with your compatriots and kindred spirits
at your local progressive social club.

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