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Drinking Liberally Shot of Truth

Bidding Biden to be Rid of Ryan

After Romney came out swingin' and fightin',
and Obama seemed to be duckin' and hidin'
the Dems turn the next round to Joe Biden.

The GOP's high-flyin' on Romney's lyin'
and Obama's shy 'n tirin' sighin'
but can they keep Dems fryin' with Paul Ryan?

While the polls may tighten, it's no landslidin'
so will the right-wing mite continue to frighten
or will Obama's VP to the rescue ride in,
and the mood he'll lighten spirits heighten?

The Right's rooting to keep Dems cryin'
but the left's bidding Biden to be rid of Ryan.

Watch the debate and join the discussion
with left-leaning friends and liberal libations
at your local progressive social club.

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Liar, Denier and Big Bird Fire-er

Mitt continued his big lie about Medicare
-- and while Obama didn't take it lying down,
he didn't stand up strongly enough,
letting the lie live another day.

Romney denied his own tax plan
to reduce taxes for the richest 1%,
but the President demurred his own chance
to bring up 47% and rally for the 99%.

Mitt said he'd fire Big Bird --
he likes firing people…and Muppets too.
But even this didn't inflame Barack,
who seemed lacking his own fire-power.

Don't lie down in front of lies,
don't power down, get fired up,
because now we see the Real Romney:
a liar, denier and Big Bird Fire-er.

Come debate the debate, cheer & jeer,
as you share your thoughts & toast a beer
at your local progressive social club.

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The GOP Is Banking on Replacement Refs

Romney's 47% insult to America
was quickly followed by his 14% tax returns
and an ever-diminishing percentage in the polls
but he says it's still "early" in the race.

Ryan's runs for VP like it's a marathon:
a long, painful course requiring hard work
at which he's mediocre, but claims he's world-class.

GOP candidates everywhere are alienating
women, youth, gays and non-white Americans,
yet argue they represent the real America
…or at least the aging white male part of it.

If elections were football, the GOP would be scrambling
for one Hail Mary pass to change their fortunes.
But with Super PACs, Fox News & voter suppression,
this game isn't on an even playing field.

...and Republicans are banking on replacement refs
getting the call wrong in the end zone.

Florida's happened before.
Voter purges, ID could happen again.
It's time we get real referees back in this game.

Share your election theories and queries
as you raise your voice & raise a glass
at your local progressive social club.

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Mathematics vs. Mitt-Thematics

Mitt calls half of America dependents,
implying they are freeloading moochers
-- including the working poor, seniors
& middle class families who pay payroll taxes.

Mitt says these voters all support Obama
though Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia,
Idaho, South Carolina are among the top states
for residents paying no federal income tax.

Mitt says he doesn't worry about these people.
He should worry because these people
are regular Americans, voters, and the deciders
who are about to keep him unemployed.

Mitt's math led to Mitt's myth about America.
Truth-challenged Romney finally got a fact right
but he drew all the wrong conclusions.
No wonder he usually sticks with fiction.

He tried to win us with mathematics
but he lost us again with Mitt-thematics.
And now 47 is the new 99...

Bill Clinton did say the secret was "arithmetic."
For Mitt, he should've added "Don't be a jerk."

Liberals + drinks + good conversation
adds up to a welcoming scene & fun night,
so join the math of politics and pints
at your local progressive social club.

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Campaigns Bounce, Then Reality Bites

After the DNC got us re-fired and ready to go
the next day's jobs report was ready to stall,
so while the Prez enjoys a strong bounce,
too many still suffer a weak slide.

On Labor Day we honored working Americans
and committed to move forward with them,
and then Chicago teachers were forced to strike
against Obama's anti-worker ex-chief-of-staff.

We solemnly marked 9/11, but also were grateful
that bin Laden is gone, troops are returning,
& for the hope that bloomed in the Arab Spring.
Then violence in Libya took our Ambassador's life.

A convention can make us all soar,
until the real world returns with a thud.
Campaigns bounce…and then reality bites.

These folks may all enjoy being candidates
but we hope they realize governing is hard.

If you choose, share the news, share your views
and do it all over a sip of liberal booze
as we share a drink & what we think
at your local progressive social club.

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Speech Us, Preach Us, But Will He Reach Us?

Michelle moved us, Castro connected,
Warren whipped us up & Bill blew us away,
but after a series of inspiring addresses,
it's ultimately Barack Obama on the ballot.

The President & VP will take the stage
to stand by their first term and seek a second,
yet it's not just if the past four were good,
but convincing us the next four can be better.

We know the President's orations can inspire
but also that his actions at times inspire less.
Can tonight's words renew our hope for change,
as well as prove these are more than just words?

Mr. President, you'll preach us and teach us,
but in the end, will your speech truly reach us?

And set your bar higher than Mitt's speech.
In the competition for best address,
it's the First Lady who is your main rival.

Your convention of neighborhood liberals awaits you
so come out for a night of good company
at your local progressive social club.

Find a local convention watch party
or start a chapter near your.

Drinking Liberally During the DNC

Many of our chapters will be hosting watch parties this week for the Democratic Convention. Check out your local chapter's page to see what they are up to. Don't have a local chapter? Now could be a great time to start one.

If you are in Charlotte for the Convention, there are special Drinking Liberally events each night.

Tuesday night from 9:30 on, DL will be at Dandelion Market at 118 West 5th Street.

Wednesday night, the local DL chapter will move its regular meeting to Big Ben British Pub at 2000 South Blvd

And Thursday, we'll be back at Dandelion Market for convention watch and after party.

If you want more details, email justin [at] drinkingliberally [dot] org or mark [at] drinkingliberally [dot] org

The Unconventionally Conventional GOP Convention

Chris Christie announced he'd speak blunt truths!
...then repeated common conservative canards,
tired baseless attacks & predictable outright lies.

Paul Ryan promised fresh ideas for America!
...then recycled reworded trickle-down rhetoric
and found fresh ways to choose fiction over fact.

Next, Mitt Romney will think outside the box!
...but really will speak out both sides of his mouth
while remaining trapped in a right-wing corner.

This management consultant candidate promised
his party would bring an unconventional approach,
but with misleading myths & feisty falsehoods,
this GOP Convention's been, well, conventional.

Share an unconventional perspective
an inclusive night & enjoyable company
as you raise a glass and raise your voice
at your local progressive social club.

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The GOP Is Akin All Over

The GOP thought they'd be flyin'
high on the boost of Paul Ryan,
but instead they find themselves brakin'
to avoid the disaster that's Akin.

Just when they thought we'd get misty
at the excitement of keynote Chris Christie,
their convention plans all started quakin'
as they try to shake free of Todd Akin.

Republicans are assailin' and wailin'
from Scott Brown to old Sarah Palin,
but they're failin' to drive the last stake in
to the heart of their candidate Akin.

Their House hopes are already insaner
as voters flee from the caucus of Boehner,
and now Senate dreams may be foresaken
thanks to the likes of Todd Akin.

The truth is Mitt's whole party all over is achin'
because his party all over is a lot like Todd Akin.

Awaken! No flakin'! Your night now is taken
and your thirst for a drink you'll be slackin' --
there are pints to raise and shoulders to rub
at your local progressive social club.

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Paul Ryan: Making Romney Look Like The Moderate

Mitt Romney used to be moderate on abortion
until he spent the primary attacking choice.
Now he picks a running mate who co-sponsored
a bill to declare personhood for fertilized eggs.

Romney once ran on a bipartisan path on healthcare
until he ran from Romneycare to please the Tea Party.
He now runs with a man who has led the House GOP
on symbolic votes to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Romney used to be a centrist on social programs
until he had to please a "let them die" right-wing base.
He now shares a ticket with a rep who'll cut-and-gut
Medicare, Social Security, food stamps & Headstart.

Romney looked more moderate before he ran for President.
Now, compared to Paul Ryan, he looks more moderate again.

...yet tapping Ryan to be a heartbeat from the Oval Office
shows just how "severely conservative" Romney has become.

Talk Liberally about the new GOP ticket,
Anticipate Liberally what the Conventions will hold
and Share Liberally -- a drink, a thought, an evening
at your local progressive social club.

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