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PRESENTS

IS FOR

HYPOCRISY An Ode to the GOP


H is for Hypocrisy Aven Frey Illustrated by Gavin MacPherson

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For Kellas May your world be more honest.


’s for abortion, the wedgiest of issues No exceptions for rape, no donation of tissues


is for Bush, oh please not another Like father, like son; like brother, like brother


is for Citizens, United by spending Corporations are people, and politicians need tending


’s for dissemble, deny or dispute

Whatever your dissonance, render it moot


is for equivocate, a tactic that’s effective Just insist upon your honesty, accuse them of invective


is for fiscal, a conservative facade Spending’s for rich people, the military, and god


is for grandstanding: a fake filibuster can burnish credentials with firebrand lustre


is for hypocrisy, with Ayn as their queen Our greed and self-interest is what makes us free


is for ignorance, Fox News’ contribution “ Facts” tend to counter dogmatic solutions


is for justice, selectively dispensed #AllLivesMatter is an essential pretense


is for Koch, a Republican habit The whole GOP, a party of addicts


is for Layoffs, the CEO’s answer No paid leave for illness, babies, or cancer


is for marriage, Supreme Court Sedition Equal rights goes against conservative tradition


is for nuance, it’s best to ignore it If you can’t understand, just dismiss or deplore it


’s for Obamacare, a Republican bane Because it is working, it drives them insane


is for paranoid, so many delusions They’ll take away your guns, then shred the constitution


is for queer, like a megachurch preacher, some white pants, a wide stance, and a former school teacher


is for rape, just make sure it’s legitimate Sluts, wives, and drugs leave us feeling ambivalent


is for Salad, we make it with words A great way to obfuscate, feign, or obscure


is for tax cuts, and trickle-down theory Apparently math is Republican heresy


is for Unions, they must be destroyed Exploitation is harder when the empowered are employed


is for values, the family kind Josh Duggar, Kim Davis, and Newt’s three sad wives


is for welfare, what’s in a name? We say “tax deduction” when wealth is the frame


is for xenophobe, build a big wall So much for liberty and justice for all


is for you, your beliefs are most important Your comfort matters more than facts that are abhorrent


is for zealot, can’t win if you’re not ignoble, dishonest, and fallacy fraught


H is for Hypocrisy  

An Ode to the GOP

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