Thursday, July 19, 2012

READ: Dr. Seuss/Mr. Bryan Finishes Healthcare Speech For Dr. Seuss Gosar

Sometimes, we are a little slow here at Arizona's Politics, or something noteworthy flies under our radar.  This story is a little of both.

Last week, we transcribed and posted Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar's (R-CD1) House floor speech urging repeal of Obamacare/Affordable Care Act.  Dr. Gosar decided to channel the late Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) to get people's attention.  We noted that Geisel/Seuss would not likely rhyme in favor of repeal, and knew then that it was practically begging for a pro-healthcare reform advocate to rebut.

Blog for Arizona's Michael Bryan was up to the challenge, citing our transcription and adding rhymes that better-comported with the good doctor's (Seusses', that is) political views.  Here they are:

I will NOT try Obamacare, Sam I am.
I do not like it like it now or then,
I'm going to repeal it, yet again!
You do not like kids getting care?
You do not want to make insurance fair?
You want not to cover conditions which pre-exist?
You wish to allow a no-coverage list?
You hate the mandate, or so I hears,
But you were FOR it for twenty years!
So repeal it all, root and branch you say today,
But to millions now covered what would you say?
You were given care yesterday, but not today!?
Ask you friend, Romney, called Mitt.
Before he was against it, he was all for it.
Try it! Try it!
And like it again you may.
Try it now, and you may, I say.

Very nicely done.  And, if Geisel's estate was to threaten to sue anyone in this back-and-forth, I think we all know who it would be... legislative immunity be damned!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for noticing :)