Bye, Bye, Dems
Bye, bye, Pe-lo-si
"In pink" and a-riding high-gh
Why cry, Bud?
Debt high, (whoulda' guessed?) 
Jobs, schools in a mess
Security a lie-ie
'Twas time to say goodby-ye
We don't mean "maybe"
Wantin' some folks, new
All "red states" happy
So sad, the "blue"
We're not all "hayseeds" --
-- My Harvard friend 
You had your own chance
Things "Right" again!
Brand new Gov
Bye, bye, Dem Con-gress
Boehner, Speaker, is
(Can't blink: Botox Queen, nor cry-y)
Bad use of --
-- Sup' ma-jority
Cut deals, while debt: to sky-y
Inflation will be nigh-gh 
Shoulda' taken slow glance
At the polls: no love
When the votes were counted
Gave you the shove
And here's the reason:
Two worthless bailouts
Lib'ral spending spree
New State Govs 
Also, legislates 
Voters throw out mess
New broom sweepin' clean; that's why-y
"Bull--", lot of:
Calls it "victory"
"We still have Harry Re-eid" 
I guess that's all you ne-ed
Support: continue: ble-eed
Give up; go 'way; conce-ede ...
 Actually, *we* did, as we recall...
Still remember the famous (and costly) remarks in April 2008 by the "common people's friend", the Harvard grad (Obama), about how those who didn't support him were blue-collar workers who "cling to guns and religion"? ... We have a couple of surprises for you, Mr. Pres. One of us has a Master's degree in Economics, something you obviously don't have and desperately need, and the other has not one, but two -- count 'em, *two* Master's degrees. *Stereotyping* your opponents as uneducated -- shame!
To further burst your stereotyping bubble. the two authors do in fact have differences between themselves in the area of religion. One thing we *do* have in common: We don't worship *you*, as so many did. We understand why that bothers you. ;)
Neither of us is particularly afraid of guns, and if we "cling" to them -- i. e., oppose the repeal of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution -- it's for precisely the reason that the Founding Fathers put that Amendment in there: Because *every* dictatorship's first priority is to disarm the populace. Gee, we wonder why... .
It's comforting to think that anyone who opposes you is an undereducated hick It's also one reason why your party lost so badly recently: You have no clue.
Just this past week, the Fed announced that it would "buy" $600 billion of US Treasury Bonds. This is called "monetizing the debt", something that the Fed Chairman swore under oath to Congress that he would not do with the latest round of Treasury borrowing. (When do the perjury charges get filed?)
To understand the complete process, see the magnum opus parody on economics posted by us almost a year ago
. Short version: The Treasury borrows money by issuing bonds (IOUs). The Federal Reserve Board buys them. thus adding money to the economy. How, without raising taxes? By printing the money. The polite term for this is "inflation". The correct term is "counterfeiting". Every dollar we have is worth less than it was yesterday.
Proof: By *not* sheer coincidence, on the day this was written, the price of gold (*real* money) rose by more than three percent ($45) in *one day*, to about $1381.00 per ounce, its highest price in 5,000 years of recorded human history. We hope you all took that previous advice to heart and bought gold back then (16 Dec 2009), at $1137.00/oz. You'd have a 21.5% gain in about ten and a half months. Anyone getting that kind of return anywhere else? (APR - annualized return -- of 24.5%). .. No, we don't have a crystal ball. Just the facts. And reality.
Expect prices in general to start rising sharply in the not-too-distant future, unless the nation goes bankrupt or the GOP can reverse this trend. Hey, we were right a year ago....
(GEEKS ONLY) New abbreviation being tossed around the financial world lately: "QE". The ancient Turtle always thought that that meant "Queen Elizabeth", either Her Majesty or a cruise ship. Seems it's the new abbreviation for the euphemism, "quantitative easing": The Fed prints a quantity of money, and "easing" as opposed to "tightening". When the pols have to start using acronyms of euphemisms, you know that something rotten is going on. It is.
 Some races still "too close to call", or recounts planned, but as this is being written, it looks like the GOP will have a net gain of about ten State Governorships.
 (Same disclaimer) The Republican Party gained 680 seats in state legislative races, breaking the previous record of 628 set by Democrats in the post-Watergate elections of 1974.
 The funniest, but most pathetic, part was watching The Obama Channel (known before 2008 as MSNBC) and The Daily Show try to pretend that this was something other than a debacle for Dems (dembacle?), in that they didn't lose every single race that they might have. If that's your consolation, OK, but trying to pretend that it wasn't a repudiation of the last two years...?
Of course, *someone* will say it's Bush's fault. There was recently a plane crash in Cuba, another in Pakistan, and a volcanic eruption in Java. They're *all* Bush's fault, though we haven't yet heard exactly how they'll pin it on him...
Seriously: (A) Obama knew the economy was bad. He promised to wave a magic wand of bailouts and cash-for-clunkers, etc. and fix it. He didn't. He and his super-majority in Congress made it worse.
(B) As pointed out in this parody from October 2009
, the housing bust that triggered the current crisis was most directly Bill Clinton's fault, following up on Jimmy Carter's legislation, enabled by Woodrow Wilson, all Democratic Presidents. Bush wasn't perfect. But Obama claimed to be, or at least, his supporters thought so. Wrong.
Actually, unemployment is *much* worse than current statistics indicate. Over the past couple of years, many who wanted jobs just gave up and quit looking for work. Unemployment statistics count only those *actively seeking work* (especially, seeking unemployment insurance compensation). If these dropouts are added, the true rate is more like 15-20%, *far* higher than under Bush. Nobody knows this but TT, and now, FG. And now, you. Pass the word around.