Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

Sing as Introduction:

One morning I had an inspiration.

I think it will last me all year long.

It came out of my exasperation.

That things seem to be so very wrong.

Chorus:

Repeal and Replace a congressman’s face.

Rejecting diversity; ignoring adversity.

Reeling in the votes while trampling on the voters.

Remember protection is in the next election!

RISE!

Verse 1:

Repeal and Replace: 

Remind the poor to just save more! (how, save what, the grocery money?)

Regarding older folks, just wait for Medicare (so sit and be patient during your heart attack).

Rewarding bad behavior with tax breaks for the rich; they need our help.

Remember I have Teardrops for My Country! (It might get worse, can I borrow a hearse?) (as I drip my red, white and blue necklace)

Repeal and Replace:

Rudeness

Raunchiness towards women.

Reallocation of wealth (movin’ them dollars upstream!)

Rejection of so many Americans (What would Reagan say?

Poor Lincoln, rollin’ rollin’ rollin in his grave) * arm circles *

Repeal and Replace:

Rehab slipping away from opioid areas.

Restraining children while their parents are taken

Ryan?

Refusal to care for our citizens! (Ever thought of fixing it? Here come the midterms!)

Fix it. Fix it. Fix it.

Repeal and Replace:

Refusing to see the suffering.

Resting at night while many live in fright.

Repeating alternate facts. (Your microwave is watching you!)

Ruining the Reputation of America! (Just sayin’ Wash out your ears with hope!)

Chorus:

Repeal and Replace a congressman’s face.

Rejecting diversity; ignoring adversity.

Reeling in the votes while trampling on the voters.

Remember protection is in the next election!

RISE!

Verse 2:

Repeal and Replace:

Reading and defending the Constitution.  ‘Fraid not.

Repeating things that have failed before — like trickle down — NOPE!

Rural folks used for votes yet no help when they’re sick or broke.

Ruling out The Great American Dream!!  (Sorry about that — Founding Fathers. I know you’re pulling your white hair out.)

Repeal and Replace:

Railroading — could it be that you’re being fooled?

Reprimanding the press for not singing your song.

Racketeering — calling it budgetary engineering.

Respecting just the right ones while rejecting “someone else’s babies” (Be powerful, Be rich, Get a tax cut)

Repeal and Replace:

Raking minorities over the coals, yet weren’t those the ones Jesus hung with?

Rewind the song and dance about death spiral (not the program, but our lives may be winding down)

Reverence for all is disappearing.

Ryan’s Rookie Health Bill — You may never see a nurse! (Kill the Bill, Kill the Bill, REDO!)

Repeal and Replace:

Regarding others as “less than”  (Different is delightful! Different is delightful!)

Rough Days on Death’s Doorstep for the fifties folks — half of income for insurance?

Review the CBO (Math NAH). Believe only the parts you like.

Resign if you weren’t on this year’s team. (Lose those jobs, add a few, but away with you.  Bye, bye, jobs.)

Chorus:

Repeal and Replace a congressman’s face.

Rejecting diversity; ignoring adversity.

Reeling in the votes while trampling on the voters.

Remember protection is in the next election!

RISE!

Verse 3:

Repeal and Replace:

Reaching out only to straight whites but restricting bathrooms!

Russian Roulette – as hacking discourages democracy.

Refusing basic kindness to all of God’s children.

Ruling for Compassionate Hunger — no Meals on Wheels or after school kid food. (They need our money, give it to ’em honey.)

Repeal and Replace:

Recovery — Forget it. Rue the day folks believed your promises.

Rancor in the budget everywhere.

Running from reality while wrangling your rights away.

Rebuilding infrastructure by building a wall???!! (Do your job, do your job.)

Repeal and Replace:

Racism accepted and sometimes even rape.

Repeating from the history books –they won’t mind our dirty looks. (Resist)

Rarely standing for something — even if it means you lose or don’t get reelected.

Roads leading toward a not quite free society (can you spell fascism?)

BUT WHAT SHALL WE REPLACE IT WITH?

Reach out to one another. Who knows,he might be your brother.

Remember to buy spy free appliances! (watching you, watching you)

Rely on standing in the truth — (My middle name is Ruth)

Rejoice that folks stand up on both sides of the aisle.

Restart a resurgence of respect and caring.

Rely on what people do, not what they say–(but the tweet was just joking?)

Review and change gridlock, reach across the aisle, and smile. (Get ‘er done, get ‘er done).

Chorus:

Repeal and Replace a congressman’s face.

Rejecting diversity; ignoring adversity.

Reeling in the votes while trampling on the voters.

Remember protection is in the next election!

RISE!

Copyright 2017 by Hildra Tague. Obtain permission for use online or in print.

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About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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One Response to Teardrops for My Country: Repeal and Replace?!

  1. Jo Winchester says:

    Spot on, Hildra. Gotta keep laughing.

    Like

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