Nothing Beats a Limerick About the GOP

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If you’re on twitter, I highly recommend you do a search for @FloridaGOP. As you’ll see, approximately 95.785% of tweets mentioning @FloridaGOP are about the #OMGuterus debacle, wherein the Florida GOP said the word “uterus” wasn’t appropriate for the oh-so-delicate ears of young pages and families who might be listening to House debates. Uterus, you may ask? Isn’t that a medically correct term for a body part the GOP really likes to regulate? Why yes, it certainly is. And the GOP might consider that at least some people on the Florida House floor have heard the word uterus because they have one. To further express my disdain for the Florida GOP’s “no uterus” policy, I wrote this limerick. Because nothing says scorn like a limerick.

A man on the Florida House floor

Cried, “Let us say uterus no more!

It’s vulgar and crude

(especially to dudes)

And that’s who this party is for!”

 

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