#Inauguralpoem: Obama Inauguration poem roundly panned; Sparks hilarious Cantor face, haikus

Oh, if only they had listened! But, no. There was a poem read at Obama’s Inauguration today. In case you didn’t notice, it was totally diverse and stuff, too.

Some liked the poem.

Fancy! Alas, many others were just not feeling it.

Rep. Cantor does not appear to be a fan, either.

Heh. The Twitter panning continues.

President Obama also didn’t seem to appear enraptured, to many viewers.

An explanation perhaps?

Zing! That is a safe bet.

Journalists would have loved that one. Squee!

The poem got its own hashtag.

But, can it be improved upon?

And, so do other Twitter users.

And haikus!


Keep the haikus coming, Twitter!

  • CitizenEgg

    So glad I went with my first inclination to just skip it all. History will look back on this event and say…meh.

    • digdeeper

      can’t get out of campaign mode and today it just has some added fanfare….since his “enemies” the big bad corporations are funding it.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Cantor Face: the newest political meme. I see Photoshops and captions in the near future. c:

    A poem: Did not watch Obama’s speech/I would rather hear a banshee screech/When does baseball start again?

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      can’t wait for those memes. wish I knew how to make them! lol

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    “Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    America lost today”

  • 4joachim


    Cannot watch the speech today,
    Inauguration stink display.
    Heard there was a poem dare;
    Just confused, just morning hair.

    Saw the tweet from Obam’s church,
    Determination from his perch.
    Heard he’s got a finish planned,
    For our liberated land.

    Felt for Martin Luther King,
    Subjugation Obam’s thing.
    Sad loss for our people’s cause,
    Look around will give you pause.

    Still the mess devoid of man;
    Ruination plays this hand.
    Cannot watch the speech today,
    Inauguration stink display.

    by joachim 21Jan13

    • KansasGirl


  • TocksNedlog

    “First Hispanic, LGBT and youngest-ever inaugural poet”
    — What, they couldn’t find someone who is all that AND a Wiccan, too?

    • NachoCheese (D)

      You forgot albino as well.

      Wouldn’t the pink eyes be very fitting for the socialist-in-chief’s coronation?

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        are you kidding that’s just tooooo white for them.

    • Joe W.

      Couldn’t they find one who was a paraplegic as well??

    • APW

      This was token paydirt!

    • grais

      …and wearing a vagina costume?

    • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

      And hermaphrodite!

    • ceemack

      Sounds like he was part Vogon, too.

      • Sandor at the Zoo

        Good thing not completely. Vogon poetry is deadly.

    • meeester

      I wonder if they eat the flesh of previously living animal americans
      Oh and 100 points for the vag costume suggestion)
      and the parapelegic
      and the hermie
      and the albino. All so good.

    • Joel A. Edge

      Is he left handed? If not, why not.

      • TocksNedlog

        He’s not, but I am.
        When Mitt Romney and I were dividing up his assets, Mitt took the cash and I took the left-handedness.
        Unfortunately, I am not any of the other things that the poet is — not even young.

        • RightThinking1

          I’m pretty sure that I recall an interview by NPR of a gay Filipino banjo player. I recall checking to see if was April 1st. Nope. He was interviewed because…, well…, he was so ‘diverse’. We must worship ‘diversity’ you know…, no matter how divisive it is.

  • TocksNedlog

    Obama spins the truth into pure fantasy,
    While King just continues to spin.

    • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

      He should have just declared loudly, “The emporer is naked!”

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III


  • Baron

    The govt wrote this poem…

    • Jim Russell

      By committee.

      • Grumpa Grumpus

        While fleeing a herd of gov. built “mice”… also designed by committee.

  • Purple State

    Saw many more accolades for the poem on Twitter than this story is giving it credit for.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Media Matters’ nickel-a-word trolls get time-and-a-half for the holidays?

      • Purple State

        I’m sure it would be more comfortable for you to think someone were being paid to dissent from the holy decree of Twitchy.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          More than the despair of thinking our cultural appreciation and sensibilities have plummeted so deeply that tedious, self-indulgent adolescent angst is now considered great literature worthy of being paraded before the world rather than taped up on the side of the refrigerator.

          But tedious, self-indulgent adolescent angst has been the theme of this administration since day one, so I guess it’s predictable, at least.

          • Purple State

            What poet would you have suggested instead who would have been “worthy of being paraded before the world?”

          • Christoph DeHaven

            Me, of course! But seriously, I would say that this poem is neither terrible nor very good. He has flashes of beauty and insight, but overall it sounds like a laundry list of liberal political tropes. It is too topical to be great art. The references to himself as the poet are intrusive–it’s almost always a mistake to insert yourself in a poem, and for me it shattered the music — the poem began to seem more like a speech. I am no fan of political poetry to start with, and my own (conservative) poetry is not very good, either. It’s also hard to write a poem for an occasion, and while I don’t know Blanco’s work, I imagine this is not his best.

          • Purple State

            I didn’t think it was perfect, though I appreciated the sudden turns from the sweeping to the personal. I’ve never heard before that poems shouldn’t be self-referential — the Confessional Poetry movement being some proof of that.

            My point was a lot of people on Twitter liked it (when I searched, albeit quickly, I found more praise than jeers) and Twitchy is reporting that it was “roundly panned.”

          • Teresa Davis McCormick

            it’s being roundly panned here. Did you not notice? Oh you did and now you’re contradicting yourself.

          • Purple State

            I’ve noticed that it’s being panned here, yes, but by many people admitting to not watching any of the inauguration. It’s difficult to review something objectively that you’ve not experienced firsthand.

          • emjem24

            A lot of people like that Korean rapper Psy but that doesn’t make him great or even memorable. I love how pop culture seems to have dulled basic human senses of what is vibrant and meaningful in the world. Having a writing background, I’ve witnessed that writing is like any art, it’s up to the beholder. However, it is also up to inspection and critique and Blanco is no exception to that rule.

          • Purple State

            I’ve not said that Blanco is exempt from criticism. Above I said myself the poem isn’t perfect. Writing is an art, I agree, and absolutely its merits (or detriments) are determined by its readers. All I’m saying is when I searched for the poet’s name on Twitter today following his performance, I found many more accolades for his work than I found detractions — even if Twitchy is trying to suggest (for whatever reason) that it was “roundly panned.”

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          Only someone like you would call anything but the Bible holy.

          • Purple State

            “Holy” means ‘sacred;’ it can refer to the Christian God but doesn’t have to.

    • Guest

      Another Poem:
      Barry and Michelle went up the hill
      Each had a buck and quarter
      Barry came down with two and a half
      He rolled her and robbed her.

      • J.N. Ashby

        I think you might’ve stolen that one from Andrew Dice Clay.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      Then go back to twitter.

  • Carol Londres

    I am shocked at the ignorance of the people here who rudely critisized the poem. It was meaningful and beautiful. Many who are ignorant and rude, or uneducated, or too young to reflect on this great continent of North America are unable to see the beauty. You too are welcome to your thoughts, but why so nasty, I cannot comprehend. I am older than 65….have travelled the world, lived in America and Canada and Germany and experienced a lot of life, including becoming a widow who lost the love of my life, but I am grateful I am still able to appreciate the beauty of another person and his gift in his poem. .

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      we are welcome to our thoughts….unless it bugs the sh*t out of you.

      • Carol Londres

        You are disgustingly rude. I was only commenting my opinion….if you have to swear to get your point across, I pity your anger and such hate. .

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Is it as disgustingly rude as booing Senator Paul Ryan live on camera in front of the entire world? Can you imagine the face this puts on our nation right now? With Moscow, Cairo, and Berlin watching? A mass of street thugs booing a US Senator? Tell us about “classy,” sugar.

        • WisconsinPatriot

          You made multiple value judgments pertaining to the education of posters here, as well as elevating yourself above all others here. Ad-hominem receives the fiercest rebuttal. You don’t like it, move on.

        • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

          and thanks for proving my point so well.

        • carla5731

          Rappers swear all the time to get their point across. Should we also pity them and their millions of dollars?

        • emjem24

          I pity bitter old hags like you who want younger generations like myself (I’m 37) loaded with debt that your precious baby boomer self enabled. I’m sorry to be so harsh, but having traveled a bit of the world myself (throughout Europe) and with my husband for the Air Force, I kinda know what works and what doesn’t. That’s why you can say “social welfare state” in so many languages from Spain, Greece, and Italy, to the UK. I also spent a bit of time in Spain (the ’90’s) and saw how many people were blase about those who worked hard paying for their utopian vision.
          I pity your naivete, your envy, and your Obamadrone ways. You’re just like my older, leftist in-laws who think a) nobobdy should have guns b) every woman should have an abortion for the weakest of reasons, and c) everybody deserves universal healthcare.
          Not that you would give a crap about anybody younger than yourself who has to pay for your precious Medicare and Social Security.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Oh get over yo bad self, honey.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Yo, here’s a poem, baby!

      Hickory Dickory Dock
      Obama can —

      Ah, never mind, I just can’t think of a second line!

      • shimauma

        LOLS! there once was a Kenyan in nantucket, who stuck his big eared head in a bucket,- damn…I had something for this…BLAME BOOOOSH!!!!

        • KansasGirl

          Two tears in a bucket…

    • Bui van vat

      We probably shouldn’t blame you for your limited grasp of the English language, seeing as you spent so much time overseas.

      • $21367552

        Some people have actually set foot outside of Piglicker, South Dakota. Shocking and offensive, I know!

        • Marie

          Bitch, please. I lived in Japan as a child and I don’t consider myself better than anyone else. You need to get over yourself. Nobody cares if you’re some coked up jetsetter who can be a lazy bum in five different countries.

        • emjem24

          Dude, give me a break. Just because somebody sets foot outside the US doesn’t mean they’re any more informed or self-aware than anyone else. Look at me, look at me!!! I took a Carnival cruise to Mazatlan I know better than you.
          /sarc off

        • http://www.facebook.com/noah.lee3 Noah Lee

          piglicker, South Dakota. it’s a nice town. it’s just 35 miles down the road from Obnoxious Tool population: You.

    • magi52

      People have the RIGHT to criticize the poem.

      By you injecting your comments ‘nasty’ ‘ignorance’ etc., is just more Progressive Marxist dialogue to hijack others’ thoughts and to turn it into something that it is not.

      We all have our rights, so why don’t you just respectfully tone your comments down?

      Personally i can not stand anything that is MARXIST at all. That is my right as a American citizen.


      • $21367552

        Round #531000 of “Marxist” = “Anything and everything right-wing nut jobs don’t like. “

        • magi52

          Obama is a MARXIST. Period.

          Even a ‘USEFUL iDiOT’ such as yourself can clearly see that.

          Go Lo@K up who coined that term before MILLIONS were SLAUGHTERED by him and the government he ran. Many lies were told to the people of that country just like are being told here in America by Obama & his Party, now THE NEW PARTY.

          A person who stands up for their country and their U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, for their country’s foundation of Judeo-Christian Family Principles and Values is not a RIGHT WING NUT.

          Another termed coined by ProgressiveMarxists who are clearly destroying the U.S.A., our economy and Republic.

          Those are the TRUTH/Facts.

          I prefer plain speaking instead of LIES/Deceit and just out right BS.

        • emjem24

          Because you’re, like, totally an expert and all, right?

        • J.N. Ashby

          I believe people on your side have a similar term. “Racist” I think it is i.e. anyone that doesn’t uh sort of uh believe in uh distri- in distribution of wealth.

        • lainer51

          Round #531000 of “Marxist” = “Anything and everything left-wing nut jobs don’t like

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Bless your little heart!

    • Tessa I.

      It was a series of vaguely artistic-sounded phrases strung together than didn’t rhyme, scan, or say anything new about the world, the human condition, or anything else poetry is supposed to touch on. The imagery was trite (the tower, the weather analogy) and often straight from a late-19th-century would-be Byron (“plum blush,” anyone?). Additionally, the poet himself was a poor choice to perform it; his idea of reading in public seems to be pausing randomly and failing to enunciate. On these grounds, I feel justified in finding very little beauty or artistic worth in the finished product.

      • Purple State

        Poems don’t need to rhyme, and any poem scans, good or bad. That’s the method of reading the stresses.

        • Tessa I.

          Heh, teach me to post too fast. Thanks for the correction on scansion–I wasn’t thinking straight. I do maintain that it’s not a good poem, though.

        • emjem24

          You know this how? Yes, there are many poems that do not rhyme and have different rythms. However, I do have a writing background myself (writing minor from college) that tells me that some people do not know how to express themselves through poetry and this guy is one of those folks.

          • Purple State

            You certainly don’t have to take my word for it. Look up “scanning a poem.” It’s how one reads a poem to detect its rhythm of stressed vs. unstressed syllables, whether it rhymes or not.

    • Patsplacepp

      @google-31f909dd0395798a7c627ae71e10ee6d:disqus you got @IceColdTroll:disqus to reply to your comment which probably means he actually liked the poem. Poetry isn’t good or bad. Its up to the audience to take what they want from it. Everyone needs to calm down, as always take a deep breath and change the channel if its to much for them. As for @twitter-51197241:disqus he’s probably jealous that you travel more then he has. Happy MLK Day and Inauguration Day

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        well there he is rearing his Canadian head. Why do foreigners think they can tell Americans what to do?? We have the greatest nation in the world with or without a nut like Obama. Are you jealous?

        • Patsplacepp

          @facebook-100000012561938:disqus whoa there. First off I never stated that I was telling any American citizen what to do. This is a comment section and unless Twitchy has some new protocol to stop people from outside of the US from commenting on US going ons, I’ll continue. Second not jealous at all. You’ve actually got a great country. I’ve tons of family and friends that live there. If I’m saying something here that is ticking you off, debate it. But trying to beliitle anyone that isn’t lock step in “Right Wing / Anti-Obama” frame of mind is pretty weak. If you want to live in a bubble be my guest. I come specifically to Twitchy fully understanding that my views are on the low end, but for the ones that debate me, I’m actually learning a lot about America. Some stuff I don’t believe or agree with but thats up to me to decide. Carry on any way you please.

          • Teresa Davis McCormick

            I’ve watched you insult people for days. And your welcome, My ancestors fought hard so you could get on an American website and practice your freedom of speech against anyone. And for someone who is “learning” about America, you seem to have some really strong opinions. I believe you are a liar. We have enough trouble in our country with our own citizens bashing America, and I’ll be damned if I will sit around and watch some foreigner do it also.

          • Patsplacepp

            @facebook-100000012561938:disqus if writing out my opinion is insulting then I can’t help you there. You’d be surprised at how many of your ancestors were probably fighting along side mine. You call me a liar and you don’t even know me. I may live in Canada but it doesn’t actually mean I’m a foreigner

          • Teresa Davis McCormick

            well writing my opinion is not going to stop either. I think you are lying about wanting to learn about America. And your last comment just proves it. You are full of contradictions. First you’re Canadian, then you’re Canadian with American friends, and now you are a descendant of the revolution and you just “live” in Canada. One thing though, Our ancestors prob did fight but not on the same side. I’m done with you for today. Have a great day up there in cute little butt hurt Canada

          • Patsplacepp

            @facebook-100000012561938:disqus so because I’m a Canadian with friends and family in the US and have American ancestors I’m a liar. Listen I’ve never actually never said you can’t write your opinions nor would I want you to stop. Thats your right. Next time you want to fight within these columns on issues I’m all for it. Otherwise sit back from the keyboard because now you’re bugging me. P.S. for all the resentment you spew, the majority of Canadians even me, never look down at US. Just because we have different opinions doesn’t make us enemies.

      • RightThinking1


        ” Poetry isn’t good or bad.”

        Really? Isn’t the logical extension of that: “Prose isn’t good or bad”? The Pulitzer folk may as well fold their tent.

        If we accept your premise, then it is logical to dismiss out-of-hand all of those who praise it , right?

        • Patsplacepp


          won’t argue with you last statement. Thanks for adding some context

      • emjem24

        I’ll take the old poets like a Keats over this hipster, LGBT, youngest Latino evah!!! Not being well-travelled doesn’t mean you cannot appreciate poetry. However, brain-numbed zombies like yourself are good at perpetrating stereotypes.
        I have trouble comprehending you being able to identify what’s worthwhile poetry from the schlock that posed as such at the Inauguration today.

        • Patsplacepp

          @emjem24:disqus you do realize during his adult life John Keats was a bisexual. Which wasn’t that uncommon during that time period in the early 1800s. For sure he wasn’t Latino..I’ll give you that much

          • RightThinking1

            If your point is that talented anglo poets are also capable of misbehavior, it is well made.

      • Grumpa Grumpus

        That’s like saying “paintings are neither good nor bad…”, which is why they’ve started hanging painter’s drop cloths in modern arts museums.

        Years ago there was a stir when a man sold a bunch of “masterpieces” for millions of dollars. Every modern art critic “ooh-ed and aah-ed” over the unique textured paints — wondering how he created them — and the sensitivity and genus of their application.

        Just before the sale went through and was finalized he revealed that he’d fed dye to different species of lesser apes, and let them fling their colored “product” at the canvass.

        The man was a psychologist, a PhD candidate, and the whole hoax was for his thesis.

        Whenever people make statements similar to yours, I remember this incident and chuckle. It seems a better response on my part than remembering “Der Urine-Jar” or the Maplethorpe slock.

        I also knew a woman — a licensed welder — who made quite a good living welding random pieces of metal together for “public art”. I say “knew” b/c I lost contact w/her about 33 years ago. She spoke forthrightly to anyone who asked, admitting that the pieces she welded together were, indeed, random. She was contemptuous of her clientele, saying that what they lacked in taste they made up for w/money.

        She was perplexed that her biggest clients — the so-called “Public Art” trade — never “caught it hot” from the people footing the bill.

    • Joseph Phillips

      ZZZZ… is this another stanza from the poem or something?

    • shimauma

      oh freddled grunt bugglely, thy maturations are to me
      beware the jabberwok my son
      twas brillig in the slithey toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe….

    • KansasGirl

      I’m shocked that you’re shocked.

    • Theresa brune

      Can you please enlighten us as to where it was meaningful,and beautiful ? I must be in another universe because I can’t find it.

    • emjem24

      Here, Carol… a poem just for you:
      Roses are red,
      Violets are blue,
      Your criticism is rich,
      Now bugger off too!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      I hate rap but have nothing against those who like rap whatever floats your boat in the case of the poem it sunk my boat

    • Penmar

      Well, I am younger than 65, have traveled the world, lived in Germany twice and the US, have visited Canada, experienced a lot of life and have written poetry (and yes I have awards for it) and the thing they called a poem, was someone rambling off some lib talking points while repeating a few lines, in a particular tone as to make it sound like a ‘poem’. I can appreciate beauty, but that was not it. I particularly found it offensive when he included the empty desks of the Newtown shooting victims. Everything in that so called poem can be directly linked back to some progressive notion Obama has, gun control, collectivism, etc.

    • Ronald

      I’m glad you were able to appreciate the beauty and gift of the poem. Poetry is not well appreciated by the masses, because modern popular culture is so vacant. Maybe in a different era, the poem would have been better understood and respected.

      btw. To abstain from being nasty, ignorant and rude isn’t Marxist… it’s called being a good Christian (or just a good human being). Keep shining your light Carol!

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      I see.

      You think being only 65 or so gives you perspective.

      I’ve lives more than 30 years longer, traveled the world, too.

      I’ve started businesses and lost businesses. I’ve buried two wives — though my third will bury me. My beautiful wives have gifted me with a (by today’s standards) a huge family, now well into the third generation. I have provided for my family, and through my labor provided the means for others to provide for theirs. I’ve trained youngsters who had talent to be Master Bakers and open their own places.

      I’ve had strokes and have cancer. I’ve taught myself to read, write and speak after the strokes and to walk and still make bread by hand after a drunk driver ran me down and doctors said I’d never walk again.

      I write these things, telling you about my small doings, because you have (in effect) invaded a person’s house to drop horse manure on their carpet.

      You obviously don’t know history — or have chosen to ignore it. Your parents, young lady, obviously neglected to teach you manners — or you’ve chosen to ignore them.

      Most of us are offended by people deifying a man — but Germans, such as you sound to be by the syntax of your comment — perhaps are not.

      We’re tired of being targeted by people who have used the blessings of America to run it to ruin, demonized for refusing to accept the yoke gladly or the chains joyfully.

      There is only one place to which the actions this man and his ilk lead.

      It is a place despots and tyrants have desired to attain in every age. My parents told me about the attempts to grow it in America before my birth by Wilson & his cohorts. I watched it arise in the 1930s across the sea. I watched it come to fruition in Cathay and an attempt to create the militant version in Nippon.

      We’ve had enough of slavery and Slavers — for what else is a man, or men, who take the fruits of your labor by force professing the “right” of ownership to it?. Even when they are perfumed, use pretty words and have learned to mimic humans to hide among them. They are ravening wolves, waiting until their nipping has bled us of enough Liberty, Self-Sufficiency and Self-Control that they can easily rend us into pieces.

      I had more, but the flame of my anger has exhausted me.

      Here’s a more stirring poem:

      America the Beautiful
      Words by Katharine Lee Bates,
      Melody by Samuel Ward

      . . .
      O beautiful for pilgrim feet
      Whose stern impassioned stress
      A thoroughfare of freedom beat
      Across the wilderness!
      America! America!
      God mend thine every flaw,
      Confirm thy soul in self-control,
      Thy liberty in law!

      . . .

      How can we say the lack of self-control to saddle our children unto the 8th generation with billions of wasted debt good?

      How can we have Liberty when The Law is one thing for the “well connected” and another for the average person?

      This is what has given us the Obamassiah.

      Shortly before the Civil War, there was a great man who said that war was inevitable, because it is a Law of Heaven that Liberty lost is only regained through the shedding of blood.
      The War of Independence shed a lot of blood.
      The next will also.

  • Bui van vat

    Crappy, illiterate poem. Hands as worn as my father’s (sic)?

  • LeftistsStink

    That’s especially funny since I just unfollowed Cantor because of his slavering over the inauguration.

  • Jack Deth

    “Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!… Blah!
    Klattu Barratta Nikkto
    Gort…. Please make it stop!”

    Numbingly boring
    words droned by a Butterfly
    signifies nothing.

    “Are we there, yet? Are
    we there, yet? Are we there, yet?
    Call Guantanamo!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue,
    to his Union Thugs
    Obama will be true.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    obama should of stood up and said you didn’t build that poem.
    would have been great then.

  • http://www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com Robert A. Hall

    The poem they should have read: “Hello, China, it’s Barack.” http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2013/01/hello-china-its-barack.html

  • RightThinking1

    Joe Biden thought bubble during poem: ( ______________________________)

    But really, could anything be worse than Maya Angelou (“The dinosaur, who left dry tokens…”) ? Well, perhaps, but I have to give Angelou credit, the vapidity of her verse pretty accurately predicted the vapidity of Clinton. Time said:”Blanco’s ascent to Maya Angelou status….”. That actually says quite a bit about where he must have started.

    That Time comment is under the headline: “Not Your Father’s Cuban Exile”. For once, Time has understated something. This, uh, guy, would not be my father’s anything.

    Who the HeII began this practice anyway? Oh, no surprise, a Democrat. The Republicans should have simply ignored this painfully stupid practice, or at least given it over to a clever writer of limericks.

    Predictably, the MSM are all gushing over this guy, as unfortunately evocative as that picture is. Prediction: There is a PBS show in his future.

  • BeeKaaay

    Eric Cantor was thinking “Do I have to listen to this boring speech? I got some cronies to pay off now”

  • Red Fred

    Noticed poem said something about digging coal, and thought they had already made that impossible.

  • forgetyoutooo

    Well at least we all know what a Harry Reid’s Brokeback Cowboy Poet is and to avoid them like the plague.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Hehehehehehe…..Cantor: “WFT???!!!”

  • 1SkepticalChick

    Conservatives are red.
    Liberals are blue.
    Someone should be President.
    Just NOT you.

    • OHNESA

      best one yet!

  • 1SkepticalChick
  • GaryTheBrave

    They should’ve invited Lupe Fiasco to do a poem.

  • Guest

    Ain’t no body got time for dat!

  • almarquardt

    Makes me wonder if the “poet” received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    • Purple State

      What an honor if he has!

    • meeester

      oh I see…you put it in the ‘art’ category. Verrry interesting.

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  • Herman LaClair

    There was a young man from Nantucket…

  • Dane Gunderson

    What rhymes with ‘Michelle Obama’s Helmet Hair’?

    • meeester

      i think it will be something like “big ol’ Wookie bear”

      • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

        Or thunder thighs you dont want to share

  • Dave Silva

    inauguration day
    america’s headstone on display
    they dug the grave
    they’ve paved and played
    simply to say.
    The Constitution, today its rest is laid.

  • Flying Tiger

    Why’s that loser gettin’ all up in my ear
    Talkin’ a whole lot a shit I ain’t wantin’ to hear


  • dabbobean

    There once was a man born in Kenya.
    His best friend was Peter Gozinya….

  • lainer51

    King and Queenie went up the hill, he in his Mom jeans, she in her bangs;

    King fell down and broke his crown and
    Queenie kicked him in the groin.

  • Garth Haycock

    I didn’t watch the coronation today. Seems I made the right decision.

  • alumin

    Cantor face = Who farted? face

  • JR48

    It’s a perfect representation of the Obama Administration. What matters is who the author is, not whether or not the poem was crap.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Compared to my poem, “The Hitch-Hiking Elvis”, that Inaugural poem was a fart! Jawamax 8<{D} Why do ya think I skipped it?