Both Republicans and Democrats have been using the occasion of Valentine’s Day to score points and take political jabs at each other. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent Rep. John Boehner some “romantic” Twitter poetry, but the House Speaker might be playing hard to get. Maybe he responded with a discreet direct message, but for public consumption, the day was all about the economy, not the Violence Against Women Act.

So like a man. For what it’s worth, the Republican-led House did pass a five-year extension of the Violence Against Women Act back in May 2012, in spite of a veto threat by the White House.

Reviews of Murray’s poem are mixed.

  • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

    She copied me. HAHA Roses are red, violets are blue, Democrats tell lies and then they blame you.

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Oh miss poem show off :-)

  • Maxx

    Stop spending our money and wasting our time with your putrid prose you pathetic poets. Who gives a crap what color violets are when the only color you governing nitwits see is GREEN.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Roses are red, violets are blue, now pass a budget you dam fools!
    (Hey poems not my thing, above is proof)

  • TheOriginalDonald

    What in the world does/VAWA have to do with jobs/Senator Murray?

  • AimToMisbehave

    That’s the intellectual firepower Washington (state) is bringing to the national stage. May god have mercy on all of our souls…

    • Lady 12

      I would love to argue with you in defense of my home state, but I just simply can’t.

    • Lady 12

      I would love to argue with you in defense of my home state, but I just simply can’t.

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

      wasnt she a schoolteacher? the hands-down dumbest senator in DC (that’s saying a lot) was tasked with the mental growth of children??

  • Catchance

    @PattyMurray:
    Roses are red, violets are blue
    VAWA is something we have to eschew
    Your colleagues have added provisions anew
    Typical democrat weasels- sc**w you!

  • Peyton

    Budgets are Red, Democrats are Blue, Try to save the Country, and they’ll say screw you!

  • Lady 12

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Murray, butt out of Washington,
    And don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.
    #Freeverse!
    (It’s too late for me to worry about rhyming.)

  • Jim Denney

    I’m just spitballin’ here, but shouldn’t aborting a female fetus be covered under VAWA? We all know boys are on their own, since feminists don’t approve of people with penises.

  • Jim Denney

    I’m just spitballin’ here, but shouldn’t aborting a female fetus be covered under VAWA? We all know boys are on their own, since feminists don’t approve of people with penises.

  • Insubordinate

    The deficit’s red
    The unemployed blue
    Four years ago
    The budget was due

  • Insubordinate

    The deficit’s red
    The unemployed blue
    Four years ago
    The budget was due

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Dear Democrats

    Roses are Red
    Violets are Blue
    The Budget is F—ed
    All Thanks to you

  • Steve_J

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Patty Murray is as
    useful as poo.

  • Greg Scott

    Roses are red,violets are blue….Pass a damn budget and obey the law ,you.

  • $8203344

    She’s almost completely clueless.

    • Lady 12

      What do you mean “almost?”

    • Lady 12

      What do you mean “almost?”

  • skypilot77

    Roses are red, Violets are blue . . . Oh, “What difference does it make?”

  • ceemack

    Hey, Patty:

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    You spend too much money,
    You sure as hell do.

  • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

    Patty Murray, why did once you praise bin Laden for doing “good things”?

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

      b/c, this was when Booooosh was president and they had to spin bin laden as a sympathetic character.

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

      b/c, this was when Booooosh was president and they had to spin bin laden as a sympathetic character.

  • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

    Patty Murray, why did once you praise bin Laden for doing “good things”?

  • LordElrond09

    Roses are Red
    Violets are blue
    Democrats suck

    • Lady 12

      Short and to the point.

  • LordElrond09

    Roses are Red
    Violets are blue
    Democrats suck

  • poljunkie♪

    Roses are red

    We need a budget

    Because youre a Dem

    You say

    F*ck it.

    Patty, We need a budget now. It’s been an entire Presidential term.

  • poljunkie♪

    Roses are red

    We need a budget

    Because youre a Dem

    You say

    F*ck it.

    Patty, We need a budget now. It’s been an entire Presidential term.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Vote NO on the VAWA!

    Like most bills that are passed in DC, it’s full of garbage with a misleading title.

    Want to stop violence against women?

    Let them buy more than SEVEN bullets!

  • kim

    Dear Patty, we don’t need new laws to go to a doctor. We don’t need new laws to enforce the border laws. We don’t need an amnesty to enforce immigration laws. And we don’t need a law to make violence against women more illegal, it already is. Now if we could just get it enforced

  • kim

    Dear Patty, we don’t need new laws to go to a doctor. We don’t need new laws to enforce the border laws. We don’t need an amnesty to enforce immigration laws. And we don’t need a law to make violence against women more illegal, it already is. Now if we could just get it enforced