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The lefties The Observer knows are coping with the Dorito Mussolini regime in different ways: working out, creating art, staying well away from Twitter and randomly driving in the countryside to scream bloody murder and throw crockery at the moon. Many are also, thank God, turning their frustration and worry into action by protesting, organizing, marching and such, and all without even knowing when or if the checks from George Soros, Barack Obama and Alec Baldwin will be in the mail. Sad! Friend of the Times Susan Elder, however, has taken to spinning the bitter straw of politics into poetic gold, buoying the spirits of her Facebook friends with bursts of comedy via expertly-written limericks. It's either laugh of cry at this point, and it appears she has chosen the path of laughter. Lord knows most of the folks could use a laugh these days, what with the flaming, runaway manure wagon that is the Trump Era careening hither and yon, splashing dookie all over our most cherished American traditions. We offer a selection of Scribe Elder's efforts here.

1

The Cabinet positions are bought.

What fresh hell hath today wrought?

Robotic folks scold

"Believe what you're told."

It's all even worse than I thought.

2

The swamp was supposed to be drained

But many things need to be 'splained

When the going gets dicey

They send out poor Spicey

Till they get his replacement well trained.

3

So who knew of those Russian hacks?

We've been given "alternate facts."

"It's a trust thing," they cry.

But it's simply a lie.

It's honesty our leader lacks.

4

When he doesn't like something it's

"fake."

I'm not sure how much more I can take.

Watching all this delusion

Sends me into seclusion.

I keep hoping that I'm not awake.

5

I'm afraid that he truly believes

The alternate facts he conceives.

Since his "landslide" election

When he spies his reflection

It's George Clooney's face that he sees.

6

It probably was a mistake

To believe the muck that Fox rakes.

Seems terror in Sweden

Was a bit misleadin'

No wonder he thinks news is fake.

7

It's no longer OK to be meek

If it's freedom of press that you seek.

We need to join forces

or the logical course is

we'll all be unable to speak.

8

The president has come to decide

that health care is hard to provide.

When he asks, "Who knew?"

It's "everybody but you!"

Could this be what will turn the tide?

9

He must think it's all a big game

requiring mere fortune and fame.

When something goes wrong

it's his same old song.

He just finds somebody to blame.

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