Donald Trump
God bless us, every one! Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

T’was the week before Christmas and up and down K Street lobbyists wept

Because after a year of chaos, the GOP one promise had kept.

They rewarded the Koch brothers and all their friends,

Whose dark money checks now paid huge dividends.

With a smack of his gavel and a look of gleeful delight

Speaker Ryan stuck it to regular Americans and worsened their plight.

The richest got gifts and the rest a surprise,

As the individual mandate repeal will cause premiums to rise.

To obscure the bill’s true nature and to ensure reelection,

Its authors came up with a great piece of deception.

What might look like a middle class tax cut in an election year

Is actually a mirage that will soon disappear.

While the windfall for corporations is here to stay,

The “cut” for American families will soon go away.

To those in the know, this trickery is obscene,

But Republicans hope it will buy votes in 2018.

And what about the commander in chief,

Who claims that the law will grant him no financial relief?

Sadly it’s just another bold-faced lie,

The kind only his most loyal supporters might buy.

As nobody who knows Trump would find at all shocking,

The president has managed to stuff his own stocking.

So let us exclaim before you enjoy Christmas night

That this tax reform bill is a big piece of shite.



The cartoon above was created by DonkeyHotey for WhoWhatWhy from these images: Donald Trump caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0), Kellyanne Conway caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0), David Koch caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), Charles Koch caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), Bob Mercer caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), Ivanka Trump  caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0), gift 1 (Vincent van der Pas / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0), gift 2 (ProFlowers.com  / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), gift 3 (liz west / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), gift 4 (nathanmac87 / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), gift 5 (Aaron Jacobs / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0), gift 6 (FutUndBeidl / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), gift 7 (Michael Pardo / Flickr – CC0 1.0), hat 1 (143d ESC / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), hat 2 (Kelly Mercer / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), hat 3 (143d ESC / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), Santa (Marines / Flickr) and the White House.  


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  • Klaus Marre is a writer, editor, and former congressional reporter. Follow him on Twitter @KlausMarre. DonkeyHotey creates caricatures and cartoons used by many writers and websites to illustrate news articles and opinion pieces. His current work is a combination of caricature, photo collage, and photo manipulation. Follow him on Twitter @DonkeyHotey.

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Geoff Botting

Beautiful, I particularly like the last line in this ode. Remember, greed is good, apparently!