Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land
The tea party was stirring, too upset to disband
Congress had finished a bad budget deal
In hopes that the people would accept and not squeal
Barack and Michele on Waikiki did they lay
With visions of third world debts to repay
And Rove in his jammies, a Crossroads to bear
Was still shaking off, thirteen months of despair
When across America, a clatter broke out
The Obamacare lie, was creating a shout
The website had crashed, with no way to repair
The people were frantic, would there be no health care?
With Sens. Cruz and Lee shaking their heads
Knowing full well, that Obamacare should be dead
But their friends in the Senate, they did not believe
Thinking instead that there would be a reprieve
But the deadlines continued to fall by the side
As Obama just waived them blithely aside
No mandates for you my big business friends
No following the law became the big trend
With a pen so quick, he made rules disappear
It seemed as if Romney had suddenly appearíd
However when asked, no law could be changed
It had been passed, there could be no exchange
He called on his minions, with Grinch-like flair
Demanding their fealty, no matter, no care
And into the wind, we can still hear their names
It was these stalwart opponents he easily tamed
Now Lindsay! Now Lamar! Now, Hoeven and McCain!
On, Corker! On, Johnson! on Murkowski and Burr!
Letís open the government, destroying health care for all
A long lonely trek they all made their way home, saying
Merry Christmas to all, and Ted Cruz was sure right!
The author is the vice president of public policy and communications for Americans for Limited Government, a conservative advocacy group. With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.