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The Poetics of Perception
Why Can't a Repub Be More Like a Dem?

 

 

 

 

Why Can’t a Repub Be More Like a Dem?

 

a new song and dance by

Lerner, Loewe, and Carter

 

 

PROFESSOR HIGGINS:

Why can’t a Repub be more like a Dem?
Dems are so honest, so thoroughly square;
Eternally noble, historically fair.
Who, when you win, will always give your back a pat.
Why can’t a Repub be like that?

Why does every one do what the others do?
Can’t a Repub learn to use his head?
Why can’t a Repub take after a Dem?
Dems are so pleasant, so easy to please.
Whenever you’re with them, you’re always at ease.

 

One Dem in a million may shout a bit.
Now and then, there’s one not up to speed.
One perhaps whose truthfulness you doubt a bit,
But by and large we are a marvelous breed!

Why can’t a Repub take after a Dem?
Dems are so friendly, good-natured and kind.
A better companion you never will find.

 

Why can’t a Repub be more like a Dem?
Dems are so decent, such regular chaps;
Ready to help you through any mishaps;
Ready to buck you up whenever you’re down.
Why can’t a Repub get rid of that frown?

Why is thinking something Repubs never do?
And why is logic never even tried?

Dishing dirt on Dems is all they ever do.

Why don’t they clean up the mess inside?

Why can’t a Repub behave like a Dem?
If I was a ‘Pub whose party’d lost a national election,
When the country needed change and new direction;
Would I start bawling like a bathtub overflowing,
Or carry on as if my home were in a tree?
Would I spout rubbish like a rooster crowing?
Why can’t a Repub be more like . . . me?

 

 

 

 

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