Ten little Republicans, all in a line,
discussing foreign policy one at a time.
They lambaste Obama as socialist slime
inadvertently refuting intelligent design.
They all agree that the Islamic threat
is even more fearful than the national debt.
They couldn't tell Shia from Sunni, I'll bet.
But the sight of an imam sure makes them sweat.
Take Mister Pizza, long-shot Herman Cain,
who won't appoint Muslims during his reign.
His colleagues won’t call this idea insane.
Bigotry's the new normal in this year's campaign.
Tim Pawlenty is tougher than all of the rest.
He'd take on all bullies at our country's behest,
like America's a sheriff in the old Wild West
or a pumped-up version of Father Knows Best.
Jon Huntsman's a diplomat, that's all to the good.
He speaks Mandarin, which all of us should.
But speak Republican? I'm not sure that he could.
He'll try tilting right to make us forget where he's stood.
Gary Johnson worries about the money we've spent.
He's proposed cutting the military 40 percent.
Given a chance he'd privatize all government!
Back to the Gilded Age, that's his intent.
These hawks in doves’ clothing just for the day
only this president's wars will they ever naysay.
Once in the White House, they'd announce "Bombs away."
With the victims and taxpayers the ones left to pay.
The president is rightly critiqued from the left
for ignoring huge gobbets of financial theft,
for not cutting away at the Pentagon's heft,
for wars that leave countries completely bereft.
From this Republican field, there's nothing to fear.
Their foreign policy is anything but clear.
With the economic recovery yet to appear,
don't expect much global talk in the election next year.
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