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The complete Carl Sandburg talking points against Tom Mulcair


 

I.

They tell me the new NDP leader is wicked and I believe them, for I

have seen the new NDP leader’s painted women under the gas lamps

luring the farm boys.

II.

The new NDP leader comes on little cat feet.

He sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and then moves on

 

III.

The new NDP leader offers you many things,

I a few.

Moonlight on the play of fountains at night

With water sparkling a drowsy monotone,

Bare-shouldered, smiling women and talk

And a cross-play of loves and adulteries

And a fear of death and a remembering of regrets:

All this the new NDP leader offers you.

I come with:

salt and bread

a terrible job of work

and tireless war;

Come and have now:

hunger.

danger

and hate.

 

IV.

MY head knocks against the stars.

My feet are on the hilltops.

My finger-tips are in the valleys and shores of

universal life.

Down in the sounding foam of primal things I

reach my hands and play with pebbles of destiny.

I have been to hell and back many times.

I know all about heaven, for I have talked with God.

I dabble in the blood and guts of the terrible.

I know the passionate seizure of beauty

And the marvelous rebellion of man at all signs

reading “Keep Off.”

My name is Truth and I am the most elusive captive

in the universe.

So trust me, don’t vote NDP.


 

The complete Carl Sandburg talking points against Tom Mulcair

  1. Snap, snap, snap…

  2. I’m trying to imagine Deal Del Mastro mastering these…

  3. Sorry, double entry.

  4. Dans le port d’Amsterdam, Y a M’sieur Mulcair qui boit. Et qui boit et reboit, Et qui reboit encore. Il boit à la santé, Des putains d’Amsterdam. De Hambourg ou d’ailleurs, Enfin il boit aux dames!

    Modified from “Amsterdam” by Jacques Brel.

    • Poetically, the Conservatives will describe Thomas Mulcair as a drunken sailor–a drunken socialist sailor who thinks poorly of his fellow Canadians.

  5. The weasel in weasel’s clothing has been annointed !

  6. Topp butcher for the world
    Fool maker, stacker of wheat boards
    Player with doctrines and the party’s cherised truths:
    Stormy, husky, brawling,
    Dipper of the Big Beard.

    • That’s the spirit.

    • Good job!