(NewsGlobal.com)- A “Twas the Night Before Christmas” parody poem featuring Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was released on Wednesday to criticize the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill.
While standing before a festive Christmas tree, Paul said, “Twas the week before Christmas, and through the Senate and House, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The chimney hung the earmarks with care, hoping St. Nicholas would soon be there.”
“The senators were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of pork danced in their heads.”
“No budget was found, just mischief and debt. While the taxpayers hung their poor heads and wept.”
Paul then called President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, as the “reindeer” of the United States Congress.
“Now, McConnell! Now, Schumer! Now, Pelosi and Vixen! On Biden! On Stupid! On Dumber and Blitzen! To debt! To bankruptcy! To free money for all! Now dash, dash away, more cash for all!”
“This spending season, instead of naughty and nice, Santa brought everyone something regardless of price.”
“And don’t forget a delicious candy cane, sweet with $40 billion to tide over Ukraine. Because of the climate, it’s not PC to leave coal. No one seems to care because we’re trillions in the hole,” he continued.
“Don’t worry about leaving the budget a mess. Democrats have given you 87,000 agents of the IRS.”
“But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight, ‘Happy bankruptcy to all, and all a good night.”
That concluded Paul’s masterpiece.
The funding package, made up of the 12 annual appropriations bills, was further criticized in a disclaimer that said the senator’s description of Santa Claus “has absolutely no relation to the magical St. Nick.”
The message read, “This Claus is that non-fiction Grinch of congressional creation.”
Paul has previously turned to verse and gotten political with his poetry. At the Fancy Farm Picnic in 2014, he read a poem aloud about Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Kentucky senatorial candidate at the time (D). At the same gathering in the Bluegrass State two years later, Paul debuted a new poem directed at Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.