Who’s the leader of the Club that’s made for you and me…
M-I-C K- E- Y
I’ve made the mistake of watching the Senate as it goes through the histrionics of repealing the Affordable Care Act for the gazillionth. time. Yesterday, I had the nagging suspicion I had seen this played out somewhere else before.
Attention, Baby Boomers from the 1950s. Sing along with me.
If you can remember the fun and games afternoons with Mickey and the gang,
you have a great memory
we had our clubhouse –
just like the US Senate has today
our Head Mouseketeer Jimmie was a
lot more fun than the new
Senate Head Mouseketeer Mitch
If only our Senators were as congenial as Mickey and Minnie, I wonder what could get done?
We need more women in the new Senate Club
The new Senate Club represents
the best interests of all the people in the country,
wouldn’t you think?
sigh…Disney was a deal-maker, too…
And now it’s time to say goodbye to all our fam-i- ly
M-I-C see you real soon
K-E-Y why? because we like you!
Most of these Senators can remember the Mickey Mouse Club of yesteryear – maybe some of them were even card-carrying members like me – but they’ve forgotten Head Mouseketeer Jimmie’s admonitions to treat each other with respect and kindness. The new Club thrives on disrespect and meanness. The new Head Mouseketeer Mitch has gotten lost in a wilderness of wheeling and dealing that will cost many Americans the opportunity for adequate health care.
Pretty is one of those Americans who has health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and will have none if it’s repealed. Multiply that by 32 million lives. I can’t. I can’t even imagine the ultimate price for the possibilities being discussed on the floor of the Senate today.
Maybe that’s why I’ve resorted to tunes from the years when my best friends were Spin and Marty.
P.S. The views expressed today in no way reflect the views of Mickey and Minnie Mouse or any of the Mouseketeers pictured. The pictures are copyrighted by the Disney Company more than 60 years ago.