I’ve Got A Little List

As someday it may happen—the election will be done
I’ve got a little list—I’ve got a little list
Of the people who were working so that Donald might have won
They mustn’t now be missed—they mustn’t now be missed!
There’s the media who told us, every time that Donald lied
That it’s crucially important to attack the other side
They told us “both sides do it so they’re more or less the same”
And reinforced the narrative “they’re equally to blame”
There’s more to their transgressions, but that’s pretty much the gist
And so they’re on the list; and so they’re on the list

We’ve got them on the list; we’ve got them on the list
And they mustn’t be dismissed—They must not be dismissed! [Read more…]

The Trump Surrogate

He’s razor-sharp, or even keener,
Calm and cool is his demeanor;
Ranting “Neener, neener, neener!”
Never was his style;
Poised and thoughtful, his debating,
Never stoops to low berating,
Turns aside barbaric hating
Merely with a smile.
Logic is the tool he uses,
Striking when and where he chooses;
Quick and strong, he never loses–
Always wins the prize;
Ready for a rough-and-tumble
Sure of foot; he’ll never stumble.
Through it all, remaining humble…
Problem is, he lies. [Read more…]

Unshackled (A Trumped-Up Sepielle)

This race might be one that’s best tackled unshackled—

Unchain me, you losers, and let me fly free!
I think I might surge without Ryan—I’m tryin’;
The best course of action is “Let Me Be Me!”
We don’t need to mention how racist my base is,
Or how xenophobic I am on the stump
It’s anti-establishment voting I’m noting
And no one can play the outsider like Trump! [Read more…]

False Balance (or, Fun With Amphibrachs!)

Political writing is hard to decipher;
It’s taking some effort—I’m trying!
I note the gymnastics reporters engage in,
Avoiding the phrase “Trump is lying”
They try to play fair; it’s a hopeless endeavor:
“He misrepresents what she’s saying”
The proper translation of Trump’s elocution:
“The Tangerine Jackass is braying!”
Reporters are fighting reflexive defenses—
Which, frequently, Trump can elicit—
But really, his lies need near constant addressing;
By ducking, the press are complicit! [Read more…]