Republican folks who are “troubled” have doubled
It lets them look noble and oh-so-concerned
A camouflage cover concealing their dealings
Cos voters won’t search very hard, they have learned
This “troubled” Republican faction’s true actions
Are somewhat at odds with the words they lay down;
No chance they’ll be serving the POTUS his notice
It’s more than enough that the press see them frown!
You’ve seen this before, many times now (it rhymes, now!)
Instead of strong action, it’s all “thoughts and prayers”
Pretend that the right words are magic—it’s tragic,
Cos nothing gets done, although everyone “cares”
I’m sick of this strange, never-ending pretending
They look like they care, but they show that they don’t
It’s all a façade—I’m not buying their lying
Let’s vote in a Congress who’ll do what these won’t
Yup, there are more and more GOP congressweasels declaring that they are “troubled” by the actions of the trump administration. This means every bit as much as their “thoughts and prayers” following natural disasters.
"Troubled" is the new "thoughts and prayers."
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) May 10, 2017
Thing is, for ordinary people, being “troubled” and sending “thoughts and prayers” is not an unreasonable thing to say. Yes, it is useless, but ordinary people don’t have a direct way of making a significant difference in the situation. Even if they send money, food, or blood to disaster victims, an ordinary person is sending a relatively small amount. That small amount is more than “thoughts and prayers”, but not nearly so much as what a sitting representative or senator could do. It’s when the representatives and senators use the “thoughts and prayers” language that we realize “hey, but… these weasels could actually do something more than I could!” and in this new context, see their “thoughts and prayers” as literally the least they could do.
And now we have GOP congressweasels saying “I’m troubled”, when they could be actually calling for an independent investigator. “I’m troubled” plays well… or rather, it has, historically.
So, hey, support those congressweasels in your thoughts and prayers. And support their opponents at the polls.