Archive: Poetic Justice
Debates Create Reprobates

The GOP contenders don’t want pollsters to ignore ’em,
So they can make the debate cut and get a national TV forum.
So their comments get outrageous
And insulting and shameless,
And the only thing that’s lacking is political decorum.

Heights of Hyperbole

The Iran nuclear deal has left Republicans feeling bitter.
They sound as if we’re hurtling toward a frigid nuclear winter.
But all’s not lost,
It’s not a holocaust,
And it’s certainly not the “greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.”

Half the Battle

The Confederate flag battle has at last been won.
It’s finally been relegated to a history museum.
The move is symbolic,
But it belies the logic:
We got rid of the flag, but not the gun.

The GOP Violents

Some Republicans met Donald Trump’s nonsense with silence,
While others responded with uncharacteristic vehemence.
But amid the outrage,
We’d still like to encourage
Even more “Republican-on-Republican violence.

The Rope-a-Dope Campaign

Barack Obama ran for president with a message of hope.
Bernie Sanders is running for the office on a socialism trope.
But at an Independence Day parade
Hillary Clinton’s campaign made
A huge mistake when they corralled the media with a rope.

Incompetent, Inchoate, Incoherent

Bobby Jindal’s stint as governor has been less than steady.
While Louisiana’s budget plunges deeper into the red, he
Thinks he can win,
Based on the color of his skin,
With this idiotic campaign slogan: “Tanned, Rested, Ready.”

Gay Marriage Wreckage

Bobby Jindal wants the Supreme Court’s destruction,
While Ted Cruz wants justices to stand for election.
They say that gay marriage
Is a judicial miscarriage.
They don’t believe in constitutional equal protection.

Our Scarlet Letter

There’s a lot of controversy about the “Stars and Bars,”
But taking it down in South Carolina goes way too far.
I say let ’em wave it,
Display it or wear it,
Because the Confederate battle flag tells us exactly where the bigots are.

Ten-Spot Money Shot

The news that the Treasury’s putting a woman on the ten-dollar bill
Must have given even the staunchest feminist a thrill.
But in reality,
Given pay inequality,
She should really be gracing the six-dollar-and-thirty-five-cent bill.

The Donald’s Running

He’s been a perennial presidential campaign chump,
But lo, into the political fray he’s finally jumped.
And with his penchant for self-branding,
We could soon find ourselves standing
In the registered trademarked “United States of Trump.”