Archive: Poetic Justice
Pope & Mr. Nope

When it comes to the Pontiff, he’s it, Everywhere he goes, he’s a hit. But Pope Francis Could have gone to Kansas. Instead, he went to Congress and made John Boehner quit.

Rick Perry, Diplomat

As Rick Perry’s place in the polls recedes,
It’s time to drop out of the race, he concedes.
But he seems imminently fit
For an ambassadorship,
When Texas, inevitably, secedes.

Pledging Clinton Allegiance

Hillary Clinton has stepped on a dangerous ledge,
As bettors on her primary win start to hedge.
In order to attend
Her event in Cleveland,
Millennials first had to sign a loyalty pledge.

The Strange Bedfellows

They’re a pair that folks look at askance,
One plays coy at the other’s late advance.
Though Donald’s all sass
And Ted is a jackass,
It seems we’re watching a budding bromance.

Anchor Babies Aweigh!

In the campaign they haven’t acted much like mateys,
But they both disdain foreign-national pregnant ladies.
Despite the Constitution,
Which labels them “American,”
Both Jeb and The Donald prefer the term “anchor babies.”

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.