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Nancy Pelosi is Off the Table

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Written by Philip Kraske   
Saturday, 12 January 2019 11:47

The former Speaker has retaken her gavel,
Which makes me wonder where Democrats travel,
'Cause to me it's clear that a Dem worth the name,
Is leaning to left and away from the shame
Of repping the banks, the rich and most able,
Which means ol' Nancy is herself off the table.

Plutocracy's a story that's now sunken in,
Which you see in movies where underdogs win,
In some C.S.I. and House of Cards chapters,
Lamented alike by heroes and raptors,
And now forms a part of the national lore,
Which Dems must address if they want to score.

Along with the story of how wealth's taken over
Rises the one about arms-makers in clover,
Making that hay while sun shines in Af-Pak,
And Yemen, Syria, Somalia and Iraq,
And while Yankees happily fend for their nation,
They now raise eyebrows at mili-lactation.

And since Speaker P. last grabbed that big gav',
The income gap's grown 'tween have-not and have,
With more and more folks needing loans at short terms,
Which bleed them more than bacterial germs,
And this finally too is making impression
On our body politic and raising much question.

Yet the Estab' continues to itself assert,
Not changing its spots or even its shirt,
Ragging on Russia, keeping Gaza a jail,
And against any pullout from anywhere rail,
On poor Bernie S. doing hit-job-du-jour,
Hoping most likely for Hillary's new tour.

It's a disconnect worthy of old '68,
When elites thought it was but something they ate,
And carried on 'Nam and bombed it just horrible,
Relying for votes on the dumb and deplorable
Who fifty years on voted in The Blond Flame,
Their savior-in-chief from More of the Same.

 

 

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0 # Rwspisak 2019-01-28 07:19
Well said dear poet
These truths, and we know it
When the huskster stole their lunch
In sixteen
Around they carried the much lauded Bernie
Like MLK’S DREAM.
Safe he was then, no chance of election
And hardly able to dislodge their selections.

But now as the electorate is headed toward primaries
Their looking to petroleum, wall street, and refineries!
To load me with cash, agendas for sale
Deregulating, war enabling, pipeline approving at the speed of a gale

All the blood and the energy is headed left
People need health care, there's no benefits left
socialism for corporate profits they can't seem to stop it
And student loans have balooned as have corporate profits.

Will they keep their faces turned away
From the people's needs, more wars... Bombs Away!
But the people aren't fooled any more
Not in Paris, not Baltimore
Too many youngsters shot in the street
Too many prisons, PROFITS CANT BE BEAT!

Dems need a wake up call
Cause the Repubs are headed for a great big fall
Can they listen or are they totally deaf
If that's their deal
SENATOR SANDERS will’s made of steel
And there are more behind him
If the Dems only can find them!
 

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