Just saying no to abortion, climate, rights, elections, science and compromise augur ill
Surviving conflicted politics
Must surpass soundbite tricks;
Control answers the imperative
Of the stronger party’s narrative.
As storylines inform conviction,
Dispensing truth in fact or fiction,
Will do-nothing obstructionists thrive
With knee-jerk gestures of shuck and jive?
Even Dems falling short as heroes
Still mortify Trumplican zeroes;
The good faith that nurtures the throng
Abashes thugs blind to right and wrong.
Now at play majority power
When autocrats their rights devour;
What centrists shun positive decisions
Set against bad faith diminutions?
Will election deniers Dems outfox
With blatant, chaotic gridlocks?
What gang that feasts on ruination
Deserves ruling a troubled nation?
The right’s still trapped in doom and gloom:
“Carnage reigns,” Trumpers whine and fume;
But Dems show things can be done,
Humane new bills fought for – and won.
Discount age, even personality:
Elections chase possibility.
Dems make the future palatable,
The right twists it intolerable.
If voting’s not legitimate,
Worse invades with bitter stalemate;
Regression sounds the right’s gung-ho:
Affluent lobbyists love cash flow.
So let us welcome twenty-four,
Confirming the rightwing dinosaur;
Let House Rethugs sneer at gold rings:
Deliverables deluge do-nothings.