Slouching towards unelectability—scandalize your potential voters

The longer Trump has a public role,/ The more unfit this cornered troll.


Every time Trump gets indicted
His final chagrin is expedited;
Every time Trump gets convicted,
His faux-victimhood’s contradicted.

When Trump defrauds with the Big Lie,
Never Trumpers relish the battle cry;
What outlaw sounds more delusional
Than the guilty career criminal?

Every transparent conviction
Confirms his scofflaw addiction.
What if he’s ever sentenced to jail?
What if sedition blocks getting bail?

If Trump were stricken with house arrest – 
Now that’s a campaign acid test.
What about cumulative penalties? 
Has he time to serve out felonies? 

How many victims must Trump abuse?
How many sins will voters excuse?
Time to exile this lord of misrule 
And MAGA’s politics of cruel. 

When reason can’t take more sleaze, 
Watch out below, the slippery trapeze.
What ninnies want a top secrets thief
As our top law enforcement chief?

We’re beyond a vulgar oligarch,
The poseur as absolute monarch;
The longer Trump has a public role,
The more unfit this cornered troll. 

If outlandish lies castrate debate,
Only voters stop the reprobate.
Reluctance to smash hypocrisy
Speaks ill of saving democracy.


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For over a decade, Robert S. Becker's independent, rebel-rousing essays on politics and culture analyze overall trends, history, implications, messaging and frameworks. He has been published widely, aside from Nation of Change and RSN, with extensive credits from OpEdNews (as senior editor), Alternet, Salon, Truthdig, Smirking Chimp, Dandelion Salad, Beyond Chron, and the SF Chronicle. Educated at Rutgers College, N.J. (B.A. English) and U.C. Berkeley (Ph.D. English), Becker left university teaching (Northwestern, then U. Chicago) for business, founding SOTA Industries, a top American high end audio company he ran from '80 to '92. From '92-02, he was an anti-gravel mining activist while doing marketing, business and writing consulting. Since then, he seeks out insight, even wit in the shadows, without ideology or righteousness across the current mayhem of American politics.