Friday, April 24, 2015

Today, The Deadline Poet Skewers The Dumbos And Their Blame-Game Dilemma

The Deadline Poet handles a virtual shiv with the best of the political infighters. Four simple lines and Dumbo guts are spilling into the gutter. The Dumbos are driven by a single emotion: H.A.T.E. That makes them an easy target for the satirist. If this is (fair & balanced) political nonsense, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Republican Contenders Stream Into New Hampshire
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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Obama they live to denounce.
But Hillary’s who they must trounce.
An awkward conundrum occurs:
Is everything his fault or hers? Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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