Saturday, April 16, 2016

Robert Cooperman- A Poem

The Supreme Court After the 2024 Election

After yet another Democrat was elected
to the White House, the Senate has again
refused to hold hearings to ratify a new Justice.

And since one more Democratic-appointed
Justice has succumbed to illness and old age,
the Republican dominated Senate has declared,

“We’ve kept our majority, so we’re perfectly
happy with the make-up of the Court; no need
for new justices: deranged socialists every last one.”

The President Elect’s protests have had the same
effect as shouting into a hurricane, so have demands
from Democrats in the Senate and the House.

And calls from various left-leaning news outlets,
to allow the process to go forward have been used,
metaphorically, as so much toilet paper.

“Let the people decide,” the Majority Leader
of the Senate proclaimed, in a bit of logic
so fuzzy it vanished like dandelion tufts.

“Besides,” he went on, “we can wait another
four years, or however long it takes, to restore us  
to our lawful position of absolute power.”

Chief, and sole Justice, Clarence Thomas
once again acknowledged that he will refuse
to ask opposing attorneys any questions.

1 comment:

  1. Robert Cooperman makes political satire look easy.
    When a temperamental poet
    is a womderful political critic
    he knows not to be didactic.