House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)
Ol’ Schmo ‘negotiates’ Us a trillion dollar deal—
We started with TEN…
“It’s morally wrong to allow
a sucker to keep his money.”
Great grand bargainer—Drone Ranger-
Slick Willy-style ‘negotiator.’ ‘Debt ceiling’
debater—‘fiscal cliff’ navigator— Ol’ Schmo
plays Harry Houdini. His hands are always tied—
on The Peoples’ needs!
Call it cruel Kabuki Theater/Silly Sinema—
slapstick, or whatever, with a West Virginian
Corporate tax butchering! Elite tax ‘breaks!’ Weapons
of Mass Destruction! Bankrolling/co-signing for Apartheid
State Slaughter of the Day! Ol’ Schmo’s ever clever ‘across
the aisle’ acrobat!
Remember how he had Anita Hill’s back—
Strom Thurmond’s stiletto?
Remember his paw prints all over Long Dong Silver,
AKA Thom-ass Clarence, and Spinnin’ Ginni madness?
Ol’ Schmo ‘negotiates’ pistols pointing at
And he’ll rush out War House screaming, “I was
Robbed—had ‘my' money in this pocket and
Your money in that pocket. They got your money!!!”
He’ll spout mush-mouthed platitudes. Snap selfies. Slide
into a luxury getaway car. Track elephant excrement/donkey
dung to Delaware,West Virginia, Arizona, General Dynamics,
Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Northrup-Grumman…
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Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet; BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC. You can Vote for his work at: GoFundMe and PayPal.