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Lowering the Barr

As Trump's GOP chases conspiracies
& lashes out at US agencies & public servants,
AG Barr stands out as uniquely pernicious
in his political attacks on the IG report
& declarations that Trump's above the law.

Republicans in Congress repeat lies,
propagate Russian disinformation,
are willing to threaten our elections
to defend Donald ... and the bar's so low,
we aren't even surprised anymore.

Trump politicizes anti-semitism
for the agenda of right-wing anti-semites,
conservative media mocks Greta Thunberg,
the admin expands family detention
... & it's come to feel like par for the course.

As the GOP behaves in the image of Trump,
we keep lowering the bar for what's accepted.
We need to raise the bar of political discourse
& remove Barr, Trump & the GOP.

Meanwhile, Dems who are or woo billionaires
push a centrist lane in the primary
& Dems in DC simultaneously impeach Trump
yet support his trade deals & military spending
...so a higher bar for Democrats is warranted too.

Endless topics, boundless cheer, bottomless pitchers,
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U.S Hearings vs. GOP Listening

The Intelligence Committee report
outlines crimes & corruption by Trump
based on compelling, public hearings.
The GOP response is based on
conspiracy theories & Putin talking points.

The Judiciary Committee hearings
elevated Constitutional scholars.
The GOP invested in roll call votes,
faux outrage & parliamentary grievances.

We're hearing the GOP slash food stamps,
attack immigrants, flail on the world stage.
Trump is just listening to Fox News ...
& to world leaders laughing at him.

And Dems have passed hundreds of bills
that the GOP won't hold a hearing on.

All the hearings in the world come up short
if the GOP just won't listen.

But impeachment & elections
will get their attention.

Harris exits the field, the GOP exits reality
& we come closer to exiting this decade,
giving much to discuss & debate
at your local progressive social club.

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I Beg Your Pardon?

After two weeks of damning hearings,
more evidence of Trump lies,
Nunes conflicts, White House obstruction
... yet the GOP's begging Trump's pardon
for this Constitutional inconvenience.

Courts order McGahn to testify,
convict Roger Stone of 7 counts
& other officials hold their breath
prepping to obstruct for Trump
& hoping for a pardon on the other end.

Meanwhile, Trump overrules Navy brass
as he pardons & absolves war criminals,
then begs them to join his campaign.

On Thanksgiving, a turkey's pardoned.
In Trumpland, every turkey,
chicken-hawk & vulture
is looking for a pardon of their own.

And as Trump begs the Senate for a pardon,
our only reply to the GOP apologists
is "I beg your pardon?"
But we won't be begging or pardoning
when it's judgement day next November.

With holiday spirit, convene & converse
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The Republic Can, Republicans Can't

Impeachment hearings are a daily feast
of explosive & conclusive testimony,
as Congress plays its Constitutional role
... and Republicans play juvenile games
of distraction, dismissiveness & denial.

From the noble Masha Yovaoavitch
to the ernest Alexander Vindman
to the smarmy Gordon Sondland,
witnesses face Trump's twitter wrath
for telling tales our nation needs to hear.

In Congress & on the debate stage,
Democrats assert nobody's above the law.
From hearings to Fox to the White House,
GOP prove all of them are beneath contempt.

Impeachment & elections offer a sign
our Republic can work to right wrongs.
But Republicans are Republican'ts—
they can't hold Trump accountable
and can't defend the Constitution.

Let's prove that the Republic can,
even when Republicans can't.

Hearings! Debates! You need a drink!
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When Is Enough Enough?

Impeachment hearings have begun
with respected witnesses & testimony
& an abundance of evidence we already knew
(while the GOP peddles right-wing theories).
When can we say enough is enough
and just impeach already?

Compelling Dem candidates are battling
for frontrunner status before Iowa --
yes Big Business Democrats
urge Bloomberg & Patrick into the race.
When can we say enough candidates
& see the field finally narrow, not grow?

Trump used his foundation for personal gain.
He separated even more kids than we knew.
He sides with Turkey's strongman against Kurds
& a military coup against Bolivia's leader.
When can we say enough is enough
& politicians, media, voters fully reject Trump ?

It's a week when we've have more than enough
— enough evidence, enough corruption,
enough candidates, enough GOP distraction.
Now let's say enough is enough already?

A week for the history books, a night for the bar
where you can talk, drink, schmooze, learn
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When Is Enough Enough?

Impeachment hearings have begun
with respected witnesses & testimony
& an abundance of evidence we already knew
(while the GOP peddles right-wing theories).
When can we say enough is enough
and just impeach already?

Compelling Dem candidates are battling
for frontrunner status before Iowa --
yes Big Business Democrats
urge Bloomberg & Patrick into the race.
When can we say enough candidates
& see the field finally narrow, not grow?

Trump used his foundation for personal gain.
He separated even more kids than we knew.
He sides with Turkey's strongman against Kurds
& a military coup against Bolivia's leader.
When can we say enough is enough
& politicians, media, voters fully reject Trump ?

It's a week when we've have more than enough
— enough evidence, enough corruption,
enough candidates, enough GOP distraction.
Now let's say enough is enough already?

A week for the history books, a night for the bar
where you can talk, drink, schmooze, learn
at your local progressive social club.

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52 Weeks or Less

Virginians and Kentuckians agree:
Standing for health care & women's rights,
against corruption & right-wing attacks
is more popular than standing with Trump.

Diplomats & military personnel agree:
Trump blackmailed Ukraine --
as Trump appointees change testimony
& Trump lashes out at a decorated colonel.

Even more Republicans agree
that Trump broke the law --
they're just too scared to do
anything about it ... so far.

Elections have consequences
& Tuesday's should be a GOP
more scared of standing with Trump
than scared of standing up to him.

If they don't learn that lesson soon,
we'll teach then in 52 weeks. Or less.

That's 52 more chances to gather,
to share & sip & shoot this s**t,
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The Bold and the BOO-tiful

A stadium of baseball fans boo Trump
showing more passion & principle
than GOP in Congress who cheer him
even amidst more damning evidence
& as impeachment moves forward.

Republicans cry boo-hoo
over House procedures & whistle-blowers
because they won't confront the facts
of corruption & criminality in the White House.

And voters must be shouting "Boo!"
because Republicans run scared
when their own constituents ask them
about foreign interference in elections.

You know it's Halloween season
because BOO is on everyone's lips --
here's to the bold & the BOO-tiful.

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Angrier White Men

Explosive testimony of quid pro quo,
credible witnesses, damning quotes
polls swinging further to impeach & remove
are making for an angry white man,
desperate & isolated, in the White House.

Unable to defend Trump's actions,
outraged over Syria, Turkey & the Kurds,
upset at the attempted G-7 money grab,
embarrassed answering voter questions --
that's the fate of a Congressional Republican.

A few dozen GOP members of Congress,
putting white male privilege on display,
interrupt secure impeachment hearings
in a tantrum of distraction & destruction.

There are plenty of angry, white men in DC.
And now they are getting angrier --
in the face of impeachment inquiries
and the persistence of people power.

It means they may get more dangerous,
but also shows that "we the people"
are doing something right.

Show up, speak up & tonight drink up
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Cummings and Goings

Congress condemns Trump
over serious Syria chaos
while even Erdogan trolls Trump
over his Twitter tantrums
& mangled "make a deal" missive.

When a dozen Dems shared the stage,
they were joined by GOP talking points
in attacks against Medicare for All,
while Warren got frontrunner treatment.
& Bernie showed up hale and hardy.

Impeachment builds, Democrats push,
Republicans flail, obstruction cracks,
& as Giuliani digs himself deeper,
Trump seems ready to throw him overboard.

And Rep. Elijah Cummings passes away
but his work and truth will carry on.

Cummings goes off, impeachment goes on
& if Dems stay strong & GOP shows courage
Trump & Giuliani should be going, going gone.

For now, they're here -- and so are we
sharing space, thoughts & a pitcher or three
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