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Redaction Reactions

The redacted Mueller report proves
that ****** is ******* and ******,
that Barr is full of **********
& Trump's team of corrupt criminals
should be ********* once and for all.

Trump vetoes bipartisan efforts to end
US involvement in the Yemen crisis,
supporting inhumane Saudi actions
over basic humanitarian need.

He attacks immigrants at every turn,
Barr seeks to punish asylum-seekers,
Stephen Miller criminalizes refugees
& the GOP stands by in complicity.

Trump is a pro at provoking reactions
& with Barr in charge of DOJ, every action
has an equal and opposite redaction.

Now it's up to Democratic leaders,
grassroots people power
& the American voter to take action.

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The Urge to Purge

Trump purges immigration agencies,
pushing out the monsters responsible
for family separation policies
to install new monsters ready to enforce
an even more brutal anti-immigrant agenda.

Barr continues to bar the Mueller report
with vague pledges, delayed timelines
& plans to purge the report of info
before Congress & the public can see it.

Mnuchin ends up in deep water,
mansplaining & obstructing Maxine Waters,
& Treasury refuses to release Trump's returns
while the GOP tax scam hits the rest of us.

The GOP purges decency & democracy,
Trump purges sanity & humanity,
but it's voters looking at right-wing leaders
who feel the strongest urge to purge.

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Democratic Rules vs. White House Fools

Barr continues to stall,
Democratic leaders subpoena,
Mueller's team start to leak,
while the public, which isn't fooled,
wants to see the full report.

Trump says windmills cause cancer,
he threatens to close the border
to amp up a manufactured crisis
& 25 security clearance denials
were reversed by White House meddling.

McConnell changes Senate rules
to rush through court picks.
Biden contends with rules of engagement
after a career of too-close contact.
And House Dems use the rules
to demand 6 years of tax returns.

Will societal rules & democratic tools
combined with people-power fuel
confront the fools who try to rule?
If only it all were just April Fools. ...

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No Mueller Time at This Barr?

The world waited for Mueller time,
but we got turned away at the Barr,
as a handpicked partisan appointee
exonerated with a summary
while suppressing the full report.

The same AG under White House orders
is now seeking to invalidate the ACA
as emboldened Trump turns to his passion
of attacking health care, Medicaid
& protections for pre-existing conditions.

The GOP in the House sit on the their hands
to sustain Trump's veto of the vote to end
his fake national emergency --
while Senate GOP mocks climate change
insisting we all have more babies.

And meanwhile Trump looks to slash
Special Olympics, Big Bird, Puerto Rico relief,
while grabbing money to build his wall.

Trump acts triumphant
while craven corruption continues
but no tantrums or tweets can exonerate
his hubris & Republican recklessness.

And while he may have Barr, in the end
guys who act like him get thrown out of the bar.

Much to think on and drink on,
to cheer, jeer, and share a beer
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Beg Your Pardon?

A bipartisan vote in the Senate
rebuked Trump's warmaking,
pushing to disrupt US-Saudi relations
& end our support for the war in Yemen.

Another bipartisan vote today
may rebuff Trump's fake national emergency,
seeking to end his illegal & unconstitutional
power grab to build his racist wall.

Trump's former campaign chair
just got sentenced to more years jail
putting pressure on Trump
to potentially pardon his pal.

And when Trump relented to ground Boeing,
it showed he does sometimes succumb
to popular outrage & public pressure.

He's getting rebuked & rebuffed,
cornered, confronted, pushed & pilloried --
but how much pressure will it take
until he begs your pardon?

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Pros and Cons (and Cohen)

Michael Cohen’s testimony revealed
more about Trump’s crimes and corruption,
more about GOP cowardice and complicity,
& confident competent questioning
by a new Democratic majority.

The breakdown in talks with North Korea
ended high theatrics of two power-mad men
and stalled the cause of peace
even while in the White House
explores the world for new wars.

The Democratic House makes progress
with a gun bill, family separation hearings,
voting to end the fake national emergency.
But GOP senators say little & do even less.

Progressive professionals on one side.
Conservative con men up and down the other.
It’s been week of pros and cons… and Cohen.
...With the Republicans showing themselves
to truly be the party of Don the Con.

Many reasons to talk & a few to toast
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99 Problems but The Wall Ain't One

Temperature & the seas are rising
but GOP denies climate science,
deride the ambitious Green New Deal
and tweet jokes about ferocious weather.

Trump continues to attack the Mueller probe
as a new AG moves toward ending it.
The hawks in the administration hunger
for action in Venezuela, war in Iran.

The wealthiest see their power increase
while the rest see tax returns go down.
Health care is being undermined
& lobbyists control dozens of agencies.

Yet Trump's illegal unconstitutional act
to declare a fake emergency
& seize funds from other agencies
to build a racist, wasteful border wall
as part of his anti-immigrant agenda.

We've got 99 emergencies
but the wall ain't one.

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The People-Power of Love Over the Politics of Hate

On Valentine's Day, Congress is voting
to shut down Trump's wall fantasy,
but fund his vile deportation machine,
in order to avoid another shutdown.

A judge puts Manafort in the hot seat,
while the Senate gives Trump a new AG.
The House votes against the Yemen War
while Trump's team itches for new wars
in Venezuela, Iran ... or at our border.

And on the anniversary of Parkland,
though masses took to the streets
& at last the House takes up gun violence,
nothing yet has changed to mend
the broken hearts of our nation.

There's not much to love in a politics
that leaves behind immigrants,
survivors of sexual assault,
victims of gun violence & so much more.

But on Valentine's Day we can take heart
in those who took to the streets & the polls,
who fueled movements & a Blue Wave,
& the new class of members of Congress
working with us to fight for our democracy.

And maybe people-power we love
will find strength over the politics of hate.

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Two Parties' Problems. One Party's Solutions.

In a painfully long, boring, deceptive speech,
Trump lied, deflected, demonized, attacked,
with immigrants, investigations & abortions
central to his venomous invective.

In a short, clear, moving response,
Stacey Abrams spoke about voting rights,
climate change, human dignity
& a society where we thrive together.

AOC & Dem hopefuls push a Green New Deal,
a vision to tackle the climate crisis.
Trump & fellow right-wingers
tweet jokes about the weather.

Virginia reminds us that racism & assault
aren't gone from the Democratic Party.
GOP refusal to address either reminds us
accountability is gone from the Republican Party.

We're facing some big problems together.
And each party has its own problems.
At least one party is offering solutions.
Let's hope solutions win over shutdowns
& new accountability over a national emergency.

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A Venti of Over-Caffeinated Politics

The shutdown is over (for now),
but Congress is sprinting against a deadline,
Trump may still declare a national emergency
& we may be on a countdown to shutdown again.

Trump attacks U.S. intelligence agencies
for their assessment of North Korea & Iran,
attacks the DOJ for charging Roger Stone,
as he sends more troops to our border
& ponders military action in Venezuela.

Billionaire Howard Schultz of Starbucks
tests an independent presidential campaign
by attacking Democrats & progressive ideas
without promoting ideas of his own.

Politics in the age of Trump often resembles
a venti-sized cup of recklessness & hypocrisy
but this week has has added to the drink
a double shot of destructive absurdity.

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