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He steers the listing ship of state
With blinded, bulging eyes
And gaping, rancid lips.
The more he fails, the more he flails,
No big surprise he screams and wails;
With jiggling, wriggling hips.
A fool, a lout, who loves to pout.
With every breath he lies;
With every order tries
To kill another thousand souls.
For those are Pappa Putin’s goals.
He’s one of Moscow’s favorite moles.
He kills for rubles? Lack of scruples?
I don’t care. Do you? Or you?
And once the toll quadruples?
We finally call a fraud a fraud
And oust the ruthless prig?
And throw him in the brig?
It’ll make poor Vlad both sad & blue.
But I won’t care? Will you? Or, you?
cindy knoke said:
Great imagery. I thought you were describing Trump….
Anyone in America who trusts Putin more than our intelligence agencies is a complete total A-hole!
Amen to that.
Peter, well done. I just typed this on Scottie’s blog, so I will repeat it here.
It is obvious Putin and Trump have some kind of relationship. Putin either has compromising information on Trump, Trump invited him in to help win, there is some financial tie, or some of the each. Regardless of which, it is a national security risk. The GOP led Senate Intelligence committee confirmed the Mueller report saying there was recurring ties between Paul Manafort and a Russian agent. Trump has still not said boo about the Putin bounty on US soldiers with the Taliban (other than he did not know or it was not credible). Finally, not only has he done nothing about Russian election interference, he has done his darnedest to make people doubt the veracity of the process.
These are huge why questions that need to be answered, in my view. Otherwise, America’s democracy will be like those grounded ships. And, like the captain of the Mediterranean cruise ship, Captain Trump will seek to abandon ship, to avoid being a “sucker” who drowned. Keith
That’s a good summary. At first, I thought Putin merely wanted to *weaken* America (and NATO) so that he could reconstitute much of the USSR. But now, it seems Putin’s goals are even more destructive for us — a dictatorship or a Civil War. Sadly, much of the electorate is “locked in” to supporting Trump no matter what. I think loyalty is a good thing in general — but when one is loyal to a person rather than principles or values and that someone is a sociopath, you end up in what is essentially an abusive relationship. In much the same way, abused wives and children are often afraid to testify against their abusers.
Peter, your last point is on the money. The RNC did not vote on a platform at the convention. As one reporter said on NPR, the Republican platform is whatever Donald Trump says it is. That is not a party, it is a cult. Keith
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