Sunday, March 04, 2007

One Fist, Two Fist, Red Fist, Blue Fist

As Republican activists gathered in our nation’s capital, they resorted to childish name calling. Psychologically unbalanced (or one great actress) Ann Coulter delivered her punches on time. The gang cheered as she called North Carolinian John Edwards a faggot.

Video from her act hit the web. Watching it creeped me out. Has American politics turned into the Crips vs. the Bloods? Is it Red vs. Blue in an anything goes competition?

I submerged myself in the political muck for nearly the last two years, exploring the machinations of our political system. Stories raised questions, which after further investigation revealed disturbing answers. Both the Reds and Blues are dirty. Both sell out the average voter to high dollar special interests. Why else would they fight so hard for their seat at the campaign money trough?

Even the campaign finance reformer, John McCain said he would avoid the public financing system if his competitor did likewise. As of today, I’ve had enough. It’s time to stop interviewing the coaches on the sidelines, to quit filming the plays for later examination, to no longer climb to the top of the stadium for the highest view. It’s time to leave the whole spectacle altogether. So I close with a poem, inspired by Dr. Zeuss.

“Politics” by a Dr. Seuss Wantabe

One fist, Two fist, Red fist, Blue Fist
Old Scar, New Break, Big Bruises, Black Eyes
Mean words, False words, Bold Lies, Fake Cries,
Mine’s fair, You’re Low, Please Leave, Don’t Go
What’s a fight without an enemy?

Stay and watch the show.

Better yet, get involved. Swing yourself a punch of two.
But you must choose a side, red or blue? Which are you?
What color fist should you toss? Need help, at a loss?
Well, Red is red unless it’s blue
And blue is blue unless it’s red
Anyone confused and want to hide under their bed?

Red and blue look remarkably similar behind the curtain
As they accept yachtloads of cash from donors, that’s for certain
Pushing bills, holding hearings, red & blue try to endear
Themselves to their funders, that is clear.

The race in ’08 will be a costly one
Over $1 billion, that is quite the sum
One fist, two fist, red fist, blue fist….

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