Friday, October 4, 2013

A Song of Rafael - Killing a Country on Cruz Control

"Okay, who hates America? Raise your hand."
“I got fury in my soul
Fury's gonna take me to the glory goal 
In my mind
I can't study war no more
Save the people
Save the children
Save the country, now” – Laura Nyro

As of the date of this publication, our government is still shut down and the minute minority of the regressive, radical-right remains ruling the roost, while Canadian Cruz continues as uncrowned, craven king of the crazies.

A tidbit of a taste of the consequences in merely these last few days; just some results of this repugnant Republican reprobation –
800,000 government employees have been furloughed, while another 1.5 million essential workers must remain on duty, and in both situations, sans salary.
In the sphere of safety there are some startling and concerning particulars as the FDA is cutting back on food inspections, the EPA can’t currently monitor pollution or pesticides, the Labor Department has curtailed enforcement of workplace safety regulations, and the Center of Disease control has ceased, well, controlling disease – now, take a nice, big healthy breath of fresh air, shake a neighbors hand, and dig into that apple.

New, more accurate party logo
But luckily, on the plus side, with this intrusive, socialist, expensive, big brother government on lockdown, we are surely socking away savings like Scrooge at a Costco. Well, perhaps on Fox News, but in this solar system, the government shutdown is costing American taxpayers 150 million dollars a day, all thanks to the largesse and illogical logic of Ted Cruz and the celebrated, and famously fiscally-conservative GOP .

For Cruz and Boehner and Cantor and those of their icky ilk, who detest our government and despise America in their current incarnations, and express such daily, in ways both direct and subtle – rather than serve people and institutions so abhorrent, why not migrate to a locale more suiting their repellant temperaments? As the GOP is so smitten and man-crushed with Vladimir Putin, and lovingly view him as such a worthy world leader and one who has so outshone and outclassed our President, may I suggest Russia – a Tea-Publican Wonderland who’s leaders  persecute and oppress the identical populace that Conservatives do.

Tea Party Pin-up Vladimir Putin
Sometimes you can just picture the Republicans twisting the ends of their big, black waxed mustaches and laughing loud with evil glee, as they tie damsels to train tracks, kick puppies and deprive children of food and needed medical care. Their masters, the Koch brothers, pat their heads, and smile wide in proud approval, and Ted Cruz, their most powerful puppet, destroys a Democracy, with delirious dreams of a purchased Pennsylvania Avenue occupancy.

Role Model, Snidely Whiplash

 A Song of Rafael

He sallied forth from north of the border
With goals to create chaos and disorder
To break down a country
And rebuild it again
As a place only fitting for wealthy white men

Se nombre, Rafael
But he must go by Ted
Use his real Cuban name
His career would be dead.
In a Tea Party realm
For a Tea Party base
Where you’re only worthwhile
With a Caucasian face.
We must all be the same
No blacks, no browns, no yellows, no reds
Lest the Red Queen exclaim
Off with their heads

Palin can vouch for your brain and your wit
Congrats, you're endorsed by our land's biggest twit
You share the same loathing, you share the same scorn
You wish ill on others,
That is, once they are born.

So, he sneers, he scowls, he boasts and he brags
As the poor beg on streets, coins in torn paper bags
And the middle class fail, ‘til they owe so much debt
They may linger in jail
But he’ll feel no regret

The needy, the starving, the children, the ill
His Right will not pass a compassionate bill.
Best to shutter the state, best to close down the vault
They continue to say it’s the powerless fault

          The point of this pointlessness
The reason for pain
Only Rafael's selfish and personal gain

Presidential aspirations, political machinations, societal deviations
Until nothing but elites, Kochs and Romneys remain

"Say goodnight, Gracie..."

Now, enjoy the much missed Fifth Dimension with their recording of a Laura Nyro classic, “Save the Country.”

1 comment:

  1. whats even more maddening, they're calling this the Obama shutdown, because he refused to 'compromise'. As Bob Scheiffer put it to Cornyn:
    "Senator, isn’t there something wrong when you say "I won’t fund the government unless I can attach my personal wish list to the legislation every time we vote? I’d love to see the government find a cure for cancer, but I don’t think you can say I’m not going to pass any funds for the rest of the government until the NIH finds a cure for cancer. I mean, isn’t that just kind of the same thing here?"