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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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It is not my intention to debate.
I have my frustrations
and Iíll give them to you straight.
The Electoral College failed
and Iíll tell you why.
Its purpose is to protect
an ignorant electorate
from electing a flim-flam candidate.
It has long been debated
that the winner of the popular vote
should hold some Electoral sway.
Especially in this modern day
climate of communications,
voters see and hear enough to take note.
Unfortunately due to political pandering
we have a problem called Gerrymandering.
We carve up our districts in red or blue
to give an advantage to me or you.
They arenít accurate or proportional.
It is just something that they do to win.
Like this voter fraud malarkey
dressed up in a big hoop-dee-do.
A thinly disguised attempt to
make it harder for certain citizens to vote.
The people have taken note
of the whoís behind what and why.
And then we wonder why they donít trust
the system enough to cast a vote
but are quick to give an opinion.
A lot of people called for change.
They thought running the White House
like a business was the way to go.
We didnít need a president,
we needed a CEO.
But what we got
was a horse of a different color,
orange to be exact with a palomino mane.
A show pony for sure,
with limited tricks.
A maverick on the loose,
tweeting just for kicks.
Itíd be different if heíd cop
to what he doesnít know
instead of putting on a show
of Presidential ignorance.
His supporters live under a pile
of number one grade A denial.
God forbid their man
should come under fire
for being an asshat and a liar.

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JerryPat2
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1 posted 08-04-2017 09:12 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

This man can't even take a breath unless those who hate him pounces on him. I agree he is not the kind of presiden we are used to.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

secondhanddreampoet
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a 'Universalist' !


2 posted 08-04-2017 09:48 AM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

Hopefully, America and Americans were never "used to" an egregious,
egomaniacal/narcissistic, chauvinistic, vindictive, bigot and B.S.-artist
with no adequate sense of governance (not that I had any serious
'respect' for Hillary nor her 'hubby' Bubba either) [... and I actually hail
from a v. long line of New England Republican conservatives.]
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 08-04-2017 11:18 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Jerry,
Hate is such a word of rhetoric and the auto response to any criticism. If you have not heard him lie with your own ears then your news source is blindly biased. If you are comfortable with a leader that acts like an out of control emperor, I hope you will be comfortable with the repercussions.~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 08-04-2017 11:24 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

How refreshing! Someone willing to call a spade a spade that isn't a Democrat or Independent. Thanks for sharing. ~L
secondhanddreampoet
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5 posted 08-04-2017 12:39 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

More like a psychologically unstable, totally self-focused 'demigod'
than an 'emperor' even. [I call it the "mini-Hitler Complex"].
BluesSerenade
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since 10-23-2001
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By the Seaside


6 posted 08-04-2017 01:14 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Trump is an embarassment and the fact that he has the nuke code makes me very afraid.  Thanks for your post..these are strange times we live in, how we ever got here is beyond my comprehension.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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7 posted 08-04-2017 01:48 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

You and me both Blues! It'd be different if he was just a goofy buffoon, but he is dangerous in his ideals. He is the embodiment of all the fear and festering of a simple minded set of people. ~L
Cerulean
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8 posted 08-05-2017 02:19 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Enjoyed how you rhymed this poem, Lori. I'm just now reading everyone's comments. I understand everyone's frustrations. Yes, as Blues said we live in strange times... but you're all looking in the wrong places.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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9 posted 08-05-2017 07:10 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Cerluean,
Quit being so mysterious. Where should we be looking? (and don't give me a web address) ~L
Cerulean
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10 posted 08-05-2017 07:56 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Lori, let's just forget about it.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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11 posted 08-05-2017 10:46 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Okay by me.
 
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