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Friday, September 10, 2004
Requiem for a Once-Great Party (Election Year Update)
Now Playing: This is not your father's Democrat Party

With the Presidential Election Campaign having played out as it has, these reflections (originally written on 9/11/03) on the devolution of the Democrat Party seems especially relevant to update and replay.


it's hard to believe it's been only three years
since that horrible morning of terror and tears
when at last Dems of that Vietnam generation
gave first place to defending our vulnerable nation

when they stood by the side of the Commander in Chief
did you know that their act would be shallow and brief?
from the moment they sensed it was safe to resume
they reverted to gloom and they forecasted doom

yes, they've seized on each charge that might sever the bond
between People and President united so fond
first "he's moving too slow," then "he's rushing to war,"
from "connecting the dots," to "Bush Knew!" and there's more:

there was "No Blood For Oil," and "the French won't approve,"
and "without the U.N. we must not make a move."
"It's a quagmire," they claimed, and "the looting's too great,"
"the Museum's been emptied," (correction on page 48)

they bewailed "no food," and bemoaned "lack of water,"
scarcely noting Saddam no more rapes wives and daughters.
sixteen words caused such outrage and feigned indignation
by that same crowd that shilled for Slick's prevarications

with elections afoot, noses pressed to the pane,
this used-to-be-great Party's desperate to gain
a place at the levers of power once more,
even sowing discord in a nation at war.
could it be they don't care, or just don't understand,
that a kingdom divided cannot hope to stand?

yes, the Party of Truman and young JFK
now appears to have totally vanished away
like a stampede of lemmings, gone over a ledge
Dems have taken our politics beyond water's edge
though they saw how our enemies viciously kill
the Dems just do not get it, and they just never will.



Copyright September 11, 2003 by Larry Naselli

Posted by larry_naselli at 6:15 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 7:49 AM CDT
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