Friday, May 23, 2014

West's Wing

People like Allen West
who juggle

the two taxing
and multifaceted responsibilities

of hosting a Fox News show
and representing the Tea Party

can always be counted on
to bolster progressives' determination

to do right by our nation's
Thai-American immigrant female Iraq veterans
who lost both legs in combat

and won a Purple Heart
for their brave service

such as Tammy Duckworth

who like other Democrats
was thought to have diminished
the significance of Benghazi

by serving
on a special committee
to further investigate Benghazi

that consists only
of members of her party

(so unlike the GOP
they must have
an ulterior motive).

Why else would he say
"I just don’t know
where her loyalties lie"?

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.