Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brat-Worst Case Scenario

Conservative Republican
members of Congress
have feelings too.

If there were a time
to feel sorry for Eric Cantor
this is it.

On Tuesday
the second-most-senior
Republican in the House

was beaten
in the primary

by Tea Party professor
(any double-takes
are most certainly forgivable)

Dave Brat
who teaches economics

at Randolph-Macon College
in Ashland Virginia.

His fancy book-knowledge
certainly came into play
in his campaign

having been both fiscally
and socially shrewd enough

to win over constituents
by spending only
$122,000 on advertising

compared with Cantor's $1 million.

We will see
if Brat lives up to his name
in his actions

more so than Cantor

who not even once
ever united the House
through the healing power

of sacred Jewish song
(what a shame).

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.