Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Going Nuclear

If one has trouble figuring out

just which features of government
are essential to a healthy and functional democracy

one should see which components
the GOP thinks work too well

such as
for instance
the Senate filibuster

which minority leader Chuck Schumer
with fellow Democrats
has pledged to do

in hopes of delaying or blocking
the nomination of Neil Gorsuch
to the Supreme Court.

Mitch McConnell
with his characteristic dry wit

calls the effort
a "new low"

and wants to use the so-called nuclear option
to abolish the ability

of the minority party
to filibuster Supreme Court nominations.

And a message to Democrats would be

"If it ain't broke yet
keep using it."

This poem © 2017 Emily Cooper.