Sunday, January 22, 2012

Beating Obama

A zillion
Republican campaign ads,
laying out the nation’s
“top priority”:
Beating Obama.

I find that weird—
More important than
boosting the economy
or reducing the debt?

The political calculation:
demonize the president.
The candidates
cross the state
exhorting voters
to “Take the country back.” 

From whom?

Did somebody
stage a coup,
or a heist?

And, what makes
it yours,
not theirs?

They portray Obama
not as a political opponent,
but as a usurper. 

Voters have
more capacity to think
than the Republican candidates
seem to think.

© Catherine Giordano