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When I learned PoliSci in my youth, the Right in Congress behaved with couth

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When I learned PoliSci in my youth

The Right in Congress behaved with couth.

They'd debate with vigor, speak their truth,

Spar with Demos, nail and tooth.

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(But then, as friends, share gin/vermouth.)

 

 

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Rancor, if it flared, was fleeting,

Seldom lasting past a meeting.

No hint, no possibility of cheating,

Not by Dirksen, Ford or Kenneth Keating.

(Even while Tricky took that beating.)

 

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But now the system's gone awry.

Each issue's posed as do or die.

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I'm a writer, living in Santa Barbara, CA. Formerly a lawyer, but now recovered. I suppose you'd say I'm a Lefty, but I'm not crazy about labels. I'm grossly disappointed in the state of American politics, American capitalism and consumerism; (more...)
 

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When I learned PoliSci in my youth, the Right in Congress behaved with couth