The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Newt Calls President's Remarks "Disgraceful"

Newt Gingrich took issue with the President’s remarks about the Trayvon Martin case, calling them "disgraceful" and saying “We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background…Is the President suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?" He finds it “appalling” that some are turning this into a “racial issue”. What's really appalling, and disgraceful, is Newt's effort to turn the tragic death of an innocent teenager into a political bludgeon to use against the President.  

Newt says the Trayvon Martin case
Would be as bad if he were white.
That’s true, but Newt’s off base
Because there’d only be a slight
Off-chance Trayvon would be attacked
If he were white instead of black.

Perhaps Newt doesn’t have a clue
About what’s racial and what’s not
But it’s more likely that he knew
Exactly what he said and sought
To focus on Obama’s tone
And play a race card of his own.

1 comment:

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Another good one. Newt, of course, is the disgrace.