Wednesday, November 2, 2016
"Never" by the Editor
Editor's Note: As a diversion in the run-up to the presidential election, I challenged the Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributors to offer politically themed poems for publication. In offering this challenge, I agreed to be as permissive as I could stand with those with whom I disagreed and to publish only poems that made claims that were supported by facts with proper citation. Not wanting to sit out this one, I decided to start off the poetic polemics with a piece of my own.
Steven Wittenberg Gordon
For that name-calling birther bigot
Whose heart is filled with such vitriol
For so many segments of the American people
Is eclipsed only by baffling and brazen misogyny
And whose penchant for telling lies
May be a symptom of a severe personality disorder
Or mental illness disqualifying for the presidency.
For these and many other reasons
Too numerous to elaborate
I will not cast my vote for Hillary Clinton.
 birther http://downtrend.com/71superb/top-ten-examples-of-hillary-clintons-racism-the-media-chooses-to-ignore & http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/22/fact-checking-media-yes-clinton-machine-did-start-/
 name-caller, hater, bigot http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/us/politics/hillary-clinton-basket-of-deplorables.html?_r=0 & https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=bigot&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
 racist http://downtrend.com/71superb/top-ten-examples-of-hillary-clintons-racism-the-media-chooses-to-ignore & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k4nmRZx9nc & http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/04/11/hillary-clinton-bill-de-blasio/
 anti-immigrant http://downtrend.com/71superb/top-ten-examples-of-hillary-clintons-racism-the-media-chooses-to-ignore & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxASD4jHgCk & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezaw-g6TIQI
 homophobic http://www.politifact.com/arizona/statements/2016/jul/11/donald-trump/did-hillary-clinton-take-money-countries-treat-wom/
 misogyny http://www.politifact.com/arizona/statements/2016/jul/11/donald-trump/did-hillary-clinton-take-money-countries-treat-wom/ & http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2016/04/poetry-review-special-feature-she-talks.html
 lies http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/14/hillary-clinton-a-congenital-liar/ & http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/poll-liar-frequently-word-hillary-clinton/story?id=33361629