The Democratic Party’s Puppet Show

The Puppet Show


Edgar Bergen did not take Charlie McCarthy with him

When he went to the voice in the sky,

The ventriloquist grave yard,

With his dead tonsils.


Bergen left McCarthy on the White House Stage.

Instead of throwing his dead voice over to the dimly living,

He set up a teleprompter

So the wooden head could read his thoughts.


And the Democratic Party is the speech behind Obama’s


The mantra that repeats itself in the rain

Like the onset of the flu,

Like a virus of ideological germs

Or a bacteria of Marxist failures.


Obama still points his narcissistic finger at ignorant crowds;

He still stands erect like a gay person who is proud

Of his embarrassments;


He has not yet reached the stage of Bill Clinton who carries

The weight of his ugly behavior like Atlas lifting

Monica Lewinsky on his intrusive shoulders.


Then again Clinton was a minor league sinner.

He got a little head.

His head did not fill up with himself like Obama’s.


Obama is out there playing golf while Americans are being beheaded

Because of his removal of our troops after Bush’s great surge in Iraq.

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About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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