Written by Stewart Acuff
Funny how bullies are, aint it?
We know Romney was a bully in school, held a kid down and chopped off his hair.
Imagine the humiliation
Romney didn’t care, didn’t have to give whit
Put the kids’ dog on top of the care, Romney didn’t care
He was Mitt Romney, rich as shit
Romney coulda used a little self illumination
Maybe he wouldn’t have picked another bully for his running mate
Yeah Ryan’s a full fledged dyed in the wool, wouldn’t have it any other way bully
Intends to be vice president
He’s already got a huge bully plan
A plan ready to be sent
Sent to Congress and all of us, just ’cause he thinks he can
See Ryan wants to destroy healthcare for seniors who had to work, really work – Medicaid
Not Medicare, the plan for folks with a little money, but Medicaid like my retired Baptist preacher Dad
Ryan wants to take all $770 billion of it, leave folks like my dad dead or on their ass
That’s what bullies do.
They go after and pick on those who
Got no place to go, no power
Then these political bullies who’ll come after the rest of us – one group at a time until Americans cower
Afraid of their own “leaders.”
© Creative Commons Copyright 2012
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: acuff, poem, poems, poetry, prose, stewart acuff