Trump, You’re No Bernie Sanders

Pontificating, vs. taking a stand,
Raucous Trumpery stalks the land;
Snake oil from billionaire blarney
Hornswoggles a gullible army.

Hunting up that last golden age,
Will folly ease Tea Party rages?
They guzzle carbs and lite beer,
Guffawing aloud at infantile sneers.

Who likens this clown to Sen. Sanders,
moral voice who rarely panders?
The Donald no more a populist
Than Bernie qualifies as socialist.

Facile pundits invent a fake fight:
Sanders the far-left, Trump far-right.
One wields shotgun, crude entertainer,
Bernie’s a real, reform campaigner.

Overlaying this comic whipsaw
Upsurges much ideological fraud:
Trump spouts disruptive wedges,
Sanders makes progressive pledges.

Robert S. Becker was educated at Rutgers College (BA) and UC Berkeley (Ph.D, English). He left university teaching (Northwestern, U. Chicago) for business, founding and heading SOTA Industries, high end audio company from '80 to '92. "Writing for the public taught me how to communicate." From '92-02 he did marketing consulting, grant, and business writing. Since '02, he scribbles on politics, science and culture, looking for the wit in the shadows. Read other articles by Robert.