Treasure Island

Stanley Cooper

(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Folksy_Betcha_Gotcha_and Winks


There are some, in this Presidential Campaign
Whom I won’t mention here by name
Their campaign methods deserve wide rejection
Appearing to be what they’re not, to win this election

They try to seem folksy, with their betcha, gotcha and winks
Since they can’t win on issues they attempt these false links
To connect to the middle class, but it’s just plain hypocrisy
It’s not what we need for our American democracy

One starts each sentence with a folksy, “My friends”
Any half-wit would know it’s just his means to his ends
He’s not sure of how many homes and cars he’s got
His connect to the middle class is simply just rot

The other folksy one’s from way up in Alaska
Not keen on answering questions, we’d all like to aska
Her betcha, gotcha and folksy winks are mere side-steps
To answer questions on which she’s not prepped

Our economy failing, in the midst of two wars
And Citizens losing their homes by the score
So let’s get on with real issues that matter
We’re fed up with their folksy phony chatter

Submitted: Saturday, March 07, 2009

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