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Elections American Style

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Elections American Style

Thankfully, another American election cycle has come and went,
Providing folks across the land their opportunity to vent.
For months, we've suffered a gamut of inane hullabaloo,
Now, maybe the pundits will find more productive things to do!

The politicos proposed various schemes and grandiose ideas.
For our nation's ills they offered numerous panaceas.
We've heard it all from no new taxes to fixing social security,
Most of which will be destined for the bowels of obscurity!

We voted to retain judges, for governors and county clerks,
And bonds to increase taxes to improve the sewage works.
We defined marriage as one-man, one-woman for each legislator.
(Somehow, I thought that was determined eons ago by The Creator!)

We watched on the television as pails of mud were tossed.
Such political shenanigans upon the voters were not lost.
When the elections ceased, campaigners vowed togetherness.
How long the love-fest will last is anybody's guess!

The people have spoken, to borrow the political cliche.
Some folks are elated, others fraught with dismay.
Despite all the hoopla, babble and circus atmosphere,
Our election process guarantees the liberties all hold dear!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 2:38:00 PM

    Great work on a timely topic..Glad that it is over..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for stopping by..I hope that your afternoon and evening is great...Sara

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:47:00 AM

    Hi Robert very wise words my friend and brilliantly written as only you can, have a great new presidency and weekend, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:15:00 PM

    You are so wise Bob, such a spectacle every 4 years with all the promises that seem to go down the drain. Aren't they supposed to be public servants; too bad they weren't paid as such instead of five times what the ordinary guy takes home. Can't help thinking our creator is not amused!

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:20:00 PM

    very REAL...no worries..congress and the senate will yet again make sure NOTHING is done, as much as I don't like social programs cut I kinda hope that they take the across the board cuts to avoid bankruptcy so the damn military gets the heck out of the rest of the world..I'm a take care of your own first type of woman! XXXOOO

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 12:24:00 PM

    lol, it's a hoopla of rhetoric, bob?.. i watched the whole proceedings on TV.. we have 2 more years here before the clowns begin to appear... witty, crisp style as always!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:51:00 AM

    I think you've put it all in a very small nutshell, Robert (with the emphasis on 'nut') ... Terry (Very funny)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 5:41:00 AM

    "How long the love-fest will last...."??? - It's a good question Bob. - As always a very good poem. - - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:11:00 AM

    So true. Well written. Thank you for sharing Robert. Smiles your way, Constance

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 4:21:00 PM

    you've said this very well, bob! let's hope that we can really come together and enjoy some peaceful non-electioneering for the next few years!