“This is not the time”


In the press room, opportunistic Dems are chided — 
“This is an unspeakable tragedy,” she said
“It is premature to discuss policy,” she said
“When we don’t know all the facts,” she said

In The America We Deserve — 
“I support the ban on assault weapons,” he said
“The Republicans walk the NRA line,” he said 
“And refuse even limited restrictions,” he said.

After the massacre at Sandy Hook — 
“President Obama spoke for me,” he said 
“And every American with his remarks,” he said
And the Republican Senate ducked

Then, the candidate saw an opportunity— 
“They are not going to screw around,” he said
“With the Second Amendment,” he said 
“It is not going to happen.” he said

And the NRA endorsed the candidate — 
“I love the Second Amendment, “ he said
“She wants to take your guns away,” he said
And millions were spent on his election

After Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre — 
“I will be meeting with the NRA,” he said 
“About not allowing people …,” he said
And his empty words faded into nothing

After Paris and San Bernadino — 
“If they knew there were guns in the room,” he said
“It might not have happened,” he said
And NRA talking points became his

Unprompted by specific events, he goes further — 
“If you had any idea of the treachery,” he said
“Behind the scenes and what they want to do,” he said
“You’d be stockpiling up.” he said

Now, the Las Vegas massacre — 
“We’ll be talking about gun laws,” he said
“As time goes by,” he said
And he thinks we believe him

No Sarah, we know the facts — 
There was time for rolling-back 
Obama’s gun-related regulations
And there will always be time 
For teleprompted words of sympathy
And photo ops with victims and first responders
And sadly, much more opportunity for both

The plane to Las Vegas is waiting, Mr. President
Wayne LaPierre is in the lobby, Mr. President
He has his checkbook with him, Mr. President
Yes, I told him this is a great time, Mr. President

++ Apologies for this not appearing to be a standard poetic form, but Donald Trump rarely speaks coherently, let alone poetically. In any case, I hope you appreciate the message, kind reader.++

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