The Gift of Gab

Donald was born with the gift of gab
When out in public the spotlight he’d grab
And others around him would pick up his tab

But then his rhetoric began to turn grim
His divisive words made his spotlight dim
It wasn’t long before no one listened to him

This lack of attention made Donald very mad
And he started behaving in a manner very bad
Watching him implode like that is really sad

Maybe in the future there will come a day
When for his corruption he’ll be made to pay
They’ll put him in handcuffs and take him away


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt, where the theme is “gift.”

23 thoughts on “The Gift of Gab

  1. rugby843 December 25, 2020 / 12:04 pm

    We can hope. Funny I was just thinking the same thing as I’m watching Law and Order.

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  2. Mister Bump UK December 26, 2020 / 12:13 am

    I think the US should just forget him. Spend its effort trying to fix things rather than trying to extract retribution.

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    • Marleen December 27, 2020 / 3:45 am

      To a large extent, it seems, a lot can be left up to states (rather than The States/the U.S. level). I do think there may be a thing or two the federal level ought to pursue.

      Pushing Herd Immunity … Has Led To Massive Death Toll,
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      • Mister Bump UK December 27, 2020 / 4:01 am

        I think you could agrue quite easily that his policy re covid (well, with anything, really) was wrong, but I think you’d be hard-pushed to prove anything was criminal. Bottom line, the cost to fight the battles could be better-spent.

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        • Fandango December 27, 2020 / 10:50 am

          It wasn’t so much his COVID policy as much as his obstruction of justice and his corruption.

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        • Marleen December 27, 2020 / 1:28 pm

          As for covid-19 (just an example), that one might be better handled as a “civil” matter — if anyone or a “class” can come up with an approach. The bar is (wrongfully) higher for convicting famous, rich, or powerful, or inside people of crimes — probably of civil misbehavior as well, while a civil case can win at the same time that there is still a shadow of a doubt. However, civil malfeasance in the act of being President could end up “billed” to the government (the taxpayers) rather than him as an individual. There might be something criminal in Ivanka and others changing the messaging being put out by the CDC, though. (Whether or not anyone with authority is motivated about it is another matter, yet.)

          As for anything related to the Mueller Report, which was generally misapprehended because of the deliberately obscured presentation by Attorney General Barr — obstruction of justice [in a variety of areas including those from the aforementioned report] as well as collusion where other people have already been convicted and gone to prison (and he was “person 1” in the illegality but not indicted because of being theoretically immune as President), it’d be good for those things to be sorted out. But it shouldn’t be Congress/the Senate working on it anymore as institutions (when impeachment no longer applies). And Biden shouldn’t be hands-on about it, himself.

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          • Marleen December 29, 2020 / 10:18 am

            Actually, I was reminded, yesterday, that Congress will still be pursuing the subject of the executive branch refusing to testify when called upon as would be consistent with Constitutional oversight. Since this is basic to our functioning governance, we don’t want the precedent to stand that not appearing and not answering is okay. But some of this is going through the court system right now; I’m not entirely sure how much time or effort people in Congress will need to apply in furtherance of the concern and process. Still, it could be more important to pass new legislation to punish anyone who behaves that way in the future… if anyone has the guts.

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