To Republicans Who Don’t Like Trump
To those of you declaring Trump is not your Party’s face,
I say to you: Oh yes, he is. Behold your Party’s base!
Trump typifies the hatred and the anger perfectly:
The ignorance, the ugliness, the naked bigotry.
The utter disregard for facts; the anti-foreign spite;
The brazen incivility; the itching for a fight.
To call yourself Republican, your views must be the same,
Or close enough – you’re registered! – so you’re, in part, to blame.
For years, you’ve let Fox News distort the truth with lies and hate;
Elected Party leaders who let anger germinate;
Stayed loyal as they propagated dread and discontent;
Kept voting for the GOP, and what they represent.
You listened as Rush Limbaugh planted seeds of rage and fear:
You reap the crop you sow, you know, and Reaping Day is here.
And now we’re stuck with Donald Trump, an egomaniac,
A lewd and crude misogynist, a lying racist hack.
(To those appalled by Trump who now self-righteously complain:
If you’re like most, and didn’t vote, you’re equally to blame!
Eight-five percent of you thought staying home was fine –
By giving up your right to vote, you lost your right to whine.)
Your Party fanned the fires of rage, and look what’s come to be:
Mobs of screaming people. Trump as Nominee.
By cultivating anger, they have brought us to this place.
You see that sea of pitchforks? That’s your Party’s base.
Trump’s the face of anger that the Grand Old Party grew
With support (or loyal silence) from Republicans like you.