Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

If They Only Had A Spine

(LPR’s version of the “If I Only Had a Brain” song,
in “The Wizard of Oz,” by Harold Arlen [music]
and E.Y. Harburg [lyrics]

June 5, 2017 --

If Republicans did their best
of this I would attest --
the country would do fine

But when Democrats start to grumble
Republicans quickly crumble
if they only had a spine

Leftists go about beseeching
the need to start impeaching
a president malign

Lacking facts, the left’s concluding
that there's Russia-Trump colluding
and Republicans lack a spine

The left conspiracy is immense
after Trump they'll get Mike Pence
to knuckle under or resign

Because GOP leaders tend to cower
getting more timid by the hour
it’s too bad they lack a spine

They can't shout to the highest steeple
President Trump stands with the People
because they get confused by the media's party line

So instead of being loyal
Republicans become the Democrats' foil
crawling about without a spine

No, it's not a pretty sight
Getting betrayed from left to right,
the People abandoned by design

I don't care whatever the polls show
in New York Times columns by Charles Blow
Trump's the only Republican with a spine

We get leaks from anonymous sources
Whose aim, you know, of course is
To put Republicans in decline

If only the GOP had some thunder
To prevent post-election plunder
But they really need a spine