By Laurie Baron
To the tune of Officer Krupke:
Dear stubborn Joseph Manchin
You gotta understand.
Can you make an exception?
Pass the bills Biden has planned.
The GOP’s are flunkies.
They’re pawns of Donald Trump.
Mitch McConnell thinks you are a chump.
Gee, Senator Manchin, we’re very upset.
Please change the filibuster that poses the threat.
60 votes for cloture.
That is simply unfair.
The consensus you seek is just not there.
It’s not there, it’s not there,
It just is not there.
Power is something the Trump mob won’t share.
Dear stubborn Joseph Manchin,
The infrastructure bill
Do you have the fiscal will?
Subverting your own party
And its future hopes
Leapin’ lizards! Biden’s on the ropes.
Senator Manchin, you’re really a fool.
The filibuster is a regressive rule.
Assuring gridlock for the coming years.
Trump back in the White House is what you should fear.
Laurie Baron, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of history at San Diego State University. He may be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. Republished from San Diego Jewish World which, along with The Moderate Voice, is a member of the San Diego Online News Association.