‘Political Conversation’ by Russel Winick The Society March 9, 2021 Culture, Poetry 13 Comments . between friends of 40+ years “Just what about Obama don’t you like?” “I fear his plans will force a big tax hike. His National Labor Relations Board, Makes rulings which leave business needs ignored. He’s thwarted crucial strides in energy. And led the worst fiscal recovery. Plus handouts to Iran invite attack.” “You’re only saying all those things Because Obama’s Black.” . . Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 13 Responses WmC March 9, 2021 half black Reply Cynthia Erlandson March 9, 2021 Exactly! Why is that little fact always ignored? Reply Joe Tessitore March 9, 2021 Very well done. The set-up and the knock-out punch are admirably delivered. In lightening speed. Reply Russel Winick March 9, 2021 Thank you Sir. Your feedback is much appreciated. Reply Tonia Kalouria March 9, 2021 Great, fun example to get across a serious point! You illustrate well the PREEMPTIVE nature of the comment since one has already made one’s case re the topic of discussion. Why bother responding … . Reply Russel Winick March 9, 2021 Thank you Tonia. The scarcity of genuine dialogue today is palpable and sad. Reply Sally Cook March 9, 2021 Good work! All of this comes from the same source. It is the new version of “when did you stop beating your wife??z’ Reply Russel Winick March 9, 2021 Thanks Sally. I had not thought of that analogy, and it is apt. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant March 9, 2021 Russel, you have hit the nail on the head with this bold poem. Never mind the fact that Obama was voted in by a white majority… when he fails his electorate as a president… the race card is played. Thank you for shining poetic light on the truth… a word missing from present day politics. Reply Russel Winick March 9, 2021 Thanks Susan. Your views are always appreciated and important! Reply Sally Cook March 9, 2021 Oh, yes, Susan. I can’t wait to hear your poetic comments on the big Harry/Meghan interview. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant March 9, 2021 Sally, Queen Elizabeth II must maintain dignity. She cannot and must not indulge in salacious gossip… but, I can – MM is a money-grabbing, back-stabbing, home-wrecking cow! Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant March 9, 2021 … Sally, you have given me the inspiration for my next poem – thank you! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.