Home
Loading
  Contact Us    
But Where are the People?

Why virtual political conventions are for the birds

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 28, 2020

Bookmark and Share
But Where are the People?
"We the people..."
But where are the people?
Like doing church without a steeple,
conventions (without people)
are so unconventional.

They're informercials.
Nothing less.
Nothing more.
We know the score
before the game even starts.

Getting down and going dirty
seems to be the only goal.
"When they go low,
we go lower still!"

 
Party propaganda that's all it is.
It's a professionally produced
slick campaign ad.
 
Where are the delegates?
Where are the reactions?
Where are the on-the-floor fights?
Where are the colorful button-covered conferees
interviewed by the network news correspondents?
Four nights of micro-managed
overly-scripted preditable choreography
leave me longing for the good old days.

Conventions like this are for the birds.
They are not for donkeys or elephants.
I hate aviaries.
I miss the zoo.
 

(0 Comments)
Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*


Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Location:


Comments:*
Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.



Verification:
Please type the letters you see above.

  Printer-Friendly

Bookmark and Share

» AwesomeRev@aol.com


PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009

Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.

"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world."Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer

"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life."Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist

More Information
RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos: RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos
EMAIL ALERTS
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Ruthless in Washington
Imagining the nation's Capitol without Justice Ginsberg
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/25/20
A COVID Hymn for Churches
God's promises in the midst of a pandemic
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/18/20
Nineteen Years Since 9/11
How the worst brought out our best
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/11/20
A Surrender Remembered
Recalling September 2, 1945 seventy-five years later
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/2/20
Profiles in Courage
Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/21/20
I Stand with Folks of Color
What it takes to color our world with kindness
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/14/20
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Remembering Regis Philbin
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/7/20
» Complete List (972)


RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos: RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos

Recently Published
View Article Ruthless in Washington
Imagining the nation's Capitol without Justice Ginsberg
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/25/20
A COVID Hymn for Churches
God's promises in the midst of a pandemic
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/18/20
Nineteen Years Since 9/11
How the worst brought out our best
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/11/20
A Surrender Remembered
Recalling September 2, 1945 seventy-five years later
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/2/20
Profiles in Courage
Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/21/20
I Stand with Folks of Color
What it takes to color our world with kindness
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/14/20
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Remembering Regis Philbin
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/7/20

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.


RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?
Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2020 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top