When The Cock Crows

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The use of cockcrows in the predawn period to reckon time is extremely widespread, and has been ethnographically documented. The period denoted by the roosters crow helped manage devotions in the face of seasonal changes: psalms were said prior to the cockcrow in the winter, and after the cockcrow in the summer to account for the shifting durations of darkness. Roosters also alerted those living beyond the immediate reach of religious orders to ready themselves for morning devotions with their noisy pronouncements.

This is a seasonal change. The race for the White House is now underway.

This past week, on nearly ever day, the leading cock crowed mightily. With his overlapped hair not moving a bit in any wind, he said there should be a ‘shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States.’ To no one’s surprise, 68% of his backers said they would vote for him today regardless of his pronouncement. Further, 68% said they would back him even if he bolted the Republican Party. After all, he said ‘We have people who want to blow up our buildings, our cities.’  It was the dawning of a new day in this election cycle and the cocky cock was crowing because nobody challenged him with an immediate call to cease because nobody was listening to them. The Senator from Florida said ‘“I disagree with (the head rooster’s) latest proposal. His habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring Americans together.”  The former Governor of the State of Florida described (the rooster) as “unhinged.”

But there was an immediate rumble in the rank and file of the Republican Party. The Speaker of the House from Janesville said (the rooster’s) proposal isn’t what the party or the country stand for. Noting that Muslims serve in the armed forces and in the government, and that “some of our best and biggest allies in this struggle and fight against radical Islamic terror are Muslims.” The establishment began to mobilize when the former Vice President under the Governor of Florida’s Brother said ‘This whole notion that somehow we need to say no more Muslims, and just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in,” the former VP stated on a medium he is comfortable with, radio. “I mean religious freedom’s been a very important part of our, our history.”, he articulated.

One can almost sense the Grand Old Party turning not just in defense of itself but for survival with the  thought that the rooster should not crow for them. But then again, some times you just can’t figure out what people who are running in politics will say, even the guy who is today the rooster’s main competitor as the Doctor has now fallen silent on his book tour.

A poll on the same day in Iowa saw the rooster loose his lead in that primary caucus to the Senator from Texas who said something while in front of a gun range. Then understanding that he shared the same electorate as the rooster did, he performed an amazing watery back-flip by stating: “I commend (the rooster) for standing up and focusing America’s attention on the need to secure our borders”. Wait a minute. Isn’t he the guy who just moved ahead of the rooster in Iowa?

But the final blow to sanity came from the mayor of St. Petersburg, FL, who made a statement via Twitter: “I am hereby barring (the rooster) from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all (roosters).”

Ladies & Gentlemen of the voting jury…the ‘Silly Season’ is now officially underway. ‘

Finally, there is the Turkish proverb that is being passed along to the Republican Party establishment…’Every rooster crows in its own pen’.

 

 

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