Monday, September 17, 2012


by Burt Prelutsky    Subscribe to by email.
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:01 AM PDT

The essential difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals could not exist without conservatives to defend their freedoms and support them economically. Conservatives, on the other hand, could live quite well without liberals. And what’s more, we are quite anxious to test this theory. Evicting Obama would be a great place to begin. 

All you have to do is look around the world to discover how badly Obama has bungled America’s foreign policy. By gutting the economy and the military, he has made this country a toothless tiger, so that even such backward nations as Syria, Iran and North Korea, can give us the proverbial finger and get away with it.

Allen West, quoting Alexander the Great, sums it up very neatly: “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

It seems like only yesterday that Obama and Hillary Clinton were telling us that Assad’s days were numbered in Syria, but that was actually several thousand massacred Syrians ago. It now appears that Assad’s reign will out-last Obama’s. 

I almost feel sorry for all those people who thought they were earning points in heaven by electing our first black president, but the fact remains that, by any honest evaluation, Obama has been our very worst president, usurping Jimmy Carter’s hard-earned title.

In spite of four years of a terrible economy; four years spent trying to destroy the coal and oil industry for purely ideological reasons; four years of ruling by presidential edict; four years spent declaring war on the states, while turning a blind eye to the Black Panthers and concealing the facts of Operation Fast and Furious, the Democrats are asking that we give Obama time. The truth is that most of us agree that he has it coming. But instead of four more years, we think that, for his efforts to trash the Constitution, 25-to-life would be just about right.

As Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016” makes abundantly clear, Obama’s greatest influence has always been and remains his birth father, an anti-western, Islamic zealot who spent his life railing against white people. It was not mere happenstance that the church Obama attended for two decades was one overseen by Jeremiah Wright, yet another father figure who preached the exact same demagogic swill as Obama’s old man.

It wasn’t merely hyperbole when Winston Churchill observed that “Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog.” Neither was it merely politics as usual when Obama, addressing a group of Islamists, vowed that “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Perhaps that’s why after imposing what were supposed to be really severe restrictions on Iran’s oil trade, Obama gave 20 different nations waivers, allowing them to purchase that very same oil. In much the same way, after using bribery and intimidation to push ObamaCare through Congress, he immediately granted waivers to unions and those business owners who had been generous contributors to his 2008 campaign.

Generally, when a president sends his vice-president out on the hustings to help him get elected, his advice consists of “Keep it simple, stupid.” But in the case of Obama and Biden, the counsel seems to have consisted of “Keep it stupid, stupid.”

Speaking of stupid, whenever I see poor Juan Williams trying to slug it out verbally with the likes of Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer and Steve Hayes on “Special Report,” it occurs to me that the system employed in boxing is far more civilized, providing, as it does, different divisions for featherweights and heavyweights. 

During a recent month, Romney’s campaign took in $40 million and spent $32 million. During that same period, Obama’s campaign took in $49 million while spending $59 million. I think that pretty much sums up their respective fiscal policies.

Although Democrats are always insisting that the brains of their presidential candidates are so huge, they can barely make it through doorways, Obama recently told a crowd of his adoring fans that “The Republicans don’t have a plan to improve the economy, and the one they have doesn’t work.” Naturally, the nincompoops applauded like a crowd of trained seals.

Finally, the thing that has surprised me the most in all the recent polls is that people claim to find Obama more likeable than Mitt Romney. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what it is that people like about this arrogant, narcissistic, egomaniac.

Consider that John F. Kennedy once said to a group of Nobel Prize recipients: “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent and human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

Now compare that statement to one made recently, when Barack Hussein Obama, speaking at a NBA fund-raiser, told a bunch of professional basketball players, “It is very rare I come to an event where I’m like only the fifth or sixth most interesting person.” 

Still, I suppose when all is said and done, if your 

taste runs to pompous buffoons, he’s your guy.

©2012 Burt Prelutsky.

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