A Few More Reasons to Send Obama Packing

I sometimes think that Republicans are genetically compelled to bring water pistols to a gun fight. While I acknowledge that it’s difficult to combat the bully pulpit the Left commands, thanks to a corrupt media, I really am sick and tired of hearing Mitch McConnell referring to “Our friends on the other side of the aisle.” Harry Reid is not your friend. Charles Schumer, Patrick Leahy and Dick Durbin, are not your friends. What’s more, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray and Dianne Feinstein, are not going to the prom with you. Get over it.

What I would like to know is why it is that the Democrats get to conduct recall campaigns against Governor Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues in the Wisconsin state legislature, but Republicans never return the favor. When liberal governors and left-wing state legislators push for same-sex marriages, ObamaCare and abortions on demand for 14-year-olds, why aren’t we forcing them to devote their time and money to fighting recall elections?

How is it that when liberal members of state senates and assemblies roll over during negotiations with public service unions, driving their states into inevitable bankruptcy, they do so with impunity? I understand they are not motivated by a commitment to the labor movement, but because they want to be able to count on union volunteers and union funds when they inevitably run for re-election. But why don’t we ever disrupt the honeymoon by recalling their sorry carcasses?

I’d also like to know why no Republican in Congress ever accuses Obama of anything worse than incompetence. When it comes to making repairs around the house, I’m incompetent. When it comes to figuring out why my computer does some of the mischievous things it does, I’m incompetent. However, when, at the very same time that China, North Korea and Iran, are all building up their armies and increasing the stockpile of nuclear bombs in the hands of madmen, Obama is gutting the U.S. military and promising to reduce our nuclear arsenal by 80%, that can’t be explained away as mere incompetence. Let’s face it, if a foreign power had the ability to lower our defense capability that easily, they’d leave us no option but to declare war on them.

For all the nonsense about respecting the Office of the President, when the commander-in-chief insists on surrounding himself with the likes of Eric Holder, Van Jones, Kathleen Sibelius, Valerie Jarrett and Jacob Lew, he deserves about as much respect as George Soros or any of those Occupy Wall Street creeps defecating on the sidewalk.

Last year, Obama came up with a budget that was so odious that even his cronies in the Senate voted it down unanimously. Not one to take “No” for an answer, he came back this year with a budget that raised taxes on people in America who make over a million dollars a year, while not asking a plugged nickel from the 47% who don’t pay a dime in income taxes.

He also proposed raising capital gains taxes by 30% and taxing stock dividends at the same rate as regular income. It’s a one-two punch that would destroy the Stock Market. Even Obama’s good friend Warren Buffet wouldn’t invest under those conditions. What’s more, he would probably fire that secretary he’s always yakking about.

Not satisfied with destroying Wall Street, Obama also wants to destroy Main Street by raising taxes on small businesses.

And lest anyone think that they can evade the grasp of the IRS by simply dying, he wants to raise death taxes from 35% to 45%. Under his tax policy, you not only can’t take it with you, you can’t even leave it behind.

What is so confounding about all this is that Obama owes so much to Wall Street, having been the biggest recipient of campaign donations from banks and lending institutions in the history of American politics. And as an Illinois politician, he knows better than most how indebted the Democrats are to dead people for their loyal support down through the years. This is obviously one dog that believes in biting the hands that feed it.

To top things off, we have to listen to Press Secretary Jay Carney telling us, on behalf of Obama, that we didn’t know how bad the economy was when candidate Obama swore to cut the national debt in half by the end of his first term. And yet, if memory serves, in 2008, it was his boss who declared, “I think we all know that we are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.”

I wasn’t too crazy about Obama’s “Hope and Change” slogan in 2008 and I’m not overly fond of his new one, “Winning the Future.” Still, there’s something to be said for its initials. WTF, indeed!

©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com!

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Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
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  • Burt Prelutsky

    cma: I couldn’t have said it better, although, being a Yank, I would have spelled it c-e-n-t-e-r.

  • cmacrider

    Burt: Your comments are sad but true. The Left and particularly Obama and his cabinet make a “take no prisoners strategy” a political necessity for the Political Right. Everybody talks about “centre of the road” politics. However, where I come from the only thing in the centre of the road is white lines and dead porcupines.

  • Burt Prelutsky

    Terry: I have no doubt that conservatives have better manners than liberals, but playing fair doesn’t mean one has to fudge the truth.


  • Terry Walbert

    The reason the Republicans don’t seem to stomach a fight is the same reason the Bush family doesn’t have orgies. They don’t like writing thank you notes.

    Maybe it’s that old genteel WASP tradition that you play fair. Does that remind you of the McCain campaign?

    But you can’t play fair with people who don’t play fair.

  • Burt Prelutsky

    Will: This is not the time for Romney to be running against Obama. It would be like a boxer who’s fighting his way into contention, trying to earn the right to fight for the championship, being criticized because he’s busy trying to knock out opponents who aren’t named Obama.

    It’s still eight months until November 6th, plenty of time to battle and defeat Obama.


  • joedee1969
  • Will Swoboda

    This is the first time since watching FOX news that I just can’t watch it sometimes. Burt, what don’t the GOP guys run against Obama and stop with the cannibalizing of each other. If Rommey wins the nod, he had better be able to state the real condition of the country a whole lot better than he has been. Screw all this being nice business. Stand your ground and please tell it lime it is. If Obama wins, it will be either fraud or incompetence by the GOP. We have so much evidence. I would use old Clinton sound bites from 08. That alone is better than what we are doing now. Anybody got any Valium out there?

  • Burt Prelutsky

    Glen: Never hate yourself for agreeing with me. Simply embrace the truth even if I happen to be the messenger.


    • Glen Stambaugh

      Loving myself is just as easy as agreeing with you, Burt…. seldom an issue. Keep it coming, and maybe you’ll rile us all up enough to grab the pitchforks, tar and feathers on some who deserve it. Not easy tho, we’re too prone to get along and too slow to lose it.

  • Burt Prelutsky

    Glen: Well, there is something between lynching and acting like a bunch of twits; it’s called recall elections.


  • Glen Stambaugh

    Burt, it seems conservatives have a sense of fairness regarding elected officials who abuse their power. They wait for the chance to vote them out. Its liberals who act like a lynch mob on the least pretense.

    • Glen Stambaugh

      What we need is some CCOs (conservative community organizers). Now I’m REALY hating this, but I do agree with your point.