A Rogue’s Gallery

These days, thanks to all the two-legged vermin scurrying around our nation’s capital, it’s easy to overlook the fact that those on the left were creating tons of mischief and mayhem long before Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Biden, Dodd and Frank, took control of the government and the propagandists at the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, NBC and CBS, showed the boys at Pravda how it’s done when true professionals decide to ballyhoo their glorious leader.

For instance, during World War II, Vidkun Quisling made his last name synonymous with treason when he showed Hitler that even a Norwegian could be a loyal Nazi. On the other side of the world, Iva Toquri D’Aquino, better known as “Tokyo Rose,” was an American who, as a radio broadcaster for the Japanese, attempted to destroy American military morale in the South Pacific. What made these two individuals so contemptible was that in a time of war they collaborated with their nation’s enemies.

The question isn’t why it was that Ms. D’Aquino eventually went to prison and Mr. Quisling was executed by a firing squad. The answer is obvious. They had it coming.

The real question is why Jane Fonda, who used her celebrity status to support the North Vietnamese at the same time they were torturing and killing American soldiers, went on to win a couple of Oscars and make a few hundred million dollars off her exercise videos; and why Walter Cronkite, who worked 24/7 to ensure that North Vietnam would emerge victorious and ultimately subjugate and slaughter our allies in South Vietnam, went on to garner the adoration of fawning viewers and colleagues, didn’t suffer similar fates.

If I had my way, I would change the dictionary so that if you looked up Quisling, Vidkun, it would say See Cronkite. And if you Googled Fonda, Jane, you would discover that “Hanoi Jane” wound up serving a life sentence at Leavenworth.

Speaking of Vietnam, let us not forget Lyndon Baines Johnson. Having gone to Washington, D.C., as a young congressman during FDR’s administration, it figured that he would try to model himself after his mentor. Unfortunately, he succeeded. When it came to economics, Roosevelt was such a dunce and such a devoted socialist — or do I repeat myself? –that, taking his cue from nutty English economist John Maynard Keynes, he decided the best way to deal with the Great Depression was by taking control of the economy and raising taxes. As a result, the depression that began in 1929 was still going strong until, thanks to Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito, World War II put the country back to work.

Johnson’s approach was to proudly proclaim a War on Poverty. Unfortunately, he was no better suited to wage that particular war than the one in Vietnam. Over the intervening half century, something in the neighborhood of 15 trillion dollars has been squandered in that endeavor and, partly thanks to Obama, it’s safe to say Poverty won.

But as bad as all of these weasels have been, no list of left-wing menaces would be complete without mentioning the current weasel-in-chief. I must confess that I have more patience with people who tell me they agree with Obama’s policies than with the knuckleheads who tell me they think he’s a swell guy, a great orator and a cool dude.

For instance, in his usual clumsy attempt to make himself sound like a devout Christian, Obama used a prayer breakfast to say, in support of his demand that taxes be raised, “Unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” As soon as I heard that, my first reaction was to recall Shakespeare’s line about the devil being able to cite Scripture for his purpose.

My second reaction was to recall that Jesus was a religious teacher, a rabbi if you will. The “much” to which he was referring was not money, it was the Gospel. Yes, he believed that providing for the poor was a virtue, but he certainly wasn’t calling for higher taxes, as Obama arrogantly and ignorantly suggested. Instead, he was urging the faithful to spread the Word.

Furthermore, unlike Obama, he was not the head of state with the authority to tax the rich as a form of punishment or to distribute their wealth among his favorite voting blocs.

The fact is, Obama’s administration far more closely resembles the Roman government in ancient Judea than he resembles Jesus Christ.

It goes without saying that Obama has a ridiculously high opinion of himself. As a result, when he was told that Jesus had once advised people to render unto Caesar that which was Caesar’s, and render unto the Lord that which was the Lord’s, he naturally assumed, being a combination of the two, that everything should therefore be rendered unto him.

That is why it’s so imperative that not just Republicans, but Democrats and Independents also vote for Romney in November. It would not only be an act of patriotism, by preventing America from tumbling over the precipice, but an act of compassion by showing Obama that we don’t really want to see him ending up on the cross, but merely back in Chicago.
©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com

Author Bio:

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.
Author website: http://www.burtprelutsky.com/
  • Genann59

    Wow, that was great.  I’ll have to remember that Shakespearean  quote to reference when Obama twists scriptures for his personal purposes. That really puts it where it really is, just about everytime he quotes scripture, and I like the last part as well, when we can show the man he is not going to end up on a cross, he is not the Messiah, he can just go back to teaching Alinski’s theories in Chicago. Perhaps they will give him professor status now. shriek, this cannot have just been 3 1/2 years, it has been half of eternity, it must have been. No nation can go that far backward and downhill in only 3 1/2 years. Get the man out, give him his own golf course, and keep him away from DC. 

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Romney responded:
    “That’s a good question, young man, and I would be happy to answer it. The Vietnam War came at a time in my life when I had other plans. I knew in my heart of hearts that I would one day serve my nation. That I would one day hold an office that would help not only our nation, but also the world. So I did what I could to make sure that I would be around to serve my nation, as well as serving God by teaching very important religious principles to a broader audience overseas. My father did not want me serving, and he convinced me that yes, I was too important to go to Vietnam. I had a greater purpose in life. I wasn’t neglecting my nation, but rather preparing myself for a future of service.”

    • cmacrider

      And your point is  what ?  …. that Romney didn’t lie about his Viet Nam record like a certain Democratic Nominee ??????

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

        Romney lies  all the time! And, he has no Viet Nam record! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DGT5LFXDWHPKRWLSI2WPBXIGXE Wil

    Bert, In you above diatribe, you never mentioned Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg and Julius Rosenberg who were
    American communists who were
    convicted and executed on June 19, 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage
    during a time of war. I wonder why?

    • GlenFS

      Wow!  Look at Wil, managed to say something topic relevant!

    • ph16

      Your point?

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Nancye: To fuel your outrage, I understand that Hanoi Jane has been cast as Nancy Reagan in an upcoming movie.  Sean Penn will probably portray Ronald.

    Bruce A: I doubt if the folks who worked at Pravda would lower themselves to working for MSNBC.  After all, you could at least wrap fish in Pravda.  But MSNBC is good for nothing.

    GlenFS: I am absolutely convinced that Obama will lose the election.  And that is not wishful thinking.  Well, actually it is, but it’s based on an objective analysis of all the elections that have taken place since 2008.

    Regards, Burt

    • GlenFS

      His campaign looks in total disarray and I’m sensing panic from his team.  His spokespeople are wearing long faces and appear demoralized and just short of resigned.  

      BO has tried to be on offense, but they’re defending everything from security leaks to bad job numbers, debt limit and tax extensions  BO stumping hasn’t helped, so they’re using Michelle.  Mitt hasn’t really even dominated the news, which is great because the election’s about BO.  If Mitt doesn’t suffer some horrible misstep, or something big doesn’t break his way, Obama is toast IMHO.

    • Nancye

      If stupid Hollywood has little enough sense to cast Hanoi Jane  as Nancy Reagan there will be hell to pay when said movie comes out.  I will personally picket the movie theater that shows that movie, and I’ve never done anything like that in my life, but I will then!!!

  • Nancye

    As I’ve said many times before, in my not-so-humble opinion, Jane Fonda should have been tried for treason and hung in a public square for all of us to see.  But instead she walks around a free person.  I hate her guts!!!

    • Nancye

      P.S.  They could still do it, and I wish they would.   That is, try her for treason  and hang her.  I’d pay to watch it.

      • GlenFS

        Hard to sanction people when 25% enthusiastically support them, and another 25% are oblivious.  kind of dilutes the outrage.

      • StanW

        Then they need to put John Kerry and Jim McDerrmot on trial right beside her!

  • Bruce A.

    Another great one Burt.  Did the people who worked for Pravda  come to the US to work for MSNBC or CNN?  I find the propganda very similar in nature.

  • GlenFS


    I will influence anyone who’ll listen that it would be a kindness to see that BO is spared further humiliation and returned to his ill-gotten Chicago residence.  Thanks for suggesting it!

  • Michael

    Burt, I agree with you on all counts.  It drives me nuts to see that so many Americans–people with access to all the facts and lessons of history–are stupid when it comes to the people they choose to put on a pedestal.  The only pedestal Hanoi Jane should have been on is the one they kicked out from under her so the hangman’s rope could tighten.

    I always thought Cronkite was a sanctimonious self-promoting blowhard who blew smoke up America’s butt on a regular basis. 

    The sad thing is, the average American has no concept of political warfare, or that they are being duped into giving up their freedom under the guise of equality, tolerance, and “fairness.”  As for Pravda, most people probably think it’s a fashion designer.   

    Idiotic entertainers and news readers have a dangerous amount of influence in our society.  We’ve allowed the contemporary versions of what used to be court jesters and town criers to tell us what to think, what to believe, which people to despise, and which pied pipers to fall in behind as we march into oblivion.