Conducting Guerrilla Warfare

In America, where the major networks and some of the minor ones, together with most dailies and news magazines, along with 90% of the actors, writers and directors in Hollywood, are dedicated to disseminating left-wing propaganda, it is quite natural for those of us on the Right to feel like we’re waging war behind enemy lines.

Fortunately, we still have a major presence on talk radio and the Internet. In a way, it’s reminiscent of the bad old days when the Iron Curtain was in vogue and it took Radio Free Europe to boost the morale of those in Soviet-dominated countries like Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany, and let the oppressed people know they weren’t alone and forgotten.

Perhaps that’s why it saddens me when I see Fox News, in its attempt to be fair and balanced, provide so much face time to Alan Colmes, Leslie Marshall, Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Alicia Menendez, Al Sharpton, Jon Stewart and Geraldo Rivera. There is, of course, the possibility that their constant presence serves to remind conservative viewers how dangerously deranged liberals are, but with the likes of Obama, Schumer, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, Waxman, Boxer and Eric Holder, constantly on the tube, how much more reminding do we really need?

Speaking for myself, all I require in the way of a reminder is to occasionally tune in NPR. Most recently, I heard some young bonehead doing a hatchet job on Governor Scott Walker. It seems that during his campaign, he promised to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin. The reporter jeered that he couldn’t possibly do it, and she then tracked down a few “experts” to confirm her belief. Heck, who doesn’t agree? I suspect even Governor Walker agrees. I mean, unless the governor hires 250,000 new bureaucrats, there’s no way that he could literally deliver on that promise.

What she and her experts failed to grasp, but that the voters of Wisconsin no doubt understood, is that the best that a government — be it state or federal — can do is to create an environment in which business can flourish. Contrary to Obama’s contention that a trillion dollar stimulus would lead to a kazillion shovel-ready jobs, jobs are only created when the politicians lower tax rates and stop trying to micromanage the economy by imposing absurd regulations dictated by loony environmentalists and stop taking their marching orders from public and private sector union bosses.

I suspect that is exactly what Governor Walker meant, and it explains why union thugs and every other left-wing lowlife within a thousand miles turned up in Madison a while back and did their best to thwart democracy, while simultaneously turning the capital into a pigpen.

At present, we have a situation in which Boeing is attempting to build a factory in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, and Obama’s flunkies on the National Labor Relations Board are trying to force the company to build it in the union-controlled state of Washington.

Come to think of it, does anyone ever recall a president, at least one since Lincoln, who has gone to war against the states the way Obama has? First he targeted Arizona over border control. Then there were the twenty-plus states that want to free themselves of ObamaCare. Next came those Gulf States he penalized with his ill-advised moratorium against offshore oil drilling. And now we have South Carolina getting a taste of Obama’s bullwhip.

When you stop and realize that the oath of office requires that the president swear to protect America from its enemies, foreign and domestic, it might explain why Obama got it garbled at his inauguration, and then had to take another stab at it behind closed doors. Even then, I’m betting the little devil had his fingers crossed.

©2011 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write Burt!
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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

    Ron: The problem is that listening to liberals too often leads to brain rot. I’m with Joan; I, too, record FOX shows so that I can fast-forward through knuckleheads like Geraldo Rivera, Leslie Marshall, Alan Colmes, Juan Williams, spouting off. By this time, I know what lines they will parrot and I’m at an age when I can’t afford to squander my time listening to them.


  • Shirl

    I agree with you Burt, as far as FOX trying to be fair and balanced. Give a liberal an inch and they will take a mile and many, many more. I was lured there for the common sense of conservatives but now find myself momemtarily switching channels, unable to bear the senseless repeating liberal parrots with their warped thinking. I fear the liberal PC disease is rubbing off on FOX vs the liberals wiseing up to good common sense.

  • Joan Marblestone

    I DVR Fox so when the left wingers begin their chant I speed through them. I can not stand to listen to any of them.

  • Konrad Lau

    I give you credit for believing Obama got his oath of office “garbled”.
    I know you are a good man at heart.

    My thinking is: It stuck in his craw and he never could bring himself to spit the entire thing out… in public or private.
    I guess I can’t give as much benefit of a doubt as you are willing.
    Old curmudgeons are cynical by nature and the past two years of the Obama administration’s policies have only served to further cement my negative opinions.

    I guess curmudgeons are old by definition too.

  • Ron

    JohninMA – I think that Burt was being a little sarcastic about not liking Fox News having liberal contributors on it’s shows. Actually getting to know liberal views shows just how out of touch with reality they really are.

  • JohnInMA

    Although I agree about the preponderance of liberal opinions and views in the media in general, I think it is really short sighted and petty to criticize any channel for including liberal voices. The smart viewer likely wants to hear opposing sides to an argument simultaneously, rather than searching through media outlets with fixed, known biases. FNC figured this out early on and has profited quite nicely. Your view of a mono-view channel might succeed, but my bet would be that it would equal CNN or MSNBC in viewership.