Politics 101

I used to think that if the GOP could ever get a sufficient number of black Americans to leave the huge plantation known as the Democratic Party, liberals would never again win a presidential election. After all, I knew for a fact that the last Democrat to garner a majority of the white vote was Lyndon Johnson, and that was 48 years ago. But I recently discovered that there is an even larger hurdle to get over, and that, I’m sad to say, are female voters.

While I understand that roughly one in seven American females is black, the same holds true when it comes to the percentage of male voters. So, although I am rarely shocked, I must confess I was absolutely flummoxed when I went back and checked the statistics for every election since 1980 and found a gender gap that led me to reconsider the wisdom of the 19th Amendment. Now, I’m not one of those Neanderthals who thinks women should be kept barefoot and pregnant, but the evidence strongly suggests they shouldn’t be allowed to get too near a ballot box.

Scoff all you like, but consider the facts. In 1980, even after Jimmy Carter had overseen record inflation, record unemployment, record gas prices and seen to it that the Ayatollah Khomeini would be allowed to displace the Shah of Iran, women only gave Reagan a one-point edge over the incompetent incumbent, 46%-45%. Men favored Reagan 54% to 37%. Each group included enough ninnies to provide John Anderson with 7% of their votes.

In 1984, women wised up long enough to split their vote 56% for Reagan, 44% for Mondale, still falling short of men, who divided their vote 62%-37% for The Gipper.

In 1988, which was the last time that women favored the Republican, they went 50% for Bush, 49% for Dukakis, whereas men split 57%-41% for Bush.

In ’92, women gave Clinton 45%, Bush 37% and Perot 17%; men went 41% for Clinton, 38% for Bush, 21% for Perot.

In ’96, 54% of women went for Clinton, 38% for Dole, 7% for Perot, while men split 44% for Dole, 43% for Clinton and 10% for Perot.

In 2000, women went 54% for Gore, 43% for Bush, 2% for Ralph Nader; 53% of the male vote went to Bush, 42% to Gore and 3% for Nader.

In 2004, women naturally went for Kerry over Bush 51% to 48%; fortunately, men favored Bush 55% to 41%.

In 2008, both genders went crazy, but even then males split their vote 49% for Obama, 48% for McCain, while women, no doubt dazzled by Obama’s smile, provided him with a 13% margin, 56-43.

Most men, I believe, are willing to acknowledge that they are not very good at multi-tasking, asking for directions or talking about anything except sports and hunting. In the face of all this indisputable evidence, I don’t know why women can’t acknowledge that they simply aren’t at the top of their game when it comes to electing presidents.

Recent polls indicate that even in the upcoming election, which pits the totally inept, corrupt and two-faced, Obama against a challenger who is not only honest, successful and capable, but a faithful husband, a loving father, and who just happens to be taller and better-looking, women continue to confound by favoring Obama. What more do we need to know about their inadequacies when it comes to electing presidents?

If nothing else about Obama disturbs women, you would think that his general lack of machismo — he throws a ball like a girl — and his general smugness and vanity would be more than sufficient reasons for women to be turned off.

I mean, just a few months ago, he insisted with a straight face that there have only been two or three presidents who have been his equal when it comes to getting things accomplished. Then, just recently, after describing himself as the best friend that Israel has ever had in the Oval Office, he told a group of rabbis that he knew more about Judaism than any of the other presidents because he had studied it when he was a youngster. Now let us keep in mind that his earliest studies would have taken place in Indonesia, the largest Islamic nation in the world. One can easily imagine that those studies would have consisted of differentiating between the two most common types of Jews, those who are pigs and those who are monkeys.

His expertise when it comes to Judaism would have been news to John Adams and James Madison, who were both fluent in Hebrew. In fact, I find it annoying that in spite of the fact that in 2008 the Obamas suggested we all learn Spanish, the only language other than English, for which he requires the use of a Teleprompter in order to appear even slightly coherent, the only language in which Obama claims to be conversant is Indonesian. That hardly compares to the 12 presidents who could write and speak Latin, the 10 who knew Greek, the seven who were fluent in French and the five who spoke German. Herbert Hoover and his wife would often speak Mandarin Chinese when they didn’t want anyone eavesdropping.

Speaking of the man whose Native American name would have been Speaks with Forked Tongue, I was recently sent an enlightening email that finally explained what Obama means when he repeatedly tells us that his energy policy involves All of the Above. Quite literally, it means everything above ground (sun, wind, corn), but nothing below (oil, coal, natural gas).

When I read that 400 Spaniards missed a soccer match in Bucharest because they had mistakenly flown to Budapest, I couldn’t help thinking that if they had been Americans I would have wagered they were all Democrats.

Finally, it has annoyed me for the longest time that a great many conservative pundits joined the chorus of liberals who denounced anyone who dared to question Obama’s birthplace. Perhaps if I had heard them at least ponder why Obama has kept his college application, his earliest passport and his academic records, under lock and key, it wouldn’t have galled me quite as much. But after we recently discovered that in the biographical material he’d sent to his literary agent 20 years ago, Obama claimed he’d been born in Kenya, their continuing to insist he was hatched in Hawaii verges on lunacy.

I even heard one of these talk show hosts insist that Obama only mentioned Kenya in order to make himself appear more exotic, in the hope of hyping book sales.

Call me a cynic, but is there anyone out there who believes that when my new book, “Barack Obama, You’re Fired!” comes out, and my bio just happens to mention that I was born several thousand light years ago on Mars, these same loons will also give me a pass?

©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Send your comments to 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.
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  • BurtPrelutsky

    John: I do understand the difference.  The proof is that my fellow Jews are often very well-educated, but in any election, at least 70% of them will vote for the most left-wing candidate on the ballot.

    Wally: Churchill was alleged to say that if a 20-year-old isn’t a liberal, he has no heart; if at 40, he isn’t a conservative, he has no brain.  I have added, and if at 50, he lacks both a heart and a brain, he will very likely vote for Ralph Nader.


  • wally

    I agree with one of the posted comments that women who are a single parent vote for the democrat since they like and think they need government handouts. The majority of others who vote democratic both men and women are younger and haven’t learned. I believe Winston Churchill stated that ” The young who are not liberal have no heart and those that are old and are not conservative have no brains”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Tharp/100001764373776 John Tharp

    Burt, you understand that knowledge and Wisdom are far from being interchangeable. It’s possible to posess large amounts of knowledge and a zero amount of wisdom. Wisdom comes from a higher realm of life than knowledge and I believe that true respect and honor for that realm is the prerequisite to having and using it. In the secular world we live in the light many people have is actually darkness. How else can you explain the persistant blatant stupidity?

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Sendtheclunker: Won’t Rush offer him the use of the microphone?


  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    Hi Burt,  It has been announced that Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be holding his SECOND Press Conference on July 17th, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ where he will be adding evidence to the stack that he presented at his FIRST Press Conference on March 1st, 2012 Conference.  The evidence they will be adding to the stack will be eye opening and it may even cause Bernie and Bill O’Reilly to take notice.  Up to this point these so-called journalist have missed the crimes of the CENTURY that have made Watergate look like a walk in the park.  It is amazing how two so-called intelligen journalist could intentionally miss the opportunity to cover crimes of this degree especially if they are crimes committed by those enable this President and may even be tied to the President himself.   All the good Sheriff and his investigative team needs is a legitimate platform they can use to prove that Barack Hussein Obama is indeed a usurper. 

    July 17th, 2012  Phoenix, AZ

  • BurtPrelutsky

    James: I don’t think America is lost.  It all depends on how the vote goes in November.  If by some nightmarish miracle, Obama wins, America will deserve to be lost.  A people, after all, get the leader they deserve…especially if they vote for him.

    Mari Jo: I’m afraid Romney will have to win in spite of women.

    Ariel: It is amazing how far the country has fallen in two centuries.  Sad, indeed.


  • Ariel


    Look at who spoke also  Hebrew, the 2nd and 4th Presidents who was
      the father of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights.
    All those are the people that made our country what it …..used to be.         how sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marijo.oneill Mari Jo O’Neill

    Burt: I consider most women in the “stupid vote” they most times don’t make any sense. I gave up on the female gender back in the 60’s when they wanted every woman to burn their bra.  The women of “NOW” are not a group I respect and they do not speak for me. I sometimes do not like to be a part of the “female gender” because then you as a woman are generalized in this group. I have always had more men friends than women because women like to sit around and whine and complain because they never are satisfied. Men are easier to get along with as I worked among them for 49 years and never had a problem be it bad jokes or sexual harassment. If you are an adult you should have a comeback to stay in the game if not you whine & file a suit. I got what I wanted by being competetive around men and laying their game and that was fair on my part. I never in 49 years felt that men treated women on the job differently unless they forced an issue. (the women of course). Thanks for your writing on the voting by women and we can only hope they willgo for Romney instead of  the “fraud” in the White House. Our White House.

  • James King

    What you didn’t write, unless I missed it, is that women are so conflicted about themselves and believe they are not worthy unless they are displayed by men and their own craving for attention, is that when push comes to shove they want men to be more like women.

    Until women overwhelmingly choose not to use the thousands of products to “transform” their own appearance will they be worthy of anything, much less the vote. They seek out men who want to display them on runways and the dance floor. They seek out other women to determine what they all should look like and display themselves in every opportunity.

    As this all relates to Obama, they see him as the ultimate because he is more like women that they have ever seen, and he will go down in history as even more destructive to America than Woodrow Wilson and FDR and LBJ. This is the death of America and it is happening right in front of us. There ain’t no saving us now.

  • BurtPrelutsky

    T. Ivison: Employ armed drones, I’d reckon.


  • T. Ivison

    If Obama will lie about his past just to sell a book, what will he do to win reelection?

  • BurtPrelutsky

    The fact is that when it comes to voting, married women do pretty well.  This is particularly so if they also have children.  It’s single women who view the government as their sugar daddy.  So, people, get your daughters, nieces and grandchildren, married off and do it sooner rather than later.


  • SouBelle

    I must admit that I bought into the liberal propaganda when I was younger but failed to make the connection to politics. I only woke up to the fact that they were trying to  turn women into dykes. I happened to like the male being the dominant sex in ways they demeaned; like opening doors, etc. We really do need to keep hammering on the lying main stream media propaganda and alert our young people of the truth. This from a Proud Conservative Republican Belle!!!!!

  • GlenFS

    Ah, the fairer sex…. maybe that’s why they fall for Obama’s “fairness” hokum.  Really, my observation is they are not so politically attuned as much as they are with pop culture: Hollywood, fashion and other such influences.  

    My own wife is conservative, but does not pay close attention to issues of the day, she has other interests.  She does let me vote though!

    • Nancye

      I haven’t fallen for Obama’s hokum.  In fact, I’ve never voted for a Democrat in my whole life.  I was voting Republican in Alabama before it was fashionable to be a Republican in Alabama.  So THERE <<<hands on hips :(

      • Nancye

        Once upon a time you could go back in your comment and correct mistakes.  Mine didn’t show up until I posted it.  Duh…