Rancid Rhetoric

Now that you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy The Final Days.

Liberals are always up in arms over what they deem to be pollution of the atmosphere, whether it takes the form of global warming, oil exploration, fracking, coal mining or the internal combustion engine. What doesn’t concern them in the least is the polluting of society, whether it’s obscenity on the big screen, the small screen or, worse yet, the endless lies spewed by left-wing politicians and their whores in the media.

Consider that liberals are always demanding that tax dollars be used to subsidize NPR and Public Broadcasting on the grounds that they provide education for children and adults, alike. They deny that the actual reason they campaign on behalf of these enterprises is because they are run by and for liberals. Instead, they go to the ramparts to defend Big Bird. It should be understood that Big Bird can buy and sell Mitt Romney, and needs our tax dollars about as much as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

It should also be noted that PBS is so fair and balanced that here in California, when it offered free time to Senate candidates Dianne Feinstein and Elizabeth Emken, it only took Feinstein’s rejection of the offer for PBS to rescind its invitation to Mrs. Emken. With what passes for a straight face in liberal circles, they told her that it wouldn’t be fair for her to appear if the senator didn’t have equal time.

Speaking of California, a state that has long based its own economy on that of Greece, you may have heard that we poor souls are now paying somewhere between $4.80 and $5.20 for a gallon of gas. Naturally, liberal loons such as Gov. Jerry Brown have made a career out of bashing those greedy bastards in the oil industry. But what they fail to mention is the actual reason why, whereas everywhere else in the U.S., people are paying twice as much for a gallon of gas as they were paying when Obama took office, we are paying about three times as much. Those reasons are two-fold: one, we have the strictest environmental regulations in the country, which makes it far more expensive to refine our gas; and, two, because, thanks to the Democrats in Sacramento, we pay the highest state taxes in the nation.

I occasionally hear from liberals who insist that the real reason I object so strenuously to Barack Obama is because he’s black, although calling someone who is 5% black, 45% Arab and 50% white, a black man strikes me as absurd. Having said that, I will admit that it pleases me no end knowing that when Obama leaves the White House next January, he will be taking Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Eric Holder and Mrs. Obama, with him.

But lest that be taken as a slur against blacks, I will readily admit that I would be even happier if he took along my fellow Jews, including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Henry Waxman, Charles Schumer, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Bernie Sanders, Frank Lautenberg, Brad Sherman and Mrs. Feinstein.

Recently, it dawned on me that those on the Left learned well from the various dictators of the 20th century that all it took for a lie to be mistaken for the truth is that it be constantly repeated. Those on the Left are never ashamed to be caught in a fib because, like Muslims, they feel that their destiny is to bring enlightenment to all mankind, no matter how much death and mayhem they cause along the way.

The Left wears you down by attrition. Eventually, they assume you will get so tired of refuting their propaganda that you will simply toss in the towel. It’s the way that the Communists took over several of the Hollywood unions back in the 1930s. The left-wingers simply out-waited the normal rank-and-file members who would get sleepy during the endless meetings and finally go home; at which point, those who remained would pass motions and elect leaders in the wee hours. Such people, you may have noticed, always work best under the cloak of darkness.

If you tuned in to the Vice-Presidential debate, you saw yet another tactic of the Left. You saw Joe Biden interrupt Paul Ryan repeatedly and talk over him. Then, for good measure, Biden had the gall to complain to his aider and abettor, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, that he was being deprived of his fair share of the time, although, as Bret Baier later reported, he actually spoke for about two minutes more than Rep. Ryan, who never once interrupted him.

It was a bizarre display by Biden, who generally comes off as a slightly boozy buffoon. As he smirked, sneered and gawked, at Paul Ryan, a man who has more brains in his little finger than Biden has in his entire hair-plugged head, I could hear millions of independent voters sitting home and saying, “That boor is our vice-president? That’s the man a heartbeat away from the Oval Office? Why he’s nothing but a schoolyard bully.”

Finally, I’ve heard that the folks behind both the AARP and Big Bird have informed David Axelrod that they do not wish to be used in Obama’s trashy campaign ads.

That was bad enough, but the final straw was when Joe Biden told him the same thing.

Now that you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy The Final Days.

©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/
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  • brendan horn

    Burt, Liberals are really strange creatures. They create all sorts of taxes and regulations for businesses and then, when costs rise for consumers, they are outraged. They then start investigations to determine why costs have risen. I remember hearing some liberal demand an investigation into the rising cost of gasoline in California. People can tell these liberals a thousand times the effect of their policies and then the liberals are shocked when these effects occur. They refuse to investigate themselves. 

    I think this country will only be enlightened when cheap accusations of racism cease to occur. Part of the reason Democrats selected Obama was because they many of them wanted to be able to accuse anyone opposed to his and their radical liberal agenda of racism. They are too lazy to partake of meaningful discourse. They would rather slander their opponents. 

  • DanB_Tiffin

    “The Left wears you down by attrition”
    and it has worked very well for them.
    Through the years, we have eventually “compromised” with their demands just to shut these whiny children up. So they only stole a fraction of what they were really after each time. However, there was always next year /next time to demand and get another big fraction. And here we are today.
    But, you all know that.  We can not afford to compromise with these thieves any longer.

    • Prelutsky1540

       I agree, Dan.  That’s why the GOP has to undo a lot of things, beginning but not ending with ObamaCare.


  • Jeffreydan

      “…That’s the man a heartbeat away from the Oval Office? Why he’s nothing but a schoolyard bully.”

      Seems incomplete to me:
      “…who could get his butt kicked, including in this or any debate, by his ‘victim’ anytime.”

      Much better. 

  • GlenFS

    I must have missed which article of the constitution allows government to fund media.  This would be a very bad idea even if we didn’t do it with borrowed money.

    • Prelutsky1540

       Glen:  That’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the feds funding things with which they have no business being involved.


  • Marty

    Another excellent piece Burt.  We can only hope that you “bring enlightenment” to those frustratingly “undecided” voters out there in the battlegrounds. 

    • Prelutsky1540

       Marty:  I would like to enlighten those numbskulls with a 2×4.


  • Wheels55

    I believe that global warming is happening and that is it caused by the hot air coming out of the pie holes of Obama, DWS, Pelosi, Reid, Rice, Franken, Boxer and gang. So, you liberals want to end global warming? Then get these people out of office and duct tape their pie holes.

    • Prelutsky1540

       A fine idea, even if it doesn’t affect the temperature.