The Delusional Left

Predictably, Nancy Pelosi applauded Rep. Bobby Rush when he donned a hoodie on the floor of the House to show his solidarity with the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers, in their calls for George Zimmerman’s head on a platter. Meanwhile, back in Chicago’s 1st congressional district, home to Mr. Rush, during one recent Thursday night, 13 people were shot, two of them fatally. I understand that the shooters all wore hoodies. I trust that Mrs. Pelosi can provide Bobby Rush with an alibi.

In the meantime, in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Final Four consisted of Kentucky, Ohio State, Louisville and Kansas. So, Obama got the first two heavy favorites right, but didn’t foresee Louisville and Kansas beating out Missouri and North Carolina. But to be fair, the prognosticator-in-chief, as usual, was playing politics, and clearly decided to ally himself with schools located in swing states.

Although I assume that the four conservative justices on the Supreme Court will decide what to do about ObamaCare on the constitutional merits of the bill, and that the four left-wing justices will decide the case based on their political bias, I pray that Justice Kennedy will not be overly reluctant to undo what Congress has done. I am hoping that he will at least consider the fact that, even with huge pluralities in the House and Senate, Obama, Pelosi and Reid, had to employ huge bribes and thug-like intimidation in order to get a number of their fellow Democrats to pass the damn thing.

Speaking of ObamaCare, the fact is I happen to support mandated health insurance. I just don’t believe that the federal government has any business being involved in it. Between the EPA, Homeland Security and a power-mad president, the liberals have already gobbled up far too much power. That said, I believe the individual states have every right to require that people purchase health insurance, just as they can require that drivers carry auto insurance. The argument that it’s not the same thing because people who don’t drive don’t have to pay for auto insurance ignores the fact that everyone, sooner or later, is going to have to go to a doctor, a clinic or a hospital, and the idea that those who are uninsured will simply have the costs covered by other taxpayers is immoral and should be made illegal.

That’s not to say I wouldn’t change the system. For one thing, I would allow people to buy their insurance across state borders, but I would see to it that the companies would be regulated by federal law, not according to 50 different state laws. Moreover, I would deny an insurance company the ability to drop someone simply because he or she had gotten sick and might actually need the health insurance they’d been paying for. Once an insurance company accepted a client, they would be stuck with him for his entire life so long as he paid his premiums. Heck, who wouldn’t start an insurance company if they only had to cover young, healthy people?

Living as I do in California, it’s not often I have any reason to praise any of our politicians. But, miracle of miracles, for perhaps the first time ever, Gov. Jerry Brown spoke for me when he nixed $300,000-a-year salaries for Cal State University presidents, pointing out that the job mainly consists of raising money. At that point, Gov. Brown only needed to be right one more time within 24 hours to be as good as a broken clock. But, as you would assume, he wasn’t up to the challenge, and the clock won the competition.

As we draw ever closer to November 6th, I have a feeling that the date will go down in history and rival the end of World War II, when a few other notable tyrants were defeated. The difference is that Obama will survive his defeat, and go on to become even wealthier, giving speeches to besotted liberals; get to spend four or eight years fuming about President Romney; and show up on “The View” to promote the third of his best-selling, ghost-written, books. He might even get to host his own talk show on MSNBC or, in tandem with Michelle, a cooking show on the Food Network, “In the Kitchen with the Obamas.”

Finally, I would like to tip my cap to Kinde Durkee, a Democratic campaign treasurer from California who was recently indicted for defrauding 50 state and national politicians, including Dianne Feinstein and the Sanchez sisters, Loretta and Linda, of $8 million over the previous decade.

Sad to say, there have only been a handful of Republicans who have done half as much for the conservative movement as Mrs. Durkee.

©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write!

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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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  • BurtPrelutsky

    Ron Kean: As was your comment.  Thanks.


  • Ron Kean

    Another enjoyable read.

  • BurtPrelutsky

    JohninMA: I have already gone on record as believing his post-presidential income will dwarf the Clintons, and, as you’ll recall, we discovered in 2008 when Hillary made her run for the brass ring that they were worth over $100 million….even though she then demanded that the DNC pay off her campaign debt by holding post-primary fund-raising events on her behalf.


  • JohnInMA

    It is easy to imagine Obama’s activity post-WH to rival that of some of the most prolific “social justice” activists not just of today, but of all time.  I predict he will be the highest paid “champion”, or, in reality, “speaker”, in history.   As was apparently true of his past, he won’t be the energy nor leader of any particular effort, but simply the face and spokesman.  The spiritual and seraphic force.  

    He truly seems committed to a reduction at the “top” and a merging of economic classes in the middle.   His ego and self-image dwarf that of Carter, who himself has been on a post-WH crusade to alter history and redefine his legacy through some nebulous vision-trek.  The difference is one has a stick-to-it nature and the other has flitted around like a butterfly his entire career.   He might even see a single term in the WH as just another stepping stone.  Let’s hope!!

  • BurtPrelutsky

    cma: Sorry to hear the news.  Hard for me to imagine that American voters are smarter than Canadians, but one can hope.


  • cmacrider

    Burt:  With the conservatives having just lost the Alberta, Canada election to the progressives on identity politics, scaremongering, lies and innuendos, …. I am now relegated to praying that logic as exhibited in this article will resonate with a majority of the American electorate in November. God have mercy on us

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Yes, Michael, yes, I tu.  I don’t see why I should have to pay for someone other than my family and my dog.

    Glen: Not his shortlist, his s–tlist.


  • Glen


     Funny from beginning to end!  Just a few things came to mind:

    *would ANYONE see Pelosi as a reliable witness?

    * Jerry Brown, no doubt thought he was only competing with a lunar clock, thus   letting down his efforts in the second half

    * what are the chances Obama will do a GW and have the class to not comment on President Romney’s political affairs once he’s (BHS) sidelined?  Never mind, we know he can’t manage that any better than he managed his administration.

    * Obama’s going to need an excellent “ghostwriter” in order to put his mess in a positive light, are you on his shortlist?

    Thanks for another amusing piece,  Glen


    From the article:

    Burt said:

    I pray that Justice Kennedy will not be overly reluctant to undo what Congress has done. 


    I also pray that Justice Kennedy will “see the light” and “get the message”. 

    • Vince Ricardo

      But, Nancy, according to the FLOTUS, Obama brought us into the light! Of course, I’m assuming it was light from a compact fluorescent bulb.

  • Michael

    “[…] I happen to support mandated health insurance.”

    Et tu, Burte?