The Man Who Would Be Dictator

How do I hate Barack Obama? I might spin Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s immortal words and say, “Let me count the ways. I hate him to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” But even that doesn’t quite cover the contempt I have for this past and present community agitator.

Fifty long years after Martin Luther King suggested we judge a person by his character, this slug is still waging race warfare. While we are all well-aware that he is basing his entire re-election campaign on separating Americans and playing to wealth envy, religious differences and even engendering gender divisions, it is his insistence on stoking up racial hatred that makes him the archenemy of everything decent that America represents.

Only Obama would have made the openly racist Eric Holder his attorney general. Only Obama would have remained silent when Holder refused to indict the Black Panthers for voter intimidation. Only Obama would have said that Trayvon Martin reminded him of the son he never had.

On the other hand, only Obama would have remained silent when his cohorts, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, converged on Sanford, Florida, and incited the black mobs to demand George Zimmerman’s bloodied head on a platter. Only Obama would have prevented his Department of Justice from demanding that the Black Panthers be indicted for offering a bounty on young Mr. Zimmerman, dead or alive.

Only Barack Obama would encourage his re-election team to connect Mitt Romney to polygamy when it was Obama’s own Kenyan father who was still a married man when he tied the knot with Obama’s mother. Of course it soon turned out to be a slip-knot when the bigamist scurried back to Africa, leaving wife number two and child behind.

Only Barack Obama would encourage his re-election team to tar Romney for having conveyed the family dog on his car’s rooftop, which was not only safe, but provided the dog with all the wind in his face that every dog craves, when, by his own admission, young Obama had dined on dog. Which in certain civilized circles, is comparable to cannibalism.

According to his book, “Dreams From My Father,” Obama’s stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, belonged to a brand of Islam that believed that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate. One can’t help wondering if in his dreams, Obama chases cats.

Although in 2008, Harry Reid boasted that Obama doesn’t speak like a black man and Joe Biden topped him by alerting us to the fact that Obama is clean, the silliest thing anyone ever thought to say about him is that he’s a genius. I’m not even alluding to his contention back in ‘08 that he had visited 57 states and only had one more to go, or his references to the Austrian language and the U.S. Marine Corpse. But I am suggesting that for a man who regards diplomacy as his strong suit, telling the presidents or prime ministers of Denmark, Norway, the Philippines, Ireland and Holland, that their little nations all “punch above their weight,” indicates that he has either let his membership in the Cliché of the Month Club lapse or that he has hired a very lazy relative to be his speechwriter.

Lest anyone think those gaffes are the exception to the rule, Obama has also announced on 11 different occasions that the United States has no stronger ally than Australia, Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, South Korea, Israel, Holland, France, Italy and Japan. Frankly, I think he is showing undiplomatic favoritism to Holland and Denmark by telling the world that they are not only our strongest allies, but that they also punch above their weight.

Would someone who is even slightly brilliant tell 11 different countries that they are his very favorite? Does he really think that these countries don’t talk to each other, even if it’s not in Austrian? Doesn’t it even occur to Mr. Tact that Germany and France are always on the verge of a major spat without anyone’s needlessly provoking a cat fight? Doesn’t he realize that a young woman who carried on the way he does would be referred to as the town slut?

Finally, as if any additional evidence were required to prove that Obama is only the smartest man in the room when he’s standing in a very small closet, during his highly trumpeted visit to the Summit of the Americas, he tried to show himself on the side of Argentina when he referred to the Falkland Islands as the Malvinas. That happens to be the Argentine name for the British crown colony they have long coveted, and over which Margaret Thatcher, with Ronald Reagan’s blessing, went to war.

This is the same Argentina that recently showed its dedication to democratic ideals by nationalizing the nation’s largest oil company and banning foreign books.

But, as is his wont, Obama displayed his vaunted brilliance by calling them the Maldives, which is an actual group of islands, but one that’s located in the Indian Ocean, not the Atlantic, and is nowhere near Argentina.

So, at one fell swoop, Obama not only stabbed the Brits in the back, but made America an even bigger laughing stock than the horny Secret Service agents had done by turning Hotel El Caribe into the most infamous brothel in the world.

As if it’s not bad enough that we are constantly told that Obama’s IQ is too high to be accurately measured, his wife recently told a crowd in Nashville, Tennessee: “This president has brought us out of the darkness and into the light.”

If one is to believe certain eyewitness reports, as the collection plate was being passed among the Obama faithful, the blind could suddenly see, the lame got up and tap-danced and the dead all registered as Democrats.


©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com!

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  • janko2

    Thank you most respectfully!

  • steve

    If he gets in office again,,good luck to everyone…he will work to make us more weak and will,,have the worst unumploment figures in our countrys history…Anyone who has seen the 70’s 80’s 90’s 2000 will never see a freedom of working AGAIN,,,,and love to your neighbor and people standing in line for everthing…That u cant do anything your self,,because the big brother will tell u when and where u can and can’t do anything…THERE GO’S YOUR FREEDOM..He is said to be a great talker???If he’s so great at speech,,,were are the job’s,,were are people feeling there working towards a better day,,than today…And stated that the CONSTITUTION IS A CHARTER OF NEGTIVE LIBERTYS…THAT IS ANTI-AMERICANISM..All he has said,,is there tought times out there,,and there will be more to come…WHERE IS THE POSSITIVE IDIAS FOR POSSITIVE INSPRATION….HE DOSE’NT EVEN OR HAS NOT HELPED HIS OWN PEOPLE…And LOVES TO PUT SEPERATION OF EVERYTHING….EVERY TYPE OF PEOPLE,,HE NOW SEPERATES GAYS,,WITH HEATRASEXUALLS,, BLACK VS,,,WHITES,,TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR PEOPLE,,VS,,20 THOUSAND DOLLAR PEOPLE,,VS 30,,40,,50,,AND ABOVE ARE EVIL PEOPLE…hE STARTED HIS  CONCURE AND DIVIDE WITH GM’S BEING TAKING OVER,,THIS IS ALL SO A DEMO MOVE OF TAKE OVER PRIVATE BUSINESS..hILLARY STARTED THIS DEMO IDIAS TO TAKE OVER WITH  THE OIL COMPANYS PROFFITS,,BY THE WAY …..95% OF EVERYTHING IS MADE OUT OF    OIL…..EVEN ASPRIN…. HAS OIL ADDITIVES IN IT…. TO TAKE OVER MONEY AND POWER…hE IS THE  LAZYIST,,,PRESIDENT WE HAVE EVER HAD..AND SPENT HIS CHILDHOOD DAYS IN KENYA,,AND LISTIONING TO WRIGHTS SPEECHES,,TO BECOME AN TWISTED AMERICAN,,LIKE THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBER.. i BET HE NEVER TOOK A BUSINESS CLASS,,IN COLLAGE…IF THERE WAS A MAN WHO IS MORE ANTI-AMERICAN,,ITS THIS SO CALLED President….DIVIED AND CONCURE,,,AND HOPE FOR MORE SUPURATION OF PEOPLE VS PEOPLE…AND WILL STAND AT THE PODIUM AND SAY BELIVE IN ME,,,AND I CAN LEAD U FOREVER…AND DESTROY ALL OUR ENEMYS…OUR WIPE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH…WHO???HITLER,, ADMINAJAVA,,BORACK…   

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

       Burt, Steve is one of your followers. How does that make you feel?

      • 1LonesomeDove1

        Probably cleaner than if you followed him?

  • http://media.nola.com/tpphotos/photo/9346409-standard.jpg bondmen

    There will be many great and interesting people in the re-education camps.  Let’s read up on ways to exist and prosper there and should the opportunity arise, even escape to the other side.  But what will be on the other side, that is the big question.

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Bruce & Michael: They don’t need re-education camps in the U.S.  Not so long as we have NBC, ABC, CBS, the NY Times, the Washington Post, Time and Newsweek, to carry Obama’s water.

    Burt

    • Brucee A.

      I regard forcing people to attend sensivity  traning  for any reason as being sent to  re-education camps.

  • Bruce A.

    Another good one Burt.  But with writing like this you may be sent to a re-education camp.

    • Michael

      It’s refreshing to see that someone else remembers re-education camps; another product of government “fairness.” 

  • BurtPrelutsky

    FloridaJim: My wife encourages me.  I’m not recommending any drastic actions, but if you want the name of a good divorce attorney…..

    Amctee: I am confident that the election will go off as scheduled…and that Obama will lose.

    Brendan: The only people who inist that Obama is a friend of Israel are the same louts who hate Israel as much as he does.

    Burt

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

      Yes Burt, We must all love Israel or the wrath of Prelutsky will fall  upon you!  
      Why, Israel, why not just love America? 

      • 1LonesomeDove1

        Antisemite.

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

          Nope, I just don’t give a damn about Israel. Also, it would be nice to get back all those billions of taxpayer dollars.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Be nice to get back all those liberal spent billions of taxpayer dollars from things like…..

            …study of methane gas emissions from dairy cows

            …study of behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam. (there ya go Wil)

            …to create poetry for the Little Rock, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Chicago zoos.

            …for a “museum of neon signs” in Las Vegas, Nevada.

          • DanB_Tiffin

            Gosh Wil, last month you said in 
            Title: “I Get Email” by Burt Prelutsky
            Posted: April 5, 2012 by Burt
            QUOTE
            Wil
            Oh, the poor Jews, they are having a hard time surviving in America. Hell, you people control almost everything in America, what more do you want? 
            UNQUOTE
            By your own words, Wil, you ARE and anti-Semite. That is obvious.

      • steve

        Wil..if u have seen inperson or on film,, of the way the Germans were treeteding  the Jews u would  become a humanatarin and would have a heart that would be for freedom for all people..And if u dont care,,maybe someone should wipe u off the face of the earth..Bet u would’nt go for that in  a single thought…There was a man who stood for peace and Love one another…AND the barbarians took his life for the thought of care,,LOVE,, FORGIVING,, be kind to others,, he never said,,only ,,them or them…He ment EVERYONE…And they didnt like him  because they didnt like the idea of there power being takin away and not careing that he was the Lord and not being happy with him teaching them,,how we get better in life,,and get the ancwers to make it to the Kindom of God..Of course they did’nt,,natural humanity,,stupidity..  Try,,walking away if u disagree,,or be kind to them anyway..u might see a differnt thought,,or thought’s…There an old saying,,God is kinder to people,,than we are to our selfs… Hope u try it…   

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

          If there was a God… oh nevermind.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

             Yeah, there’s no God……so what’s a few million Jews in the gas chamber, huh Wil?

  • FloridaJim

    My wife will not allow me to say those things, thank you.

  • Amctee

    How can this jerk continue to gaff and fumble his way through what is no doubt the toughest job in the world?  He acts like Alfred E. Newman, “What? Me worry?” 

    It is becoming more and more obvious that Obama hasn’t a care in the world – flunkies and flakes taking care of the day to day dirty work, incredibly stupid political moves favoring those who would have ALWAYS voted for him no matter what, everything Obama does is with a certitude that the future is in the bag. 

    Then I read where the Occupy pukes, funded by Soros, trained by union thugs, are part of the civil unrest this summer which will be the excuse for cancelling/postponing the elections.  In another place I see where 100,000 Russian soldiers are taking up residence in every military base in the US.  Everyone has heard the FEMA camp rumors, and according to the conspiratards (I be one, sometimes) the end of the country as we known it is near.

    If only half of the wild stories are true, we’ve allowed the Leftists to recreate Stalin’s Soviet Union, right under our noses.  Pravda/Ivestia for news, bureaucracy stuffed with apparatchiks toeing the party line, military gutted, FBI/CIA/HSA corrupted with yes men…..   It’s looking bad, folks.

  • Brendan Horn

    It is difficult to keep up with all of the ridiculous things that Obama says and that so many people do not even think to question. Obama was quick to congratulate the newly elected Socialist leader of France. It does not take much imagination to guess why he was happy that that man was elected. Disturbing about his stance with Argentina is that Argentina was perhaps the worlds greatest refuge for nazis after WWII. Some of Obama’s idiot supporters are still trying to push the angle that Obama has done more for Israel than any other president. The latest idiotic comments about this at least qualified the idea somewhat by at least acknowledging that Truman may have done more for Israel than Obama. I am surprised that these same people did not try to say that Obama did more for Israel than Lincoln or Washington (without ever mentioning that Israel did not exist until the Truman administration) because a lot of Obama’s supporters love to make impressive sounding statements that they know the average person will not even question. The only thing that anyone can see that Obama has done for Israel is that he has endangered their existence by giving so much time to Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Obama says he has done nothing to help Iran. He does not seem to understand that time is the only thing the Iranians need. He has given Iran exactly what it needs. 

    • Michael

      Good post.  I like the part about how Obama’s supporters make overblown statements.  That’s one of the things that has always bugged me about his supporters, and it makes me wonder if it’s not simply a mark of their immaturity.  Most of them are not exactly deep thinkers.  They are superficial, and they make statements that sound like things teenagers would say:  “He’s awesome.”  “No, he’s the MOST AWESOMEST EVER!  LOL” 

      It’s time for the grownups to take back America. 

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Iklwa: I can assure you that the American flag did not cover Obama’s father’s coffin.  The man despised white folks, as does his son.  He enjoys their support, especially in the form of votes and cold hard cash, but that’s like saying he likes Jews just because the likes of Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod helped him get where he is.  His kind always have a soft spot for useful idiots.

    Marinaspir: For one thing, Obama didn’t flip flop.  He was always in favor of gay marriage; he just knew better than to come out and say so.  For God’s sake, the man was almost 50 years old when he claimed he was evolving on the issue.  What person doesn’t know how he feels about same sex marriage at that age?  He was obviously planning to come out in favor of it after the coming election, when he would have, as he put it, greater flexibility.  It wasn’t Jesus Christ who fast-forwarded his “evolution”; it was Joe Biden.  

    Burt

    • Michael

      “His kind always have a soft spot for useful idiots.”  Exactly and they know to smile and pat the idiots on the back and show a little attention and affection to them.  Why don’t more of Obama’s supporters realize he sees them as gullible idiots? 

  • Iklwa

    I heard audio this past week that our President was moved by the flag that draped his father’s coffin because it embodied all of the ideals he had learned to appreciate.
     
    I believe his father was an avowed communist who struggled against the American ideal his entire life.
    I believe the only reason he came to the United States was to gain the legitimacy of an American collage degree.
    I believe the President’s father returned to Kenya shortly after gaining said degree.
     
    I do not know; however, what flag draped the coffin of our President’s father.

    • NANCYE

      I wish Obama would return to Kenya as well.

  • genann59

    Love it Burt. Agree with everything you say, as usual.

  • Marinaspir

    Hi Burt,

    Please don’t stop writing your H and H columns:  Honest and Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!
    How about the Chicago Con Artist’s newest – he is now getting inspiration from guess who:  Jesus!  If you watched Huckabee last night the liar in chief said Jesus inspired him to flip flop (excuse me, change his mind on gay marriage).  When Huckabee mentioned Jesus the press – excuse me – crucified him!  What a surprise the press has given the liar in chief another pass which brings the total to 1,000! 

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Mary & Michael–The good news about the mass media is that they are lsoing a great deal of their former influence.  Thanks to talk radio, blogs like this one and portions of Fox, the word is getting out.  And because so many people pay attention to those sources, they, in turn, can get the word out to their friends and relatives.  And the more we get the word out, the easier it is for people to realize that the mass media is dedicated to promoting Marxism, not disseminating the truth.

    I’m not suggesting that everyone will come around, but that’s because there are all those people who have become dependent on government hand-outs, otherwise known as bribes, but enough people have come to their senses since 2008 to convince me that the proverbial snowball in hell has a better chance of surviving the heat than Obama does.

    Terry: Please re-read the sentence and then explain to me how it is an insult to cats.

    Ron: If you make that Lucite plaque and hang it on your wall, please send me a photo.  Even if you don’t, you’ve warmed the cockles of my heart.

    Burt

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Walbert/1447924642 Terry Walbert

      I was just kidding, Burt.  An attempt at humor that misfired.  Keep up the good work.

  • Mary

    Did anyone hear on ABC,CBS,or NBC when Obama said about the 57 states?
    If that were Bush we would still be hearing about it.The bias drives me nuts.
    My husband watches the World News, I leave the room because I can’t stand the bias. It’s really funny we never hear his gaffes unless  we watch FOX, the really only
    HONEST NEWS CHANNEL.

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

      Did anyone hear on ABC,CBS,or NBC when Obama said about the 57 states?
      Yes, it was on all the networks, especially Fox, and the internet!

      • 1LonesomeDove1

        It was great, wasn’t it? Almost ranks right up there with using pond scum for fuel.

        But then, if he did that….he’d run out of voters.

      • John Daly

        Actually Wil, it wasn’t. Which would be fine if they didn’t skewer Republicans for similar gaffes.

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

          Actually John, it was. You conservatives should not be closed minded on what happening in America. I watch all news outlets, the also, includes Fox! I admit, as for skewering, the 57 state comments, it was mostly done by the conservatives. You also, must admit the  Bush 
          gaffes were overlooked, by the Republican side.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Bush gaffes weren’t overlooked by us. We were responding to regressive lib insults about those on a daily basis.

            We still do.

            And none of your media ran your O’Savior’s gaffes everyday like your late night talking snakes did Bush’s.

            You’re about the dumbest regressive I’ve ever seen. You spout nonsense, and don’t even make the slightest attempt to prove any of it.
            Dems on your site should fire you.

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

            Dovey, 
            There must be a lot of evangelicals who are scratching their heads about how they suddenly see God choosing a member of the LDS cult as the next president.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Probably so, but as voters and citizens, they’ll still vote for him just like they did the Catholic Kennedy’s.

            Ya see, many know that a religious test for public office is unConstitutional.

            You’re just trying to make this a religious issue because….

            1) You’re a bigot.

            2) You’re a hypocrite for accepting your own Mormons.

            3) You ignore the Constitution unless you think it has a use for your agenda.

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

            Hey Dovey, Did you hear,  Fox
            News now saying it’s really bad news that gas prices are
            dropping.

             

            http://mediamatters.org/blog/201205090010#.T7AMI7zipjY

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            That would make sense politically, not that I listen to Fox.
            In fact, if this is true….it shows that gas prices are being used as a political tool to elect leftist politicians, and that’s disgraceful.
            I suspected they’d come down shortly before your O’Savior’s campaign takes off.

            I remember how regressives all relished the fact that gas prices were high when Bush was in office.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Media Matters Wil???? Come on now, Do you accept info provided by conservative sources?

            I just checked, and I see nothing about Fox saying that a drop in gas prices are bad.

            I do see a Fox poll that says voters are saying gas prices pose a serious threat to the economy.

            http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/17/fox-news-poll-voters-say-gas-prices-pose-serious-threat-to-economic-recovery/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328393348 Michael Bowler

    It is at once amazing and disturbing, Mr Obama is permitted to make a slue of ridiculous gaffes and traitorous actions without a single one being mentioned by the news media. Any attempt to bring them to light by the rest of us is quashed without comment.

    We expect politicians to be dishonest, for good reason…so many of them provide us with examples to prove they are. We even expect the news media to pick and choose stories they are willing to publish/air. Sometimes we even accept there may be good intentions for the news media being selective.

    The level of cover the news media is providing for Mr Obama has reached a high heretofore unseen for any politician. The fact that it is so clearly one sided and propagandized is beyond disturbing. Our news media is attempting to assist in a bloodless coup d’etat, knowingly.

  • Terry Walbert

    Burt,

    You wrote, “Obama’s stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, belonged to a brand of Islam that
    believed that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate. One can’t
    help wondering if in his dreams, Obama chases cats.”

    As a cat lover, I object to this insult to the feline species.

    • Jvega9

        Obama’s stepfather’s belief that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate explains his  policy  decisions with Iran and Russia – he obviously eats a lot of chicken (grin).

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

      Willard Romney grandfather had a harem. So, there!

      • StanW

        Wil, are you responsible for the mistakes of your grandfather?

        • 1LonesomeDove1

          Wil had a grandfather?

      • 1LonesomeDove1

        Andrew Jackson, a good democrat, hated Native Americans.

        • crankywhitewoman

          And the KKK was created by the Democrat party. People conveniently forgot about that.

  • Ron

    Mr. Prelutsky has fulfilled my political dream by letting me know I’m not the only bloodsucker who thinks Obama is a “slug.”  Thank you, Burt, for standing shoulder-to-shoulder with me and putting your imprimatur on the best word to apply to the worst president in American history.  My strongest desire at this very moment is to have this column inscribed on a Lucite plaque to hang in my shrine in a cove in the entrance way of my home, just left of the mezzuzah.  It would be a reminder to all who entered that they now have a choice of kissing one or the other instead of Obama’s butt.    

    • Michael

      :)

  • Brhurdle

    I don’t think that President Obama has shown himself to be particularly skilled in the the area of politics. He has bungled economic, military, foreign relations, energy and tax issues to the extent that he appears to be a novice. He has shown a total lack of leadership ability in negotiating an agreement when there is a wide variance of opinions – a fundamental political ability. Other than his admitted accomplished capability to deliver speeches, I have never seen any demonstration of intelligence to indicate he posesses anything other than a double digit IQ.

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

      Brhurdle, You just aren’t paying attention. You are being spoon fed nonsense, by the likes of Limbaugh, Fox news and yes, Burt Prelutsky!

      • cmacrider

        So why don’t you provide some concrete examples of this man’s super human brilliance.  He sounds to me like he is caught in a socialist time capsule spawned in the 1960’s and is completely oblivious to the global economy driven by the technology of the information age.

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

          Obama has the experience­ to be President. In 2012 he’ll have had four
          years under his belt and obviously the only one Qualified. to be
          President.

          • Jeffreydan

              Which is why you voted for George W. Bush in 2004, right? 

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

            I have never voted for a Republican. I had Republican relatives run for office, that didn’t get my vote.

            As for George W. Bush, you’d have to be insane, to vote for him, especially the second time!

             It will take years, to correct the harm, he did to our country!

          • ph16

            Unfortuantely Obama is just making the harm worse and even longer to correct.

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

          Aren’t you people aware of the damage Bush did to our country and the mess Obama has had to clean up! Your either not informed or you just don’t give a damn.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            And Bush voted for that mess while he was a democrat congressman ….oh wait!

      • crankywhitewoman

        I’m an American ex-pat living in Canada…the only Rush I listen to is the Canadian power trio RUSH (been my favorite band since I was 15 years old). I do not have Fox news as part of my cable TV package, and unti I stumbled across this article, I’d never heard of Burt Prelutsky. I do, however, possess critical thinking skills and an IQ that has been measured at 147 on three separate occasions. I am an Independent who has always vetted both presidential candidates so as to make an informed decision. Obama is not the genius people think he is, but he has the American media shilling for him, providing a false narrative, and demonizing anybody who disagrees with his policies as “racist.” He’s bad for America — period! If you get your wish, and Obama gets a second term, this great experiment in democracy will be over. Some people need others to make their decisions for them, and for those people, it won’t be a problem. For those others, like myself, who prefer their own thoughtful analysis and self-determination, it will be a dark day if this man is re-elected.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LOOQF7PCUWXASFWSG6IQXWCIMQ JP

    I wonder if  Mr William Balfour of Chicago infamy , could also remind him of the son he never had ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

    If this president has “brought us into the light” somebody needs to get a lantern.

    • Terry Walbert

       Burt took that quote out of context.  It was a fund-raising beer, wine, and cheese party, and what she said was “brought us the Lite.”

  • BurtPrelutsky

    cma: I think that Obama isn’t even brilliant even when it just comes to politics.  He nixed the Keystone pipeline because he was playing to the environmentalists, but they would have voted for him anyway.  And although I realize that Biden rather forced his hand, it was dumb of Obama to finally announce he was favored homosexual marriages.  Did anyone think that those folks were going to vote for Romney?  With those two decisions, which we assume made the gays and the tree huggers open their wallets a little wider, Obama pissed off the unions and guaranteed that he would not once again carry North Carolina.  He’s not only a Marxist, but he is an extra stupid Marxist.

    Burt

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

      Burt, Explain to your flock, the benefits of the 
      Keystone pipeline, to America.

      • 1LonesomeDove1

        It would keep the US from having to send you to a Saudia Arabian Prince to trade sex for oil.

      • cmacrider

        Since, like most Democrats, you knowledge is limited to what Chris Mathews tells you to think, I will briefly explain the benefits:
        1.  The Trans Canada Company has historically and presently primarily financed by American money …. which means profits from that company flow to Wall Street and into American’s pension plans
        2.  It provides jobs to American workers …. high paying jobs … and unlike your green job fantasies … do not have to be financed by the taxpayer … but of course do not expect Trans Canada to be filling Obama’s campaign coffers
        3.  Refineries are high capital cost items (10 billion plus) and America has refinery surplus … Canada has crude oil surpluses  hence both countries get a comparative advantage (this point I don’t expect you to comprehend because its an established economic principle)
        4. It reduces American dependency on unreliable, despotic, and morally corrupt countries for their supply of oil and replaces that supply with oil from a reliable democratic country who is America’s most reliable ally
        5.  It creates the potential for the U.S.A. to quickly become a net exporter of oil and thereby reduce their balance of payments problem.  (Again, I don’t expect you to grasp the importance of this point because it relates to economics)
        6. It produces substantial economic spin off …. and since pipeline companies pay taxes to the municipalities in which their pipelines traverse it represents a continuous addition to the badly underfunded tax bases of local governments.

        Need more …. try doing some research

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

          The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would put six
          states at risk of toxic oil spills along its 1700-mile route, and would add
          about five
          billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere over its intended 50-year
          lifespan of bringing dirty crude from
          Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries for foreign
          export.
          Why don’t the Canadians build a pipeline & refinery in their own country?

          • Jeffreydan

              Little surprise you actually think the environmentalist crap will sell here, but you get points for your brashness.

              Every single construction project, whether a pipeline or a new strip mall, carries any number of indefinite risks. Even if there were a chance of real, noticeable damage to the atmosphere (and you would be justified if you stopped to savor your first correct moment), economy trumps.
                          

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

            Yep, I forgot, you people lose dirty water and air!

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Yeah, I have no idea where my dirty water and air went to.

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

    Burt:  You have nicely captured the intellectual high lights of Obama’s reign.  I think it was quite considerate, on your part, not to point out the utter idiocy of his economic policies.   P.M. Harper seems to have nailed it when he called the decision on the XL Pipeline project a “no brainer” thereby implying that Obama, through his surreptitious delay of the decision, has no brains at all.  ( Harper’s  subtleness may have escaped many Americans ….. but I don’t think it was lost on the rest of the world …. particularly the Brits)   

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Cyberquill:  Well, inasmuch as you read it and you are obviously a cybershill for Obama, apparently I am not only addressing hardcore right-wingers.  You folks don’t like it when Republicans point out Obama’s gaffes, but I don’t recall any of you folks crying “Foul!” when Democrats condemned G.W. Bush for mispronouncing “nuclear” or not calling himself on the carpet when your pals in the media demanded that he list his transgressions and offer a heart-felt “mea culpa.”

    Your analogy to the cinnamon roll, by the way, was really lame.  Which suggests you might consider looking into filling an opening on Obama’s writing staff.

    Burt

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

      Burt, Romney’s Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) religion, Here
      are a few tenets of their faith:

       

      Native Americans are all descended from the ancient Israelites, who
      immigrated to the continent in 600 B.C. in wooden submarines. Before that, the
      place was unpopulated.

       

      God lives on a planet that orbits a star called Kolob. Apparently God is a
      flesh-and-blood person, a high-achieving former human who reached god status by
      obeying the dictates of his god.

       

      Once Mormon men get to the highest level of heaven, they too become gods
      and get their own planets to rule over. They also get harems and can procreate
      as many spirit children as they like.

       

      Mormon women are not eligible for heaven unless they are married. Whether
      they actually get to heaven seems to be entirely up to their husbands, who have
      to pronounce a secret magical formula to bring their wives over to the spirit
      side once they die. (I guess if the wives die first their spirits hang around in
      limbo or something.)

       

      Mormons who have been enrolled in the Temple are required to wear magic
      underwear (called “garments”) at all times. The garments can only be removed for
      bathing, sex, and sports. According to Mormon folklore, the garments have been
      known to protect the wearer from all sorts of bodily harm — even bullets.

       

       

      And Romney is not only a Mormon, but has been a Bishop in that so-called
      “church”. What say you?

      • cmacrider

        Wil:  When I read your comments I wonder whether they are pure sophistry or sheer hypocrisy.  I thought you “progressives” supported separation of church and state … leaving open the question as to why you are promoting your religious bigotry against Romney.  Doesn’t he have freedom of religion?   I thought you “progressives” promoted cultural relativity and moral equivalency ….  isn’t Romney entitled to form and practice his own moral code and develop his own values without you unfounded judgementalism.

        Possibly you should direct your fundamentalist absolutism in the direction of Eric Holder who seems to think it is O.K. for the D.O.J to allow the Blackpanthers to physically intimidate people at the voting station. 

        • royalsfan67

           Pretty much everything he said was wrong. He was confusing Mormonism and Scientology

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

          Yep, I heard of those two Black
          panthers on Fox. What Fox didn’t tell you, was
          no one was denied the right to vote. Unlike what your Republicans office holders are
          doing statewide!

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            Doesn’t matter. They were trying to intimidate, and since then….they called for the murder of crackers and their babies.

            And the GOP is only making sure that DEAD democrats don’t vote.

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

            It’s called voter suppression! How unAmerican you people are!

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            You can call it whatever you want, but until you prove it….I call it a lie.

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

            You
            can say whatever you want, but until you disprove it….I call it the
            truth!

            Learn:

            http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/voting-rights-alabama-2012-7136764

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            I don’t have to disprove it. I have to discount it as nonsense.

            You have to prove it because you made the allegation.

          • Jeffreydan

              Nobody taught you the difference between fact and opinion, I see.

              Take it from a guy whose vote was tossed due to the efforts of a liberal organization and the 9th Circuit Court, YOUR side does the suppressing.  

          • cmacrider

            Yep:  So what were they doing their with their billy sticks ….. I don’t see any news releases of the Tea Party hanging out at voting stations with billy sticks ….. but of course in your fantasy world they are a bunch of racist nazis.

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

             No one claimed, they didn’t get to vote. 

          • Jeffreydan

              Irrelevant, Slappy. You’re confusing intimidation with suppression, and the Alinsky-esque accusation was a cute touch.  

              BTW, my filmed proof of intimidation just kicked your imaginary claim’s ass.

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

            I see 
            intimidation works on weak people, like yourself. Me? Not so mush!

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Clown face

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

          Would you also,consider L. Ron Hubbard for president? His beliefs aren’t much different then Romney’s.

          • 1LonesomeDove1

            It would be fine if someone wanted to, as long as Hubbard kept his religion out of it…..like you can’t seem to do.

            Bigot.

      • Kgiff50

        Your ignorance is showing. You should get your facts straight before you spout. What you wrote about Mormon women is absolutely false.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    What’s the point of a post like this? Who are you addressing? Hardcore right-wingers aren’t gonna vote for Obama no matter what anyway, and the fence sitters, I contend, will be slightly more inclined to pick Obama over Romney after reading your piece. 

    Keep in mind that, in general, independents–i.e., the group most likely to decide an election in a country as polarized as this one—tend to be turned off by rabid ideological tirades on either side. 

    On balance, of course,  since we’re constantly being carpet-bombed with  exasperated partisan philippics from both sides of the political aisle, they cancel each other out. So in the end, they make no difference. 

    As far as content, you seem a bit short of substantial criticism of the president. Otherwise, you wouldn’t feel the need to pad your list of grievances with trivial slips like the 57 states and the Austrian language. 

    And just because I may never had a better cinnamon roll than the one from Bakery X, doesn’t mean I haven’t had plenty of cinnamon rolls from other bakeries that were equally good.  So assuming that Australia, Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, South Korea, Israel, Holland, France, Italy and Japan are equally strong allies, then the U.S. has indeed no stronger ally than any of those. 

    • cmacrider

      Cyberquill:  I think Burt is speaking to and for the 43% of registered Democrats in West Virginia who when they had a choice between Obama and inmate Keith Judd, voted for the convict.

      • Michael

        :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

        And Keith Judd can probably produce a birth certificate.

      • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

        Exactly. Burt is speaking to and for those who aren’t going to vote for Obama no matter what anyway, either because he’s being perceived as too far left, or as not left enough. 

        • cmacrider

          Cyberquill:  But he is obviously speaking to and for independents if over 40% of registered Democrats would not vote for him.  The logic is scary isn’t it.  He’s probably not speaking to you and other socialists.

          • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

            My point is that any over-the-top partisan hit piece such as this one is more likely to prompt the truly undecided to defend and ultimately vote for the person under attack.

    • Terry Walbert

       Burt is preaching to the choir.  But I can’t help wondering how many of those gaffs he mentioned would have been trumpeted if G.W. Bush or Dan Quayle had said them.  Of course, neither Bush nor Quayle would have said some of the stupid things that have come out of Obama’s mouth.

      It’s almost said to see “The One” on the way out.  I was just starting to enjoy some of his malapropisms and the shenanigans of his servile flatterers in the Drive By Media.

      • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

        If Bush or Quayle had said them, those gaffes would have been trumpeted just the same, of course, except by the other side. 

        • cmacrider

          Cyberquill:  If Bush or Quayle made these gaffes it would have been trumpeted by every left wing media outlet for months.  All you have to do is look at the difference in press between Watergate (in which Nixon probably overheard meaningless conversations as to which bar the strategists were going to) and the press coverage the mass media has given to Fast & Furious in which lives were lost.

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Nancye:  Yes, the dead always register as Democrats.  But it’s only right.  After all, who but the brain-dead would vote for the likes of Schumer, Rangel, Murray, Waxman, Pelosi, Waters, Reid, Boxer, Franken and Sheila Jackson Lee?

    Bruce A: It’s hard for a Republican to win in a landslide these days because there are 18-20 states that are lost causes, and among them are such big ones as New York, California, Illinois and Massachusetts.  Let’s just hope for what I expect to be a clear-cut victory.

    Burt

  • Bruce A.

    Good one Burt.  Since we now have 57 states I am hopeful that a Romney victory occurs with a bigger margin than Reagans 1984 landslide.

  • NANCYE

    Burt:  This has to be your best column yet.  I appreciate the way you told it like it is and didn’t act like the wimp that some people do. 

    BTW, haven’t the dead always registered as Democrats?  :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.o.r.jackson Mike Jackson

      I’m pretty certain Illinois Democrats have maintained a 100% registration of the Cook County Cadaver Caucus.  If  it’s not at that level, they haven’t amended the rolls as of yet, or are in Wisconsin helping out the Dane District Deceased Democrats.

      • Terry Walbert

         I have it on good authority that Abe and Mary Lincoln voted for Obama in 2008.

    • Tomsemiterrific

      Yes, when the dead have registered they’ve registered as Democrats, but most, when they do register, do so in Chicago.