The Nutty Things Liberals Say

I know that those on the Left pride themselves not only on their compassion and on holding the deed to the moral high ground, but also to having brains so enormous that they can barely make it through doorways. Well, it ain’t necessarily so.

For instance, while speaking at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Eric Holder said this to his host: “Thank you for your partnership, your friendship and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill.”

You would have thought he was praising some great humanitarian. Instead, he was paying homage to the man who got his start as a publicity whore back in 1987, when he accused white cops of having raped a black teenager, who had only made the accusation as a way to conceal from her mother the fact that she had spent the weekend shacked up with her boyfriend. Sharpton followed that up by singling out a couple of New York Jews for street justice. Predictably, they were subsequently killed by black mobs.

More recently, Rev. Sharpton, who now hosts a show on MSNBC, was down in Sanford, Florida, and once again, in concert with the Black Panthers, he was inciting racial violence.

As Bernard Goldberg put it in a recent article devoted to Sharpton’s litany of sins, “This kind of nonsense gives cynicism a bad name.”

Joe Biden, who is busy serving as Obama’s consigliore, admitted, “I never had an interest in being a mayor because that’s a real job. You have to produce. That’s why I was able to be a Senator for 36 years.” So, as a reward for being lazy as well as stupid, he winds up being the man a heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Still, while he’s right about his own deficiencies, he still manages to be wrong when it comes to mayors, as proven on a daily basis by the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Antonio Villaraigosa and Rahm Emanuel.

Recently, while delivering a speech at Alabama A&M, Louis Farrakhan told an adoring crowd that Jesus Christ had been a black Muslim. He also took the time to refer to Jews as “a synagogue of Satan” and accused white Republicans of praying for Obama’s death. I wasn’t too surprised that the predominantly black student audience cheered his words, but I was a bit taken aback to learn that he’d been invited down by the A&M Poetry Club and the A&M Democrats. Frankly, I would have expected better from the poets.

My head came close to exploding when Hilary Rosen took Ann Romney to task for never having been a member of the work force. For one thing, anyone who thinks that raising five boys is easier than being a liberal flack clearly has straw for brains. For another, Ms. Rosen is a lesbian. I have no bone to pick with lesbians, but I can’t deny that I find it ludicrous when the likes of Hilary Rosen and Rosie O’Donnell take it upon themselves to lecture American women on how they should live their lives.

On a related matter, it’s worth noting that in 2005, when Michelle Obama decided to entrust four-year-old Sasha and seven-year-old Malia to nannies, her husband was being paid $162,000 as a U.S. senator. So it wasn’t financial necessity that had her raking in $317,000 dealing with community affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center; although why anyone at a medical center who’s not performing heart transplants would be making that kind of money strikes me as a reasonable question. Still, I think it’s their business if the Obamas decided they preferred living large to providing their kids with a stay-at-home mom. At least it is so long as their mouthpiece doesn’t go around denigrating the admirable Mrs. Romney.

Finally, we keep hearing various left-wing nabobs accusing the Republicans of having declared war on women. You have to admire the brass of these people, if nothing else about them. I mean, the gall of making such an accusation in light of the things high-profile liberals have said over the years about the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and female Tea Party members, is truly awe-inspiring.

Speaking of women, we should never forget that it wasn’t too long ago that Hillary Clinton, whose engraved business cards read: “The Smartest Woman in the World,” announced that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad was a reformer. But, as I recall, she also had very complimentary things to say along the way about her husband and Barack Obama, so perhaps she just has a soft spot for tall liars.

Finally, it should be acknowledged that almost as noteworthy as the things that left-wingers say are the things they don’t. For instance, while constantly railing against the way that Republicans treat their womenfolk, when have you ever heard Obama utter a negative word about the vile manner in which women are dealt with in Islamic societies?

For that matter, when have you ever heard Obama or any of his groupies acknowledge that a state of war between Islam and the West has existed ever since, at Jimmy Carter’s behest, the Ayatollah Khomeini took control of Iran?

In my lifetime, the only event that was even more calamitous was the day that Barack Obama took control of the United States.

©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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  • Donna e Turner

    Awesome article.  Villains and scoundrels beware!

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Dave: You managed to come up with three words in one sentence I’ve never seen before.  I figured that was a new record.  And for a minute, I thought that you were channeling William F. Buckley until I checked my dictionary and was unable to find desicibles, declaratons or Ahenian.


  • Dave O’Connor

    The isssue at hand, apart from the desicibles of the declaratons or their postures while breathing their own gas, or otherwise airing their Ahenian attitudes, is that we witness people we’ve run through diploma mills listening to them.

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Michael: I hope it’s getting through.  I have liberal acquaintances, but I don’t think I have liberal friends these days.  I simply have too much disrespect for them.  It’s bad enough that you can’t really have a rational discussion with most of them, but when you hear DNC talking points pouring from their mouths, I’ve found it’s just less painful to cut the ties entirely.


  • BurtPrelutsky

    Michael:  You also probably noticed that Democrats, who are always eager to show their support of homosexuals, never have a bad word to say for Cuba or the score of Islamic nations that send their own gays to jail or the cemetery.


    • Michael

      Right again, Burt!  Whenever I raise these issues with my liberal friends and acquaintances, most of them freeze up.  Many of them truly have no experience in the world, and they don’t look for information beyond what the mainstream media feeds them.  Others know better, but it suits their agenda to continue to promote Leftist dictators and despotic regimes around the world. 

      Keep writing.  Hopefully it’s getting through to people. 

  • Michael

    “when have you ever heard Obama utter a negative word about the vile manner in which women are dealt with in Islamic societies?”

    Exactly.  The hypocrisy of the Left on this issue blows me away, and reminds me that they are, for the most part, a bunch of liars who don’t have real compassion for other human beings.  What they have is hate; hate for people who are happier than they are.

  • BurtPrelutsky

    GlenFS: Putting left-wingers in their place is a dirty job, but someone has to do it.


  • GlenFS


    Sure seems the left has no shortage of brass as well as the highest of phony standards, which they reserve to be applied just to right-thinking folks.  Memory, logic and consistency completely allude them.

    Thanks for setting things straight once again.

    • GlenFS

      Whoops!  meant to write “elude”  them.