Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

One of my main objections to registered Independents is that they love to announce that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans. That is such a dumb remark that one would only expect to hear it uttered by liberals.

Anyone unable to see any difference between the two parties really hasn’t been paying any attention. Even if you’re not a fan of Mitch McConnell or John Boehner, who but a moron would claim they’re not a major improvement over Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?

Rep. Allen West (R-Florida)

The other bit of folk wisdom that makes my head feel like it’s about to explode is that we should evict all the politicians in the House and Senate. I know that people who say this regard themselves as politically astute, but it’s actually evidence that they’re too lazy to gather some facts or too stubborn to recognize the facts when presented with them. After all, why should anyone want to send Darrell Issa, Michele Bachmann or Paul Ryan, home? Lumping them with such pinheads as Patty Murray, Henry Waxman, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer or the members of the  Congressional Black Caucus, makes no sense at all.

Speaking of the Caucus, can you even imagine the depths of stupidity reached when that gang congregates for a meeting? Under normal conditions, you would have to be inside a prison in order to find 40 people who were that ignorant and that corrupt. Actually, you’d have to be in two prisons because in this rancid group there are both males and females, although in a few instances it’s not that easy telling them apart.

All by himself, Allen West has an IQ equal to any five of them. Make that 10 if Jesse Jackson, Jr., John Conyers, Emanuel Cleaver, Barbara Lee, Jim Clyburn, Laura Richardson, Keith Ellison, John Lewis, Terri Sewell and Sheila Jackson Lee, are the 10 you have in mind.

The surprising thing is that they don’t all hail from the Bay Area. At the risk of sounding as if I, a Californian, were bragging, there is no place in America where the population is as goofy and the politicians half as loony as they are in the area surrounding San Francisco. Besides being home base to the likes of Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsome, and being a sanctuary city; the area includes Berkeley, where a city council regularly announces its foreign policy decisions; and Oakland, where Mayor Jean Quan, who is probably the only Asian in America with an IQ lower than her body temperature, recently gave a thumbs-up to the local Occupy Wall Street thugs the day after they put several Oakland cops in the hospital.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

Speaking of stupidity, Sarkozy and Obama, two guys who regard themselves as brilliant, although not bright enough to know their microphones were on, apparently had this exchange at the recent G-20 summit: Sarkozy: “I can’t stand Netanyahu. He’s a liar.” Obama: “You’re sick of him, but I have to deal with him every day.” Just how dumb is that? Well, Sarkozy, who’s allegedly Jewish, prefers dealing with Obama to dealing with the Prime Minister of Israel, even though everyone who isn’t stupid enough to say really dumb things into a live mic knows that nobody in public life, including Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, lies as much as Obama. While Sarkozy was apparently out shopping for elevator shoes, the rest of us have spent the past four years listening to Obama audition for the title role in Pinocchio! The Musical!

One of the biggest lies that Obama has repeated like a parrot gone berserk is that tens of millions of Americans would starve if not for him and his congressional cronies. The so-called poverty line is a line, okay, a line of political poop. In spite of Obama, Pelosi and Reid, insisting that 43 million of us are living in more deplorable conditions than the folks in Bangladesh, other more reliable statistics, belie their lies.

For instance, 99.6% of “poor” Americans own refrigerators; 97.7% own TV sets, with 65.1% owning more than one and 63.7% having either a cable or satellite connection. What’s more, 81.4% have air conditioning, 70.6% own at least one VCR and 64.8% own a DVD player. Over 80% have microwaves; over 60% have cordless phones and clothes washers; while over 50% have cellular phones, clothes dryers and ceiling fans. In addition, 100% of them have kids whose sneakers cost upwards of $120.

While it’s true that a scant 0.6% have their own Jacuzzis, we mustn’t overlook the fact that they also get food stamps, subsidized housing and health care. Their kids get free school breakfasts and lunches; and if they happen to be illegal aliens who don’t even belong here, their kids also receive in-state college tuition in more than one state. And perhaps best of all, because what money they do earn is generally off the books, they not only don’t have to pay income tax, they actually get some of our tax dollars sent to them by a government hoping the bribes will continue to pay off in votes from the plantation.

So, just in case you were wondering how it is that the Left gets to pretend that conservatives are so heartless when it comes to The Poor, now you know. Between the liars in the media and the liberals in Washington, they just keep feeding us one whopper after another, generally without fries.

©2011 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write!
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