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The Trouble with Elections

Posted: August 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm   /   by

The drawback to elections, no matter where they take place, is that all sorts of people get to vote.  Just look around and you’ll see the disastrous results of democratic elections.  In Gaza, the people elected terrorists who owe their allegiance to Hamas.  In Egypt, they elected Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who gave a victory speech in which he announced that the future capital of Egypt would be Jerusalem, of all places, and put out a call to his people, saying, “You are all Hamas.  Come forward, you lovers of martyrdom.”  Not exactly Churchillian or Reaganesque, I’m sure you’d agree.

I am proud to say that while pundits of all stripes were doing cartwheels over the so-called Arab Spring, I was predicting that it would quickly show itself to be a typical Arctic winter.  When votes are taken in sewers, the one thing you can always rely on is that a rodent will be elected.

Closer to home, we have Obama once again giving himself an “A for effort,” and blaming his miserable results on those darn House Republicans, along with George Bush, the Japanese tsunami, the European economy, Fox News and Lady GaGa.  I only wish I had been blessed with such an easy grader when I was taking high school geometry.  This lump has done everything but blame Bo for eating his homework.

Obama also used Romney’s summer vacation to berate his opponent, going so far as to claim that when his own family went on vacation, they used to ride a bus and stay at the Holiday Inn.  I’m not sure which family he has in mind, but it sure wasn’t his mother and father, who split up when he was two; and it certainly wasn’t his mother and step-father, who lived in Indonesia; and it certainly wasn’t his grandmother and grandfather, who were very well off and lived in Hawaii, where nobody ever needs to go anywhere on vacation.

On the other hand, Obama’s remarks did serve to remind us of all the pricey vacations he and especially Michelle take every other week.  The vacation she, the kids and 21 of their dearest chums, took to Africa in 2011, cost $425,000.  What’s more, the kids were listed as members of the White House staff, which apparently turned the safari into official government business.

The bottom line, as usual, is that the Romneys spent their own money taking their family vacation; the Obamas, as usual, were spending ours.

Speaking of Mrs. Obama, she recently used a church pulpit to announce that there’s no better place for Americans to discuss politics and social issues than churches.  As I have often observed, the only time that liberals aren’t prattling on about separation of church and state is at election time when black ministers rake in greenbacks renting out their pulpits to be used as props by left-wing politicians…and their wives.  But, then again, the only time the Obamas feel the need to attend church is when they happen to be delivering the sermon.

At about the same time that Secretary of State Clinton was apologizing for the U.S. military killing Afghan soldiers who had reportedly been firing on our planes, we were sending that country two billion dollars in foreign aid.  This is the same cesspool that has seen Afghans wearing military uniforms — probably because they were members of the Afghan military –regularly murdering American soldiers with impunity.

It would be ironic if Obama were to be re-elected because the nation’s unemployment numbers aren’t as high this year as they were in 2010.  I say “ironic” because in November of that year, 17 states elected Republican governors.  As a result, thanks to those governors, including people named Walker, Kasich, Christie, Martinez, O’Donnell, LePage, Brownback and Scott, the unemployment numbers in those states have decreased on average 1.5%!  And as usual, Obama takes the lion’s share of credit.  And for once, come to think of it, he’s entitled; after all, without the leadership he displayed in 2009 and 2010, there’s no way that so many Republican governors would have been elected.

When I hear black politicians playing the race card by referring every chance they get to DWB (driving while black), as code for police harassment, while ignoring the crime rate among urban blacks compared to every other racial group in the country, I keep wondering when someone will start referring to the victims of black killers, rapists and muggers, as WWW (walking while white).

Although I realize that the American voter has a notoriously short attention span, and that Romney is probably waiting until after the GOP convention to start lashing out at Obama’s record, I would advise him and his cohorts to stop defending RomneyCare and his years at Bain Capital.  Someone should remind him that he’s not running for governor or auditioning to be the CEO of a venture capitalist firm.  He is running for the presidency, and it’s never too early to apply the war paint.  Heck, I’ve been attacking Obama and his left-wing cronies for the past four years, and I’ve barely scratched the surface of their infamy.

Defeating guys like Gingrich and Santorum is child’s play compared to defeating an incumbent president.  So, no more silly remarks, Mr. Romney, like “Obama is a nice guy, but…”  He is not a nice guy.  He’s a narcissistic, thin-skinned, anti-American radical, who, at most, should be a member of the Berkeley (CA) City Council or the mayor of San Francisco, not the president of the United States.  Calling him a nice guy simply goes counter to everything we all know about this racist weasel.  This isn’t a high school debate, and points are not allotted on the basis of good sportsmanship, as John McCain discovered to his chagrin in 2008.

It’s fine to use the catchphrase “Repeal and Replace ObamaCare,” but an even catchier and more compelling slogan for Team Romney would be “Repeal and Replace Obama.“

Burt Prelutsky

Burt Prelutsky, who lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife Yvonne and dog Angel, has a long and distinguished writing career that includes newspapers, magazines, and TV. He is also the author of “Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From San Francisco,” “Liberals: America’s Termites” and, recently, “Barack Obama, You’re Fired!” and a collection of interviews, “67 Conservatives You Should Meet Before You Die,” which includes the likes of Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich, Gary Sinise, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Michael Medved, Joseph Wambaugh, John Bolton, Lee Greenwood, Charles Krauthammer, Phyllis Shlafly, David Limbaugh, Bernard Goldberg, and the three Pats: Boone, Sajak, and Robertson.

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The Trouble with Elections