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The World According to Obama

Posted: September 17, 2012 at 9:50 am   /   by

When Obama said that nobody does anything on his own, I figured he had me in mind.  I could even hear that annoying voice of his in my ear, saying “Prelutsky, you didn’t really write all those scripts, books and articles.  After all, you didn’t invent the typewriter, the computer or television; and you sure didn’t produce the inkjet or build the Internet highway.  You also didn’t produce the food you eat or purify the water you drink.  You didn’t even construct your own house.”

The reason I could hear him so clearly is because I used to go to college, and those are the sorts of simplistic things that sophomores say when they are trying to be profound; usually after they’ve had more than a few beers.

But Obama is middle-aged and he hasn’t been a college student for nearly 30 years.  But keep in mind that he is a left-winger, which is just another way of saying he will be a juvenile until the day he dies.  I would add that the reason he is so convinced that nobody does anything on his own is because he, himself, has done so little.  He is essentially a creature who could have been cobbled together in a cellar, but, unlike Dr. Frankenstein’s creation, Igor didn’t have to rob a local cemetery in order to supply his master with a brain; in Obama’s case, it came vacuum-sealed right from a factory run by the likes of Frank Marshall, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett and Karl Marx.

Or, as Rush Limbaugh put it, the choice in November is between Romney’s “Bain Capital” and Obama’s “Das Kapital.”

When Obama said in his 7,849th speech that “We rise and fall as one nation,” my face turned beet red and I began to cough so hard my wife nearly dialed 911.  When it comes to politicians, I generally cut them some slack because I understand, as they do, that roughly 50% of the voters are so dumb they’ll generally believe the last lie they hear before entering the voting booth.  But even I couldn’t give a pass to a guy who talks about one nation when he has devoted the past three years to erecting firewalls between blacks and whites; rich and poor; men and women; Democrats and Republicans; and between the federal government and several states, including Arizona, Texas and Indiana.

Obama keeps accusing Mitt Romney of wishing to raise taxes on the poor, believing, as usual, that a lie repeated often enough will eventually be mistaken for the truth.  The fact is Romney wants taxes cut for everyone.  I’m the one who wants them raised on the poor.  Well, actually “raised” is the wrong verb.  Half the people in the country don’t pay anything in income taxes, although that doesn’t prevent the federal government from sending them bribes in the form of “refunds.”

I know that the rationale is that even though the poor don’t pay income taxes, they pay sales taxes and the like.  Whenever I hear liberals make that claim in defense of the status quo, my reaction is that the rest of us also pay all of those, in addition to having to write the IRS a check every April.

Inasmuch as we already have a progressive tax system, meaning that the top-earning five percent pay 65% of all income taxes, I see no reason why people making less than, say, $40,000- a-year can’t be expected to pay one percent.  If they think that $400 is too much to pay for all those roads and bridges that Obama is always going on about, let them forego their voting rights.  If they want to have a say in the way things are run and in deciding which people should run them, I say, borrowing my words from Obama, Pelosi, Biden, Reid and Wasserman-Schultz, they should pay their fair share.

A fascinating sidebar to Obama’s war on Bain Capital is that Bain executives have contributed over $120,000 to his re-election campaign.  To me, that sounds an awful lot like chickens chipping in to buy a birthday present for Colonel Sanders, but, what the heck, it’s their money.

Speaking of Bain, when watching Obama’s TV ads attacking Romney, it’s worth recalling that in 2008, candidate Obama said, “If you don’t have a record to run on, you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.”

At the time, it sounded like he was insulting John McCain, but we now realize that he was merely thinking out loud, hoping that David Axelrod would jot it down for future reference.

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 World According to Obama