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I happen to be one of those rare individuals who, unlike Freud, understand both what women want as well as the infield fly rule. But, like most normal human beings, even I have a hard time figuring out what goes on in the echo chambers that pass for minds in liberal circles.
For instance, Democrats recently conducted a poll to determine who were the worst Republican members of Congress. The finalists were Michele Bachmann, Allan West and Paul Ryan. When you pause to consider that the likes of Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman, Charley Rangel, Nancy Pelosi and Sheila Jackson Lee, all sit on the other side of the House aisle, even a child of six could easily see that our “worst” are far better than their best.
That same child would understand that if Obama were to get away with raising taxes on capital gains, he would not only discourage people from investing in the Stock Market, thus preventing companies from using the infusion of capital in order to expand and hire new workers, but would diminish the actual amount of tax revenue going to the government.
Of course Obama, who knows less about economics than most six year old children, would merely roll out his tired old Marxist rhetoric, condemning people like Mitt Romney, who live off their investment income and thus pay their taxes at a rate of 14%, ignoring the fact that such people have already paid income taxes at the going rate on the money they earned before investing it. And when these people die, the feds get another bite of that wormy apple in the form of death taxes.
The real scandal isn’t that wealthy individuals don’t pay enough in taxes, but that, one, they’re taxed multiple times on the same money; and, two, that the feds then piss it away on things like Solyndra, the UAW and free phones for welfare recipients, while simultaneously gutting MediCare and the U.S. military.
To be fair, to the extent that the economy isn’t even worse than it is, the credit goes to none other than Barack Obama. Before you start throwing tomatoes in my direction, hear me out. If ObamaCare hadn’t been so universally despised, all those Republican governors wouldn’t have been elected in 2010. In which case, they wouldn’t have been able to lower taxes and bring down the state deficits and, therefore the unemployment rolls, in places such as Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia and Florida. Were it not for guys like Kasich, Christie, McDonnell and Scott, Obama would be running for re-election saddled with an unemployment rate closer to 10.2 than to 8.2.
Still, you would have to think that a president who was convinced that if he paid lip service to Arabs and Muslims, they would see him as the second coming of Muhammad, instead of as the weak-willed, limp-wristed, left-wing incompetent we all know him to be, would be running for his life in this election, instead of running neck-and-neck.
In a sane world, Bernie Madoff, let alone Mitt Romney, would defeat Obama. Madoff, after all, merely conned a few thousand people, costing them merely several million dollars. Chump change, so long as you weren’t one of his willing suckers. Obama, on the other hand, conned tens of millions of innocent Americans, to the tune of six trillion dollars!
Even after the Muslims showed their appreciation for Obama’s cowardliness by burning down our consulates, torching our flag and sodomizing and murdering our ambassador, His Fatuousness flounced off to the United Nations to announce, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
I can’t speak for everyone else, unfortunately, but I, for one, find it reprehensible that the putz in the Oval Office voices outrage over some stupid video that ridicules Muhammad, but rarely seems to notice when Muslims threaten six million Jews with extinction, burn Bibles and churches, and crucify Christians.
God forbid that anyone, least of all the leader of the free world, speak honestly about or to the barbarians who are constitutionally unable to abide those of us who don’t prostate ourselves to Mecca, who treat women as human beings, who promote liberty and free speech, and who don’t refer to the sixth century as the “good old days.”
Recently, Obama, in referring to Romney’s foreign policy position vis a vis Iran, said, “If he wants a war, let him say so.”
Well, if war is out of the question when it comes to preventing Ahmadinejad and the blood-thirsty imams from developing a nuclear capability, let Obama say so. For years, while Iran has gone its merry way, ignoring threats of boycotts and blockades, he has insisted that everything is on the table. But then the bozo-in-chief also said that when it comes to energy, he was in favor of all of the above, except, as it turns out, coal, oil and nuclear power.
Thus one can only surmise that when Obama says that he will do everything in his power to prevent Iran from nuking Tel Aviv and holding the entire Middle East hostage, he’s referring to an all-out campaign that would include everything up to and including flowers, candy, candlelight dinners, sweet talk and a little slow dancing.
©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com.
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