Forward to Yesterday

I find it fascinating and amusing that Obama said that the GOP convention was like a re-run and should have been viewed on a black-and-white TV with rabbit ears. If I were Obama, I’m not sure if I would ever bring any sort of ears into a conversation. But that being said, if anyone is looking backwards, it’s the putz who wants to claim Clinton’s economy for his own.

But who can blame him? At this point, he’s probably ready to claim Greece’s economy for his own.

Before moving on, it should be mentioned that the booming economy of the 90s came about in spite of Bill Clinton, not because of him. The 90s boom owed more to Newt Gingrich and the Republican Congress that delivered tax cuts and welfare reform after the ’94 elections. Prior to that, Clinton was just as big a loon as Obama as he tried to push the unfunded HillaryCare bill on America 16 years before Obama saddled us with his own even bigger and more vile version.

The difference is that Clinton was bright enough to go along with the Republicans and, thus, get re-elected in 1996. Obama, being less of a practical politician and more of a left-wing nutjob, has continued to press for an enlarged federal government, leading to a $16 trillion national debt and an annual trillion dollar deficit and, ironically, has done his best to gut Clinton’s signature legislation, welfare reform.

David Axelrod, who could be a dead ringer for Hitler if he only trimmed his mustache, accuses the GOP of being backward-looking. But the one thing that Republicans and Democrats can agree on is that we all wish the clock could be turned back. Liberals want to turn it back to the 90s, while conservatives would like to turn it all the way back to the Reagan era of the 80s.

In reminiscing about Ronald Reagan, Peggy Noonan said, “You can’t buy courage and decency, and you can’t rent a moral sense.” It’s as obvious as the ears on Obama that Reagan was a man of character. It’s why he could actually work with House Minority leader Tip O’Neill (D) to get things done for the good of the country. All that Obama does is sulk and call John Boehner (R) and duly-elected Republicans in the House obstructionists or worse.

As Noonan has said, a lot of people disagreed with Reagan’s politics, but she has never met anyone who didn’t genuinely like and respect the man. Is there anyone who believes that the same could ever be said about Barack Obama, an arrogant narcissist, who revels in the adoration of college students, Muslims, welfare recipients and the reflection in his own mirror?

Speaking of welfare recipients, Chris Matthews, who has devoted so much time to defending Obama that he could moonlight for the Secret Service, recently said, “We passed the civil rights bill, and still the country is basically white here and black there. There’s ‘hoods, there’s ghettos, and there’s whites living in the ‘burbs. It hasn’t changed a lick.”

Actually it has. Just not for people like Matthews, Holder, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Jackson and Obama, who would be out of business if being race card-playing con men didn’t pay so darn well.

But it’s not just Matthews, who should bear a scarlet H on his forehead, denoting hypocrisy. Apparently in 2008, while trying to get Ted Kennedy’s endorsement for Hillary, Bill Clinton, in referring to Obama, said, “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” How ironic that a scant four years later, it’s Clinton who’s shlepping water for Obama.

According to Matthews, when Republicans use such terms as “welfare,” “birth certificate,” “food stamps,” “European socialism,” “Chicago” and “work requirements,” it’s actually code for black people. At least Matthews didn’t disclose our secret handshake or the password to enter our tree house.

What is truly remarkable is that liberals never feel the slightest bit of shame or embarrassment to say such stupid things when their own houses are constructed of the most fragile sort of glass. For instance, according to a recent article at WorldNetDaily, Mr. and Mrs. Matthews live in the lily white suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. At last report, Chevy Chase has a black population of roughly five percent. Also, he and the missus have never contributed money to the campaign of a black political candidate, except for Mr. Obama.

Matthews, who came to fame when he channeled his inner teenage girl and confessed that listening to an Obama speech sent a tingle up his leg, reminds me of the guy who took a Rorschach test and claimed to see a naked woman in every single ink blot. When the doctor concluded that in his professional opinion, the subject was suffering from a sexual fixation and clearly required therapy, the patient protested, saying, “Hey, I’m not the one with all the dirty pictures!”

Finally, we come to Antonio Villaraigosa, soon to be the unlamented ex-mayor of Los Angeles. In evaluating the GOP convention and its large contingent of Hispanic speakers, he announced, “You can’t just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect that people are going to vote for your party.”

That is a message he should have delivered to the Democrats when they decided to make him the chairman of their convention for no other reason than this second-rater happens to have a brown face and a Spanish surname. This is a guy who became a union organizer and then a politician only after failing to pass the bar exam four different times. Sometimes it seems as if politics only exists in order to provide a fallback position for really dumb people.

The Republicans featured Hispanic speakers because decent and remarkable conservatives such as Susana Martinez, Mel Martinez, Luis Fortuno, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, actually hold major political offices.

The Democrats, on the other hand, were so desperate to have an Hispanic presence that they stuck Villaraigosa front and center in spite of the fact that an ethics investigation found him guilty of accepting — and not paying taxes on — free tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars to the Academy Awards, various rock concerts and courtside seats at Laker games.

In addition, there’s the $68,000-a-year in tax dollars that go to his daughter for answering his phone. And lest you think that greed and nepotism alone define our city’s mayor, there’s the fact that over the years, he has had any number of tawdry affairs, one that ended with the birth of a child, another that involved the wife of a friend, and still another with a TV reporter that brought an end to his 20-year marriage.

Is it any wonder that with a track record like that, Antonio Villaraigosa stands a very good chance of being the Democratic standard bearer in the 2016 presidential election?

Author Bio:

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.
Author website: http://www.burtprelutsky.com/
  • Wheels55

    Ever notice the only people being involved in racist talk are the people who say they are against it? You never hear people say that certain minorities should not have the same rights. Kind of like the war on women, is it really an major issue or an issue at all?

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Wheel: It’s only an issue because the corrupt media employ their megaphones to propagandize for the Left, promoting whatever nonsense they’re selling at any given time.

      Burt

  • Susan

    Gee, I can’t believe you forgot to mention Villaraigosa blowing of the ‘not by 2/3 majority’ vote to reinstate Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, along with reinstating God in the platform for 2012.   What a total embarrassment for the Democrats!  GREAT article Burt!

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Susan:  I had already written about Villaraigosa at the Convention.  But thanks for the kudos.

      Burt

  • James King

    Thank you. It’s about time that someone actually told the truth about it being “in spite of Bill Clinton” for the boom. My own problem is that our economic woes are not just the fault of libs, even though I wish it were so. So-called conservatives were also at the front of a national government that threw out the Constitution.
     
    There are two publications that I want to refer all of you to. One is from Bill Crystal, The Weekly Standard and The Objective Standard. I have no affiliation with either, except as a subscriber for the TOS journal. And the key word here is Objective.

    If you will all subscribe to TOS you will be rewarded with writing that is actually objective in its words. It is the one to look at for solid information that is about truth, not fiction, as most publications are these days either as liberal or conservative. The truth lies where the word, OR is in the last three words of the previous sentence. I urge all of you to take off your partisan hats for a change, because if you want to restore America you will find the way in TOS, not in the WEEKLY or TIME, or others.

    I used to love America. That stopped several years ago when I realized that both political parties care about their particular party, not America. This is why the Constitution was abandonded more than 100-years ago and is now nothing more than a tired old piece of paper that politicians and citizens have great disdain for. America will not be America again simply because of the defeat of BO, although I certainly hope that happens. We will be America again when our founding documents are held with great esteem in actuality, not in empty words.

    Sorry, Burt. I love your writing but can’t do the humor part of it anymore. I’m glad I’m old.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       James: Thanks, but what do you mean by “can’t do the humor part of it anymore”? 

      Burt

      • James King

        I meant that I can’t do humor, but I admire those of you who can.

  • Larry B

    Burt, your characterization of David Axolotl is dead on!  It’s a cliche, but the definition of “political hack” in the dictionary would have his ugly picture accompanying it.  Why any news show would want to have him on is a mystery, as he has no mind of his own.  He makes Susan Rice look like an independent operator.

    • BurtPrelutsky

      Larry: You’re right.  What makes me sick to my stomach is that a lot of people are asking that Susan Rice be fired when she was merely doing the bidding of her bosses, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

      Burt

  • wally

    Great article Burt. The portion about Matthews reminds me of the speech that Hillary gave denouncing the rich of the entire world that do not contribute toward job creation and redistribution to the poor. Yet as I understand she has a worth of $100,000,000. She needs to be careful of what she asks for since that was a mantra for the Russians in the overthrow of the rich.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Wally: People like the Clintons, the Kerrys and the Obamas, always assume they are impervious to bad consequences.

      Burt

  • brendan horn

    Burt, 
           I wish Obama would look backwards every once in a while. He might then notice that his ideas have failed everywhere and every time they have ever been tried. Sadly, I do not believe even that would change Obama because he probably thinks these ideas doomed to failure will succeed because he is at the helm. 
          I am wondering at Bill Clinton’s motives for trying to get Obama reelected. I wonder if Obama has promised him a position in his administration next term where he will be allowed 100 interns and an office with a bedroom next door.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Brendan: Clinton already has his own office and I’m sure his own female interns.

      Clinton is merely showing he’s a team player so that he doesn’t louse up Hillary’s chances in 2016, although I don’t think her chances of ever getting elected are any better than Obama’s shot at getting re-elected.

      Burt

      • Alden514

        If obama is re-elected, one of two things will happen. 
        1) the country will be SO SCREWED UP, it will literally GUARANTEE a Republician President for the next 8 years (there go hillary’s chances–she can than Bill!) OR
        2) The country will become so swollen with greedy, needy, entitlement moochers, so bloated by big government and unions, so in debt that it will become third world, that they won’t be able to elect anyone EXCEPT a democrat to keep the hand-outs coming.  They’ll be nominating chris matthews as president.
        When Republicans say this IS the critical election…I don’t think even THEY see how bad things will become if obama gets another term…

    • Sroysr

      my thoughts on that are that hillary has been promised 1) the next supreme court nomination or 2) the dnc has annointed her as the next nominee. bill is just doing what he has always done best…shilling.

    • Wheels55

      Obama looks backwards every day – to blame Bush. Kind of makes you wonder how he came up with the Forward slogan.

      • PASU

        He’s looking down & doesn’t realize it’s not his arse because he has no gonads.

    • PASU

      I think Bill’s motives are that 1) It puts Hill in a better position to run & be elected in 2016, 2) Any dem after Barry will look good, & 3) Bill has always wanted to be Mr. Hillary Clinton, the First Man.

      • BurtPrelutsky

         PASU: What Bill has wanted is to be the Only Man.

        Burt

    • BurtPrelutsky

      Brendan: One, what you consider a failure isn’t likely to be the same as Obama’s notion.

      But, having said that, Obama has unlimited faith in his own power of persuasion.
      Right now, for instance, he looks at the Middle East and North Africa and is probably giving himself high marks for his foreign policy.  After all, only four Americans were butchered in Libya.

      Burt

  • Mackaycameron

    Burt:  You said, in part: “The Republicans featured Hispanic speakers because decent and remarkable conservatives such as Susana Martinez, Mel Martinez, Luis Fortuno, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, actually hold major political offices.”

    As a Canadian, and hence outside the American electoral process, may I add this comment.  When I (and a lot of other Canadians) listened to the convention speeches of people like Condoleezza Rice and Marco Rubio, we saw very thoughtful AMERICANS articulate a conservative position which, if the American electorate gave them a mandate, would instill a lot more confidence in America’s Allies than we have in the lackeys that are presently running the show at the White House.  With the existing world financial structure in tatters and the looming crisis in the Middle East, it is really quite scary to think that Obama and his gaggle of loons could be in charge of defending the free world for the next four years.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Mack: I do believe he will be sent packing on Nov. 6th.  I’m serious.

      Burt

    • PASU

      If only Americans could see what is clear to Canadians.

      • Mackaycameron

        PASU:  Not all Canadians …. unfortunately we have our own share of loons that buy into Obama’s alternative to reality.

  • venter

    Bill Clinton at the Democratic convention, Hillary out of the country. The great puppeter Obama  pulls their strings.  Bill had a chance to make himself creditable with a few choice words at the convention .  He  (Bill) actually owed it to Hillary.  Now after 9/11 “TWO” all of them are in the   crab basket together and it should  be dumped.  Obama rerun speeches .  BORING !!   Reagan’s tax cuts and Clintons budget say it all.  Obama doesn”’t understand economoics.  So here we are forward to yesterday and NO TOMORROW   if we have a second term of  Obama and Obamanomics  You got it right Burt.
     

    • BurtPrelutsky

       I just hope I have it right when I insist that Romney will defeat Obama, Venter.

      Burt

  • GlenFS

    Burt, 

    It’s just a matter of time before one of Jimmy Carter’s grandsons leaks video of the secret handshake and password.  Not a problem though, because I’m doubtful Chris Matthews would risk climbing the treehouse ladder with his neuromyopathetic (I’ll coin the word) tingly leg.

    Rorscharch would be proud of your comparison.  Too funny!

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Thanks, Glen.  But I say let Rorscharch speak for himself.

      Burt

  • Concernedmimi

    The reason the folks don’t know the real  Villaraigosa?!! Well, let me guess. Couldn’t be our lame-lying-stream-corrupt media, keeping it out of the news. Thank GOD for other sources like you, Burt, we don’t have to rely on these rags anymore for the truth. Thank you, for keeping us aware.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Mimi: There is so much bad news out there, it’s not only hard, but very depressing, to keep up with it.

      Burt

  • Deny916

    “Bill Clinton, in referring to Obama, said, “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” How ironic that a scant four years later, it’s Clinton who’s shlepping water for Obama.”
     
    No truer words were spoken there Burt.  Isn’t it painfully obvious to Billy Boy that we all KNOW how he feels about obammy?  I think he’s making a total ass of himself for doing it…but it’s his ass and the the dimwhit voters will believe him.  God forbid we get 4 more years of that!
     
    Chris Matthews is a raving, loon, idiot.  Imagine he lives in such a nice neighborhood with only 5% white people in the area.  I would love to see how many minutes he’d last  in a real hood!
     
    I had no idea  Antonio Villaraigosa was such sleeze either.  And they thought Arnie was bad???  How California is ever going to dig itself out of the hole it got into is totally beyond me, and as long as the nuts and fruits keep voting dumbocrat it ain’t ever going to change!  How do you stand it out there?
     
    Thanks for another good article.  It’s always great to read something that makes sense!
     
     

    • BurtPrelutsky

      Thanks for the kind words, Deny.  California used to be a wonderful state and not just because we had great weather.  Now the weather is the only good thing about it.

      Burt

  • Bruce A.

    Poor Chris Matthews.  He seems to have come unglued since his brother ran for Lt. Gov. of Pennsylvania as a Republican, Lynn Swann was the Repub. nominee but both lost to fast Eddie Rendell.

    • BurtPrelutsky

      Bruce:  Are you suggesting there was ever a time when Chris Matthews was glued?  Hard to imagine.

      Burt

      • Bruce A.

        Maybe not glued completly, but he seemed to slide after the onset of Bush Derangement Syndrome a while back.