What’s Meant When Liberals Say “Compromise”

Barack Obama and his stooges are forever complaining that Republicans are obstructionists, unwilling to compromise and meet them halfway. What’s so irksome about these nitwits is that when they say compromise, what they really mean is unconditional surrender.

During the campaign, Obama played to the rabble that constitutes his base by promising to stick it to millionaires and billionaires. As soon as he eked through to victory, he made it clear that he regarded those making as little as $250,000 as fat cats. And because his biggest fans make a lot less than that, they were fine with his usual blend of hocus and pocus. But, then, the truth is that his disciples are so unprincipled that so long as they make $49,999.99-a-year, they would be happy to see taxes raised on everyone making more than $50,000. For left-wingers, for whom envy is a way of life, it’s never enough to soak the rich; they want to soak the richer.

Obama claims he cut a trillion dollars in spending by pretending that money that was never going to be spent fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is not going to be spent fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, voila, that constitutes a trillion dollar saving.

Now I don’t want anyone to get the idea that I’m campaigning to replace Timothy Geithner, but, frankly, I’m surprised that Obama doesn’t simply state that he has decided to spend $100 trillion building a railroad to the moon. Then, when he holds a press conference to announce the cancelation of the project, he can claim that he not only wiped out our $16 trillion national debt, but that we now have $84 trillion of found money in our rainy day account.

Speaking of the economy, have you noticed that every time the unemployment rate falls, it’s because so many people have removed themselves from the work force? Ever wonder where they went? With the space program shut down, we know it wasn’t to another planet. They went on welfare. After all, what else would explain the huge upsurge in folks collecting food stamps and disability insurance? What’s more, Obama couldn’t be happier. On the one hand, it makes it appear that more people are working and, on the other, it places an additional burden on taxpayers, hastening the day when the entire nation will go the way of Greece, Spain and California.

When people gripe about politicians, they generally have the swine in Washington in mind. But, often, you can find them in your own backyard. Here in Los Angeles, the County Board of Supervisors decided to keep paying County Assessor John Noguez his $197,000-a-year salary even though he’s in jail for accepting bribes. Some Angelinos are mystified by this seemingly bizarre decision. But it seems fairly obvious to me that his colleagues are merely trying to set a precedent for the day they wind up joining him in the hoosegow.

For those of you who might be considering whether to see Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, be warned that it not only runs — you should excuse the entirely inappropriate verb — over two-and-a-half hours; but that the final half hour, which is devoted to the actual event, is shot almost entirely in total darkness. And the few minutes that don’t turn the movie into a very boring radio show are shot through the green lenses of night-vision goggles.

At times, I find myself envying the bliss of liberals. Because they lack principles, they never have to worry about ignoring them in pursuit of winning elections or collecting welfare at the expense of the productive.

Because they’re never called upon to think for themselves, they never have to think twice when parroting left-wing talking points when it comes to guns. It never occurs to them that instead of trying to prevent law-abiding citizens from owning weapons with which to defend themselves and their families, they should, one, be trying to institutionalize the crazies and, two, pass legislation that would automatically add 10 or 15 years to the sentence of any criminal using a gun in the commission of a crime.

Instead, the ACLU fights tooth and nail to prevent ticking time bombs from being taken off the streets for their own safety and the safety of others; and most liberals are far more offended by guns in the hands of their neighbors than by those distributed to Mexican gangsters by Eric Holder and his goons at the Department of Justice.

Finally, it occurs to me that if felons were smart, they’d form a union. Then Democrats would never dare arrest them and put them on trial. Instead, they’d let the National Labor Relations Board arbitrate between them and their victims, with the NLRB ultimately, and predictably, ruling in favor of the union members.
©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com.

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.
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  • EARNST P SUGGINS BR549

    BOEHNER & REPS MUST & WILL CAVE !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Wischkaemper/100000008210596 Joel Wischkaemper

    I sat there and listened to the guy promise a chicken in every pot, and then watched the liberal press massage the message very, very well. Republicans did very little to stop it, but Republicans all over this country did not want to be slotted into support, or, non-support.

    The Republican Party needs a web site that presents Obama in a much clearer light. Maybe listing the promises and looking at costs. But a web site that references what it says and avoids crowing and slinging mud at all costs. Need I point out that the American People need that a great deal also.

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Joel: The American people have lived through nearly four years of Obama. If they still need a website to point out his lies and other obvious shortcomings, we’re all in very big trouble. But, then, the election made big trouble inevitable.

      Burt

  • Venter

    When Obama talks 50% of the people shake their head in dismay. He may have won the election however there are still some sane people out here who can see the Obama doesn’t get it.. Today Obama was on t.v. telling us how the fiscal talks are going and what has been accomplished , I saw it as another campaign speech because he was blaming the Republicans for everything. Someone should tell him he won

    . He also talked about any changes that are going to be made to fix the Cliff should be balanced ( like the budget ooops joke) or he would not accept them

    What was upsetting while he was with his Prop Middle Class People he seemed to be having fun making jokes about staying in Washington tonight (News Years Eve). It was impossible to watch. Does our President know Americans are suffering. Liberals and Obama believe take things away that the approve of and that will make everything better
    Big gulps, sugar ,salt, soon guns, our money (taxes) Isn’t everything great.

    .

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Venter: Frankly, while watching him this afternoon, I found myself wondering how it is that even Democrats can find this arrogant narcissist the least bit appealing. On top of everything else, he’s a bad winner and a sore loser.

      Burt

  • GlenFS

    They may not have a union, but I did hear prisoners voting illegally did elect Al Franken, which tipped the US Senate to the Dems in 2008.

  • Wheels55

    Good stuff! Railway to the moon – funny!
    I say let the fiscal cliff happen. I have been saying that we are so complex with our spending and taxing that we need to wipe the slate clean. Going over this so-called fiscal cliff will not wipe the slate clean, but it is a start. It will also give the nation’s wealthy a chance to decide what country to move to before Obama really gets his way.

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Wheels: It seems to me that partly thanks to GW Bush and mainly to Obama, we went over the cliff a long time ago. And apparently nothing short of a Greece-style bankruptcy is going to end the plummet.

      Burt

  • Souvoter

    What a hoot!, Burt. I so agree except in the last paragraph; don’t give these loons any more crazy ideas. You know these nutty democrats will do and say anything to get a vote!!!!!

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Souvoter: With American voters as dumb and greedy as they are, all the Dems have to say is, “Here, have a little more.”

      Burt

  • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

    The Left (not honest Liberals) understand little about ‘compromise’. Mao used to cite “two steps forward, one backward” as victories. (He only wanted the one step in the first place.)
    But, repeating it over and over – gratis the Fourth Estate – the public doesn’t possess the talent to differentiate.
    I equate it to people who account for their behavior with the claim (ala “Psychology Today”) that they have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I smile and correct them: “Don’t you mean DDWW (Doing {Damn Well} What I Want)?

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Dave: I don’t have the slightest idea who these honest Liberals are that you refer to. I think the last one may have been Harry Truman.

      Burt

      • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

        You got my “Bingo”, Bert. I gather you and I may share an old-fashioned notion that “Liberals” were people capable of thought (NOT ISOLATED TO A POLITICAL REGIMEN). (Truman sure; but Ike “The military-industrial…” caveat, the national highway system {means of military logistics – with a commercial mobility as well). Elements of a society that could speak to a common good without having to dictate it. Those, who today, would identify themselves as “Liberals” are the obedient servants of mob control with pawn-shop credentials. Try to share ownership of a good with contemporary “Liberals”, and your faced with the the machetes of jealosy.
        Let’s not shoot them for being “Liberals; let’s hang them for being frauds.
        Always, indelicate with my allegories or metaphors: People, many people, will attain an income status; but will never rank as “Class”.

  • I Hate Fascists

    Got it through your empty heads yet right wingers? Well here’s some more for you to wrap your feeble brains around. Obama was not born in Africa, is not a Muslim and does not Pal Around With Terrorists. Corporations are not people. There is no legitimate rape. Rape is not a Gift From God. Rape is not just another method of conception. HPV vaccine does not cause mental retardation. There are no Terror Babies. There are no Death Panels in Obamacare. There is no Obama Private Army in Obamacare.
    You can’t argue with an Iranian, the Taliban, or a Tea Party Know Nothing And Proud Of It Fascist.
    And YOU WILL NOT TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK.

  • EARNST P SUGGINS BR549

    dems win repulicans lose

  • I Hate Fascists

    Listen up right wingers. I’ll make it real simple for you. If you have a billion dollars then gosh darn it, you have too much money. Climate change is real and so is evolution. There is no such thing as clean coal. Mexicans are not going to self deport. The way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to take away his gun. And you can’t see Russia from Sarah Palin’s house.

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Listen up, left winger: Sarah Palin never said she could see Russia from her house, Tiny Fey said it. And, by the way, just how do you plan to take away that bad guy’s gun? If you think billionaires have too much money, don’t tell us; tell Bill Gates, Rupert Murdock, Oprah Winfrey and Ted Turner. Funny how those people claim they want to see taxes go up, but they never add any zeros to the checks they send to the IRS.

      Burt

      • I Hate Fascists

        You really want to go there? Ok fair enough. She said “As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.”. That’s even dumber than what Tina Fey said.

        How to take away the bad guy’s gun? Gun Control. Gates and Buffett are not crying about their taxes being raised, as you right wingers are.
        Good luck confronting the IRS at gunpoint over Obamacare.

        • Burt Prelutsky

          Fascist: And just how far away from Alaska do you think Russia is?

          Gun control? Gun control is what they have in Chicago. In spades. I take it you know how many people have been shot dead in Chicago this year. They’re setting records.

          For the record, Buffet is still fighting the IRS over his corporate taxes. I don’t hear a lot of right wingers crying over their taxes being raised. I do know that Obama’s jobs czar is keeping over $5 billion in G.E. earnings abroad so that Immelt won’t have to pay U.S. taxes.

          It’s so much easier to win arguments when you don’t have to bother with those annoying little facts.

          What’s your name? Rather craven hiding behind a nom de computer.

          Burt

          • I Hate Fascists

            You are still sticking up for Palin? Putin is going to invade Alaska? Ok you convinced me. Palin should be the next Secretary of State.
            GE keeping earnings abroad? Fair enough. Change the laws and stop rewarding that kind of behavior.
            Yeah it’s easy to win an argument with you when your arguments are so feeble minded.
            Buffett is fighting the IRS? Is he going to use a gun like you?
            My name? Michael Moore.

          • Burt Prelutsky

            I think it’s fair to stick up for Palin if you are going to still attacking her this long after she ran for office. As for Secretary of State, if you think John Kerry is a good choice, you must have an echo chamber for a brain.

            I’m not in a position to change the law; Obama is. But instead of even trying, he makes Immelt the jobs czar.

            I’ve used a gun to fight the IRS? That comes as news to me and I’m sure the tax collectors. But, predictably, you attack me instead of agreeing that Buffet is a hypocrite.

            I wouldn’t be surprised if your name is Michael Moore. What’s more, you’re dumb enough to be the buffoon in the baseball cap.

            Burt

          • http://www.facebook.com/walter.mattson.39 Walter Mattson

            Way to go Burt. Alaska is 53 miles from Russia so if Fascists is on a hill or mountain in Alaska he could see Russia. All he needs is binoculars which are easy to obtain since they have not been declared assault weapons yet.

          • Burt Prelutsky

            Walter: Russia is even closer than 53 miles because we’ve ceded certain islands in the Bering Straits to Putin.

            Burt

  • DOOM161

    Obama made it clear well before the election that he considers people making $200k to be “millionaires and billionaires”. He was betting that people would forget. Guess what: He won.

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Heck, back in 2008, Obama said he would destroy the coal industry, send our energy costs soaring and would redistribute wealth…and then millions of people voted for him because they were sure he was a moderate. To have a memory, one must first have a brain. Clearly, the majority of Americans don’t.

      Burt

    • John

      And he keeps calling for compromise but it seems to me that he said that unless the Republicans did as he wished he would veto their offerings. That sure doesn’t sound like compromise to me.

  • DanB_Tiffin

    Just some of my thoughts for the day: The liberal children who have never grown up have been crying,
    “Mommy. I want. . .”
    “Nanna, gimme…”
    for generations and we adults have been compromising with them just to hopefully shut them up. They expect this now, and they see it as being normal. In a sick way, it has become the norm. You, Burt, as do so many, understand why we are in the trouble we are in now. In a word, compromise.
    You mentioned “principles” I really cannot think of the principles of children. They have needs and wants, which they really cannot well distinguish between, but “principles”? Nope. Just like modern liberals.
    Anyway, it seems today seems to be the natural result of our compromises of the past.

    • Burt Prelutsky

      Exactly, Dan. Actions have consequences, as all the Republicans who sat out the last election will discover when Obama packs the Supreme Court with more justices like Kagan and Sotomayor.

      Burt