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Why America Is on Life Support
BernardGoldberg.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky

Posted on 04/02/2013 4:32:41 AM PDT by SJackson

Anyone who watched Mitt and Ann Romney being interviewed on Chris Wallace’s Sunday morning show and didn’t regret that they aren’t ensconced in the White House, instead of the Obamas, has a very weak grasp on reality. When even Bill O’Reilly, who was busy telling his viewers just a few short months ago that Barack Obama was a nice guy and didn’t have a socialist bone in his body, has finally seen the light, I say that any Republican who sat home last November because he didn’t think Romney was conservative enough or because he couldn’t bring himself to vote for a Mormon, should take himself out behind the woodshed and give himself a good tanning.

When the presidential debates were taking place and I warned Romney to keep his eyes open for incoming drones, I thought I was kidding. Recent developments involving Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Attorney General Eric Holder, suggest otherwise. Those of us who have been paying close attention know how much Obama hates being thwarted, so perhaps Romney was lucky he lost the election, after all.

Recently, I wondered why Democratic senators even bothered showing up for work when they allow Harry Reid to make every single decision for them. Why don’t they just sign over their proxies to him so they can stay home with the wife and kids? I had the same thought recently when I learned that the speaker of the Colorado legislature, a creep named Mark Ferrandino, refuses to allow his colleagues to vote on Jessica’s Law, which ensures long prison sentences for people convicted of raping a child. In spite of Ferrandino’s insistence that Colorado already has tough sentencing guidelines for such crimes, Fox News managed to come up with a number of cases in which child rapists have gotten off with one and two year sentences.

Instead of protecting Colorado’s children, Ferrandino spends his time campaigning for same-sex marriages and the legalization of marijuana.

For my own part, I think Jessica’s Law is too lenient. If there’s a crime that screams for capital punishment, I’d say this is it. No insufferable defense attorney can ever argue that his client destroyed a child and a child’s family because he was driven to it by poverty or acted in self-defense. It is an act of absolute evil, and any society that believes it is showing itself to be civilized by doling out anything less than a life sentence is sadly, even tragically, mistaken.

Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that liberals, who believe that abortions should be performed for any reason under the sun on anybody of any age, are forever insisting that whether it’s raising taxes to pay for foolishness like Operation Head Start or increasing outlandish salaries and pensions for teachers, it’s being done for the children? Children, these hypocrites incessantly parrot, remain our most precious resource. It would make as much sense for these arrogant bastards to argue that trees and flowers are proof of God’s existence, but the seeds from which they sprout are worthless trash.

Another group of people who mean everything to liberals are The Poor. Because one of the surest ways to remain poor and voting the straight Democratic ticket in America is to remain uneducated, it figures that Democrats devote most of their waking hours to ensuring that poor people remain that way. That’s why left-wingers are always prepared to ballyhoo all those lousy public schools with their inept teachers and administrators, who devote more time to demonstrating the proper use of condoms and suspending little kids for pointing their fingers at someone than they do to teaching reading, writing and math. Liberals have no reason to motivate people to achieve and succeed, which might very well result in their becoming Republicans. They would much rather encourage failure by coming up with new goodies to hand out to those individuals residing under that mysterious demarcation known as the poverty line.

What makes that line so illusionary is that most of the people allegedly lurking beneath it somehow manage to own color TVs, air conditioners, cell phones, automobiles, refrigerators, hand guns and fully-stocked liquor cabinets.

The fact is “poor” is merely a relative term. Some of us are richer than others and some of us are not, just as some of us are taller or shorter than others. Poor Americans would be middle class or even well-to-do in many, if not most, parts of the world. To believe that through the redistribution of wealth, one can do away with poor people is such an idiotic notion that you would have to be a Marxist zombie to believe it.

You might as well say that you’re going to do away with dumb people through the redistribution of brains or eliminate short people through the redistribution of height.

Those, at least, could very well be noble enterprises. But only a fool would confuse being poor with being deserving. In this marvelous country, with all the advantages it offers to everyone, regardless of race, gender or national origin, poverty is far more often a sign of sloth and/or dumb choices involving sex, booze and drugs, than of any of the societal sins a liberal would blame it on.

I realize that the Bible claims that the Meek, which could be taken to mean poor people, shall inherit the earth. But it doesn’t state how much earth. I have always taken it to mean a plot measuring roughly six feet by three feet.

Unlike Obama, I don’t believe it means poor folks are entitled to everything their neighbors have. Otherwise, as I see it, coveting would be the equivalent of jay-walking, and we’d only have nine Commandments.


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1 posted on 04/02/2013 4:32:41 AM PDT by SJackson
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Apocalypse Now

Burt Prelutsky

March 28, 2013

I know that Obama said that his primary concerns for his second term were major immigration reform and gun control. It’s probably just a coincidence, but roughly 80 years ago, Adolf Hitler also had to deal with those two issues. And in 1935, he got to brag “For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead.” And once he got guns out of the hands of civilians, he got busy with immigration reform, which pretty much consisted in shipping German Jews, priests, Gypsies and invalids, off to Poland in box cars.

But, now, thanks to sequestration, he has to put those plans on the backburner so he can terrify Americans into believing that a tiny reduction in rising expenditures will lengthen the lines at airports, reduce the ranks of air traffic controllers, and turn teachers, cops and firemen, into sidewalk apple vendors.

I used to think I was a fairly cynical character, but that was before Obama came on the scene. Compared to this Chicago thug, with his obvious contempt for everyone who isn’t Obama and his conviction that he can feed swill to the American people and convince them it’s sirloin, I’m a mere babe in the woods.

Still, when even the NY Times took him to task and the Washington Post started bestowing Pinocchios on him and his puppets, Obama had to realize that he had badly misplayed his attempt to make political hay out of this particular crisis.

What it led many of us to realize is that if only we had a free (from left-wing bias) press in America, it would matter far less than it does whose rump was planted in the Oval Office.

Speaking of rumps, I used to wonder why Clark Kent never got canned by the Daily Planet. After all, he was never around to cover any of Superman’s headline-grabbing exploits. The same question comes to mind when I see the members of the White House Press Corps sitting politely, scribbling down Jay Carney’s lies, like a bunch of overpaid stenographers.

I mean, the nation is over $16 trillion in debt, Obama says we don’t have a spending problem, and those oafs who brag about speaking truth to power, don’t even give him a horse laugh? You could dismiss them as pimps, but at least pimps don’t pretend to be something they aren’t or to be peddling something they’re not.

For that matter, when the other 54 Senate Democrats demur to Harry Reid’s wishes as to how to vote and even which pieces of legislation he will permit them to vote on, I can’t help wondering why they don’t all have those unnaturally high voices one generally associates with harem guards.

When Obama boasted that he was a skeet shooter, it’s possible that he wasn’t actually lying. After spending the last five years watching the men and women of the media echoing his every word, he may simply have confused shooting skeet with shooting fish in a barrel or blasting holes in sitting ducks.

As for those on the other side of the aisle, I know it’s fashionable, even in some conservative circles, to claim that Republicans don’t have a message, but with a corrupt media ignoring their message or lying about it, it’s no wonder that even some Republicans are hopelessly befuddled. Let’s face it, if it weren’t for Fox News, “Benghazi” would be nothing more than an eight-letter answer in a crossword puzzle.

Finally, little seven-year-old Josh Welch was eating a Pop-Tart in his Baltimore grammar school when his teacher, who no doubt believes she is underpaid, decided he was shaping it into a gun. This led to his being suspended for two days. Josh explained “I just kept biting it and tore off the top, trying to shape it into a mountain.”

The school sent out a letter to all the parents, explaining why they thought it was a threat, stating, “A student used food to make an inappropriate gesture.”

When I read that, I made what I regarded as an appropriate gesture in the general direction of Baltimore. At the very least, the school authorities should learn the difference between a gun, a mountain and a gesture, however inappropriate.

I’m just wondering if it escaped everyone’s attention, as it had mine until eagle-eyed Arizonan Don Melquist pointed out to me that every single kid who has been suspended over the past several months has looked like one of those freckle-faced tykes who was always popping up in Norman Rockwell paintings.

How is it that it’s never a black or Hispanic tot? Is it that they are carrying actual guns and it’s a lot safer for craven school administrators to discipline kids packing Pop-Tarts? Or is it that political correctness, as usual, trumps every other consideration, including commonsense and sanity?

All in all, I figure little Josh was just lucky he and his folks don’t live in New York City. For simply daring to bring a loaded Pop-Tart to school, Nanny Bloomberg would have had him doing hard time in Sing Sing.

2 posted on 04/02/2013 4:34:23 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

Yet another postmortem of 2012? Who is doing what about preventing the next Bob McRomney?


3 posted on 04/02/2013 4:39:52 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: SJackson

Mr. RomneyCARE attacked Gov. Palin during the 2008
election for Obama, and then created obamaCARE/RomneyCARE.

Mr. RomneyCARE is the reason Obama is pRes_ _ent and the
RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE is everywhere.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 4:41:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SJackson
Colorado has been taken over by sexual deviants, no Jessica's law to protect pedophiles, It has become San Francisco with mountains for the self-proclaimed “beautiful people” with nasty interests and habits.

They probably need strict gun control out there as it stands.

5 posted on 04/02/2013 4:43:37 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: HomeAtLast

I voted for Romney. I didn’t like it, but I voted for him.

I have said here in Free Republic many times that we don’t need the Congress, since they all do what they are told and vote in lockstep. Might as well just elect a Majority leader of each side and fire the rest.Lately I wonder why we pay a political Supreme Court.Why do we have a Treasury Department when the Federal Reserve runs the Treasury?An Energy Department when the EPA runs Energy, An Education Department when Michelle Obama is in charge of that.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 4:46:37 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SJackson
...I say that any Republican who sat home last November because he didn’t think Romney was conservative enough or because he couldn’t bring himself to vote for a Mormon, should take himself out behind the woodshed and give himself a good tanning.

That's about half of FR.

BTW, I don't give damn what names you call me. If you stayed away from Romney then damn you to hell for allowing Obama a second term.

Does someone have that quote that ends something like this: (paraphrase) "... let us forget your name". It's about capitulation and let those who capitulated be damned.

7 posted on 04/02/2013 4:50:54 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: Diogenesis

Romney-Ryan was still a far, far, far better choice than what we have now, knowing full well what 0scumbag told us he was going to do “to fundamentally transform America”, given his marxist/socialist/racist background.

Yeah, I held my nose and voted for Dole, McLettuce, too, but Romney-Ryan “was what was for dinner”.

Now, look at us. What’s 0scumbag’s done is probably irreversible, and the damage to come is yet untold and unknown. Chances are, we’ll never recover from it.

Make no mistake about it: I feel the same you did, but not voting for Romney-Ryan was a direct vote for 0scumbag. 6 millio of “the base” stayed home, and if they’d have voted, 0scumbag would be unemployed and gone, now.

JMO., given his marxist/socialist/racist background.

Yeah, I held my nose and voted for Dole, McLettuce, too, but Romney-Ryan


8 posted on 04/02/2013 4:54:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: SJackson
Anyone who watched Mitt and Ann Romney being interviewed on Chris Wallace’s Sunday morning show and didn’t regret that they aren’t ensconced in the White House, instead of the Obamas, has a very weak grasp on reality. When even Bill O’Reilly, who was busy telling his viewers just a few short months ago that Barack Obama was a nice guy and didn’t have a socialist bone in his body, has finally seen the light, I say that any Republican who sat home last November because he didn’t think Romney was conservative enough or because he couldn’t bring himself to vote for a Mormon, should take himself out behind the woodshed and give himself a good tanning.

Amen. This past election featured what was arguably the best ticket the GOP has ever fielded vs. the worst ticket the dems ever have. I mean, you might claim you liked Ike better than you do Mitt Romney, but the other guy on that ticket was Dick Nixon...

9 posted on 04/02/2013 5:00:25 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Venturer
I voted for Romney. I didn’t like it, but I voted for him.

I didn't vote for him, I voted for his wife. I am so sick of being told what to eat, to get of my arse, no FLOTUS you get off yours thank you very much. We would have got none of that from Ann...

What is sad is the GOP/RNC has now had 2 elections cycles where I have had to justify why I am pulling the lever for him by some other means, last time I voted for Sarah.

No third time for me with this madness....

10 posted on 04/02/2013 5:07:11 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: SJackson

Bookmark


11 posted on 04/02/2013 5:09:34 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: raybbr

The disparity isn’t as big as everyone claims it is (between 2008 and 2012 turnout). 2012 turnout for Romney was roughly 800K less than turnout for McCain in 2008. The main reason McCain was able to get better turnout was because of the energy Sarah drove into the campaign.

Raw numbers:
2012
Obama: 62,611,250
Romney: 59,134,475

2008
Obama: 69,456,897
McCain: 59,934,814

Diff (2008 - 2012)
Obama: 6,845,647
Rep (McCain, Romney): 800,339

A lot more people that voted Dem in 2008 did not show up in that camp this last general election vs. those that supposedly tipped the scales for Obama by not showing up on the R side.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 5:18:56 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: SJackson
George Soros, the convicted currency manipulation criminal, put Obama in office for the purpose of killing the US dollar.

No more complicated than that.

Once the USD is dead, he and his fellow billionaire Marxist travelers can create the global totalitarian Utopia of their dreams.

13 posted on 04/02/2013 5:45:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: taildragger

Anyone who would want to run for President after Dudley Dildo Obama finishes with the country is obviously too stupid to be a President.

The debt will be enormous, the military will be too busy Homosexually fornicating to fight, the 401K’s and our savings accounts will have been robbed , and the Gubmint will have destroyed all of our guns.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 5:56:02 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SJackson
"...have you ever noticed that liberals, who believe that abortions should be performed for any reason under the sun on anybody of any age, are forever insisting that whether it’s raising taxes to pay for foolishness like Operation Head Start or increasing outlandish salaries and pensions for teachers, it’s being done for the children?"

Abortion...it's for the children.

15 posted on 04/02/2013 6:01:28 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: raybbr

Interesting. I had a ballot with more than two parties under the PRESIDENT heading; seems to me you’re saying party loyalty is what it’s all about?

Sorry, but I voted for someone who would follow the Constitution, not give it lip service. My vote does not belong to a brand, and I’ve ‘left the plantation’ many a moon ago.

2012 is over, so there’s no need to re-hash how, in your opinion, lib. Mitt (along w/ the current House setup) was any better than what we got now. It sure as hell seems the House alone is bending over for the DEMs, no telling the rubber stamping that would have gone on if ‘their boy’ was in the W.H.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 6:04:31 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: SJackson

No matter what we think of Romney, he clearly would have been a better president than Obama. 2012 should have been a “stop Obama” election. Even if you hated Romney, you should have voted for him to stop Obama. But apparently a lot of people in this country want the government to give them free stuff and think that “the rich” can pay for it all if they just paid their “fair share” of taxes.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 6:08:01 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: HomeAtLast
Yet another postmortem of 2012? Who is doing what about preventing the next Bob McRomney?

A solution that will never occur to the Carl Roves, Sean Hannitys, Ann Coulters and others of the G.O.P.

18 posted on 04/02/2013 6:09:06 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: SJackson

I say that any Republican who sat home last November because he didn’t think Romney was conservative enough or because he couldn’t bring himself to vote for a Mormon, should take himself out behind the woodshed and give himself a good tanning.

Thanks a whole bunch to the "Romney's a filthy Commie atheist" crowd.

19 posted on 04/02/2013 6:17:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Diogenesis
Mr. RomneyCARE attacked Gov. Palin during the 2008 election for Obama, and then created obamaCARE/RomneyCARE.

Mr. RomneyCARE is the reason Obama is pRes_ _ent and the RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE is everywhere.

The single most odious issue, the most hated by a majority of both parties and the republican candidate is muted by the fact of Romneycare, which policy formed the very core of obamacare.

Romney claimed only that he would get rid of obamacare without much explanation of how he would do it and he was rightfully pounded for that by the rats because he instituted it in his own state. Romney was the most liberal and absolute worst candidate ever put forward by the republican party period.

Can't wait to see which liberal will be pushed next time by the likes of Hannity, Rove, Coulter, et al. those people have huge influence among the "low info" republican voters. Yes, low info voters exist in the republican party too. I have relatives who fall into that catergory.

20 posted on 04/02/2013 6:19:24 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: varmintman
This past election featured what was arguably the best ticket the GOP has ever fielded vs. the worst ticket the dems ever have. I mean, you might claim you liked Ike better than you do Mitt Romney, but the other guy on that ticket was Dick Nixon...

Are you kidding? The best ticket? Best?

Since when? Since the last loser RINO? Or the one before that?

As a conservative, I'm not a W fan. He was a big government republican, which is little more than a democrat at a 10% discount. However, his was a better ticket. After all, HE WON.

I'll take a guy who gets hammered for trying to privatize social security over a guy who's signature piece of legislation was the model for Obamacare any day of the week.

But most of all, how can anyone overlook Reagan? Next to George Washington and Calvin Coolidge, he is the greatest president ever.

21 posted on 04/02/2013 6:22:30 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (We're past the tipping point - the only variable is the rate of decline)
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To: SJackson

To paraphrase China’s opinion today on Apple:

B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, is arrogant, does not care about Americans, and needs more supervision.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 6:41:15 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Entrepreneur

Arguably Ike and Nixon were a golden age, as was Reagan/Bush.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 6:43:37 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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