Funny, But I Don’t Feel Exploited

| September 6 2012
Burt Prelutsky

I must confess, when Nancy Pelosi announced that we Jewish Republicans were being exploited, I sat down and gave it some serious thought.  As illegal immigrants and inner city blacks are well aware, there’s a lot to be said for claiming to be exploited in this country.  But try as hard as I might, I just couldn’t see how the GOP was victimizing me.  In fact, inasmuch as it’s only the Republican Party that has been standing between me and Cap & Trade, another trillion dollar stimulus, the Affordable Health Care Act and four more years of Obama’s radically transforming America into a socialist state, I look to the GOP the way that some people look to GOD.  It, alone, can provide our nation’s salvation

Mrs. Pelosi did grant that we Jews are smart.  But the natural response to that is to wonder how anyone that stupid feels qualified to make such a judgment.  Another response is to say, as I often do, “If we’re so smart, how is it that over 70% of us will always vote for a left-winger, even one as vile and hypocritical as Barack Hussein Obama?”

Recently, I wrote that “It’s been liberal state legislators who have cut funding for insane asylums and the ACLU that’s fought the commitment of psychotics.”  To which one of my readers, Gordon Paravano, responded, “According to Wikipedia, ‘psychotic’ refers to an abnormal mental condition ‘involving a loss of contact with reality.’” He went on to observe, “If they hadn’t fought against the commitment of psychotics, the whole ACLU would have been in danger of being committed.”

Another reader, Joe Murray, wondered how Obama can make his case for higher taxes to improve the economy with a straight face.  The fact is I wonder how he says any of the preposterous things he does with a straight face.  In fact, at times I think it’s only the ACLU that prevents his commitment to a padded room.

This administration, after all, has insisted that the private sector economy is doing just fine and that food stamps are a boon for the economy.  Imagine if Herbert Hoover had made the same claim for the economy in 1931 and insisted that soup kitchens and apple stands were proof that the Depression was finally drawing to an end.

When people wonder why the polls indicate that Obama is still running neck and neck with Mitt Romney, I merely point out that roughly half the population currently receives welfare in one form or another and pays nothing in income taxes.  It figures they’d be happy to swap Uncle Sam, whose very visage shows an intolerance for sluggards, for Aunt Samantha, a born sucker who is always ready to buy a sob story and hand out goodies to the undeserving.

Speaking of urban blacks, I really think they’ve been selling themselves far too cheaply to the Democrats.  When you realize that no Democrat would ever win a national election without garnering 90% of the black vote, you would think that liberals would have to start forking out more for their support.  It’s well and good to bribe black ministers for the use of their pulpits at election time, but it seems to me that if Obama can afford to spend a billion dollars to get re-elected, his most faithful supporters should all be getting new CD players and a year’s supply of Rice-a-roni, just like contestants on TV quiz shows.

All things considered, it’s probably a good thing that the Obamas weren’t able to convince the IOC to let Chicago, the new murder capital of America, host the Olympic Games.  It would be embarrassing, to say the least, to have more athletes shot here accidentally than were shot on purpose in Munich.

In a related matter, Harry Reid, who spends most of his time preventing his colleagues from earning their pay by having to vote on Paul Ryan’s budget or ObamaCare, managed to find the time to voice his outrage over our Olympic athletes being decked out in uniforms manufactured in China.   For some reason, Reid, who’s no neophyte when it comes to embarrassing himself in public, neglected to utter a word about it when the uniforms were made in the same place by the same people back in 2008.

Furthermore, if I were the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, I wouldn’t be so concerned with where a few lousy uniforms are manufactured.  On the other hand, I would be outraged that the source of a great deal of the borrowed money this administration is squandering on such things as Solyndra, ObamaCare, NPR, Planned Parenthood, Cash for Clunkers, Michelle’s vacations to exotic locales, Brazil’s oil industry, the U.N. and foreign aid to our sworn enemies in the Arab and Muslim world, is that very same China.

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