Newsweek Finally Makes News

| September 17 2012
Burt Prelutsky

Even though Niall Ferguson, a Republican who served as an advisor to John McCain in 2008, wrote the cover story for Newsweek titled “Hit the Road, Barack,” it is the first notable sign that the mass media has finally unlocked its lips from Obama’s posterior.

As my friend, Bernard Goldberg, has long chronicled, the media has been so openly gaga over His Fatuousness that they should have rented a room, lest their public displays of lustful abandonment frightened the horses.

There is finally some hope for the media if even Newsweek is willing, at long last, to throw open the curtains and show us the Wizard in all his tawdriness, noting his lies; his hypocrisies; his willingness to divide Americans on the basis of race, class, religion, gender and even geography, for no other reason than to win an election.  It’s an election, by the way, which even he, himself, has said he doesn’t deserve to win.  I refer to his earlier statements in which he said that if he didn’t cut the national debt and lower the unemployment rate to below 8% by the end of his first term, he didn’t deserve a second.  Well, he didn’t and he doesn’t.

It is pretty obvious that Democrats simply have no idea how to run things, except into the ground.  In Washington, the liberals keep coming up with such idiotic ideas as ObamaCare, Cash for Clunkers, public sector unions, Cap & Trade and playing footsies with Vladimir Putin.  In my home state of California, the nincompoops in Sacramento have long made it a practice to roll out the red carpet for business and industry.  Unfortunately, it’s a carpet that merely originates here; it actually winds up in Arizona and Texas.

But so long as our legislators provide a host of freebies for illegal aliens and other uneducated underachievers, they will continue to be re-elected, even in the face of one California city after another filing for bankruptcy.

It has been apparent for the longest time that although normal people have five senses –sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch — and some have a sixth sense, an intuitive faculty that tells them, especially when they find themselves in dark cellars in scary movies, that they’re not alone, that only liberals have a seventh sense.  That’s the overwhelming sense of entitlement.

I keep hearing members of Team Obama insisting that they’re not engaged in negative campaigning, but if they were it would only be in self-defense.  I happen to believe in negative ads.  I mean, if you’re a Republican, how else are you going to get the truth out about your opponent?  You certainly can’t rely on the NY Times, the major news anchors, the dipsticks on “Good Morning, America” and the “Today Show” or the silly ladies on the View.

But there is a world of difference when it comes to so-called negative ads.  For instance, if you keep running TV spots that suggest Mitt Romney is a tax cheat and that Paul Ryan wants to push his mother and yours off a cliff, that’s not merely negative; that would constitute libel if it took place anywhere in the world outside the world of politics.

On the other hand, we all know, but should be reminded, that Obama, not known for keeping his promises, did carry through on his vow to wage war on the coal and oil industries.  We also know that Obama has squandered close to a trillion of our tax dollars funding green energy companies, and that the two things those companies had in common is that they were owned by people who donated millions to his 2008 campaign and that they all went belly-up.

Furthermore, thanks to an open microphone, we’re all aware that Obama promised Putin through his hand puppet, Medvedev, that after the 2012 election, he would be even more accommodating than he’d been before.  But considering that he had already denied Poland and the Czech Republic a missile defense system and vowed to decimate our nuclear arsenal, you have to wonder what more he could possibly provide.

I mean, does Obama plan to give Alaska back to Russia?  He might.  After all, William Seward, a Republican no less, cut a pretty sharp deal with Tsar Alexander II back in 1867, when he bought the place for just $7.2 million, or roughly two cents-an-acre.

Obama has made no secret of the fact that he holds every previous administration, those headed up by a bunch of old white guys, in pretty low regard, and might wish to make amends for what he regards as a fairly shady real estate deal, even though Russia was happy to unload what they feared Britain was prepared to take away by force.  On the other hand, Obama didn’t seem to object when Tony Rezko somehow managed to get him and Michelle their house in Chicago at terms so favorable they would have knocked Secretary of State Seward off his pins.

As I see it, when it comes to negative campaigning, only a chucklehead like Steven Spielberg, who found a moral equivalence between the Arabs who murdered the Israeli Olympians at Munich and the Mossad agents who tracked them down and dispensed biblical justice, would equate Obama’s lies with Romney’s facts.

Sometimes I wonder if what I write resonates at all with those moderates and independents who will determine the outcome of the November election and, thereby, the future of America.  For the past four years, a leftist ideologue has been destroying the national economy and piling up so much debt it could bury future generations, and yet he is still running neck-and-neck with a man, who, by intellect, background, values and temperament, seems like the perfect fit for the Oval Office.

In the face of all that, I must confess that trying to wade through all the left-wing propaganda, attempting to get the truth out to those who apparently spend their lives asleep at the switch, seems like a hopeless cause.  But, feeling as I do about America, I just can’t let up.

Besides, as a friend recently reminded me, Bill Cosby once perfectly summed up my mission in life when he observed, “A word to the wise is unnecessary.  It’s stupid people who require our attention.”

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