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Clinton Trumps God

By Burt Prelutsky · Sep. 15, 2012

I swear I tried to sit through all the speeches at the Democratic convention. As it turned out, I couldn't make it through a single one. I watched a few minutes of Michelle Obama's and Mayor Castro's and a few seconds of Elizabeth Warren's before throwing in the towel. I actually found myself sitting through a half-hour's worth of Clinton's magnum opus, but gave up when I realized I had no idea if he was at the halfway mark or was merely getting started.

My overall reaction was that if someone had only thought to bring bread to the Convention, they could have made sandwiches for thousands with all the baloney on display.

Even though I couldn't stomach all the lies and insults directed at Republicans, I came away with a number of impressions. It all began on the days leading up to the Charlotte event when Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley first went on a Sunday news show and admitted that the American people were not better off than they were four years ago, and then turned up the next day insisting that of course the American people were better off. He might as well have said, “Who are you going to believe? Me or me?” And, best of all, you could barely see the bruises left by David Axelrod's blackjack.

I also got a kick out of Obama's giving himself an “Incomplete” when asked to grade his administration. When I was at UCLA, I only knew two guys who received “incompletes” at the end of a semester. In one case, the kid had come down with mononucleosis just before the finals. The other time, a friend of mine, an orthodox Jew, couldn't take a couple of tests because they conflicted with Rosh Hashanah. So, my question to Barack is: what's your excuse? Do you have mono or are you Jewish?

As you may have heard, there was reportedly an infestation of bed bugs at several of the Charlotte hotels. No word as to whether they were native to North Carolina or if the liberals had brought them to town. For the Democrats, the good news is that thousands of them are now registered to vote for Obama in November.

After Clinton's speech, I heard several pundits in the throes of orgasmic rapture insisting it was the greatest speech they'd ever heard. Or at least since Michelle Obama had delivered her own version of the Sermon on the Mount the day before. Some went so far as to claim that Clinton had cinched Obama's victory. My question is whether any of them is prepared to put his money where his mouth is. No, I didn't think so.

Speaking of Mrs. Obama, she said that Republicans are the sort of people who climb the ladder of success and then slam the door on others. When I heard that, I wondered if one of us had been drinking. I mean, what ladder ends with a door? Apparently, she has even less experience climbing ladders than I, who suffer from vertigo, do. Or, perhaps she actually thinks that hard-working Republicans put in all that time and effort to achieve success just so they can wind up in someone's attic.

I watched enough of the convention to have heard that the one thing that all Americans have in common is that we belong to the government. I forget who said it, but apparently he was laboring under the delusion that he was addressing, not the Democratic convention, but the State Council of the People's Republic of China. On second thought, perhaps he wasn't as confused as I thought.

After all, this was the group that had to go through three voice votes before Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa decided that “God” and “Jerusalem” would be shoehorned into the Party Platform. Some cynics said even on the third go-around, the “Ayes” didn't come close to achieving the required two-thirds vote. But it's my theory that Villaraigosa, who's not terribly bright, figured that it was okay to add the first two votes to the third one in order to reach the required number.

The real problem with Democratic politicians isn't that they lie, but that they do it so badly that even the nitwits who vote for them know they're lying. For instance, everyone realizes that Democrats, from the president on down, are so deep into the pockets of the teachers union that they risk being buried in lint, never send their kids to public schools in Washington, D.C. Whenever they pay homage to the glory of public education, you can bet they have their fingers crossed and their own offspring safely ensconced in private schools.

And let us not forget that the same people who whine about the hardship that photo IDs pose for young people, blacks and Hispanics, insisted that photo IDs be required for all the conventioneers seeking to enter the Time Warner Cable Arena. Apparently, if you're a left-winger, it only makes sense that attending an event that features the likes of Sandra Fluke, Emanuel Cleaver and Valerie Jarrett (aka Ms. Rasputin), is a sacred privilege, whereas voting in a presidential election should be open to everyone, including illegal aliens, convicted felons and the deceased.

The Democrats were so desperate to make their convention look jam-packed on TV, they rented a much smaller hall than the one the GOP used in Tampa. Even then, they had to bus in college students, union members and those who appeared in many cases to be out-patients from North Carolina psych wards, to fill the seats.

They then had to pray for rain as an excuse to cancel Obama's speech in the football stadium that promised to draw an even smaller crowd than “Gigli,” the Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck movie that emptied more theaters than stink bombs and Rob Schneider put together.

Of course the Democrats had to pretend that the change of venue was merely to safeguard the crowd from the dangers of lightning. Oddly enough, 40,000 fans will often stay put in Yankee Stadium during a downpour, praying that the umps don't call the game because of rain.

Finally, someone at the Convention claimed that were Ronald Reagan still alive, he would be a Democrat today. That struck me as the absolute height of absurdity until it occurred to me that in all likelihood America's second greatest president probably would be a Democrat.

After all, these days he'd be 100 years old and suffering from Alzheimer's.

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42 Comments

Merry in Cave Creek, AZ said:

Dang it you are good Burt! Keep hammering away and I'll keep posting wherever I can. I must confess that I got this a few days ago but it's even better when I read it a second time at PP. I love the comments you elicit from thinking people, are rarity these days.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Merry in Cave Creek, AZ said:

Oops -- that was "a rarity". Think I best call it a night!

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Thanks, Merry. I often notice typos just as I'm hitting the Submit key, but I've never been able to stop my finger in time.

Burt

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Cylar in Anytown, California said:

"Finally, someone at the Convention claimed that were Ronald Reagan still alive, he would be a Democrat today." That's interesting, because when Reagan WAS still alive, he said, "I didn't leave the Democrat party. It left me." What exactly would anyone think would have brought him back to it between 1988 and now? It's only moved further to the left since then.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

True, Cylar. But don't you care that it provided me with a great straight line? You actually live in a place called Anytown?

Burt

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

I did not watch any of the Democrap convention. We have a new TV and I do not believe it is shoe or .45 ACP proof. If I did watch any of the liars/crooks/ mental midgets/communists/ Muslim lovers (did I leave anything out) for a few seconds I would have lost my lunch.

BTW, kommandant klinton would fit right in with Muhammad as they were/are both pedophiles and rapists. Oops I made a mistake, Monica was over 18, I think. Notice I am not PC.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Adrien Nash in Crescent City, CA said:

It sure seems like the Dumocrat party has a huge PR problem that no one has addressed and explained, namely the magnitude of the response of "NO" to the motion to re-insert the "God-given talent" reference and Jerusalem back into the platform. Why has no one insightfully postulated about whether the intensity of the "NO" response was due to the party and convention being rife with haters of Jews and Israel or rife with haters of the Judeo-Christian God? If one could show which one it was, that would be a bombshell revelation. Not because such people exist in the party, but because it seems they must have constituted over half of the convention judging by the volume of the response.
That would be a horrible PR nightmare if anyone were to reveal whatever the truth actually is. It can't be both because those who hate Jews and Israel would be expected to be muslims and they don't hate references to God...unless it reminds them of the "Crusaders" god -whom they hate by association. No doubt the Dem party is the party of atheists, but such vociferous atheists? Where's the passion for being that?

But the alternative is just as oddly unlikely, one would hope. So many Jew/ Israeli haters occupying positions of influence in the Dumocrat party? How and when did that happen? Around the same time it was taken over by the socialists?
Too bad they didn't take two votes, one on each of the two issues, then we'd know what the heck is going on inside the beast. Whatever it is, it ain't pretty.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Adrien: I have no doubt that most, if not all, of those booing at the convention were booing the reference to Jerusalem. The Party is filled with Jew-haters, people who side with the Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East. At the convention, the groups who side with the villains in that part of the world would include, quite naturally, the Muslims, along with the blacks, Hispanics and young college students, all of whom have a history of prejudice directed at Jews. They would also reflect Barack Hussein Obama's own true feelings.

Burt

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 12:06 PM

d.w.hudson in Michigan said:

Obama just misread his teleprompter again. The answer was supposed to be incompetent.
And I gather that the New York Teachers Union is now declaring themselves to be better off that they were 4 years ago. Too bad for the students and the taxpayers.
And if I belong to government, where's my $150,000+/yr retirement and free healthcare? Oh. I forgot. After almost 40 years as a critical care nurse, my retirement will be about $1200/mo before the taxes are taken from me by force and given to other people, and I get to pay for my own health insurance. And I didn't build that.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

D.W.: You get an "A" in my class, as you have clearly mastered the lessons of the past four years.

Burt

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 12:08 PM

READY4ACHANGE in ILLINOIS replied:

Yea, don't you just love that we work in healthcare, yet get no benefits once we retire! Yet, we get the "privelege" of giving others that benefit.

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM

L.L. Smith in Savannah, Tn. said:

Burt
I think the loudest "NO" might have been from above.
The Democrats despise him and work against all he stands for. Why would he want in? After all, he has been gone so long they wouldn't recognize him.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM

India in GA replied:

LOL...

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM

QueensJudyG in Queens, NY said:

Reports from Jack Van Impe evangelical global TV past 2 weeks (they monitor the news around the world and compare to Biblical truths and prophecies): Christians have been stripped naked and crucified in front of the palace in Cairo. Morsi is coming to meet with BO, who is promising to send him back to Egypt with over a billion dollars of taxpayers' money that he'll use to continue his nefarious doings. BTW, Morsi was in the U.S. as a college student (of course!!) in 1962 and helping to set up the Muslim Brotherhood here, where it's had its offshoot chapters ever since. There are now 8 million Christians in Egypt, and another MB leader over there promises to do to them what Hitler did to Jews during WWII. Another big thing that is going to happen after the election by BO (if he wins) and which he'll seal the deal with Morsi during the upcoming visit -- giving the Jewish part of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. All this has been reported on 3 or 4 separate TV stations out of Israel, Iran, and elsewhere in the Mideast in recent weeks. In addition, this WH administration has been communicating with 5 different Muslim terrorist groups from Libya, Tunisia, and other African countries, which combined, have mosques in place in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, from which their network will plan and plot against us, right under our noses. The jihad is heating up and getting back on our soil, folks, and our WH and POTUS are coordinating. Election Day can't come fast enough.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

QJG: I can't help but wonder why there would be any Christians still living in a cesspool like Egypt. God knows it's getting hard enough for them in America, but at least they're not being crucified over here.

Burt

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:09 PM

rab in jo,mo replied:

Yet...

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM

rab in jo,mo said:

"My overall reaction was that if someone had only thought to bring bread to the Convention, they could have made sandwiches for thousands with all the baloney on display."

Burt - good thing they didn't have bread, because that wasn't baloney. It was the substance that comes out of the south end of a north-bound bull.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

Burt, the weight of what's happening in America and the Middle East weighs very heavy on me sometimes. When I read your pieces, I'm able to grin at the stupidity of it all. Thanks for that.

As I understand it, the "government is the only thing we belong to" mantra came in a video shown at the convention; a video, by the way, which I suspect will end up in America's classrooms at part of the indoctrination of America's children.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Tex: It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the video wound up in ever classroom in America. Why not? We've already had little children being taught to say "Mmmm mmmm mmmm" as if in response to a bowl of Campbell' soup when in fact they're referring to His Fatuousness.

Burt

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

India in GA replied:

"Burt, the weight of what's happening in America and the Middle East weighs very heavy on me sometimes. When I read your pieces, I'm able to grin at the stupidity of it all. Thanks for that."

Agreed, Tex.

Thank you, Burt.

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia said:

You are the best Burt!

I was listening to Obama's speech on the radio driving through the Nevada desert to Pahrump for some more firearms training. He mentioned his "opponents" suggestion that kids borrow money from their parents for college - as if that were bad thing. Obama's solution ( which he doesn't mention) is to take money from some "other" kid's parents to send the democrat urchin to school.

As far as the "God and Jerusalem" vote goes,, that is standard democrat "rules of order". Just call it the way you want it -- or better yet just "deem" the measure to have passed ala ex-speaker Pelosi. If all else fails, Obama will just order a new "rule" on the matter for the beauracrats to apply, and avoid any voting altogether. The democrat way.

If this guy gets re-elected, his base will ultimately suffer most when the tax-payers have nothing left to tax.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Dr. Timms: A bigger question than where the college tuition comes from is why the costs have gone up by 500% over the past 30 years. Why should going to college cost more than going to high school? The other question is why are so many dumb people going to college instead of to trade school.

Burt

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

"The other question is why are so many dumb people going to college instead of to trade school." Burt people who go to trade schools are in most part far from dumb. I am a Licensed Professional Engineer and on job sites regularly dealt with plumbers, steamfitters, electricians, millwrights, iron workers, carpenters, etc. These people were competent in their field. They also were adept at reading and interpreting specifications, drawings, building codes, etc. They also understand simple English and use math including trigonometry. How many college graduates can calculate the radius or length of a conduit bend or where to place pipe supports? I would put any of these people up against liberal arts college professors any day. So don't call trade school graduates dumb.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: I didn't make myself clear. I didn't actually mean that those who attend trade schools are dumb. I meant those who, instead of learning a useful trade, are spending their parents' money, going to a university and majoring in such foolish things as Black Studies. Hispanic Studies, Lesbian Studies and Hungarian Poetry of the 18th Century.

My apologies to those who attend trade schools, and will provide useful services to their fellow man by spending their careers building, maintaining and repairing the necessities of life.

Burt

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Burt, explanation accepted. BTW, what kind of job other than a college professor of useless knowledge (can you call it knowledge) can you get with a degree in Black Studies. Hispanic Studies, Lesbian Studies and Hungarian Poetry of the 18th Century. Did anyone say politician?

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

That should be Wyoming

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Robert of Prague in Foothills of the Rockies said:

Burt;

You naughty boy! This is one of your best creations to date. I can't make up my mind whether the 2nd one-sentence-paragraph or the 'baloney samwitches', or maybe the voting bed-bugs or 'Do you have mono or are you Jewish (bull's eye touche anyway!)?' is my fave. I'm still chuckling & bubbling over w/ schadenfreude.
Don't you get mad now, you hear. I agree w/ Howard re: trade & vocational schools. Tnx to the radicals, the unions & the group-think & PC disease, the graduates in women, Chicano, gender studies, ad nauseam are the real & contemptible sculls crammed w/ bull crap.

I used to do exploration, build tunnels, hydro dams, freeway bridges. We geologists wouldn't get anywhere w/out competent tradesmen who always gotten dirtier & into more danger than we ever did. For instance, building w/ prestressed, post-tension anchored rebar reinforced concrete used in bridges & high hydro dams takes a large crew of highly skilled tradesmen. We check the stability of the foundation rock strata, calculate the tensile stress, the depth, the angle & placement of the anchors. However, these tough SOBs put it all together. When the concrete begins to pour into the gargantuan prestressed rebar cage & someone falls in, it keeps on pouring. That poor bastard is buried alive. For the simple reason that it would jeopardize the structural integrity of the pylons or the entire dam causing a future collapse and death. Leave the tradesmen alone & keep skewering the useless boneheads w/ fancy degrees who end up in the gubmint, media, foundations, etc. Isn't the organizer-in-chief one of those? Btw, I used to drive German cars built by top notch tradesmen. Sorry about the trade-jargon. After all, Burt, you've got smart readers.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Robert: Thanks for the kind words about the article. Please see my apology to Howard about the mix-up over remarks regarding trade schools v. colleges and universities. Mea culpa.

Burt

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM

The American in Columbus, Ohio said:

Burt,

I object, ever so slightly, your negative reference to Rob Schneider, the brilliant actor In "The Hot Chick," and other movies Adam Sandler helped dream up. At least he CAN be funny or look stupid on purpose and not by such horrible happenstance as being elected by ObamaTurds!
Plus, you don't have to watch his shows, unlike Obama, who must have a camera stuck up his ass!

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

The American: I might have to apologize over my misinterpreted comments about trade schools, but I'll be damned if I'm going to apologize over the Schneider comment. I suppose when you write that he CAN be funny, you mean that anything is possible so long as he remains alive. I, on the other hand, am limiting my remarks to his actual career.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Orf in Pennsylvania said:

Burt, I am amazed you were able to sit through as many minutes of their convention as you did. The only revelation, the only truth to be revealed, was in the vote whether to put God and Jerusalem in their platform. Their self-condemnation was a joy to behold.

The Democrat (stop saying "Democratic", Burt) convention showed why the jackass is the proper symbol of their party. Yet a braying jackass doesn't lie as much as they do; the furry asses are more sensible and don't expel excrement from the mouth.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Orf: I will never stop referring to it as the Democratic Party. Referring to it as the Democrat Party is as off-putting as singing flat. It needs "ic" at the end just as Republican needs its "an."

Burt

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Burt, what was democratic about the vote on God and Jerusalem? I believe the copyrighted name for them is Democrat. But if in doubt just call them the democrap party.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Orf in Pennsylvania replied:

Burt, It doesn't need an "ic" even though it is icky. It is off-putting to many of us to imply that party is democratic. The Republic Party would be fine in my opinion. Do you think our ancestors should have called the Whig Party, the Whigiac Party and the Tory Party the Torian? There is nothing wrong with using a noun instead of an adjective in naming a party. Have you never heard of the Constitution Party or the Communist Party?

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM

JHenry in NYSS, USSA replied:

We don't call republicans "republics" so why should we call the democrats' party democratic? Republicans belong to the republican party and democrats belong to the democrat party. See, simple. I prefer not to capitalize either as they both stink to high heaven, or to low hell in the democrat party's case.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Alex in NJ said:

...an infestation of bed bugs at several of the Charlotte hotels...For the Democrats, the good news is that thousands of them are now registered to vote for Obama in November.

OMG - You are so funny...I'm still chuckling.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Alex: Bless you. At least there's somebody who's not taking me to task this Sunday morning.

Burt

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Ragweed in West Virginia replied:

BUrt - You didn't say anything about the cockroaches in the motels.
But after thinking about it, they had already left and were on the speaking agenda at the arena.

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 3:42 PM