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Alas, E Pluribus Pluribus

By Burt Prelutsky · Nov. 19, 2012

Not being conversant in Latin, I may have bungled the title, but I figure that if “e pluribus unum” means one out of many, what we have turned into is an America that the Founding Fathers would never recognize. When you look at the election map, we more closely resemble the Balkans than the America that used to lie between the Atlantic and the Pacific.

Even if, like me, you wonder what happened to those two million Republicans who saw fit to vote for John McCain, but decided to stay home this time alphabetizing their canned goods, there's no getting around the fact that Obama has managed to expand on FDR's base. Whereas Roosevelt managed to win four elections by appealing mainly to blacks, Jews and union members, Obama has cobbled together those three blocs along with Hispanics, homosexuals, single women, Asians, Muslims and college students.

One can hardly blame Obama for causing divisions. After all, he was desperately seeking re-election. And you can't blame Romney although a lot of right-wing Monday morning quarterbacks are doing so. He ran a fine campaign. And if the guy who oversaw the worsening of a bad economy; pushed through ObamaCare; lied about Benghazi; and promoted class, gender and race, warfare, could get himself re-elected, you can't blame his opponent.

You can, however, blame the media that stood by while Obama provided the clumsiest cover-up of a government scandal since Watergate; that helped him portray Romney as an evil plutocrat; and applauded his every utterance as if it came straight from the Mount.

You can also blame parents who have reared the greediest, most self-indulgent, self-satisfied, bunch of hedonistic morons in this nation's history. I mean, it's not as if these youngsters who think that everything from a college education to cell phones and a lifetime supply of birth control pills are entitlements, were hatched from eggs, although they clearly have close ties to those, such as chickens and snakes, who are.

The reason that the future looks so bleak is because, as I wrote prior to the election, America could probably survive four more years of Obama, but it can't survive a population that would re-elect him. It means that the takers now out-number the makers. What's more, when you consider the demographics, it's obvious that Obama's groupies breed at a far faster rate than the rest of us. I guess that figures because they have so much more time to devote to that particular activity.

After Obama defeated Romney, Paul Krugman, who would be an embarrassment to the NY Times if the Times had the capacity to be embarrassed, advised Obama not to even consider compromising with the Republicans in the House. Instead, Krugman, who has won a Nobel Prize in the field of Economics, said Obama should call their bluff and let the economy go over the cliff. I guess there's no reason why a guy who pulls down about $50,000 per speaking gig should concern himself with what another recession will do to the middle class. It just goes to show that the Peace Prize isn't the only inexcusable waste of Alfred Nobel's TNT royalties.

In the aftermath of the election, Chris Matthews thanked Hurricane Sandy for helping to get Obama re-elected. In a way, it's rather magnanimous of Matthews to give a thumbs-up to a malevolent Mother Nature. It can only mean that he has finally forgiven the old girl for cursing him with that embarrassing lisp.

Speaking of Sandy, for weeks, I had tried in vain to find mention of any nation offering to help us deal with the destruction left in its wake. It turned out there was one, but the mass media ignored the story, as it is wont to do when there is credit to bestow on someone other than Barack Obama.

It turns out that Israel Flying Aid, the humanitarian group that was the first on site in Haiti when that island nation was demolished by a hurricane a few years back was quickly on the scene in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, distributing food, gas and generators, to the victims of that little slut, Sandy. I can only hope, but not expect, that Congress would keep that fact in mind when determining in the future which nations deserve handouts with money we first have to borrow from the shylocks in China.

There are two groups of people to whom we are expected to bend a knee simply because they are identified as civil rights leaders or former members of the military. In the first group, we find such leeches as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Joseph (“White folks are all going to Hell”) Lowery, the reverend who delivered the benediction at Obama's inauguration, no doubt because Jeremiah Wright was still busy crawling out from under the bus where Obama had thrown him.

In the second group, we find the likes of Colin Powell, David Petraeus, Charley Rangel, John McCain and the late Rep. John Murtha. I'm not sure if the Peter Principle, the notion that people tend to rise in a bureaucracy to their level of incompetence applies, but it certainly seemed to kick in once these guys returned to civilian life.

In the aftermath of the election, I have tried to adopt a philosophical attitude. I tried to remind myself that this, too, will pass. But that's like saying this, too, will pass when referring to a kidney stone the size of Obama.

Frankly, I'm not sure what I find the most disgusting, but contenders are, one, that 80% of blacks, whites and Hispanics, between the ages of 18 and 29, voted for Obama; that a super candidate like Romney couldn't even do as well as John McCain; or that 50,000 Americans squandered their birthright voting for Roseanne Barr.

Finally, on November 6, 2012, it's as if the ship of state was renamed the Titanic and the majority of the passengers said, “Hey, look, there's an iceberg. Let's hit it!”

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46 Comments

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

Amen Mac. Let us get used to our new bankrupt Amerikka! The blind sheep deserve to get what they voted fore!!! Who kares 'bout da bujjet, Iwant I want, gimme, gimme da free stufff!! Selfish and shallow Socialists must learn the hard way! Yes there will be a tumult and tribulations to come. It will not be boring, living here in NYC-USSA!!! Lots of luv, Patriots!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Jim in Alabama said:

Obama option #1: Buy Boehner a box of Kleenex and get the tax hike on the "Rich" now, or
Obama option #2: Let the Tax cuts expire and blame the Republicans for the pain caused to the American people (while enjoying the gush of new monopoly money coming into the IRS) and then magnanimously offer the American middle class a tax cut compliments of team Obama.
Either way the die is cast. I would guess the Republicans will go with Option #1.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:22 AM

wjm in Colorado said:

Burt, yes the media is complicit, but years of indoctrination by the marxists who pretend to educate, give trophies for failure, and have control to warp the childrens' minds for most of the year, and the results speak for themselves. Parents have abdicated the control of their offspring to the indoctrination camps favored by Vladimir Lenin. It is no surprise these lemmings are just marxist useful idiots in lockstep with their socialist masters. They are happy with their trophy, for now, but wait till they have to eat it!

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Tod, Jim & wjm: You're all correct.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Alex Torello in Branford, CT said:

As I prepare to write a "post-mortem" of the election (an apt description of the state of mind all "thinking people") for our Branford (CT) Republican newsletter, "Undercurrents", I find nothing to add to your perfect summation of the tragedy just witnessed.
Over 2,000 years ago, the great historian Livy noted the same loss of morality, national spirit and greed that led to the breathtakingly sudden collapse of the greatest civilization in the history of the world.
We have watched as America committed suicide, and now we can do nothing but watch it bleed.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Alex: Feel free to run my article and save yourself some work. But perhaps you could urge your readers to order my latest collection of interviews, "67 Conservatives You Should Meet Before You Die," subjects that include Mark Alexander, Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum, Gary Sinise, Phyllis Shlafly, Michele Bachmann, Charles Krauthammer, Tucker Carlson, Victoria Jackson, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved and Bernie Goldberg.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

I f you look at the election map it was the major cites with large welfare populations, states that have large Unions, a large Hispanic population, a large number of government workers and college students that elected Odumbo. It is hard to offset this when so many idiot Republicans didn't vote and Libertarians voted for Gary Johnson. There is no doubt in my mind that a lot of the Republicans didn't vote for Governor Romney because he is a Mormon..,They'ed rather a Moslem lover be re-elected than to vote for a good, decent man no matter if they believed he was a Christian or not.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Old Sarge: I'm afraid that after discovering that Romney received two million fewer votes than John McCain, I came to the same sad conclusion. A lot of Republicans are as bigoted as Democrats claim we are; it just isn't based on race.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri replied:

Agreed Burt. My wife and I are Christians, but we are thoroughly disgusted with many, many Christians who put their theological belief before the good of the nation. Same thing with a lot of Christians stand when it comes to supporting Israel. Too many people, including Christians, fail to understand the benefits the Jewish community has provided through science, music, the arts,and finance. If it were not for the Jews, we would not have our Christian heritage.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Richard: To be fair, though, we also wouldn't have people like Henry Waxman, David Axelrod, Dianne Feinstein, Rahm Emanuel, Michael Bloomberg, Brad Sherman, Charles Schumer and Barbara Boxer, cluttering up the political scene.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

I cannot understand why ANY Jew would vote for Obama and given the history why all Jews aren't armed to the hilt.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 4:59 AM

Clay in Montana replied:

In 2008, any criticism of Romney was met with cries of bigotry, just like Obama does with race. You are still doing it. I voted for Romney. I'm not Mormon. Christians are the ones that set up the "no religious test for office." Romney ran a good campaign. Better than I thought he would. But if you're going to run a liberal against a Democrat, you might as well vote for the Democrat. And that's what happened. We don't need to keep trying to be more like the democrats to win elections. If it happens again, if the Republican party runs another liberal for President, I will not vote for him or her. If the Republican Party isn't going to learn from this defeat, another party needs to be raised up. A losing Republican Party might as well not exist.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Clay: next time around I will vote Whig Party. What the became irrelevant and no longer exist. Could this be the faith of the God Owful Party is the big shots (you can't call them leader) keep nominating RINO's Romney was a nice man, but he was still a RINO. You would think after Ford, Dole, McCain, Bush 1 and 2 they would have learned. Before anyone says Bush 1 and 2 were elected, remember Bush the Elder lost the second term after the New World Order speech and his breaking the No New Taxes pledge. Bush the Younger with the Patriot Act, Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, incandescent light bulb ban, etc. caused the GOP to lose the House Senate and Presidency (McCain helped a little). And what do some Republican Mouth Pieces call Karl Rove, "The Architect" , yes the Architect of defeat. The only winner in the last 36 years was Ronald Reagan who was an unashamed Conservative. Some guy by the anme of Einstein as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

But we did have some good news here in Wyoming. A firend of mine was elcted to the state

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Clay: next time around I will vote Whig Party. What the became irrelevant and no longer exist. Could this be the faith of the God Owful Party if the big shots (you can't call them leader) keep nominating RINO's Romney was a nice man, but he was still a RINO. You would think after Ford, Dole, McCain, Bush 1 and 2 they would have learned. Before anyone says Bush 1 and 2 were elected, remember Bush the Elder lost the second term after the New World Order speech and his breaking the No New Taxes pledge. Bush the Younger with the Patriot Act, Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, incandescent light bulb ban, etc. caused the GOP to lose the House, Senate and Presidency (McCain helped with the lose a little). And what do some Republican Mouth Pieces call Karl Rove, "The Architect" , yes the Architect of defeat. The only winner in the last 36 years was Ronald Reagan who was an unashamed Conservative. Some guy by the name of Einstein as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

But we did have some good news here in Wyoming. A friend of mine was elected to the State House of Representative with over 72% of the vote. She was the first Women Black Conservative elected to the Wyoming House. Another friend was elected to the Laramie County Commission. The big item in the election was Agenda 21.

A final note I plan on keeping my powder dry. And yes I did vote for Romney as Barry is the anti-Christ. A democrat friend calls him this. So there is one democrat that thinks, at least in this case.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Oops, that should be, "Some guy by the name of Einstein described insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Clay: Romney isn't a liberal. He is a fiscal conservative. He would have nominated conservatives for the Supreme Court. He supports the 2nd Amendment and is opposed to abortions and Planned Parenthood. If you think that a GOP candidate who is even more conservative would do better in a general election, I would suggest you tell him or her how to win GOP primaries. On the other hand, Akin and Mourdock win GOP primaries and both of them lost Senate seats that their party could and should have easily won.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:24 PM

MajorStu in Peru, IN replied:

Mourdock was ahead by 14 points when he made that statement about rape. He was a pro-tea party conservative that beat super-RINO Lugar in a state primary. Indiana flipped from Obama in 2008 to Romney. Obama ads were all over the TV in 08, virtually non-existent in '12. Donnelly ran that stupid comment on ads over and over and over again. Somebody in the GOP needs to do a better job of coaching their candidates about gotcha questions about rape and abortion, because you know they will get them from Leftist moderators in debates. On the other hand, the State GOP went out of their way to ignore Mourdock once he defeated their golden RINO - Lugar. Lugar didn't lift a finger to help campaign for Mourdock. Donelly is a two-faced Pelosi lap dog who came home and campaigned as a fiscal conservative, calling for the repeal of the medical device tax which hurts a major industry in his former Congressional district, after voting for it in the Obamacare bill. He could have had some stones like Stupak and held out until it was removed, because the margin was that close, but went along with Pelosi and Reid all the way.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM

David in Columbia, SC said:

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
English Standard Version (ESV)

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 is perhaps a good reason the election went the way it did. Kind of fits, doesn't it?

11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

I agree with wjm in CO and Old Sarge...the indoctrination of the public schools coupled with non-voting Republicans did us in. I only hope we survive as a nation. When the free stuff goes over the fiscal cliff with every thing else maybe congress will wake up or be replaced by states' activism.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Old Desert Rat: Conservative parents send their kids off to be brain-washed by left-wing high school teachers and college professors; and wealthy conservatives squander their money trying to win the occasional election, when they should be spending their millions buying up newspapers, magazines and TV stations. So long as the Left continues to control education and the mass media, they will continue to control the message.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Deborah in La Mirada CA replied:

This is probably the truest of all your truisms.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Jim in Alabama replied:

Bigoted Republicans cost us or was it ignored Conservatives.
I was as excited about that imaginary impending Romney win as the next deluded fool, but just being an infinitely better choice is not enough. Mitt was no Reagan. If he had been the supposed Mormon question would have moot to the nth degree. He had all the right opportunities to fight the good fight and chose to coast home instead. He had that Magic Moment opportunity in Debate Two to say, "Excuse me Ma'am but are am I debating the President or am I debating the President plus you?" and go on to make the stunningly obvious point that the President had lied to the American People himself and through his representatives for two whole weeks about his failure to do what was needed to protect our Ambassador before the Terrorist attack, and during the Terrorist attack and afterwards repeated the tall tales about an fictitious protest to obscure and to COVER UP his suppying of arms to Al Qaida affiliates in Syria.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Jim: If Reagan had been running in 2008 or 2012 instead of in 1980 and 1984, he probably wouldn't have won the nomination. He may look like the answer to a conservative's prayer in hindsight, but, as governor of my state, he twice raised taxes and signed the most liberal abortion bill in America. As president, he signed the amnesty bill that opened the floodgates to illegal aliens.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:27 PM

WTD in AZ said:

Having struck the iceberg with the ship of state sinking, it will be determined to be Bush's fault for creating it, and leaving it behind along with those obstructionist Republicans in the House. BTW since we're following in the financial footsteps of Greece, Spain, and France, we should join the EU so we can get Germany to bail us out, or at least pay the interest on our China debt.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Steve in Georgia said:

Burt, on the Titanic metaphor, as some wit wrote, it's as if we backed up from the first collision, listing sharply to port bow.... revved up the diesel engines and rammed the iceberg again.... to the cheers of half the passengers. The other half of the passengers are as follows: The "evil rich"had already rowed away in the lifeboats... while the no-show Repubs, the "religious right" and other derelicts looked up from their scrabble games and I-pods to say, "Huh? What?"

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Steve: Like you, I prefer to blame the Republicans who stayed home. They know who they are. A lot of them are the folks who write to me incessantly that both parties are the same. And when I point out all the differences, I never hear back.

Maybe worse yet are the self-righteousness knuckleheads who say they refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils, thus helping the greater of two evils win elections. And these people actually believe they are being politically savvy. Right--about as savvy as those oafs who think that by registering as Independents, they control the moral high ground. They feel that identifying themselves as non-partisan gives them a superior status. What is actually does is put them in the same category as those clods who, even after four years of Obama, couldn't quite decide 24 hours before the election whom they planned to vote for.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri said:

The only thing I have to say to those conservative voters who did not bother to vote is: Where were you when the ship hit the sand?

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Richard: They had their heads in the sand. As usual.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:37 PM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri replied:

Good one Burt. The line I used is from a song that a legendary country singer by the name of Little Jimmy Dickens did. It`s a fun song called, "When The Ship Hit The Sand". Really fits today`s situation in the good ole USA.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Clay in Montana said:

About the debt on the next generation: There are youtube videos of guys going around on college campuses asking students to sign a pledge to pay their share of the debt. The students look at them like they have grown horns. When are we going to get a generation to rebel against the liberals running the colleges? Why are today's youth so sheep like? Yeah, the indoctrination they get along the way. Still, why the heck don't they rebel?

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Clay: Because they're young and stupid. A better question is why do their conservative parents pony up the money to send them off to be indoctrinated by leftist professors.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Art in Sacramento said:

I am thoroughly disappointed and disgusted with all those millions of Christians and other Republicans who failed to vote for Romney! He is a good man and would have made an excellent president. Instead, we re-elected the garbage collector.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Art: Actually Romney was the garbage collector. We just didn't let him get on with the job.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Art in Sacramento said:

I have figured out Obama. He is the adult Justin Bieber. Bieber is a cute little boy who sings pretty well and his fans flock to hear him and buy his recordings. Obama is a cute big boy who sings well if he has his teleprompter. His fans to vote en masse to keep him around singing his siren songs for them. They should have put wax into their ears.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Colorado Pete in Colorado replied:

C4 in their ears would be a better choice.

Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Kelly B in Vermont said:

"You can also blame parents who have reared the greediest, most self-indulgent, self-satisfied, bunch of hedonistic morons in this nation's history."

My sister is a teacher in a public school in CT. She says they hardly have time to teach anymore because they are busy parenting their students.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

KellyB: Well, based on the results, their parenting skills are no better than their teaching skills.

Burt

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM

India in GA said:

"It turns out that Israel Flying Aid,...was quickly on the scene in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, distributing food, gas and generators, to the victims"

Aw, crap, Burt. You got me with that one. I have to admit that I burst into tears when I saw that. Like Israel doesn't have any pressing concerns at the moment....

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

India: of course they didn't charge like the red cross would. Just ask any GI from WW-11.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

India: At least these people weren't having to dodge missiles. On the other hand, I suppose they did have to deal with people like Bloomberg and Christie.

Burt

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1:07 AM