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Over the Cliff We Go....Whee!

By Burt Prelutsky · Dec. 13, 2012

The only consolation to being in my 70s is that I got to spend most of my life in a pre-Obama America, and probably won’t have to spend too many years in the post-Obama one.

I hate to be a gloomy Gus, but prior to the election, I wrote that the nation could probably survive another four years of this schmuck, but what it couldn’t survive is an electorate that would give him another four years in which to do his dirty work.

By now, even Obama must be embarrassed to keep blaming Bush. But being the sort of egotist who can never acknowledge his own miserable failings, I fully expect he will now start blaming Biden. Speaking of Biden, it’s often said of vice-presidents that they provide the president with more protection than the Secret Service. But for my part, I would actually prefer to see Biden in the Oval Office. At least, thanks to his gift for malaprops, he could be counted on to keep us laughing.

What confounds me about the left-wing lap dogs in the media is the way they keep insisting that their role is to speak truth to power when, in fact, all they really do is provide cover for Obama and his cronies in Congress. For instance, remember how upset they were when George Bush got the Patriot Act passed, when he invaded Afghanistan and when he refused to shut down Gitmo?

Well, here it is 2012. Obama has extended the Patriot Act, lost more American lives in Afghanistan in four years than Bush did in seven and kept Gitmo open, and nobody in the media or the Democratic Party is calling him a fascist, calling for his impeachment or suggesting he should die a painful death. On top of all that, he has employed drones to assassinate terrorists with little or no concern for so-called collateral damage. Understand, I have mentioned a few of the things that I personally approve of, but how is it that liberals aren’t raising a stink about it? It’s because they are hypocrites, first, last and always. So long as their side wins elections, nothing else matters. That’s why Sen. Feinstein initially vowed to get to the bottom of the national security leaks to the NY Times, and then shut her yap when it became obvious that Obama was the source of leaks that were intended to bolster his foreign policy decisions leading up to the election.

Can you imagine what the Democrats would have said if President Bush had spent months avoiding having an actual press conference, preferring to be pandered to by David Letterman, Jay Leno, the goofy ladies on The View and talking football on 9/11 with Lazaro Mendez, who bills himself as the Pimp with the Limp on his morning radio show? Hard to believe the media would have let Bush get away with attacking Fox News if he then pretended that Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Senor Mendez, were the reincarnation of Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevareid and Howard K. Smith.

In California, in case it escaped your attention, it seems that lemmings, along with illegal aliens, are now being encouraged to vote. How else to explain that in a state that has seen one city after another file for bankruptcy, and where gas prices continue to remain at least 60 cents above the national average, the electorate went along with Jerry Brown and voted to increase income taxes and sales taxes?

In spite of the fact that in many countries, Obama’s re-election was the cause for jubilation – no doubt because misery, as usual, loves company – an English journalist named Janet Daley, writing in the Telegraph, observed that “Europe got the American president it wanted, the one who would present no threat to its own delusions. The United States is now officially one of us: an Old World country complete with class hatred, ethnic Balkanization, bourgeois guilt and a paternalistic ruling elite. And it is locked into the same death spiral of high public spending and self-defeating wealth redistribution as we are. Welcome to the future, and the beginning of what may turn out to be the terminal decline of the West.”

I have long contended that the biggest problem with conservatives is that they waste their money trying to win occasional elections. If they had the brains they were born with, billionaires like the Koch brothers and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson would start gobbling up newspapers, magazines and TV stations. They don’t have to sink any money into radio stations, where conservative talk show hosts continue to rule the roost. But so long as the Left controls the media outlets, they will continue to provide cover for the radicals who dominate the Democratic Party. Adelson, bless his heart, owns a newspaper, but it happens to be in Israel, which doesn’t do American conservatives a damn bit of good.

My wife informs me that even our fashion magazines are filled with pro-Leftist claptrap. So is it any wonder that single women continue to be seduced into voting overwhelmingly for the miserable likes of Clinton, Gore, Kerry and Obama?

I’m reminded of a joke I heard recently. A man and a woman strike up a conversation in a bar. The guy admits that he just got out of jail after serving a 20-year term for killing his wife and chopping her up with an axe.

After a couple of seconds, the woman says, “So you’re single.”