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What's Meant When Liberals Say 'Compromise'

By Burt Prelutsky · Jan. 14, 2013

Barack Obama and his stooges are forever complaining that Republicans are obstructionists, unwilling to compromise and meet them halfway. What's so irksome about these nitwits is that when they say compromise, what they really mean is unconditional surrender.

During the campaign, Obama played to the rabble that constitutes his base by promising to stick it to millionaires and billionaires. As soon as he eked through to victory, he made it clear that he regarded those making as little as $200,000 as fat cats. And because his biggest fans make a lot less than that, they were fine with his usual blend of hocus and pocus. But, then, the truth is that his disciples are so unprincipled that so long as they make $49,999.99-a-year, they would be happy to see taxes raised on everyone making more than $50,000. For left-wingers, for whom envy is a way of life, it's never enough to soak the rich; they want to soak the richer.

Obama claims he cut a trillion dollars in spending by pretending that money that was never going to be spent fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is not going to be spent fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, voila, that constitutes a trillion dollar saving.

Now I don't want anyone to get the idea that I'm campaigning to replace Timothy Geithner, but, frankly, I'm surprised that Obama doesn't simply state that he has decided to spend $100 trillion building a railroad to the moon. Then, when he holds a press conference to announce the cancelation of the project, he can claim that he not only wiped out our $16 trillion national debt, but that we now have $84 trillion of found money in our rainy day account.

Speaking of the economy, have you noticed that every time the unemployment rate falls, it's because so many people have removed themselves from the work force? Ever wonder where they went? With the space program shut down, we know it wasn't to another planet. They went on welfare. After all, what else would explain the huge upsurge in folks collecting food stamps and disability insurance? What's more, Obama couldn't be happier. On the one hand, it makes it appear that more people are working and, on the other, it places an additional burden on taxpayers, hastening the day when the entire nation will go the way of Greece, Spain and California.

When people gripe about politicians, they generally have the swine in Washington in mind. But, often, you can find them in your own backyard. Here in Los Angeles, the County Board of Supervisors decided to keep paying County Assessor John Noguez his $197,000-a-year salary even though he's in jail for accepting bribes. Some Angelinos are mystified by this seemingly bizarre decision. But it seems fairly obvious to me that his colleagues are merely trying to set a precedent for the day they wind up joining him in the hoosegow.

For those of you who might be considering whether to see “Zero Dark Thirty,” the movie about the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, be warned that it not only runs – you should excuse the entirely inappropriate verb – over two-and-a-half hours; but that the final half hour, which is devoted to the actual event, is shot almost entirely in total darkness. And the few minutes that don't turn the movie into a very boring radio show are shot through the green lenses of night-vision goggles.

At times, I find myself envying the bliss of liberals. Because they lack principles, they never have to worry about ignoring them in pursuit of winning elections or collecting welfare at the expense of the productive.

Because they're never called upon to think for themselves, they never have to think twice when parroting left-wing talking points when it comes to guns. It never occurs to them that instead of trying to prevent law-abiding citizens from owning weapons with which to defend themselves and their families, they should, one, be trying to institutionalize the crazies and, two, pass legislation that would automatically add 10 or 15 years to the sentence of any criminal using a gun in the commission of a crime.

Instead, the ACLU fights tooth and nail to prevent ticking time bombs from being taken off the streets for their own safety and the safety of others; and most liberals are far more offended by guns in the hands of their neighbors than by those distributed to Mexican gangsters by Eric Holder and his goons at the Department of Justice.

Finally, it occurs to me that if felons were smart, they'd form a union. Then Democrats would never dare arrest them and put them on trial. Instead, they'd let the National Labor Relations Board arbitrate between them and their victims, with the NLRB ultimately, and predictably, ruling in favor of the union members.

29 Comments

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

Burt, isn't unconditional surrender a synonym for bipartisanship? You would think by now the Republican Leadership (still an oxymoron) would figure it out. Either they are fools or part of the problem.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:23 AM

DaneChile in Unknown replied:

They are both fools and part of the problem.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: With Obama in the Oval Office, Harry Reid in control of the Senate and the media in Obama's lap, the best that the GOP can try to do is wage a holding action. That doesn't make the GOP fools or part of the problem. It means that elections have consequences and that the Republicans who stayed home on Election Day committed treason.

Burt

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Burt, the Republicans control the house. The House could have killed the fiscal cliff deal by refusing to pass it. And they would not have been in the predicament to begin with if they would have stopped passing continuing budget resolutions since 2011. Without money the government would have shut down and Barry's spending would have stopped. I am not hanging by my thumbs for a Republican Big Shot (you can't call them leaders) to say you are a communist, where is the birth certificate, college transcripts, etc. And don't say if they would have said it, it would have lost them votes. They lost anyway, but it may have fired up their base.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Deborah in La Mirada CA replied:

Nail on thehead, Bert......treason it was. Too bad shame is gone from our culture.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Deborah in La Mirada CA replied:

Foegive me, Burt....I had a beloved boss whose name was Bert. Slip of the Sometimer's Desease (I don't have Alzheimer's, just Sometimer's)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Capt. Call in New Mexico said:

That is definitely true: the left defines 'compromise' as the 'surrender of the right.' One would think that the Republicans and RINOs would very quickly tire of being the object of hatred and the butt of jokes by the Liars/Liberals/Progressives/Marxists/etc. It makes one wonder if they are being 'paid off' to let the left run wild all over them. Oh, wait......

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Capt. Call: When most people get what passes for the news from the left-wing propagandists in the media and the classroom, you are expecting a lot more from the Republicans than seems justified by reality.

Burt

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Capt. Call in New Mexico replied:

Save your shots for the enemy, Burt; do not turn your guns on other Patriots fighting the left.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:47 AM

corvettegeorge in Santa Ana, CA replied:

Burt isn't firing shots at us Patriots, only explaining reality in politics. We lost,they won. But we'll keep fighting back!

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:37 AM

Alex in NJ said:

Burt,
I think your keyboard is on fire.
Prolific ranting my friend...you go boy!
Alex

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Alex: Thanks.

Burt

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

Burt, Let's face it, the liberals have no morals, no understanding that you can't spend your way out of a recession, and are willing to tear the country apart to push their Socialist agenda. Their motto should be: "Keep them stupid and voting Democratic". The RINO's in Congress better wake up because right now they are totally irrelevant. They have let Odumbo pass-by them and the Constitution by wringing their hands and doing absolutely nohing to stop him.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY replied:

Actually Sarge, their motto is now "Damn the people, full speed ahead! Implement the agenda, the agenda is everything!"

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY said:

" For left-wingers, for whom envy is a way of life, it's never enough to soak the rich; they want to soak the richer"

If I were making 2 bucks a year, and a leftist parasite was making only a 1 buck a year, the mentality would say to them that I'm richer than they are, and should be taxed to give them a quarter of what I earned, so we could be equal.

"Speaking of the economy, have you noticed that every time the unemployment rate falls, it's because so many people have removed themselves from the work force?"

Burt I suspect that with the new mandate found in the O-Care bill as to what constitutes full time employment (30 hours + is the new measuring stick), that the Usurper in the W.H. will now claim that more people are fully employed, as opposed to under employed.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY replied:

I must amend my statement to say " a parasite receiving a freebie of 1 buck a year", as most of them don't earn it.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Doktor: And, unfortunately, the media will concur.

Burt

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY replied:

Indeed...

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

If we can swing it, term limits for every elected office might be one answer. Then the perfidy will lessen as the hogs feeding at the trough realize they cannot commit treason and hypocrisy with every vote. Obama has damaged so many things, the image of the shining city on the hill being the first and foremmost. I cannot bring myself to respect the office with him in it. He is trying to transform America into a czarist nation in every way.I wouldn't devote 2 1/2 hours to his propaganda film.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Laura in Far North Scottsdale replied:

Term limits for the elected, plus no staffer may be continuously employed for more than two years as well...THAT would also be necessary!

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Laura: I suspect that a revolution will have to take place before any of the desired changes take place.

Burt

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Foremost....darn fingers

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Holmes Simons in Tampa said:

Burt, did SEIU, Teamsters, and Teachers slip your mind when suggesting that felons form their own Union?

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Holmes: Most of them aren't actually felons. But that is where I got the idea.

Burt

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:41 PM

WTD in AZ said:

Oh, oh, Burt Now you've done it. A felon's union. A perfect idea they hadn't thought of. As organized labor, of course, they'd be sacrosanct. An ironic twist on "the untouchables". And as the "felonista's" they'd add a layer of protection by being political activists.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Cooneye in North Carolina replied:

No, no to a felons union. We taxpayers would be stuck with the dues as another cost to their incarceration.

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

JJStryder in Realville said:

Burt; I believe the massive non-compliance inevitable with this over reaching gun grab may be the opening we need to inform the low information voter of the real threat posed by their own government. We may not be able to stop the pillage of our paychecks, but the consequences of a gun grab, with a possible visit to your home by a government agent or at the very least a visit to your local PD to register your guns, a some point may wake the dead.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Honest Abe in North Carolina said:

My father used to say, " You can't win. While you've got your hands up watching the thieves in Washington robbing you, the thieves in (any state capital or county seat) are busy picking your pocket."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM

DD Mao in Herndon Virginia said:

Burt; I just heard one that made me laugh my ass off.
"Joe Biden wanted to limit power point presentations to seven bullets"

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:49 PM