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His Highness, King Barack the First

By Burt Prelutsky · Oct. 7, 2013

How is it that Obama gets to decide how ObamaCare will be administered? As he keeps saying, it's the law of the land. So where does he get off unilaterally granting waivers to his supporters while forcing everyone else to abide by the rules? And how is it that the GOP hasn't forced the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of what he's doing? No one is going to convince me that he has the legal authority to grant waivers to big businesses while forcing individuals to toe the line.

Obama reminds me of the sort of sneak who goes around cheating on his wife. When he's on TV, talking to crowds of the working class and the underclass, he pretends to be a blue collar guy. He's invariably in shirt sleeves, with the sleeves rolled up as if he's about to work on a car engine or an assembly line, dropping his “g's” as if he never made it through high school, let alone college or law school.

And just who are those mooks who are always standing on stage behind him, ready to laugh and clap on cue, just like those shills getting minimum wage to fill the seats at TV cooking shows?

But when he's not in front of the TV cameras, Obama spends all his time playing footsies with the rich and powerful, whether on the links or at $35,000-a-plate dinners. Those are the people getting waivers from the Affordable Care Act. Democrats always claim to be the party of the underprivileged, but it's no accident that under Obama, the lower 93 % of the population have seen their wealth decrease by about five percent, while the fortunate few have seen their wealth increase by 30%.

The truth is, liberals aren't really concerned with guns; it's law-abiding gun owners they despise. That's because they know that most of them are conservatives. Otherwise, they would make a real effort to disarm inner city punks, who never register their weapons, but commit most of the cold-blooded murders in America. At the very least, they would add years to the sentences of felons who use guns in the commission of their crimes. But that's a non-starter for criminal defense attorneys, who are major donors to the DNC.

At the very least, you would think that liberals would refrain from embarrassing themselves by insisting that if only there were stricter gun laws, gun violence would fade away. Chicago and Washington, D.C., two cities run entirely by Democrats, have two things in common: the strictest gun laws in the nation, and two of the highest murder rates. I suppose you could safely list a third; namely, the most corrupt politicians this side of Iran.

For all their blather about gun violence, it's the liberals who account for most of it. Not only are most street criminals registered Democrats, it was Bill Clinton who decided that military bases should be gun-free zones, making him an accessory to the murders committed by Nidal Hasan and Aaron Alexis at Fort Hood and the Navy Yard.

It might be a good idea if all so-called gun-free zones, including schools, malls and movie theaters, began posting those little yellow signs we've all become accustomed to, indicating to drivers where pedestrians and deer might be expected to cross a road. The ones I have in mind would depict a group of sitting ducks.

What astonishes me about liberals is that they don't seem to have a threshold when it comes to embarrassment. Whether it's Dianne Feinstein caught packing a heater in her purse, the House and Senate Democrats excluding themselves from ObamaCare or Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn) explaining to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn), in 2010, why Corker's proposal that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify for a home loan was a foolish idea: “Passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it.”

Finally, it's not just the politicians who are creating all the mischief in the world. The World Council of Churches, which is nearly as left-wing as the Politburo, recently organized a four-day conference in Volad, Greece, where the discussions centered around Israel, which it decided is an occupying power guilty of oppressing the Palestinians. The Council did everything but declare a fatwa against the Jews.

They were joined by England's senior Catholic, the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, in demonizing Israel for its harsh treatment of Palestinians, with nary a word about Hamas, about suicide bombings, the kidnapping and torturing of Israeli soldiers or even their hatred of Christianity!

The Geneva-based Council referred repeatedly to Israel's security wall – actually a fence – without ever mentioning the reason for its existence; namely, the suicide-bombing of discos, pizza parlors and school buses, by their vile neighbors.

Frankly, I was surprised that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wasn't the keynote speaker at the conference, but I guess the old puppet master was busy elsewhere, pulling the strings of his new and improved Pinocchio, Hasan Rhuhani.

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54 Comments

WCJ in TX said:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may those who love you be secure. Psalm 122:6

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Dick Boas in Long Pond, PA replied:

WCJ: Israel is in my daily prayer. G0d said that as long as Israel was faithful to G0d, G0d would be faithful to Israel and would protect them. Look at history. Hitler died a horrible death. The Soviet Union died a horrible death. When the "diaspora" occured and Jews "reformed" the result was horrible. I am a product of the "diaspora" as my family left Spain ahead of the Inquisition and settled in Germany. We got out of Germany in the 1880's and settled in this most wonderful republic. My Grandfather was a barge master on the Erie Canal and met a beautiful Irish Canal worker and they reproduced my family. I am 75% Irish and 25% German. My Great Greatfather on my mother's side fought in the Irish Brigade of New York in the Second Revolution. I hope I don't have to fight in the Third. This is a great article. We will win the Third Revolution. My only problem is that I can't find a guillotine to rid us of the progressive filth currently infesting our great country. Dick

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Dick--Your grandparents would be proud.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM

def in elkgrove il said:

It is my understanding that the press, when interviewing Mr. Obama, is required to address him as "Your Worship."

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

def: The press isn't required to do so, they just like to.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Honest Abe in North Carolina replied:

That is "Your Worship, SIR"!!

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Patrick in Houston said:

Why would the World Council of Churches question the Islamists about hating Christianity? The WCC hates Christianity even more than Islamic terrorists do.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

An excellent point, Patrick.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

JJStryder in realville said:

Without the American people funding Obama and his minions they could be no more harmful than the beggar on the street. We must force a State by State repeal of the 16th Amendment. I'm already seeing a willingness by the people to openly defy the tempestous Obamatrons. Closing oceans and private property will continue to erode respect for this Government and create waves of massive non-compliance. That has always been the American way. I hope they keep it up.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

JJ: We can only hope that the majority of Americans haven't already swapped their souls for welfare, free birth control pills and a bunch of cell phones. But after the last election, I have a feeling it may already be too late.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Meky in New York said:

I read that Obama has Richards under his thumb but I'm pretty sure the reason the GOP nor the Democrats haven't brought Obama to Court on this is that if the Court decides what the President is doing is constitutional (After Obamacare who knows what is constitutional to the court anymore.) then that would set a precedent that would make the Executive Branch essentially dictatorial.

It's probably time we got clear answers from the SCOTUS on whether or not the Bill of Rights in it's original form is the law of the land or not.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM

enemaofthestatistquo in walnutgrove replied:

& then We The People will be able to decide whether to start shootin' or not.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Meky: By "Richards," I'm guessing you mean John Roberts. It has been my feeling that the Chief Justice is not under Obama's thumb. I believe that Roberts voted as he did on ObamaCare because he didn't want the Court to wind up the target between opposing large factions of the population, as it did with Roe v. Wade and the 2000 presidential election. What I suspect he had in mind was that by calling ObamaCare a tax, which Obama had denied all along, and with the presidential election just a few months off, the people would elect Romney and he would eliminate the Affordable Care Act. It was a good plan, but he gave the people too much credit for having good sense.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Julian Perez in Deltona, Florida replied:

Burt

Thank you very much for that theory that gives a bit of redemption to Roberts. Having 4 liberals and an Anthony Kennedy in the SCOTUS is more than enough. We don't need another Kennedy.

However, you know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions :(

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Julian: But so, I believe, is the road to heaven.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Julian Perez in Deltona, Florida replied:

Yes, both.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Orf in PA replied:

Burt, When you have a thug in the White House, the chances are great that typical Chicago thuggery was involved in Roberts' decision. You know, the old offer he couldn't refuse. Maybe a comment about cars blowing up when the ignition is turned on, family members disappearing, etc.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Everything from Obamacare to medical devices is a tax. Obamacare is a tax according to SCOTUS. So, a tax should not be progressive or single out a certain group. If every group, church, charity, or person paid a flat 10%, all of the chicanery could eliminated. The only exceptions would be prostitutes and dope dealers who are not paying now. You could eliminate the IRS as it stands. Of course, lots of CPAs and lawyers would be out of work. Think of the simplicity. Trust fund income 10%....the poorest to the richest equal under the law. And congress and all the DC minions on Obamacare. Repealing it state by state is an excellent idea.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: I have always been in favor of this plan. So that's two votes for it.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:58 PM

wjm in Colorado said:

King Barrack the First, and I hope, the Last as well. I hope Americans can recognize treason when they see it, and can comprehend that if you vote Democrat, you get Detroit.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

wjm, I agree that Americans should know treason when they see it,but that is not the case. If it were, we wouldn't have Odumbo in office for a second term. Jane Fonda and John (Lurch) Kerry would still be in prison for aiding and abetting the enemy, It's unfortunate that 51% of the population care more about government hand-outs, feel-good programs, and just plain stupidity than the country.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

wjm: Clearly it hasn't sunk in yet. Not even in Detroit, where they continue to elect Democrats.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM

midfielder in St. Charles, MO said:

Barack the first huh? He's acting a lot like Charles I maybe he'll end up the same way.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Where he'll wind up, unfortunately, is living in a castle in Hawaii, and getting $500,000-a-speech...and $10 million for his next memoir.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

You mean he won't be moving to South Chicago? I'm stunned he'd avoid the preeminent Democrat paradise.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Mark in Columbus said:

The president was given broad powers to grant exceptions within the law itself. As Chief Executive he also has constitutional authority to implement a law in a logical productive way. I don't see his implementation of being unconstitutional, at least not something SCOTUS would rule. His delay of the business mandate and his exemptions are clear proof of how lousy the law is and how hypocritical he is. But it does not seem to be violation of the constitution.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Mark: Just who is it that you think gave him those broad powers? Certainly not the Constitution. My guess would be Harry Reid.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Mark in Columbus replied:

My understanding was that it is written into the bill itself. Part of the 2000 pages we needed to pass to find out what is in it. But I'll do a little research and see if my ever failing memory is correct.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Mark in Columbus replied:

It is through the department of health and human services. They have almost unlimited power to grant waivers.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Cooneye in North Carolina replied:

I would very much like to know why there is no outrage by the Republicans or any conservative media (including this site) on the power Harry Reid seems to have over any bills that have come forth from the House over the last 5 years. How is it there have been over 60+ bills submitted by the House to the Senate having to do with employment and other needs this country desperately needs and yet Harry (sleaze) Reid will not let them see the light of day much less any kind of discussion or vote?

I never knew that the Senate Majority Leader had more power than the President.

Anyone have the answer?

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8:33 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in walnutgrove said:

After you cause the Tides to recede, what do you do for an Encore?, Why, you close the Ocean., that's what.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

enema: Obama did promise to lower the ocean, but what he wound up doing was lower the nation.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Leaping Spark in Brandon said:

Obama should be addressed as His Anus. Liberals are never guilty of anything in their minds as the live by the communist rule that homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity are all normal and healthy pursuits and should be accepted by everyone in America.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Sparky: Unfortunately they get to vote. And, unfortunately, wealthy Republicans think that buying up the media or starting a network to compete with Fox and its neverending parade of liberals (Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, Bob Beckel, Kristen Powers, Joe Trippi, Alan Colmes) is somehow beneath them. They prefer sinking millions and millions of dollars financing losing primary campaigns for the likes of Gingrich and Santorum.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:07 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in walnutgrove said:

Hi Burt;Isn't that title: His Slyness?

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Bud in The D-ivided States of America said:

'What astonishes me about liberals is that they don't seem to have a threshold when it comes to embarrassment.'

Burt - I'm with you on the embarrassment issue with O'bama at the head of the liberal pack. I think I am beyond astonishment though, and these days mostly overwhelmed with utter disgust. The only thing I can attribute it to is a pandemic of The Emperor's New Clothes.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Bud: For four years, I was disgusted with Obama. But then he was re-elected, and now I'm disgusted with the voters.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Bud in The D-ivided States of America replied:

That's a Big Amen!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA said:

Burt,
I am what the liberal democraps label right wing extremists; I am a gun toting, clinging to my religion and am against the totalitarian transformation of our country individual.

What I want are facts from us conservatives and do not fall into the exaggeration of facts such a your statement, “it was Bill Clinton who decided that military bases should be gun-free zones” I served with the 82nd Abn at Ft Bragg, NC in 1971 to 1973 and can say without reservation the policy of troops carrying loaded weapons on post was not allowed. If you had personal weapons they we held in the company armory. As much as I would like to blame the socialist totalitarian Bill, I didn’t have sex with that woman, Clinton I cannot and neither should you.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Anton: I'll look deeper into this. I heard it from what I assumed was a reliable source, and it certainly sounded like something Clinton would do.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Scott in AZ replied:

I can second that. I was in the Marines from 87-93, same asinine policy.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Ragweed in West Virginia replied:

Well, I know from experience in the U. S. Coast Guard, 1968 - 1972, that it was a rare thing to see someone carrying a weapon on base, although I did see it. Afterall, the Coasties are a life saving service, not a life taking service (no offense to the other services). However, I had a shotgun and lived on base. I had to keep it in the armory. I checked it out when I went hunting - a minor inconvienance. That was done for safety's sake, not because we had a bunch of loonies on board.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

"What astonishes me about liberals is that they don't seem to have a threshold when it comes to embarrassment. Whether it's Dianne Feinstein caught packing a heater in her purse, "

Burt, remember when a reporter asked BloominIdiot if his security guards will continue to be armed. He walked off in a huff.

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: Libs are always walking off in a huff on those rare occasions when anyone has the opportunity to ask a direct question.

Burt

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:31 PM