Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Geek Chorus
Monday, October 22, 2012
by Burt Prelutsky
I admit I can relate to Barack Obama far more than I can relate to his enablers, both in and out of the media. After all, he’s living high off the hog. The only time he’s not on the golf links is when he’s being stroked by wealthy supporters or cheered by juvenile college students.
But why would anyone want to keep indulging him? After all, the economy he’s destroying is also their economy. A lot of the jobs he’s not creating are their jobs. The America that is no longer feared or respected by our enemies is also their America, as is the America that is no longer trusted by our erstwhile allies.
Why is it that when the Obamas made one of their frequent visits to “The View” and Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Barack a legitimate question, instead of replying, he turned his back on her and gave Barbara Walters a kiss and wished her a happy birthday, and the audience, instead of booing his rudeness and arrogance, gave him a rousing round of applause?
Worse yet, when they showed the segment on Conan O’Brien’s late night TV show, he went off on Hasselbeck, demanding to know where she got off asking Obama about the failing middle class. It’s worth noting that he wasn’t even slightly upset that Obama went on the stupid show instead of meeting with Bibi Netanyahu or even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York. Since I never watch his show, I always assumed the worst thing about O’Brien was that he looked like a burn victim. Now I know that’s probably the best thing about him.
Another irksome thing about liberals is that they bend over backwards to find nice things to say about Islam, even though Muslims would like to see them dead, but they have only contempt for Christianity and Judaism. If you somehow manage to engage them in a discussion and you ask them why they are so contrary when it comes to America’s two major religions, they will recount events that took place in the distant past. They particularly like to mention the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, while ignoring the fact that in modern times it’s Muhammad’s followers who are responsible for most of the torture and blood-letting taking place around the world.
Ambassador Stevens and his three colleagues at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were not killed by Christians or Jews, but by those sworn to do the same to the rest of us, but Obama and his journalistic lapdogs continue to pay lip service to the barbarians.
The violence that erupted in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tunisia, are the direct result of Obama’s conciliatory foreign policy as applied to the Islamic nations. It was the inevitable result of his dissing Prime Minister Netanyahu, while at the same time signaling Iran that we won’t do anything militarily to prevent their producing a nuclear bomb. As I see it, the violence was inevitable. It was, for those of a poetic bent, the Arab Spring in full bloom.
In spite of having convinced himself that nobody could possibly resist his personal appeal, it seems that according to the Pew Poll that between 2009 and 2012, Muslims have found Obama to be even less likeable than they did George Bush. The percent of those in the Middle East who despise America has risen from 70 to 79% in Egypt, 68 to 80% in Pakistan and 74 to 86% in Jordan. Even the bubonic plague would have better numbers than that.
Obama went to the U.N. and had the gall to blame the violence on the shmoe who produced the anti-Muslim video; to insist that the future doesn’t belong to those who slander Islam; and that the values of the U.N. must prevail. To which I say, one, our First Amendment guarantees the putz the right to make any sort of video he wants, so long as it isn’t a snuff film or child porn, either of which would probably have drawn throngs to the Tehran Cineplex; two, truth is its own defense; and, three, the U.N. has no values, except for those it shares with the Mafia and al-Qaeda.
I would say that Albert Einstein must have had someone like Barack Obama in mind when he observed: “The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”
That brings us to Gitmo. Just because conservatives in Congress prevented Obama from keeping his campaign pledge to shut down the detention camp for terrorists doesn’t mean he’s not doing his best to carry through on that particular promise. Even though we all know that at least a third of the terrorists who are released wind up back in business, doing exactly what they did before they were captured, Obama is trying to do through attrition what he couldn’t do through legislation.
Even after the recent unpleasantness in the Middle East and North Africa, which was masterminded by former Gitmo resident, Abu Sufian bin Qumu, Obama decided to release Omar Khadr to Canadian authorities. Khadr, whose father was an Egyptian-born Canadian, with close ties to al-Qaeda, killed U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Speer. After serving another year in an Ontario prison, Khadr will be eligible for parole. What he will do upon his release is anybody’s guess, but, considering that the recidivism rate among terrorists rivals that of pedophiles, I’m betting that a lot of people will have cause to regret that capital punishment isn’t the mandatory punishment for jihadists.
Finally, just in case anyone is wondering, I’m not really betting on Romney so much as I’m betting on America.
And God help us if I lose that wager.
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Posted by Brett at 10:07 AM