Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This post makes absolutely no mention of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright

In our continuing discussion of Mr. Obama’s birthplaces, real and imagined, Katherine in New Zealand commented “Isn’t it more important whether or not he’s a good president of the USA? I must be very naive.”

Why, yes, it is, Katherine, and that’s the whole point.

Those who think Mr. Obama is doing a marvelous job and don't mind the fact that our nation is now $16 trillion in debt under his leadership try to silence the opposition by branding as racists and hatemongers anyone who disagrees with them. Those who think Mr. Obama may be a puppet on someone else’s string, successful to date at squelching questions about his birth certificate, his passport, his possible receiving of scholarship money earmarked exclusively for foreign students, his Marxist-Leninist associations in college, and his friendship with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn (in whose Chicago home he announced his entry into political life and about whom, in response to a question in 2008 from George Stephanopoulos, he said, “He was just some guy in the neighborhood” and the mainstream media never investigated further) are less enamored of both the president and the direction he is taking the country.

Also, those who are not at all happy that Mr. Obama has given billions of dollars in "stimulus money" (translation: U.S. tax- payers’ money) to so-called “green” companies that (a) are run by political donors to his campaign and (b) subsequently go bankrupt are growing daily in number despite what the dwindling supporters of Mr. Obama want you to believe.

Another reader, Snowbrush in Oregon, responded to Catherine as follows:

“Absolutely NO one who thinks [Obama]’s a good president worries about this. Absolutely NO liberals worry about this even if they don’t think he’s a good president. ONLY ultra conservatives who think Obama is doing a terrible job worry about this.”

Except for his calling ultraconservative anyone who believes the Constitution is there to be followed and not just to serve as a piece of window dressing, I think Snowbrush is pretty much right. Oh, and also except for saying that conservatives are worried. Conservatives are not worried. Conservatives are completely outraged.

Have you ever wondered why conservatives are called the “right” and liberals are called the “left”? I found an answer in the Bible:

“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” (Ecclesiastes 10:2)

In closing, I would just like to point out that the last four letters in American are I Can, the last four letters in Republican are I Can, and the last four letters in Democrats are Rats.

This has been another non-partisan, fair and balanced post from rhymeswithplague.


  1. “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” (Ecclesiastes 10:2)"

    I would certainly feel that way if I lived among people who wiped their butts, literally, with their left-hands--as they still do in much of the impoverished Middle East).

  2. And there was me thinking that the terms left and right to describe political leanings came from your old revolutionary chums, the French.

  3. "A reader in Oregon has requested a current photograph."

    Have you given any thought to a kitchen cam, so we can see you as you look NOW--and in action? You could also take a cam to church and go around and introduce everyone to us. Maybe some shots of your town, house, yard, etc. In other words, just posting ONE photo doesn't quite satisfy your adoring readers.

    "And there was me thinking that the terms left and right to describe political leanings came from your old revolutionary chums, the French."

    Nope, pre-toilet paper. From that fact alone, you can see that the "right" really is right, and that the left really is gross.

  4. Snowbrush,, no, I have never, ever, given any thought to a kitchen cam, a church cam, or a town, house, and yard cam. Full disclosure: I do not own a digital camera or a smart phone.

    Shooting Parrots, there really is no "left" and "right" you know. The world is round, not flat. The far left and far right meet if you follow either one far enough.