Gurney's Inn
August 29, 2012

Jerry's Ink


First of all, I want to apologize for being crabby. It's the end of summer and it went too fast. It seems like only yesterday it was June. It's Labor Day weekend and I want my summer back. I know you do, too.

Now let's talk politics.

I like to think that all my Democrat friends are smart. Yes, we may disagree about politics, but that's the way the world goes and I can respect your opinions as I'm sure you respect mine.

I think you know that as a Republican I'm too smart to vote for a Rick Santorum. If he had won the nomination I would stay home on Election Day. And I believe that you are all too smart to fall for Obama's line of bull again.

You are too smart, aren't you?

Or has the pro-Obama media played with your heads?

Before you write and tell me what great "truths" you read every day about Mitt Romney on the front page of The New York Times, please note that last week Arthur Brisbane, in his last column as the Public Editor of The Times, accused his own newspaper of having a liberal bias.

Surprise, surprise!

In his column Brisbane wrote that his fellow staffers "share a kind of political and cultural progressivism" that "virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times." Brisbane argued that Times reporters approached some liberal issues "more like causes than news subjects."

I know that – surprise of surprises – you might not have seen this reported in The Times, and as for Mr. Brisbane's future, I have every reason to believe he's been executed.

If you watch pro-Obama television these days you have every reason to think that Romney's election, instead of getting the country back on track with more jobs and greater financial stability for all, will instead usher in the "Dark Ages," with a war on older citizens and, yes, a war on women. And, in the words of that sage Joe Biden, a return to slavery.

Religion? NBC the other night, on prime time television, felt that every American had to see a one-hour special on Mormonism.

Oh, is that because Mitt Romney is a Mormon?

That's a ridiculous. And wouldn't it be nice if next week, to highlight Barack Obama's religious background, NBC plans to give us a one-hour show on the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ. In case you don't remember, that's the church Barack Obama belonged to for 20 years but swore he wasn't listening when Reverend Wright was preaching.

So now comes the question: Are smart Democrats like you going to risk the future of this country on Barack Obama when he has failed so miserably in the last four years?

Go back to 2008: Are you better off financially today than you were in 2008?

Are you earning less money? Do you have less buying power? Are you scrimping and cutting back like the rest of us?

Isn't it time you cut your losses? Or are you waiting for an Obama depression that will ruin our country for generations to come?

Aren't you suspicious that Obama will talk about everything these days but jobs and the state of the economy?

Obama is now running the most divisive political campaign in the history of this country. He is pitting blacks against whites.

Old against young.

Poor against wealthy.

Middle class against everyone.

His campaign has even accused Mitt Romney of killing a woman who died of cancer four years after Romney left Bain.

Democrats, you are too smart to fall for this again, aren't you? If you can't stand Romney or Ryan, at least you can do yourself and the country a favor and stay home on Election Day.

Below you will find excerpts of a column that ran in the Independent in October 2008, a month before Barack Obama was elected President. You can find the whole column on the Internet and you will see everything that I predicted has happened or is about to happen.

Now if a knucklehead like me could be so right about Obama four years ago when you and every other Democrat and a lot of Republicans fell in love with him, how can you take a chance that he won't continue to be a disaster in the next four years?

October 2008 Jerry's Ink:

The New York Times has won.

Keith Olbermann has won.

CNBC has won.

The media has elected its first President.

The internet has financed and elected its first President.

Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States.

We will, in time, find out that we have elected another Jimmy Carter. But who will be the first admit it?

Certainly not the media which, in the next six months, will continue to be the world's largest Barack Obama PR machine.

Iraq will be lost.

But President Obama will make a great speech about how, now that the surge has worked, he is going to, as promised, put an end to the war.

Israel will be quietly abandoned.

But President Obama will make a great speech on the need to satisfy the wishes of all sides in the Middle East in order to achieve a lasting peace.

Iran will develop nuclear weapons and laugh at our weak objections.

But Barack Obama will make a great speech at the United Nations condemning Iran. Nothing will happen.

The Barack Obama honeymoon with the media will last for years.

There will be a million fawning "exclusive interviews with President Obama" on the front page of every newspaper in the nation.

Obama's inauguration speech will be called the greatest inauguration speech ever made by the press.

Those who voted for McCain will see early on that President Obama is an eloquent empty suit.

Those who voted for him will always see him coated with Teflon.

So what can you and I do in the next eight years?

We must move as fast as we can to keep our hard-earned income from being "redistributed." No matter how eloquently he says it, this is what President Obama is telling us:



My advice to everyone I know, Republicans and Democrats alike, is to sell. Sell now while you still have a chance. Sell your beach home, sell your business, sell everything you have to sell before Obama is inaugurated, because if you wait for the next eight years you will have a new partner in everything that you own – Uncle Sam.

Barack Obama has lied about so many things during this campaign, but he has been incredibly honest about his plans for all of us. He plans to share our wealth.

I don't mean to bum you out, but the election is over and the wrong man is going to be our President.

God help us.

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    the election
    August 29, 2012 | 10:53 AM a disappointed Dem I WISH the alternative was
    better. I dont even mind Mitt, who I believe is a decent guy..but what he's had to do to turn himself into the Tea Party, right wing-nut is too scary for me. And the Paul Ryan put women back into the bedroom/kitchen thing is really off putting. We are left without a good choice..

    susan silver
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    Pick Your Poison
    August 29, 2012 | 06:32 PM

    I agree with Susan Silver. Was on the fence myself about Obama until Romney picked Paul Ryan. The scariest guy since Palin or Quayle because Ryan actually has a brain and knows exactly what he's saying and doing. BC

    Bill Crandall
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    Romney Win
    September 03, 2012 | 02:25 PM


    Fortune Teller
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    You're Right
    September 08, 2012 | 04:16 PM

    I don't care what Crandall says

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    Paul Pyan
    October 15, 2012 | 06:55 AM

    I have read comments about Romney and Ryan.I see some have real reservations about Ryan.Not sure why he is about the only person up there that gets it. We are $16,000,000,000,000.00in debt without real change we are doomed. Giving out to everybody id shortly going to come to an end>IT CAN NOT LAST. 16 trillion dollars in debt You do know if we as a country wanted to pay off the debt at the rate of one million dollars a day it will take 48,000 YEARS!!!!!!!! NO DAYS,YEARS! WE had better get some guys or girls in the White House that understand........
    OH one more thing, for those of you who might have some reservations about Ryan, take a long hard look at Biden! Enough said! Now please do something positive for your country and vote republican even if you aren't a rep it is the only choice we have to save this country.Thank you and have a blessed day!

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