Hardy Plumbing
September 25, 2013

Jerry's Ink


Ninety percent of my friends are Democrats.

If one lives in Manhattan and the Hamptons, one is not about to run into many Republicans.

Most of my Democrat friends are smart, well-educated and easy to deal with.

But sadly, in the group there are a few ultra-Liberal Democrats who are batshit crazy.

I can say anything I want about them because a long time ago they told me they would never read this column again as they never want to read a negative word about Barack Obama.

I can write a dozen columns laughing at "The Obama Follies," but I've come to grips with the fact that the majority of the Democrats reading this think that Barack Obama is a great president. Nothing he says or does will ever change that. Nothing I write will ever change that.

The fact is they voted for him twice and in their clouded eyes he can do no wrong.

One of them, a good friend who is part of the batshit ultra-Liberal crazies, actually said to me the other day, "Wasn't it wonderful how Obama solved the problem with Syria? He cleverly got his way without our having to fire a single shot."

When I said, "What about his leading from behind? What about the red line crap? What about we're losing the Middle East? What about Putin? What about Obama's hemming and hawing about Syria for a year while hundreds of thousands of innocent people were being killed? What about his going to Congress when there was no way his plans to bomb Syria were going to be approved in the House?"

My friend just smiled and said, "Don't you know Obama rope-a-doped Putin and Congress and now the problem will go away. No one is talking about chemical warfare anymore, are they?"

"But what about Obama's screaming that we had to punish the Syrian president for chemical warfare with a military strike? And by the way, where were George Clooney and Susan Sarandon and Barbra Streisand and all those dumb Hollywood pacifists when Obama the fearless warrior was screaming for blood?"

My friend looked at me and shook her head. "You really don't get it, do you?

"Hollywood knew that Obama didn't mean it. He's a much better actor than anyone in Hollywood. And now he has skillfully pushed the problem into the U.N., where all world problems go to disappear."

"Oh yeah, in that case my choice for the Republican presidential ticket in 2016 is Putin and Christie.

"Putin will run on the old Woodrow Wilson campaign slogan: 'HE KEPT US OUT OF WAR.'"

"You'll never see another Republican president in your lifetime," was her retort.

"But . . . but . . . but . . ." I sputtered. "What about Obamacare? Did you see the story in Monday's New York Times that health insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to Obamacare consumers? Obama assured everyone that they would be able to keep their own doctors. He lied! He lied!" I screamed.

"Of course he lied," my friend smiled at me. "Do you think the country would have accepted Obamacare if he told you the truth?" Then my friend looked at me and said, "Obama knew that there was no way anyone would be able to keep their own doctors, but he couldn't tell you and the rest of the country the truth because, in the words of Jack Nicholson, 'You can't handle the truth'."

"And what about our Mayor's race? Bill de Blasio is a Leftist. He's a Socialist. Did you hear that he plans to eliminate 'Stop-and-Frisk' with a program for community involvement? If he doesn't get guns out of high-crime neighborhoods, hundreds of young African-Americans will be gunned down."

My friend looked serious for a few seconds. Then she said, "Bill de Blasio is a Democrat and that's all that matters to me."

I was speechless. I will never attempt to argue politics with her again.

I've come to the conclusion that some Liberal Democrats are as out-of-touch with reality as the Tea Party Republicans are.

They're cut from the same cloth. They are out of their minds. Both sides are determined to have their way, even if it destroys this country.

If you wish to comment on "Jerry's Ink" please send your message to jerry@dfjp.com.

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    Great column
    September 24, 2013 | 10:37 PM

    Yet another great column to remind me why I never miss an issue of Jerry's Ink. Well said and right on point. Thank you Jerry for saying it like it is.

    John Cornicello
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    No Hope In Sight
    September 24, 2013 | 11:09 PM

    Jerry ... To your comment "I've come to the conclusion that some Liberal Democrats are as out-of-touch with reality as the Tea Party Republicans are."

    As a conservative Democrat, I couldn't agree more and I'm embarrassed to admit it. Bill Crandall

    Bill Crandall
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    A satire on Politics called "Run For Office"
    September 25, 2013 | 11:49 AM

    Whether it's Democrats or Republicans or other parties...Here is a link to a free clip of a song you might like. It's a satire on politics called "Run For Office." You can hear a free clip of it at www.barrows.com/music.html.

    You can also hear a free clip of another song on that page called "Big Bucks." If money is indeed the root of all evil, you're going to love a song called Big Bucks.

    Robert Barrows
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    Well Said
    October 18, 2013 | 12:09 PM

    Jerry, you hit the nail on the head with this one. Well said and oh so true. It's getting harder and harder to comprehend what is going down in our country and city.

    Steve Goldberg
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