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Updated on September 14, 2011

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The Election in Brooklyn New York

I was innocently making dinner in the kitchen when my husband approached me. Okay, I wasn't really making dinner, I was making a bowl of multi-grain cheerios. I didn't feel like cooking.

"Did you hear about the election in Brooklyn?"

"Why was there an election in Brooklyn?"

"To replace that guy, Weiner, who got ousted for showing his Weenie"

"Did you seriously just say 'Weenie'?"

"You know what I mean, they elected a Republican. In a predomiantly Jewish area, democrats of course, they crossed over"

"To the dark side?" I have a hard time with serious conversation. Fortunately, knowing me like he does my husband smiles and carries on.

"Do you know what that means, that Jews crossed over to the other side rather than voting for a democrat? It had nothing to do with Wilpner really. It had to do with Obama and his state of nothingness. That's how bad it is. Jews who didn't vote for a Jew of their OWN PARTY! Do you see what's happening?"

"Not really, do you want a salad because I don't feel like cooking"

"Obama is not a friend of Israel, Republicans are. Bush was. Clinton was. Do you know what he did when Benjamin Netenyahu came to the White House? He spoke to the man for what 10-15 minutes and then he gets up and says he is going out to dinner and he can speak to his aides. HIS AIDES. Do you know how disrespectful that is? He had just become president and Jews supported him like crazy. They supported him in Chicago! Then he does that and then he doesn't even GO to Israel, but he goes to Cairo! He wants a level playing field. How can he think that it can ever be a level playing field? Do you know how many Arabs there are compared to Jews?"

I certainly hope these are Rhetorical questions. "Does that mean no salad?"

"Yeah give me a salad. He's a do-nothing President. What has he done?"

"Ummm....nothing?" It seemed like the safest answer.

"Not a damn thing! He had a democratic congress and he did nothing. Health care? Health care? His whole package was ridiculous. Mandating it? What healthy young person with hardly any money wants to have to pay into a healthcare program he can't afford? And healthcare for all? Everyone has healthcare. They just go to the emergency rooms. You know who supports Southampton Hospital? Our one and ONLY Hospital in the whole freakin area? I do. Taxpayers do. All the Hispanics out here and people with no money for healthcare just go to the emergeny room and get healthcare and I pay for OUR healthcare and THEIRS with my tax dollars!!"

Do you feel like he was ranting now? Because I really felt like he was ranting. "But nothing happened with that"

"Exactly nothing happened with that and good thing and now what does he tell the public? We have to take care of our deficit? In this economy he thinks the average household who is trying to keep their home and pay their bills gives a damn about the countries deficit?"

"It does seem like his priorities are out of whack"

My Husband Considers the Other Side

"Well I will tell you this, he lost the Jews. They won't vote for a man who isn't a friend of Israel."

"Will they vote for a Republican President?"

"I should vote Republican. Do you know why?"

"Not really." I hand him his salad and he sits to eat. This does not however stop him from talking.

"Because I am a successful small businessman. Republicans LOVE the small businessman. The succesful entreprenuer. The man who picks himself up by his boot straps and makes it on his own, Atleast thats what they like to say. Do you know what we pay a year in taxes?"

"Like an exact number?"

"$150,000 a year, AnnMarie. That's how much we pay in taxes."

"Wow, we pay more than most people make"

"Thats right, and you know what Republican men think? They think I work hard for this money, my money, I take care of my family and I work hard. Why the hell should I pay more in taxes to go to those lazy people who don't want to work or suck the system dry? That's what they think and maybe I should think the same way. I do work hard, damn hard and I should give my money away to people who don't? Why? I should pay even MORE? "

"But some people aren't lazy, they just don't have the physical or psychological capabilies to work or start a business or be successful and they need help".

"Most of them don't AnnMarie. Most of them suck the life out of the system. Shouldn't I protect my interests? Shouldn't I pay LESS in taxes not more? The government gives away our money with no follow up to people who take it, no looking into whether they really need it or not. No looking into their situation. They just give it all away with no follow up or investigative work. That's how people can suck the life out of the system. So if I vote Republican, maybe they would cut back on those people."

"Wow are you serious? Who would you be voting for, Romney?"

"One would hope! Romney is atleast moderate. This other guy, Perry, Jesus even Republicans are afraid of that gun-toting cowboy from Texas". (I don't have the heart to tell him I have no idea who this man is)

"He's an extremist?"

"He's a nut!! He believes in small government like those tea-party people. He believes in VERY VERY small government. Let them all do what they want. You know Washington is Corporate, It's an Exxon government. Owned and operated by Corporate America. They own all the politicans. In return the politicians work for THEM. The idiot middle class Americans think the Republicans have their interests and thats not true., but do the democrats? Of course not. Not really. No matter who is in office, it's going to be a Wall Street Government and you know what happens when the government turns a blind eye?"

"We have to bail them out"

"Exactly! No regulating equals no law and that means they do whatever they want to make TREMENDOUS, I mean HUGE amounts of money and then when it all falls apart, Americans have to bail them out otherwise our whole economy falls apart."

"Then why would they want to do that again?"

"Because, They don't care. Did they care that those bastard Bankers and Corporate CEO's walked away with millions of dollars while the public bailed them out for being greedy? It was one big Ponzi scheme gone wrong. Do you seem them in prison with Madoff?"

"Why is that? Why weren't these men charged with anything?"

"Because they all play on the same team AnnMarie."

Obama and his Friend

Who IS Obama?

"So you wouldn't vote Republian?" I ask now perplexed as to where all this is going.

"Nah...I wouldn't vote for those bastards. They just take my money and go to whore houses and "

"Whore houses?"

"Ofcourse. They go to prostitutes in Washington. Oh come on AnnMarie, don't be so naive. Everyone knows how Washington works. The ones that speak all their Christian value crap are usually the ones that go to the Prostitutes".

"But it seems like the Democrats keep getting caught with their pants down, so to speak, oh no, actually, I meant that literally."

"They're stupid. Republicans are better at being sneaky or maybe they're just more discreet. They don't do something illegal or immoral and then take pictures of it"

"What are you going to do if Romney gets the vote and runs against Obama?"


"Nothing? You won't vote?" I know this man 15 years he always votes, in every kind of election.

"Nah....won't matter."

"And if Perry runs against Obama?"

"Well then I have no choice, I will have to vote for Obama. Four more years of nothing would still beat all the damage Perry would do." He stops and thinks a moment. "Who the hell is Obama anyway? He said great things when he ran for office. Things people loved. I think even black America continues to support him just because they feel they have to. Maybe in four more years we would actually find out who the hell he is and what he really stands for"

"You think black people just support him because he is black?

"Sure, jews would do the same thing."

"Are you kidding me? They would support someone who sucks just because they identify with him?"


"Wow" I shake my head "I don't get that"

"Thats because you don't identify with any one group"

"Thank God. But that was a good question. Who is Obama? I bet the public feels deceived. He sounded like he was going to change everything. I understand he inherited a freaking nightmare but he still hasn't done anything he said he would. He energized everyone, he had great plans. It's so disappointing."

"He did nothing period. He bows to the Republicans who strong arm him. He says 'Lets meet half way', they say 'Lets meet over here' , he says 'okay' and thats that. He has no balls. The country wants a man who's strong and has vision. There really is no one running out there who can do the job. But I can tell you this, he is losing support all over the place. Even my friend Paul Krugman is going against Obama. (He doesn't actually know Paul Krugman, he just calls him 'his friend') But atleast I know if a Republican gets in office my interests are taken care of"

"Damn, who are you and what did you do with my husband?"

After that conversation I really need a bowl of frozen yogurt. With chocolate sauce.


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      JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa


      Allow me to add o your post. BO SHARED AGENDAS -BARACK OBAMA we have a president that ignores the WILL OF THE PEOPLE

      2/2/14 O’Reilly’s Super Bowl interview with President Obama

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      US tax dollars help fund UN 'hate camp' in Gaza: documentary United States is the single-largest contributor to its work

      Never to be seen in the mainstream media ?

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      Alan 4 years ago from West Georgia

      This sounds all too familiar, only with different characters. I love to rant about the death of American manufacturing and low quality products made in China. Much like you, my wife is nice enough to sit and listen, trying hard not to roll her eyes. You have a wonderfully unique style, keep up the good work.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Moonchild...what can I say? Where do I start? This was a GREAT hub! Hilarious and well-written. Could easily pass for a script for any sitcom on TV. Voted UP and all the buttons! I literall LOVE your writing style. Satirical. Innocently-penned. Wonderful. I wish you would check out a few of my hubs and see what you think--and be forewarned. You WILL laugh. And Id love for you to follow me as Ive signed on to follow great hubs by you. And Happy New Year to you and yours. Your fan, Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, a northwest Alabama town that favors Mayberry, the little town on the Andy Griffith Show. Much peace to you.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      The $757 billion Stimulus Package passed by the super majority 100% Democrat controlled Congress (the House and Senate)Increased to over $1 trillion over time. The increase was due to the Democrats spending more money on food stamps, extension of unemployment benefits and various community groups. The balance of tarp funds,approx.$250 billion, were used to stimulate the above activities instead of being repaid back to the treasury.

      The PAY-GO LAW compels NEW spending or tax changes to NOT ADD to the

      federal deficit. Not to be confused with pay-as-you-go financing, which

      is when a government saves up money to fund a specific project. Under

      the PAY-GO rules a NEW proposal must either be "budget neutral"

      or offset with savings derived from EXISTING funds.[1] The goal of this

      is to require those in control of the budget to engage in the diligence of

      prioritizing expenses and exercising fiscal restraint. The interest on

      the national debt is $1 billion a day and rising. The unfunded liabilities of the country is $104 trillion

      2/13/10 2:04 PM EST ( NOTE THE DATE )

      President Barack Obama is hailing PAY-as-you-GO budget legislation he

      SIGNED Friday night as one in a series of crucial steps needed to snap

      Washington out of a DESTRUCTIVE pattern of overspending.

      “Now, Congress will have to pay for what it spends, just like everybody

      else,” Obama said in his radio and Internet address released Saturday

      morning. “After a decade of profligacy, the American people are tired of

      politicians who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk when it comes to

      fiscal responsibility. It’s easy to get up in front of the cameras and rant

      against exploding deficits. What’s hard is ACTUALLY getting deficits under

      control. But that’s what we must do.”

      Note that President Obama has not done anything close to what he tells the public.

      THE SUPER COMMITTEE NEEDS TO FOLLOW THE LAW. The problems are that Obama and the Democrats are the obstructionists in the process to complying with PAY-GO law. Obama blames the Republicans, when it is the Republicans who are fighting to follow the law and reduce spending..

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Interesting Jon. I was recently reading an interesting article (actually about 30 pages long) about how the millionarires in our fine country take all kinds of subsidaries and other breaks from the government to the tune of billions of dollars. Maybe the money went there. I will be writing about that.... Thanks Jon.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa

      Brian Burton

      ''The bank bailouts made me sick''.

      On Oct. 31,2011 the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on the Tarp bailouts. Congress approved the Tarp bill for $700 billion to bail out the financial sector.

      The article titled Waiting On an AIG Sale reported that the US treasury owns a 77% investment in AIG,which received $67.8 billion from Tarp. AIG has repaid $17.4 billion and has a $50.4 billion yet to be paid. General Motors received $49.5 billion and has repaid $ 23.2 billion leaving a balance of $26.3 billion .Ally Financial received $16.3 billion and has paid back $5.1 billion leaving a balance of $11.2 billion. Bank of America Corp, Citigroup inc. and Chrysler Group LLC has repaid Tarp money plus interest with the government making profits on the investments.

      The article states that the US has recouped roughly $316 billion of the nearly $411 billion it invested in banks and private firms ( the auto industry).The tarp bill directed any repaid funds and unused funds would be repaid to the treasury to pay down the debt.

      It appears that only a portion of the $700 billion was used ($ 411 billion) , so why wasn’t the repaid and unused monies returned to the treasury? The Republicans in Congress have fought to have the money returned as per the bill requirements. The Democrats and the Obama Administration has used the funds for various new projects. The Democrats had a 100% control of our government in 2009 and 2010.

      One should ask of the Obama Administration ‘’WHERE HAS THE MONEY GONE?’’

      Senator Coburn knows. View Report July 21, 2011


      Back in the black, the SOLUTION

      The Super committee needs to start the cuts in the government first, the cuts will increase revenue.

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      Brian Burton 6 years ago

      Very funny and interesting conversation. I'm more confused than ever, but I was very impressed with your husbands points. There certainly are a lot of lazy people taking advantage, but I also agree with you that a lot of people just don't have the ability to do better and we must have some level of compassion. So, where do we draw the line?

      Then there is the whole problem of corrupt congressmen and government. Couldn't agree more with your husband on the bailouts. The bank bailouts made me sick.

      Loved your article. Great to hear both sides being argued so well with humor thrown in. Nicely done!

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      ''We were lax in that area for Wallstreet and the Banking Industry and look what they did?''

      Not We, many government agencies did not follow regulations in place. In 2005, at a Senate committee hearing, Republicans wanted to stop Freddie and Fannie from guaranteeing faulty loans. Thanks to Senator Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank and Congresswoman Watters the situation was filibustered. The taxpayers paid for the dishonesty of all companies involved in what is called greed and tainted money.

      Washington is corrupt

      ‘’the Republican Party ……they can get away with doing whatever the please (once again the near collapse of the economy)’’

      Do you really believe that the Republicans collapsed the economy?.

      Since Jan 2007 up to today, the Democrats have had 2/3’s majority control of our government. In Jan.2009, they had 100% majority control for 2 +years until the Nov.2010 election. The Republicans gained majority control of the House,1/3 of the government for the past 10 months since Jan 2011.

      When you hear Obama claim that Congress is not doing the job, keep in mind that Congress is made up of the Republican House and the Democrat Senate. The House has approved 8 jobs bills that are waiting for the Senate to act and vote on. The House has approved a 2012 budget in Feb. as required, the Senate and the President have not provided a 2012 budget. Fiscal year 2012 started Oct 1 with NO budget except for a CR to fund the government up to Nov 18,2011.

      To blame the Republican House for no jobs is false, the Obama propaganda machine is running in high speed.

      Today,10/11/11, the Obama jobs bill ( no amendments allowed by the president and Senator Reid ) was defeated 50-49 as was predicted by the Democrat leadership. There were 3 Democrats voting against the bill, Senators REID,TESTER AND NELSON.

      Please excuse the long reply, have a good day.

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Jon - Nice to see you again. I am going to look into the reason for these regulations. Are for the good of all concerned in the long run? Sometimes regulations are important. We were lax in that area for Wallstreet and the Banking Industry and look what they did? We, the tax payers, had to save their behinds in order to keep the economy afloat, even if barely. Which is an interesting point as nowadays these same people don't want to pay for programs and jobs that would boost the economy at the middle american level because they feel it doesn't

      "effect" them, which of course in the long run, it does. Regulations are generally to PROTECT the public. I will go to your url and see if there were good reasons for these changes. We have to remember however, the Republican Party does believe in small government, that way they can get away with doing whatever the please (once again the near collapse of the economy). Everyone knows that power corrupts. As much as we would love to believe otherwise.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      SOME interesting facts about the economy.

      According to the Joseph Mason study, the Department of Interior’s de facto moratorium of exploration in the Gulf of Mexico could cost 36,137 jobs. In addition, “more than 80,000 jobs could be lost due to EPA regulations targeting the cement industry.” Finally, EPA greenhouse gas regulations could cost 1.4 million jobs.

      Costly Regulations Cost Us American Jobs

      According to a September 2010 report from the Small Business Administration, total regulatory costs amount to $1.75 trillion annually—enough money for businesses to provide 17.5 million private sector jobs with an average salary of $100,000. As of 2008, small businesses—which have created 64 percent of all new jobs in the past 15 years—face an annual regulatory cost of $10,585 per employee.

      A recent study by the Heritage Foundation found that an unprecedented 43 major regulations were imposed in fiscal year 2010 with a total economic cost of $26.5 billion, the highest total since at least 1981.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      The Congress, the Republican controlled House ( one half of Congress ) has approved 9 job funding bills to put workers back to work. As of today the Senate has only approved 1. When the President says that Congress is the problem, note that he really should be telling the truth, that the Democrat controlled Senate is the problem.

      The shovel ready jobs are in the mid west and the east coast. Mr. President, Barack Obama ,the Senate needs to pass the bill HR 2698 and get to work on the other bills approved by the House.

      THE WASTE IS IN THE GOVERNMENT, the money to pay needs to come out of the government not the taxpayers. Today it was reported that for the past 5 years, the Social Security Trust fund has paid $400 billion to dead federal employees. Forging one’s name is a crime, the taxpayers need to demand repayment and prosecution. see

      The Senator Coburn Report July 21, 2011

      Back in the black, the SOLUTION

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Hi James! Nice to see you here, as always. My husband does this every so often. You wouldn't believe what I go through during an election year.

      Thank you so much for your compliments. You know it means a great deal to me - coming from you.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I enjoyed this very much. You are a great writer and this material is quite funny. Your husband sounds like a fine fellow with plenty of smarts. Heck, even I agree with most of what he said. Thanks for the good read. :D

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      Important coming events to watch. The president, Barack Obama, will be part of the discussion, for sure.

      On Turs.,Sept 22, 2011 in Florida, the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox News and Google. Fox News is accepting video questions for the candidates

      2011 fiscal year ends on Sept 30, 2011 , CBO estimates another $1.3 deficit

      The Stimulus bill expires on Sept.30, 2011, President Obama’s administration is attempting to get 15 more green projects approved. The Solyndra Solar company executives will be questioned next week by a Congressional committee.

      The Obama ‘’ American Jobs bill ‘’ is being discussed in Congress. No talk has been heard from the President and the Senate regarding submitting a 2012 budget.

      This week the Super Committee met and held an OPEN door meeting. Some DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN want the Super Committee to go after $ 4 trillion in savings instead of the $ 1.5 that they were instructed to find. The recent elections of 3 republicans may have open their eyes to what the people want Congress to accomplish. Leader Boehner has put Congress on notice that the House will not approve taxing the American people.

      Senator Coburn’s ‘’back in the black’’ the SOLUTION

      A great story!

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      livelonger - Well I guess we will see if you are correct of my husbands suspicions are correct. We don't have long to wait, just a year or so...SO much can happen in a year. : D

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Resspenser - Good to see you. Probably a wise choice to stay out of it on Hubpages as once you are sucked in, there is no turning back. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Ghaelach - Hello!! How are you? Yes, it was an interesting rant and what I finally caught after 24 hours was how he said the Jews turned against the Jewish Democrat in Brooklyn but near the end of the conversation how Jews will vote for each other because they stick together (?) It is not fiction. This is my life. He often goes off on various topics. Anyone I befriend and hang around also end up suggesting I go around my house with a video recorder because it is actually entertaining, unusual or hilarious. But I never have. Perhaps I should. And perhaps I will write more about his rants if they're entertaining as well. I just go with the flow. I guess I'm used to it. : )

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Hard to say, but for the last 50 years, Republicans have been salivating at the thought of Jews "jumping ship" (I have no idea why, considering we're 2% of the population) but we almost never do. I predict 70+% will be voting for Obama's reelection.

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      Ronnie Sowell 6 years ago from South Carolina

      That was fun, I'm not an Obama fan but I stay out of politics on hub pages!Great hub!

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Hi AnnMarie.


      That was one hell of a story. Sounded a bit like "Ossy Osborne" and his TV show or the other series with "Al bundy". I'm still laughing, you wrote an absolutly hilarious story. I like your man and think you are an extraordinary woman to carry on as you did with your hubby ranting away about Obama.

      The way he goes on about wanting to change his vote and then change it back again. Super.

      If this is fiction than i can only say you've got a fantastic imagination and if it is true then i'd love to be a fly on your living room wall.

      Hell i'm still laughing.

      Lets here some more stories from your husband he's great.

      Take care AnnMarie and have quiet day till hubby gets home from the office.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Moonchild60 6 years ago

      Hello livelonger - Thank you for coming by and commenting. My husband is Jewish as well so I always assume he has his finger on the pulse of the Jewish community as he also always reads about it and follows what is going on. It is interesting you say that about the Hassidic Jews as my husband also does not like them very much. This is not surprising to me as I worked for a Jewish Jewelry Manufacturing company years ago and they would come by for donations and my boss hated it. He would not allow me to let them in, but we would go outside and talk to them. In any case, do you really think the Jews will go vote for him in droves again? Even the Democratic writers are not writing positive things about Obama, the ones who supported him up until recently. This is not a good sign.

      Take Care - AnnMarie

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Haha! This was funny.

      Tell your husband that the *ultra-Orthodox* in Brooklyn voted for Turner, NOT because he was a Democrat or that because Obama is supposedly anti-Israel (which is absolutely, positively NOT true), but because the Dem voted for same-sex marriage legalization. The ultra-Orthodox (the black-hats) are NUTS. They live off welfare, are the poorest people in the country, and you can tell him your $150,000 in taxes go to support THEM because they refuse to work.

      Most Jews in this country are not ultra-Orthodox. We'll be voting for Obama in droves just like last time, since (as your hubbie points out correctly) all the Repubs are liars and corrupt beyond belief.

      BTW I'm Jewish. :)