Obama on Letterman and Father-daughter Dances

By Mark Levy

September 22, 2012 4 min read

Dear Mark: Mitt Romney has been exposed for the out-of-touch elitist that he really is. The recently surfaced tape of Romney bashing the 47 percent of the country who don't pay taxes proves it. It's time to let President Obama finish his job and take the country back from Romney and his rich cronies who are ruining America. Why doesn't he just quit now? — More Hope and Change

Dear More: While discussing who's dependent on government, Romney's only error was making too broad a statement — a tactic quite common with liberals when talking about the tea party, for example. Romney stood by his comments as he realizes this election is about two very different philosophies concerning the role of government in people's lives.

I understand David Letterman is a comedy show, but President Obama's response to the Romney tape of, "My expectation is if you want to be president you've got to work for everybody not just some," was a joke. In the spirit of Letterman's show, let's put Obama's pathetic performance under Letterman's stupid human tricks.

Since his inauguration, President Obama has done nothing but divide the country on race, income, gender, health insurance status and union membership. He has demonized Wall Street, business owners and doctors. He's incited phony wars on women, public servants and immigrants.

Don't crow too soon, as Obama has his own tape to defend, where he discusses his support of wealth redistribution. Sadly, this tape won't damage the president, as many of the 47 percent don't seem to care that they're taking money from fellow citizens.

Dear Mark: The ACLU and its thugs did it again. A school district in Rhode Island caved to this fascist organization and banned father-daughter dances. At a time when family values are under assault by politicians and the entertainment industry, we need to strengthen the family unit, not eliminate wholesome activities. Today, many of society's ills can be directly linked to the absence of strong male role models, yet the ACLU and this idiotic school system feel there's something wrong with father-daughter dances. What the heck is wrong with this country? — Proud Poppa in Pampa

Dear Proud: As the father of two beautiful daughters myself, the father-daughter dances have been some of the best memories of my life. The problem in our country is that we are too worried about people's feelings. Whether it's an individual or the feelings of an entire religion, there are too many in the United States who believe that the world should be free of anything that could be hurtful. Unfortunately, organizations like the ACLU have gone to the extreme and threatened many of this country's proudest traditions and organizations in the name of defending someone's right to not be offended.

This ridiculous episode was started when a single mom complained that her daughter was not able to attend the father-daughter dance. Instead of seeking some sort of alternate solution (maybe the school could have made an exception and allowed the mom to escort her daughter), the school just cancelled the event. The ACLU can put another notch on its holster, but what did it really accomplish by violating the rights of all of the father-daughters in that school system?

Don't fret because if President Obama is re-elected, the ACLU will be put out of business. Unfortunately, it will be because Obama Part 2 will pack the Supreme Court with uber-liberal justices. It's not the best scenario, but I'm trying to see the silver lining through all of the tarnish.

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