Democrats let unemployment benefits expire.

by Doug Wead

The world is upside down.  The Democrats have let unemployment compensation expire.

For years now the American public has endured the inane and ignorant stereotypes of Hollywood and none bring more howls of laughter than the clichéd, evil, Republican presidential candidate who wants to cut funding to school lunch programs or reduce time limits on unemployment benefits just to be mean.  Ahem, you notice my last example?  By the way, the president, in Hollywood dreamland movies and television shows, is always a principled, liberal Democrat.

Now, sometimes in these movies, even the Democrat president needs a little nudging.  Michael Douglas played such a character in the movie, The American President.  It took a second wife, the gorgeous and common sense, woman of the people, Sydney Wade, played by Annette Bening, to convince a widowed president Andrew Shepherd not to give in to the evil Republicans and cut environmental programs.  Oh, why are the Republicans so selfish?  Why do they hate the planet and why do they hate the children?  And why do they hate the innocent poor folks?

In Hollywood-land, the government has endless amounts of money and the programs cost nobody anything, except the very rich, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, who actually want to pay more taxes, which prompts an immediate question.  Why are Gates and Buffet giving billions of dollars to charities?  If they believe in the government and are pleased with its spending and have no criticism of its bureaucracy and the efficacy of its social programs, why don’t they just give their donations to the government itself?  In other words, why don’t they put their money where their mouth is?

It brings to mind that famous quote of Joseph Sobran.  “Politicians never accuse you of greed for wanting other people’s money – only for wanting to keep your own money.”

Well, well.  Yesterday I just flew back into the country from Europe to learn that Hollywood and the Democrat controlled congress had let unemployment compensation run out.  It meant that hundreds of thousands of unemployed people have no more money from the government.  They can’t pay rent, house payments or their electric and gas bills.  And winter is upon us.  What gives?  Hollywood and the Democrats control congress.  And they have shown that there is no end to the money they can spend.  They just print more.  Wheee, a trillion here, a trillion there.

Actually, I learned that the Democrat controlled House of Nancy Pelosi voted to extend the payments but only in 27 states?  Like a lot of her recent legislation, “gotta reward our people and punish the people who didn’t vote for us.”

And the Democrat controlled Senate?  It hasn’t even considered legislation to extend unemployment benefits.  What’s the rush?  After all, the people in the Red states won’t vote for us anyway and the unemployed people in the Blue States are so stupid they will vote for us whether we extend the benefits or not.  Hmmm. Not quite like the movies is it?

Meanwhile, we are told that we still don’t have a health care plan because of the evil health insurance companies who are lobbying congress.  Olympia Snowe is praised for voting a plan out of Committee today but they say we still need more Republicans onboard.  But wait a minute?  The Democrats control congress.  You mean, the Democrats are accepting bribes to vote against their own conscience, against their very own programs?  Put that in a movie.

Meanwhile, the BBC ran a hilarious segment on American discrimination.  They interviewed an African American worker, asking him if the new government program rebuilding the infrastructure will help create jobs.  “Well, not for us,” the man intoned seriously into the camera.  “The government discriminates against us.”

The BBC correspondent did the segment straight and the anchor did not even bat an eyelash.  No one but the audience seems to grasp the irony that the president is himself an African American and it is he who enforces the laws and appoints the Attorney General.  And the Civil Rights Commission?  Four are appointed by President Barack Obama, two by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and two by the Pro Tempore of the Senate, Harry Bryd.  All Democrats.

Oh how the news media and Hollywood and Europe miss having the Republicans in power.  How hard it is to govern.  How hard it is to do it all right.  How easy to criticize.  Look at me?  Ha.  Well, don’t worry Hollywood. Don’t worry Democrats.  Print as much play money as you can get away with.  And stash it where the Republicans can’t find it because your celebration will not last forever.  Play while you can.  Ruin the country as quickly as possible.  Because common sense is sure to return.  And we can all again enjoy Hollywood angst in the cinema.

Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

23 thoughts on “Democrats let unemployment benefits expire.

  1. I wonder if letting unemployment benefits lapse is the reason why President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize? Seems like he’s more interested in pleasing Foreign politicians instead of Americans who voted for him. . .

  2. It is pretty ironic how an african american can still say that even if they make jobs for the unemployed, they will not be for them! That really does not make sense when the president himself and the attorney general are african american! Are they not the ones who make decisions like that? How then would they not care about their own people?

    Anyways, it looks like the media just does not know how to address the problem since they were blaming the Republicans before and now the Democrats are doing the same thing.

    The whole issue is more like a mess to me.

  3. Though the directors of these movies have political views when making there movie they are probably trying to apease to the majority of the people in the U.S and since right now the majority is democratic they are more worried about there own wallet.

  4. This all makes sense…The Hollywood stars are mostly democrat. It makes sense that they would support what they believe in their movies. The money they make from their movies, they use to support the democratic party. So the money that you spend to see Brangelina, goes to the democratic party!

  5. That old “personal responsibility” thing is such a booger! It’s SO much easier to play the blame game for this mess we’ve “inherited.”

    How refreshing it would be to see ANY politician with a “The Buck Stops Here” sign on their desk!

  6. This whole issue is a HUGE mess and it looks like the media just does not know how to address the problem scince they were blaming the Republicans before and now the Democrats are doing the same thing.

  7. tex2-

    I know how you can tell – because he makes sense and brings up a valid point that’s too hard to argue with, so calling him racist is much easier.

    Great post, Doug. It’s so hard to grasp a hold of the truth nowadays with the liberal movie-makers and media outlets promoting their false fantasy world to our culture 24/7.

  8. purecommonsense,

    WRONG. It’s because he made reference to “their own people” when referring to Barry O. and the AG.

    P.S., you need a new name, because you don’t have much of what you claim. LOL

  9. hey tex man,
    you are calling me racist?
    well for your information you know nothing about me. Just to let you know you got your cards all wrong, I am female, black and African!
    so should I assume you are a cowboy from texas?

  10. Yes, and there’s plenty of evidence of this:

    Are you African or African American?

    Barry O. doesn’t even have “his own people”, he’s half white and half black (with a rumor he’s got some arab mixed in, making him a plurality of white). He is SUPPOSED to be president for all Americans, but your talk obviously implies you think he is only for blacks, which is extremely racist. You’re a disgrace to the human race.

  11. Yes, and there’s plenty of evidence of this:



    Are you African or African American?

    Barry O. doesn’t even have “his own people,” he’s half white and half black (with a rumor he’s got some arab mixed in, making him a pluraliy of white). He was raised by a white mother (black father ran off, imagine that!) and white grandparents. He’s SUPPOSED to be president for all Americans, but your talk obviously implies you think he is only for, or should only be for, blacks. This is an extremely racist comment. You’re a disgrace to the human race (yellow, red, white, black, and all shades in between.).

    Do you have any clue what a tiny percentage of Texans are cowboys? IDIOT.

  12. tex2:
    It seems as though you enjoy name calling. . . it might benefit you to put more of your energy on the issues at hand . . . then your efforts might be less futile. I don’t recall the term “Idiot” in any of the healthcare plan initiatives. What do you suggest to help solve the unemployment crisis for the people that need assistance now?

    Thanks for playing: Seo 3 Tex 1

  13. By the way, just to let you know, name calling is immature. It sure doesnt solve problems doing so. Especially with these times, we have got to get our focus more on the issues at hand such as the financial and health crisis.

  14. lisa,

    When I want your advice, I’ll ask. Don’t hold your breath.

    The proposed Democrat initiatives are for IDIOTS.

    Cut taxes, get the government out of trying to control the economy. It didn’t work for the USSR, it won’t work here.


    When I want your advice, I’ll ask. Don’t hold your breath.

    YOU are the one who brought race into the discussion, not me.

  15. Im an African American who was born without a father. Dont start saying, oh whites are better than blacks. As said in the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln (White), “All men are created equal”. Also many people, whites and blacks have made a difference in the world. For example, Martin Luther king (black) also said, we are created equal. Dont insult my colleagues!

  16. seo,

    I don’t care if you’re purple and were born in a test tube. I never said any color of skin pigment is better than any other color of skin pigment. AGAIN, YOU were the one who brough up race, NOT me.

    Are you this woman, because you seem to be a fan of Barry O? —> Do YOU know the answer to the question the reporter was repeatedly asking?

  17. P.S., because YOU brought up race, Barry O’s dad skipped out as well, and this event is statistically MUCH higher among blacks than other races. He was raised mainly by his WHITE mother and WHITE grandparents, who encouraged him to get a good education, so who really are “his people?”

  18. Whens Barry O goin to do something about the tool scam nothing else on earth is more important! tool scam tool scam tool scam I’m going nuts here in texas all by myself what with all the illegals an such. The LCK’s are evil evil evil oh Lordy Lordy the tool scam!!!!!!

  19. Texx2,

    I don’t know, he’s pretty busy screwing up the economy and being confused with the Afghanistan war right now. You should have either used the words, “When is….” or “When’s….” in your sentence above. Otherwise, I agree with you.

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