These 20 “Only in America” ironies need to be read by every single American

Our good friends over at Townhall made this list of 20 ironic “Only in America” facts.

1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black.

3) Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4) Only in America will you find people who burn the American flag and call America an “imperialist nation,” but who get offended if you say they’re not patriotic.

5) Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America could someone drinking a $5 latte and texting to his friends on an iPhone 4 complain that the government allows some people to make too much money.

7) Only in America would people take rappers who brag about shooting people and selling drugs seriously when they complain the police are targeting them unfairly.

8) Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.

9) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

10) Only in America could the most vicious foes of successful conservative women be self-proclaimed feminists and the National Organization for Women.

11) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

12) Only in America can we have terrorists fly planes into our buildings and have some people’s first thought be “what did we do to make them hate us?”

13) Only in America would we think teaching kids at college is an appropriate job for communists, terrorists, and other dregs of humanity.

14) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether the oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when forevery penny of profit the oil companies make, the government tacks on roughly 24 cents’ worth of taxes.

15) Only in America could the first people asked to weigh in on the seriousness of a racial incident by the media be professional race hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Ben Jealous. In other words, it’s like calling in a car dealer as a neutral source on whether or not you need to get a new car.

16) Only in America does airport security put its hands on your underwear….while you’re wearing it.

17) Only in America could the government force a skating rink to have handicapped parking spots and Braille on the ATM machines.

18) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation ever has before in all of recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more that it has per year, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

19) Only in America could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

20) Only in America could the people who approve of slaughtering 25 million females babies via abortion accuse OTHER PEOPLE of waging a “war on women.”

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  • Flamekindler

    Unfortunately I don’t think it’s only in America that this happens. It’s even worse in many other countries, to the point where political arguments regularly lead to bloodshed, extortion, and criminal incarceration. Maybe that’s where we’re headed?

  • Dillon

    I can understand #17. I’m disabled but I still go places with my wife where I can’t participate just so I can sit there to watch her have fun.

    • Grandhuff

      I’m also disabled, and I think handicapped parking should be made available everywhere. Now the braille on ATM machines is overkill. If someone is blind, they would need a driver to take them to the ATM machines and verify that they are getting the correct amount of money.

  • Meghann

    One of the most ignorant internet posts currently online.

    • Grandhuff

      What specifically is ignorant about this post?

  • Noni77

    In an age of universal deceit, speaking truth can be dangerous. No God, no wisdom, no common sense, no leadership, chaos, anarchy, tyranny. If you will not submit to God’s wisdom, he allows human tyranny to fill the void as a teaching tool. Anyone familiar with the Old Testament – like all of our Founding Fathers were, would have known this.

  • NY

    Some of this stuff is just stupid, but most of it makes a really good point