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The Faux Outrage ContinuesPosted Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 8:53 PM
How far has the right sunk in their zeal to create a controversy out of EVERYTHING? Now they are hopping mad that people would actually NOT want Rush Limbaugh to be a minority (bad choice of words perhaps?) owner in the NFL. They want to shout reverse racism and bigotry against Rush. They want to say that the politically correct owners of the NFL had a role in keeping him out. People who seriously make that charge against NFL owners apparently don't pay much attention as most NFL owners are very conservative. More charges include somehow making a blind leap of logic and suggesting that him being denied is somehow unconstitutional.
My only concern with Rush being an owner in the NFL is that he really didn't seem to know that much about football. He never really talks about football on his show. There was really no rhyme or reason for him wanting to become a minority owner in the NFL. But I didn't have a problem with him being trying to buy a team. Personally I think the whole thing was orchestrated to drum up publicity for Rush Limbaugh and it worked like a charm.
But maybe the surprising thing about the faux outrage that came flying about this from the right is that same people who were so infuriated that Rush Limbaugh would be denied are the same people who want everyone working for Obama fired for their own trumped up charges.
But this really isn't surprising from the same crowd that tries to pump up faux outrage seemingly over everything that Obama does or says. It has gotten so bad for the extreme right that when the most conservative member in the Republican Party (Lindsay Graham) decides to team up with a Democrat to work on a bill they stand up in a town hall and call him a traitor.
They will routinely make things up then call people that call them on the lies the actual liars.
They say they want change in this country but they offer absolutely nothing in the way of any ideas to help encourage change. They just say that we should go back to the old ideas of the Reagan and Bush administration that didn't work.
They call the recession the Obama Recession (which he has taken on) but when there are any signs of improvement, Fox News will happily go on the air and declare it the Bush Recovery.
They also like to shout loudly whenever anyone calls them on their vitriol that anyone calling them on it is hypocritical because of the way the Democrat(ic) Party acted under Bush. They have a point, but when they actually stand there and say that nothing they is out of bounds or even comparable to what happened during Bush is simply amazing.
One other thing if you are complain about the health care debate but the only thing you bring to the table is making it harder to sue doctors that screw up a surgery you might want to rethink the whole question.
I have a simple question for those opposed to the public option. Why are you afraid of people that can't afford health care coverage getting a fair and cheap government option? You fight so hard to make sure that every child is born and all abortions are illegal but you seem not to care about anyone at all after they are born. We have a responsibility as human beings to care for our fellow humans.
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