Monday, October 20, 2008

You might be a racist if...

Colin Powell issued his support for Barack Obama. Rush Limbaugh recently issued statements calling this racially motivated: "Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote in the e-mail. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with." (CNN). Many democratic bloggers in addition to Obama's campaign are outraged about said statement.

Ummmm, here's an observation: It came from Rush Limbaugh. As someone who finds themselves spending long amounts of time in a car with a limited CD collection, I find myself listening talk radio more and more. As someone who is usually driving to the next gig, which is in a tiny town with a population of 12, I can usually find Rush on the dial. Just listening to the guy is beyond painful, blood curdles, borderline hate-speech is spewed every single program, at least every one I've had the discipline to sit through.

Point, getting outraged over an ignorant, racist statement from Rush Limbaugh is like picking up an US Weekly and then being offended and outraged that the entire magazine only discussed nonsense that doesn't matter.

We know US Weekly and Rush Limbaugh exist. Do as I do, accept that they exist, and realize that entities such as Rush Limbaugh and US Weekly are there to make us realize that as a human species, we really haven't come that far. And if you believe in God, He or She must not have been selective enough when determining who got tongues.

"You might be a racist if, your name's Rush Limbaugh." I sent this to Jeff Foxworthy, hopefully he uses it.

Apparently the "polls" indicate that the race is tightening between Barack Obama and John McCain...In West Virginia and several other areas there have been recent reports of voter fraud at the tallying machines...These two instances have absolutely nothing in common.

Sarah Palin recently called Obama's policies Socialism...broadcasting to the world that there is yet another system of social organization that she doesn't understand.

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