In the interests of “fair and balanaced.”

One thing I have taken note since blogging, Facebooking and tweeting; is the number of people who start crying the moment you challenge them on their favorite ideology.  Usually, self-described as “conservative.”  Let’s make it plain what conservatism ought not be, something that scares everyone else  half to death.  To put it bluntly, a conservative Christian would first and foremost recall God’s two greatest commandments, not only to love God but also to love your neighbor.  Rush Limbaugh isn’t on the list of people who recall that aspect of the bible any too well.  Especially when he can coin such words as “feminazi.”  To put “conservative” on such language is to render it a “credibility” that it quite frankly doesn’t deserve.  A truly moral man would not go about belittling people with whom he disagreed.  Expressing an obscene hatred of anything that Limbaugh uses the mouthpiece of a radio mic to spew does tend to drive off the more rational.   After all, if the other guy can have that kind of hysterical wrath raining down on his head, when will it be my turn?  It can be the turn of Michael J. Fox suffering from Parkinson’s disease who goes on the campaign trail in 2004 to extoll the virtues of stem cell research.  Where Christ would have frowned on people ostricizing the sick and disabled and would have healed them forthwith, Limbaugh mocks and derides Fox because Limbaugh is of course politically opposed to stem cell research.  Which produces the greatest possible moral relativist irony:  if Fox’s mom had chosen an abortion, someone else would have played at least one comedic werewolf film among other TV shows and films, might not have suffered the onset of Parkinson’s fairly early in his acting career, and might not have a need to support stem cell research on say more than a rhetorical level.  But because Limbaugh’s ideology is to oppose abortion/stem cell research; wouldn’t it be a particular argument that the only reason why he would is so he can have a target for all his vitriol?  Michael Steele was originally correct about the man being first an entertainer.  You really can’t take the guy seriously.  Unless you are a ditto head of course.

When it comes to National Security advisor wannabe Freeman, who withdrew his name from consideration, David Broder went into supreme hostile mode about how this was the latest embarrassment for the Obama  administration.  Like, this is such a young and untried president, that when would be members of his cabinet must withdraw from being confirmed for any number of reasons, in the case of Freeman, literally political reasons, it must be an “embarrassment.”  Apparently, Mr. Broder hasn’t considered the number of cabinet appointments that were confirmed to past presidents, GOP and Dem that became a greater embarrassment in their particular offices.  Hell, they might even have held distinguished careers before they ended up with hoof in mouth proclivities, to include ultimately Donald Rumsfeld. I am of the opinion that embarrassments are by degree of interpretation.  And Broder who pictured the Freeman of reality as a thoughtful and very smart guy, as opposed to his off the wall statements I guess that he managed to create a firestorm over, smart and thoughtful guys won’t go out to deliberately embarrass themselves before embarrassing the gvt they ultimately could represent.  I can understand why Freeman got “chased off” by GOP and Dem alike, when he singles out AIPAC for special ire when in fact all lobbying groups are going to have a vested interest in who enters gvt service.  I’m quite sure that Obama can do better than have a stumblebum on staff with a helluva mouth.   Only Broder would exhibit a sympathy for Freeman given his particular hostility toward a presidency about 2 months old.

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4 Responses to “In the interests of “fair and balanaced.””

  1. Ex Boyfriend Says:

    This topic is quite trendy in the net at the moment. What do you pay the most attention to while choosing what to write ?

  2. BlastyReattab Says:

    FANTASTIC!

  3. jeh15 Says:

    To answer Ex Boyfriend, what I hear on the news, what I confront on any number of “networking” types of venues from blogs, chat rooms, message boards to of course Twitter and Facebook can literally lead to my having something to write about on this blog.

    If you will, my place to vent, LOL! or editorialize.

  4. Heartburn Home Remedy Says:

    I can tell that this is not the first time at all that you write about this topic. Why have you chosen it again?

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