Margaret. Forgive me honey for I have sinned… I realize now that President Obama is not perfect. I was wrong to suggest that Obama would rid the world of evil and walk on water while doing it. I was wrong to believe he was the Messiah. I can now say that he is not the smartest human to have ever lived and quite frankly he throws like a girl. Whew. That feels good to get off my chest.
I am a big enough woman to admit when I am wrong. But there is one thing wrong with all of this. I never said any of those things in the first place and neither did any Democrat I know. I never said he was perfect. I never expected him to solve all the problems of the world. And I know lots of women who can throw a ball better than most men. I recognize that he is human and I am sure most people in their right minds know that as well. But you would never know any of this if you listen to Rush Limbaugh. Evidently we Democrats are deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to Obama.
I am not giving Obama a free pass. I’m giving him a chance. He has four years to “make it or break it” as they say. And considering what George Bush did to it, breaking it is the least of our worries. Healthcare in the United State is broken. Our reputation around the globe is broken. The banks are broken. The tax system… the school systems… the environment - all broken. Someone needs to try and fix it. So why not Obama?
When George Bush was President I didn’t want him to fail. I wanted him to stop acting like an idiot. I wanted him to be honest and listen to the debate of the people. I didn’t expect him to act like a Democrat. I expected him to act like an American. And I expected him to at least try to keep his campaign promises. Instead what we got was a moron of a President who crawled up Dick Cheney’s ass and lived there for 8 years.
If all Rush Limbaugh can do is wish for Obama to fail and talk about what is wrong with America, then what’s the use of giving him airtime everyday? After 20 years hasn’t he made his point? If he had been right about anything along the way then certainly he would appeal to more than just angry white men or at the very least been promoted to FM radio.
Yesterday the Rush Limbaugh Show suggested that Walter Cronkite was just another liberal journalist who was responsible, evidently, for the deaths of 10,000 American soldiers during the Vietnam War. What in the world will it be tomorrow? Mother Theresa was selfishly hoarding food that otherwise could have ended world hunger? Seriously, Rush. It’s getting old. Eventually the sky has to be blue in your world.
Or does it?
Can you believe that 72 percent of Republicans have a favorable approval rating of Sarah Palin? The woman quit mid-stream and even that didn’t knock her off the pedestal. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, Margaret. After all his listeners agree with him on healthcare reform. Rush Limbaugh, a man who will never have to worry about the cost of insurance and admits to a prescription drug addiction, actually wants to challenge Obama on healthcare reform. Really? I am just stunned. And now they attack Walter Cronkite … the most trusted man in America… Uncle Walter. I guess the Americans with Disabilities Act needs to be revisited again to include “Republican” as a form of mental impairment because this has gotten out of hand. And I will gladly give up my mobility impaired classification and the great parking space that goes with it to make room for them.
Let me tell you about Walter Cronkite. Besides being sexier than Rush will ever be, Cronkite was someone you could respect even if you didn’t agree with him. He knew the difference between news and opinion and was quick to announce when he had switched from one to the other. Each evening for years he brought millions of Americans together to know and better understand the world around them. He was a man’s man who wasn’t offensive to women – unlike Rush who is an ass’s ass who couldn’t pay a woman to respect him… and I am sure he has tried.
In 1970, Cronkite received a “Freedom of the Press” George Polk Award. In 1981, the year he retired, Jimmy Carter awarded Cronkite the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1985, Cronkite was honored with the induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. In 2006 Cronkite became the first non-astronaut to receive NASA’s Ambassador of Exploration Award. Cronkite’s numerous awards included four Peabody awards for excellence in broadcasting. Admittedly Cronkite was no Rush Limbaugh. Thank God.
Rush has made an entire career out of never admitting when he is wrong, and I find that very funny because Rush is the biggest person I know. Literally.
I mean it. Really.
Helen, dear, we can certainly agree on one thing for sure. Walter Cronkite was a very sexy man. I tell you, he was the Anderson Cooper of his day. He could melt my butter each and every evening. He could toast my bread on both sides. He could float my boat, row it out to sea, and wait for it to return with the tide any day of the week. Although, I’m not quite sure what that means, I do know that Walter Cronkite was a real man. And, my dear Helen, that’s the way it is…