What’s that smell?
There is currently a lot of discussion on the effectiveness of the American TEA parties held nationwide and connection to racism. Many, especially on the left, are accusing the vocal "contientous tax objectors" as merely a veiled attempt to derail Barack Obama's presidency.
Oh, and the fact he's "black." It's a loaded argument on both sides, and maybe we'll never know the truth.
What I do know is while watching Fox News and it's various spin-offs, the "analysts," "contributors," commentators" and "experts" are quite a recycled dubious group of people with backgrounds replete with political and personal failure. All have one common idea threaded through their "opinion:" Obama is on the WRONG course — heading America into foreclosure, terrorist attacks, wars, and loss of national security.
Not a day goes by where every show doesn't have Dick Morris, Bernie Goldberg, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guiliani and Dennis Miller on, all in unison proclaiming President Obama is steering America off a cliff. All seeming pals, they appear on every anchor's show, some four times a day.
When Beck MC'd his TEA Party, his featured guest was Ted Nugent, who's claim to fame is a one ‘hit’ song with the Amboy Dukes when 17 years old. Forty years later, when not churning out stuff like, "Wango Tango," he's shooting anything on four legs. Now [he’s] an expert on world economics?
Sean Hannity has Mark Furman on as a featured commentator during his nightly Obama "slam-fest." Isn't he the disgraced LAPD detective who perjured himself during the O.J. [Simpson] trial, saying he never used the "N" word, then played a tape using it 18 times. If Mr. Furman wants to comment on a homicide or crime scene I will listen, but not his view on supply-side economics or global warming.
To round out the hypocrite field there are Gingrich and Guiliani, married three times apiece, poised to run for the 2012 presidency on the proverbial GOP's "family values" platform. Anyone else in the Republican field who's had mutiple affairs? Oh, that's right, Sen. John McCain.
Coulter is developing a speech impediment, almost stuttering because she can't get all the slamming hatred of Obama out of her mouth quick enough. Is it possible that 100 percent of Fox News cannot find any redeeming qualities in Obama and his abilities to lead?
Maybe it really isn't about race, but something sure smell's fishy.
Paul D'Argent, 37209