Now for my 2nd ever political-opinion post, even though the first one barely got any views, illustrating people prefer when I talk about comics, but I figure after doing 3 posts today on those matters it's okay if I break my post record with at least one non-funny-book thought piece. Feel free to ignore this is you want...
Obama recently went to Tuscon, Arizona to address the tragic Arizona shooting. His speech he gave there was well-received by almost everyone. Democrats, Republicans, Liberals, Conservatives, and even crazy-man Glenn Beck all had positive things to say. It seems those who lean right have no problem with the President when he agrees with them, as Obama did with his subtle jab at left-wingers about assigning blame. The one person who didn't seem to like his speech was Rush Limbaugh, who hated on it like he does anything Obama does. Respectfully, Mr. Limbaugh, go suck an egg, you self-righteous blowhard. Ah, it feels good to say that.
Of course, talking about having a more civil discourse and actually engaging in one are two very different things. Perhaps if it turns out the shooting was really politically motivated and not just the actions of an unstable man, we will see more results. I think it'll turn out mental illness plays a role, and people will use that to write-off any accusations of our political climate being too heated. It's sad, when we call for civility people like Limbaugh cry foul that it is attempts at censorship. Hey Limbaugh, no one is saying you can't say something, just maybe you shouldn't, you hateful, slimy, bigot (God, it feels good to insult that idiot).
Maybe things will get better, but I wouldn't hold my breath. In a few weeks we'll be back to using overblown rhetoric and name-calling most likely. I swear, remember when Bush was President and people said it was treasonous to not support the President regardless of the issue? Where did that line of thought go when Obama got elected?
Yah, four posts in one day! I just had a lot on my mind, I guess.