Saturday, August 3, 2013
Saturday Morning Rant
There are a lot of people on the right like Janeal Jackson of Goliad, who would like us to accept the court’s decision in the George Zimmerman trial and move on, but first we need to accept their version of the facts.
Mr. Jackson wrote a letter- to- the- editor titled “Liberals focus on the wrong issues in society” which echoes the sentiments of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and other right-wing conservatives. It’s a message that says that race relations start in the Chicago inner cities which is 1800 miles away from Sanford, Florida. That way the fact that Mr. Zimmerman was not arrested until 44 days after he killed Trayvon and the previous racial tensions in Sanford won’t ever be discussed. It’s a standoff, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will always be activists and conservative pundits will take the other side. Who are we fooling?
The letter writer says that our president is the biggest race problem that we have today. So, voter suppression laws, hateful rhetoric, misinformation and self-righteous attitudes are not a problem!
The president spoke after the shootings in Aurora, Tucson, and Newtown but he’s supposed to remain silent after the news of the killing of an unarmed black kid made the national news! I hope that I continue to live in a country when we take notice, anytime an unarmed teen ager gets killed by an armed adult.I don't want it swept under the rug.
Education is indeed a big problem but it had nothing to do with the killing of Trayvon Martin. Why isn’t income inequality ever mentioned as a problem by the right?
The Congressional Black caucus spent two days in Chicago last week discussing the gang problem but only CNN, NPR and MSNBC covered it.
I like it when conservatives preach education, reducing crime and using the military to crack some heads but continue to slash money for teachers, police, and programs to feed and teach the young students. Remember when they said that sequester cuts wouldn’t hurt anything? How are we going to pay for the military troops Jackson wants to use?
I’m a proud liberal, who likes the fact that my party stands on the side of marriage equality, a woman’s right to choose, and a comprehensive immigration bill that will benefit our national economy. I will never see how tax cuts for the rich will ever help the middle class.
I would like for Mr. Jackson to produce one document that shows that terrorists are entering this country every day.
Talking points are supposed to be used for a gotcha moment or when the facts don’t fit your rhetoric but in the case of Mr. Jackson and others of his ilk; it’s all they have.
It’s funny, after losing the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, people like Jackson still thinks his views are the majority. The president received 5 million more votes than Romney and congressional Democrats received a million more votes than the GOP, so don’t let the Gerrymandered election results fool you Mr. Jackson .We have 50 states in the union.