This person went on to say how much they enjoyed my perspective on breaking political issues and always found a 'common-sense' approach reading my post. (blushing)
Naturally, ego got the better of me, so I started scanning back through post to see where trends had me going. Yes, it is true that last fall and winter (2008/09) I posted a great deal more about politics and current events, but we were in the midst of a ground-breaking Presidential election and a financial meltdown of biblical proportions! I mean...that stuff practically writes itself!
Without coming across too defensively, let me state that my views on politics, economic issues, foreign policy and constitutional issues are dead on the same now as a year ago. I read a number of blogs that address one or more of those issues daily. I'm just not as quick to jump on that soap box for the sake of being up there...like...let's say...Rush Limbaugh.
Calm down, calm down. I'm not Rush bashing...well, much...and I understand he has an obligation to sell advertising each and every day to keep his show on the air, but it just doesn't interest, or even become, me to harp on President Obama every month...much less every day. I mean, the man's approval ratings speak loud and clear, and it's obvious the honeymoon is long over. But what Rush did this week was just in bad taste...even for him.
The scene hasn't been much better locally as the topic of discussion is overwhelmingly centered on the University of Tennessee's football program and that scoundrel Lane Kiffin. It was 10 to 1 the subject more talked about at church Wednesday night than the awful devastation in Haiti causing an entire neighboring country to suffer. That's shameful too.
Unfortunately, Rush embodies the narcissistic attitude most prevalent in our society today as we view everything from a self-centered perspective. For those of you unknowing, Rush came out in the most controversial remarks made during his show this week (about the earthquake in Haiti), and said, "This will play right into Obama's hands. He's humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, 'credibility' with the black community -- in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It's made-to-order for them."
Not good. It makes even conservatives like myself cringe with disgust. People are dead and dying...not the time to take a political jab at the current face on our country's relief efforts. Some things transcend politics. Some times we are all just Americans.
So there you have my explanation as illustrated by Mr. Rush Limbaugh. When a subject matter grabs me and beckons to be blogged...I'll be all over it from my humble perspective. I'm just not going to hammer on a point for the sake of hammering. Well...unless it's about God...and maybe that New Age stuff...oh, and my Nobel Peace Prize application...and yes, living with all females...
Don't worry. I'll keep visiting your blogs and leaving scathing, radically right-wing remarks comments....just kidding.
Please continue to remember Haiti in your prayers.