THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
I am forming the
Saturday’s Cranky Opinion post I expressed my disappointment that The President
has not done more to improve racial harmony in this country. Though I
disagree with many of his political positions, I thought he might help to unite
the country in this and other areas.
I was told
by one commenter that my tone was combative.That was not my intent.I tried
to lay blame for the divisiveness in this country on all parties and I thought
I was respectful of the man and the office.The strongest word I used in my criticism was “Disappointed.”
opinion posts, this cranky old man has; praised the President for his bold
decision to OK the Osama Bin Laden raid, criticized George Zimmerman for his
vigilante killing of a young black man who was at most cutting through property
to take a short cut, complained of the subpoenaing of email in semi-support of
Hilary and others, supported a national healthcare initiative with the caveat
that it was not carved in stone and it would be amended and improved.I supported stronger gun regulation,
supported gay rights and gay marriage, and I reluctantly aserted that any agreement with Iran was better than no agreement. I
have taken traditional conservative positions, particularly on the economy, but
I have tried to remain respectful of other positions.
I was surprised at how angry this "Disappointed" post made some readers.
declaring disappointment in anything the President does or has not done is considered
right wing rhetoric.
think this opinion was particularly unfair or over the top.It certainly did not warrant the vitriol I
received in some comments, especially being compared to some yahoos in Idaho
who gutted a wolf, stuck it on a post and placed an Obama mask over it.I did not think I was “Spewing” fox network
and talk radio talking points.In fact I
rarely watch Fox…Mrs. C hates politics,
and I do not listen to talk radio. I listen to “The Stern Show” (that should
bring out some hate), the only talk radio I ever listened to years ago was Rush Limbaugh.I used to find him interesting, but a bit of
a blow hard.
learned my lesson.I enjoy political
subjects, but the internet is just not the right venue for controversial discussions.
future I will not post on anything political nor comment on political posts of
others. Excuse me while I stick my head in the sand.