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Michael Vick Has Another Supporter: President Obama
Sports Grid ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | Glenn Davis

Posted on 12/27/2010 2:37:30 PM PST by Beaten Valve

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is having a phenomenal season, of course, but he’s still a divisive figure. Some credit him for making the most of another chance following his prison sentence, while others still can’t bring themselves to forgive Vick for the suffering he inflicted on innocent dogs. But according to information reported last night by Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Vick has at least one supporter in high places: President Barack Obama.

Obama, it seems, is squarely in the “credit Vick for making good on another chance” camp. King said last night that Obama called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and commended him for giving Vick the second chance many ex-prisoners never receive. King reiterated that report in a later tweet:

Yes, Obama called Eagle owner Jeffrey Lurie to praise the Eagles for giving Vick a chance. Said too many prisoners never get fair 2nd chance.

As Toni Monkovic of The New York Times‘ Fifth Down blog soon pointed out, Obama’s position would likely prove as divisive as Vick’s story. Of course, nothing can undo what Vick did to so many dogs, and the president’s stance here will make it appear to some that he’s an animal abuse apologist. Others will see it as welcome opposition to the way the U.S. prison system currently operates.

One Pro Football Talk commenter noted that Vick’s story doesn’t exactly serve as an accurate barometer for what most ex-prisoners’ post-prison lives will be like, since he has extraordinarily rare skills that helped him land his second chance. Still, if Vick can keep up what he’s doing on the field (and stay on the right side of the law, of course), perhaps he could serve as an important model of what someone can still achieve even after they’ve paid the price for enormous mistakes.

And we’ll give Obama credit for coming forward (well, to Lurie, anyway) with an opinion that may not necessarily be the most popular. We can only hope – and, thus far, have reason to believe – that Vick will continue to show why he expressed it.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: athletes; barackobama; eagles; michaelvick; nfl; pennsylvania; philadelphia; philadelphiaeagles
It's telling that Obama would be rooting for this scumbag...
1 posted on 12/27/2010 2:37:34 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve
A killer routing for a killer....seems appropriate.
2 posted on 12/27/2010 2:39:35 PM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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To: Beaten Valve

Of course Obama suppports Vick — Vick is black.

That’s all that matters to Obama.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 2:40:51 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Both of them, one day will have to answer to a Higher Power.


4 posted on 12/27/2010 2:41:57 PM PST by Pebcak
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To: Beaten Valve

Well, if this is true, then I will surely have to reform my opinion of Vick....two for the price of one, no extra penny required!


5 posted on 12/27/2010 2:50:51 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Beaten Valve

Oh, dawg....


6 posted on 12/27/2010 2:55:03 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Beaten Valve

If not Kennedy, why Vick?


7 posted on 12/27/2010 2:59:42 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Why am I not surprised? These scumbags are like two peas in a pod. Most normal people would not want to be associated with the likes of Vick, but then he married moosehead so what do I know? Maybe the man simply has bad taste or is a sociopath who can’t tell right from wrong. Almost everything obuma says and does would fit in either category.


8 posted on 12/27/2010 3:07:24 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Beaten Valve

I am a 62 yo life long football fan. I remember watching games where they wore leather helmets. I remember when the face guard was a new thing.

Michael Vick is a low life dog torturing and killing scum felon.

I quit watching any NFL anything when they allowed him back in.

I only missed it the first year.

F em ALL.

It SO figures that the messiah “king” obammy would “support” Vick.


9 posted on 12/27/2010 3:15:08 PM PST by warm n fuzzy (Really)
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To: Beaten Valve

At the time Jeffrey Lurie had trouble articulating why he was extending the opportunity to Michael Vick. I’ll admit that I didn’t think it made much sense at the time, but once McNabb left, and Kevin Colb went down, Vick got his second, second-chance. He’s made the most of it to say the least.

IOW’s Lady Luck smiled on Jeffrey Lurie’s decision. I guess I’d rather be lucky than good.


10 posted on 12/27/2010 3:21:58 PM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Tallguy

I wonder if Lurie,Reid & Vick will still be the toast of the town if they go one and done in the playoffs.


11 posted on 12/27/2010 4:01:54 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: Beaten Valve

It’s a black thang. Honky, cracker wouldn’t understand.


12 posted on 12/27/2010 4:05:07 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Jewbacca

Its not likely that Obama would ever call Tom Brady.


13 posted on 12/27/2010 4:12:35 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: DefeatCorruption
two peas in a pod!

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One kills dogs, one kills babies.

obama-jail

14 posted on 12/27/2010 4:32:02 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Mikey Vickie got a jock strap from The One? How sweet it is!


15 posted on 12/27/2010 4:39:21 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Beaten Valve
what do you actually have to do, to get kicked out of the NFL these days...

crawl over your dying mother to rape your prepubescent developmentally challenged sister??

what???

this guy is pure scum...

16 posted on 12/27/2010 5:13:26 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Beaten Valve

Obama understands because he knows what it’s like to be treated “like a dog”.


17 posted on 12/27/2010 5:18:12 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Jewbacca

Plus, muslims hate dogs.


18 posted on 12/27/2010 7:05:10 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Beaten Valve

Why oh why am I not suprised?


19 posted on 12/27/2010 8:20:35 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Michael Vick is a god!

Here is a guy doing something manly, the media gets all over him for what? Betting? Having a good time?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2648232/posts

We are turning into a nation of wussies...


20 posted on 12/27/2010 9:29:27 PM PST by gman992
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To: NoGrayZone; shibumi; TheOldLady; Markos33; LongElegantLegs; humblegunner; Eaker; 50mm; kanawa

So...how are <0’s liberal, animal rights/pETA/ELF/ALF/anti-cruelty worshipers taking this on DU, I wonder?

Do any of them have the guts to ponder the word “hypocrisy” if they ~still~ adore him after this?

Vick openly and gleefully tortured and killed animals...and their Messiah *applauds* him.

Gotta be a lot of cognitive dissonance going on in their little pea brains, today.

Just when I thought I couldn’t loathe that soulless pool of maggot puke any worse...


21 posted on 12/28/2010 1:02:03 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander; NoGrayZone; TheOldLady; Markos33; LongElegantLegs; humblegunner; Eaker; 50mm; kanawa
The Usurper has the distinction of being the only person in the Illinois Legislature to vote against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (2001) in effect, voting for the infanticide of babies who survive attempted abortions.

If there was any lingering doubt concerning the character of The Soulless One, it was removed by his insistence that Christian symbols and references to the Holy Name of Jesus be covered during his speech at Georgetown University.

At least to my way of thinking, the surprise would have been if The Usurper had ~not~ expressed support of Michael Vick.

"Windows to the Soul?"



(Respect for innocent life isn't exactly one of their strong points.)

22 posted on 12/28/2010 11:40:29 PM PST by shibumi (Fear is the Mind-Killer.....)
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To: shibumi

Wanna hear something that shouldn’t have shocked me but did?

My lib BF totally supports <o’s endorsement because..... Vicks has “reformed and is now doing wonderful things for dogs”.

If resurrection of the dead is not among his miraculous transformation as a doer of hordes of “good deeds”, I still hate his rat bastard, dog torturing guts.


23 posted on 12/29/2010 12:15:24 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: warm n fuzzy

‘It SO figures that the messiah “king” obammy would “support” Vick.”

Water always seeks its own level...as does sewage, apparently.

So...how much money has Vicks donated to “Dog Town”, the rescue facility that took in, saved and reformed the dogs [those that ~survived~ his tender mercies, that is], anyway?

Now that he’s a ‘changed man’, at what point, exactly, did he have his alleged epiphany that beating, hanging and electrocuting dogs was perhaps “not a good thing”?

[as you may have guessed, I do NOT believe in his reformation/transformation/conversion at *all*. He did it to get his sorry ass *out* of trouble and *in* the big money league, again...period]


24 posted on 12/29/2010 12:24:44 AM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander
...soulless pool of maggot puke...

You're not going to win the "describe zer0 in one word" prize, but you have my vote for "best description overall."   ;-)   Good one.

25 posted on 12/29/2010 8:21:22 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: shibumi

The culture of death has to go.


26 posted on 12/29/2010 8:24:44 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: Salamander

Keep working on your BF. No one can withstand the onslaught of your Conservatism forever.


27 posted on 12/29/2010 8:25:23 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: Beaten Valve

I just LOVE that immediately after all this Obama-love Vick gets absolutely creamed by the BiQueens on national TV!


28 posted on 12/29/2010 8:27:53 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: SparkyBass

It’s Karma, will get you every time.


29 posted on 12/29/2010 8:30:47 AM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: Salamander

You’re right. He has “I got caught” remorse, not “I was wrong.”


30 posted on 12/29/2010 8:40:01 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: Beaten Valve

One sicko supporting another.


31 posted on 12/29/2010 8:45:39 AM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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To: TheOldLady; Salamander
He has “I got caught” remorse, not “I was wrong.”

Bingo!

32 posted on 12/29/2010 9:55:30 AM PST by Eaker (In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein)
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To: TheOldLady

It was the “nicest” thing I can call him without getting ZOTted to a smoking crisp.


33 posted on 12/29/2010 8:31:09 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: TheOldLady
Over five years and I haven't made a single dent in her “ideology”.

She's one of those who lives in some logic-proof mental bubble and *anything* that causes her to question herself results in a pitched fit and *click* of the phone.

She's unreachable.

I still love her and she's really a decent person, overall.

I'm guessing there's some kind of psychological back-story [or “quirk”] that I'm not privy to.

Still, I have to laugh when her family's busy shoveling all that “global warming” out of their normally “70 degrees in December” driveway.

God's a subtle joker, He is....:)

34 posted on 12/29/2010 8:39:42 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: TheOldLady

My dad [and just about everybody I know or am related to] either are or were prison guards.

You learn to spot the con “tricks” early on.

He’s fooled a *lot* of people.

[What’s next? OJ becomes an “Abused Women” counselor?]


35 posted on 12/29/2010 8:43:12 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: 23 Everest

Stop channeling Whoopi....LOL


36 posted on 12/29/2010 8:43:55 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

You’re a saint. Don’t give up hope, for she may see the light one day. Gentle nudges might help reduce the pitched fits, rather than huge ideas all at once.


37 posted on 12/30/2010 6:34:14 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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To: Salamander
What’s next? OJ becomes an “Abused Women” counselor?

Yes, and Charles Manson will be a cult interventionist.

38 posted on 12/30/2010 6:38:33 AM PST by TheOldLady ("Only liberals can come up with this s**t. I'm sure next there will be Global Drying." - Lazamataz)
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