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Loudmouths like Limbaugh not helping to unite nation (Saturday Barf Alert)
The (Sharon, Pa.) Herald ^ | March 7, 2009 | Lynn Saternow

Posted on 03/07/2009 1:22:55 PM PST by Ogie Oglethorpe

In case you missed the cartoon that appeared in Newsweek magazine and other places a month ago, it showed a person near the edge of a cliff talking to an elephant that represented the Republican Party.

The person asks, “If Rush Limbaugh told you to jump off this cliff would you do it?”

Next frame there’s the person standing alone, looking down and yelling over the cliff’s edge: “That was a rhetorical question!”

However, that cartoon really says a lot about the state of the Republican Party today. When you have a talk-show host who speaks for the conservatives in this country, you’re in a lot of trouble.

Here’s another rhetorical question: Has there ever been a bigger buffoon than Rush Limbaugh?

OK, if you’re a Limbaugh fan, you’re probably thinking “Lynn Saternow.” But besides the fact that I’m a lot better looking and much more humble, I would never have the audacity to challenge the President of the United States to a debate.

However, that’s what the loudmouth did recently. Maybe Limbaugh was back on drugs again when he said it, but why would a president want to even acknowledge someone who bills himself as a “harmless, lovable little fuzz ball.”

Lovable?

The best thing about Limbaugh is that he makes the conservatives of this country look very bad. After all, a short time ago he remarked about Obama: “I hope he fails.”

If Obama fails, this country fails. As much as I disliked George W. Bush, I never hoped he failed. Unfortunately, he did anyhow which is why we’re in a huge economic mess at this time.

Recently, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanual called Limbaugh the leader of the GOP. That was a great comment.

That really stirred Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who considers himself the leader. In fact, he said some unflattering things about Limbaugh, who then reacted by slamming Steele.

So now Limbaugh not only has Democrats bashing him, he even has some of the Republicans split. Man, politics are great.

We are facing the worst problems we’ve had since the Great Depression. If ever there was a time for bipartisanship to help bring this country back, it’s now. I’m talking about Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic minions as well. This is no time for Democrats to be bragging that they won the election.

It doesn’t matter who wins if the country loses.

It’s even time for people like Rush Limbaugh to decide whether they want to put the best interests of their country first or if they just want to improve ratings with conservatives.

The whole nation is on the edge of the cliff and needs a lifeline. If everyone pulls together, we can climb back up and return to being the greatest country on Earth.

Or we can keep listening to buffoons and keep throwing up roadblocks to keep that from happening.

The Herald’s Lynn Saternow writes this column each Saturday for the Opinion page.


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KEYWORDS: limbaugh; obama
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The latest from my local moonbat here in Western Pa. I posted another gem of his a little over a month ago:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2175573/posts

The author can be reached at lsaternow@sharonherald.com. Play nice.

1 posted on 03/07/2009 1:22:55 PM PST by Ogie Oglethorpe
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

“It doesn’t matter who wins if the country loses.”

The dem do not believe this.


2 posted on 03/07/2009 1:26:11 PM PST by combat_boots (Leave America poor, hungry, sick and defenseless. Wasn't that the plan? How's that Hopenchange now?)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
The person asks, “If Rush Limbaugh told you to jump off this cliff would you do it?”

Dear Lynn, If Obama tells you there was no recession or problem with the Stock Market, don't you believe him?

Good grief!

3 posted on 03/07/2009 1:28:35 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: combat_boots

"However, that cartoon really says a lot about the state of the Republican Party today. When you have a talk-show host who speaks for the conservatives in this country, you’re in a lot of trouble."

As opposed to a Marxist Kenyan and a mouth breathing villiage idiot as his sidekick?


4 posted on 03/07/2009 1:29:29 PM PST by jessduntno (Taxes? We got 'em! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2200255/posts?page=37)
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To: Northern Yankee

My gawd....If Hussein told her to drink purple kool Aid would she do it?


5 posted on 03/07/2009 1:31:05 PM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
I was thinking that it would be fun to send her a note dissecting her argument piece-by-piece.

Instead, I ended up with a variation of a famous Dan Akroyd line, "Lynn, you ignorant $#%&! You are confusing President Obama's inability to run this country with your inability to achieve orgasm."

6 posted on 03/07/2009 1:31:14 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Dallas59

I think she already has.


7 posted on 03/07/2009 1:32:44 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Has there ever been a bigger buffoon than Rush Limbaugh?

No fair making fun of his weight!

I'll bet there are tons of buffoons bigger than him.

8 posted on 03/07/2009 1:32:52 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

Obama united the nation by being elected - so we were being led to believe by the MSM ....


9 posted on 03/07/2009 1:36:41 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: humblegunner
let these morons keep attacking Rush as he doubles his audience and starts converting the fools. There is a reason left radio fails - you can't talk about ideas that have never worked three hours a day.
10 posted on 03/07/2009 1:36:53 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Lynn Saternow is a third rate J school liberal/liar/loser for a tiny, no circulation, soon to be extinct rag in the middle of nowhere, with a bad toupee. Maybe he can get a job cleaning Rush' toilets when he loses his pathetic job.


11 posted on 03/07/2009 1:37:07 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

Uh, I think Lynn’s a man and a man with one cute haircut.


12 posted on 03/07/2009 1:37:28 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: FormerACLUmember

Isn’t that dude the sports editor? Just curious :)


13 posted on 03/07/2009 1:37:51 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Pacothecat
let these morons keep attacking Rush as he doubles his audience

Like... morons who have never mastered capitalization maybe?

Those morons?

14 posted on 03/07/2009 1:39:10 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: mewzilla

“Isn’t that dude the sports editor? Just curious :)”

I guess he is a poor man’s Keith Olberdork.


15 posted on 03/07/2009 1:39:42 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: SkyDancer

Notice how their loudmouths weren’t

“dividing the country”

when they were denigrating Bush for 8 years...

But I guess “that’s different”.


16 posted on 03/07/2009 1:39:51 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

If I could offer advise to Rush it would be, “Hit him harder. Hit him faster. Use your knee more. Make more jokes about our Dufus-in-Chief. Have fun. Great work.”


17 posted on 03/07/2009 1:40:00 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Here's the thing I don't get. If Limbaugh is hurting the GOP why go after him?

The Left just wants Republicans to denounce Limbaugh so they can move further to the Left and destroy conservatism some more.

18 posted on 03/07/2009 1:40:29 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: FormerACLUmember
This guy looks guilty. And with his statements he could plead innocent by reason of insanity.
19 posted on 03/07/2009 1:40:42 PM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Limbaugh not helping to unite nation

I thought Obama was the unifier and he could not fail? Things were supposed to be "so right", so peachy with him in the WH.

Limbaugh is only meeting a need. If it weren't him, it would be someone else.

The need is to oppose this Marxist President and his attempt to drag us all into a Kommunist hole.

20 posted on 03/07/2009 1:41:10 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

Note to Democrats: When Obama is the best you can do, you’re in trouble.


21 posted on 03/07/2009 1:41:12 PM PST by kamikaze2000
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To: combat_boots

a “dimwitorial”


22 posted on 03/07/2009 1:42:41 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

Let’s see, Lynn... Rush bad AND Pelosi bad, centrist “lifeline” needed.

Congratulations - you’v earned a Hillary gold star, which is winging it’s way to you right now in the mail.

When you get it, where are you going to stick it?


23 posted on 03/07/2009 1:43:00 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
Uh, I think Lynn’s a man....

Either way, I have this mental image of Dan Akroyd verbally bitch-slapping her him it.

24 posted on 03/07/2009 1:45:22 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: MrB
Since Bush is no longer the MSM whipping boy they and the Democrats needed someone else - their problem is it's not just Rush - it's all of Conservative America too .... they do have a fight on their hands ... we with the courage of our Founding Fathers to face them and they with wet tissues to slap us ....

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25 posted on 03/07/2009 1:46:18 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: humblegunner
dear grammar police

I”M SO SORRY

26 posted on 03/07/2009 1:46:40 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
The Herald’s Lynn Saternow writes this column each Saturday for the Opinion page. Well, until this rag folds because his minimum wage job is still too much to afford.
27 posted on 03/07/2009 1:47:12 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: xcamel

Nice one.

0bamaland:
H health
E energy
R redistribution
E education (all those who paid 10s and 100s of thousands are SOL).


28 posted on 03/07/2009 1:47:53 PM PST by combat_boots (Leave America poor, hungry, sick and defenseless. Wasn't that the plan? How's that Hopenchange now?)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

The second one of these Leftist windbags lets the word “drug addict” out of their mouth, I stick my fingers in my ears. Such a sad, tired argument - especially when you consider that 95% of the Liberals I know smoke pot regularly or are either coked up or numb with Prozac.


29 posted on 03/07/2009 1:49:44 PM PST by ponygirl ("It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." -T. Jefferson)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

When you have a talk-show host who speaks for the conservatives in this country, you’re in a lot of trouble.


When you have the White House directing an attack on a talk-show host because they don’t like what he says, the whole country is in trouble.


30 posted on 03/07/2009 1:50:48 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Here’s another rhetorical question: Has there ever been a bigger buffoon than Rush Limbaugh?

I understand this is a rhetorical question...but the obvious answer is the opposite of what he appears to think it is. How about we start with a list of the democrat leadership and work on down from there?

31 posted on 03/07/2009 1:51:16 PM PST by highlander_UW (The only difference between the MSM and the DNC is the MSM sells ad space in their propaganda)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Loudmouths like Limbaugh not helping to unite nation

This emphasis on Rush as divisive to the nation is misplaced.  It's not up to a citizen to unite the nation, but rather it is up to the President of the United States to do so.

The fact that Obama ran as a uniter makes this case more compelling, but the truth is that he is being increasingly divisive (note that his polling increasingly reflects this split).  His socialist policies are designed to destroy America as we know it, and his vindictive agenda to undo much of Bush's and Reagan's work is not a sign of unity but a sign of totalitarianism, and most certainly craft a division so that this man and his political party can benefit.

So to sugarcoat his socialist agenda and the destruction of America, Obama and his minions (like the idiot who wrote this tripe) pick on individuals like Rush, Sarah, or Joe the Plumber to masquerade his dark purposes. Obama, the Democrats, and his sympathizers use Rush as a scape goat to cover Obama's real agenda.

32 posted on 03/07/2009 1:54:57 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
It’s even time for people like Rush Limbaugh to decide whether they want to put the best interests of their country first or if they just want to improve ratings with conservatives.

Whoa. Waitaminute.

Last I checked, Conservatives (even though treated often like second-class citizens by the Liberals) are Americans, too.

As for uniting? With Liberals? Nope. Might catch sumpthin'

33 posted on 03/07/2009 1:55:59 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

Last time I looked Rush’s job was to do his job. If they want him to solve all of the U.S.’s problems, they are looking to the wrong leader :-). It is not our or Rush’s fault they voted in incompetence and a bunch of thieves as their Senators. House members, and President. Rush never ever applied—LOL.


34 posted on 03/07/2009 1:56:47 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Play nice.

Whoops. I saw that too late.

Screw these people. I will never unite with them. The country will never again come together.

35 posted on 03/07/2009 1:56:47 PM PST by Post5203 (0bama is the Jim Jones of the new century.)
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To: Dallas59

If Hussein asked her to drink the purple koolaid would she do it? Yes because she is so besotted with her Obamumma she wants purple lips just like his.


36 posted on 03/07/2009 1:58:10 PM PST by Maumee (wtw)
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To: Pacothecat
I note a continued lack of capitalization and punctuation.

Is there perhaps another language you would use more comfortably?

Are you a texting teen perhaps?

37 posted on 03/07/2009 1:58:18 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

“OK, if you’re a Limbaugh fan, you’re probably thinking “Lynn Saternow.”

ROFL, hey Lynn don’t flatter yourself. There’s plenty of dumbasses worse than you.

P.S. Please do something about that haircut.


38 posted on 03/07/2009 1:58:24 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: FormerACLUmember

Hmmm...Looks like my sex-offender ex-brother.


39 posted on 03/07/2009 1:59:16 PM PST by redhead (Don't look at ME! I voted for SARAH!)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Those liberal *astards always want to UNITE when they have power. When conservatives are in charge, it's all about disruption.
40 posted on 03/07/2009 2:01:22 PM PST by bannie
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To: humblegunner
Are you a texting teen perhaps?

God forbid! We would not want any young conservatives around here. We might actually win an election.

41 posted on 03/07/2009 2:03:04 PM PST by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Well, note to the sports guy.....

Democrats nearly double Limbaugh’s audience

I was five star flaming 'Rat when I started listening to Limbaugh and surfing the net. Needless to say since I hang out here, I've had an epiphany. Undoubtedly that's what the left is afraid of. More folks taking their brains out of neutral :)

42 posted on 03/07/2009 2:03:38 PM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
If all this blather was true, and Rush is a "loudmouth buffoon"...then WHY, why, is commiebama so afraid of him?

CommieBama had to ask the Republicans on the hill to NOT listen to Rush Limbaugh.

Now, RhamBO is trying to demonize Rush, and at the same time toss in all conservatives. It ain't gonna work, RhamBO.

A slogan that's been around since the 80's..."RUSH IS RIGHT", still applies. The clintons didn't get to him, and they were (I never thought I'd say this) were a hell of a lot smarter than commiebama.

Some advice to CommieBama and his slacker followers: A memorable quote by a Japanese Commander after they struck Pearl Harbor....(paraphrasing)"I think all we have done is wake a sleeping giant."

Rush was just tooling along doing his little daily radio show, when the obamites decided to start the threats and the attacking. In their naiveté, they allowed the audacity of a precocious 12-year-old to lead them to jump astraddle the old bull...but, the bull has jumped back at them.

Following the liberal bent of "unintended consequences", they wound up doubling the bull's audience, and allowing a "lowly radio announcer" to challenge the President of the United States (of Kenya) to a debate on his own policies.

How unheard of is that? Lynn Saternow seems to the singlely piqued by that action; and it might have been an affront to any other president but this one.

The actions of this president have not earned any respect, and by those very actions this socialist-leaning needs to be called out. Who's going to do it? The Republicans won't do it...they're running up and down the aisles of Congress with Chickenman McCain trying to figure out which side to land on.

Oops. I guess that makes Limbaugh THE defacto leader of the True Conservatives of America...the TCA.

So...there you go, Mr. Saternow...you have your answer. Now the next time you and Barney Frank are at a "meeting" you can discuss it at will, you brute you.

The only thing I regret is, now that CommieBama has doubled Rush's audience, hence his salary...we'll never get Rush to run for President...he can't afford the pay cut.

By the way, Mr. Saternow...please reply with your current circulation figures, and salary; we need to compare them to Rush to establish proponderence of influence on Americans.

Oh, and one last word, Mr. Saternow....GRECIAN FORMULA.
43 posted on 03/07/2009 2:03:45 PM PST by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity (bailout) we receive...think about it.)
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To: humblegunner

Oh, you don’t get jokes. What a surprise!


44 posted on 03/07/2009 2:03:46 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: Maumee

EEEE Gads, Lynn is a man, here I thought the column was written by some over wrought woman having a PMS moment.


45 posted on 03/07/2009 2:05:17 PM PST by Maumee (wtw)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

Bless her heart.

I read as far as the sentence containing, “...if you’re a Limbaugh fan, you’re probably thinking” after which she referenced her own name. Since I had not read the name of the author, I had never heard of this person. The “who the heck is that” reaction stopped me cold in my tracks and I lost interest in her Rush bash. lol.


46 posted on 03/07/2009 2:06:37 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: FormerACLUmember; Ogie Oglethorpe

Oops! I blessed her heart and called her a she. lol.

Bless his heart. ; )


47 posted on 03/07/2009 2:09:03 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

Ms Saternow, approximately 240 million Americans did NOT vote for your boy. What makes you think he is uniting anyone?


48 posted on 03/07/2009 2:12:02 PM PST by csmusaret (You can't spell Democrat without R-A-T.)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe

This sounds like the type of guy who would tell others boarding trains for the camps to “Cooperate and we will all get there together.”


49 posted on 03/07/2009 2:12:53 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Ogie Oglethorpe
Loudmouths like Limbaugh not helping to unite nation
And yet you have to ask yourself...who threw the first punch?

I'm reminded of a football game where a referee doesn't see the first punch thrown and the penalty flag is thrown when the second player reacts.
Is the instigator just as responsible in not helping to unite nation and shouldn't they get a penalty flag too?

I guess the Ref needs glasses.

50 posted on 03/07/2009 2:16:17 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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