Pots, Kettles, Obama and Guantanamo Bay

One thing is certain- as horrible as the political commentary on Fox News may be, I am nonetheless grateful for it.

… In my own way.

It keeps me from getting writers’ block, and there’s somethin’ to be said for that!

On the heels of today’s news that President Obama has issued an executive order to shut down Guantanamo Bay (within a year) comes this headline as part of the most recent Fox Forum:

YOU DECIDE: Would You Want Terrorists In Your Back Yard?

Seriously.

Do they think they’ll actually get some viewer responses in the affirmative?

Oh yes! PLEASE put terrorists in my backyard!

Signed,

Nutty Nancy from Nantucket

No seriously.

I’m wondering if the powers that be over at Faux News honestly believe we are stupid enough to think this particular headline is an actual example of what they claim to be “Fair and Balanced” coverage?

Huh.

Anyway…

Moving on.

Obviously, there is some speculation that with the closing of Gitmo, some of the prisoners may be housed in the U.S.

This is because  no other country is currently willing to take them.

Representative Murtha (D) has offered to house some of the detainees in his congressional district, should Gitmo actually close its doors.

Clearly this upsets a whole lotta people.

In reading some of the comments on this, I am dumbfounded.

Absolutely dumbfounded.

Many conservative Obama-haters are screaming that the shutting down of Gitmo is a horrific idea… and that the only thing worse than shutting it down would be housing the detainees in this country.

LIBERALS HATE EVERYTHING AMERICA STANDS FOR. CAN AMERICA MAKE IT THROUGH THE NEXT 4 YEARS WITH A PRESIDENT WHO APPARENTLY MADE GOOD ON LETTING THESE TERRORISTS GO. WHAT TERRORIST GROUP DID HE DO THIS FOR AND HOW MUCH MONEY DID HIS CAMPAIGN RECIEVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

Yeah. That’s an actual comment.

Ok folks.

Pay attention, as this here’s a news flash for ya:

McCain was going to do the same thing.

Yeah.

He really was.

His plan even included housing the detainees at Ft. Leavenworth.

Gasp!!

That’s Kansas, for those of y’all who didn’t know.

How’s that for terrorists in your fuckin’ back yard?

Amazing how that works.

When the old-as-dirt white guy wants to do it, he’s a hero… we’re supposed to support him…

… But when the young black guy actually makes it happen, suddenly…

It’s a shitty idea.

So…

Would you say these hypocrites people are the pot or the kettle?

And yeah- Obama is black.

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5 thoughts on “Pots, Kettles, Obama and Guantanamo Bay

    1. Hey coffee-

      You are so right- closing Gitmo has been a long time coming! Let’s hope the partisan b.s. machine doesn’t stand in the way!

      Thanks for weighin’ in…

  1. Anyone who posts an all-caps comment – anywhere online, I don’t care – is a dumbass. There is no surer way to square your hips, address the world and declare: I Am Thirteen.

    Say, what’s that? You’re forty-five? Then learn to type, turkey! And get a less moronic opinion while you’re at it.

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