This made me want to move to Iowa's 5th district! This is Congressman Steve King questioning Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner. Isn't it rare these days to be really proud of an elected official? Well, I was today! Even if the exchange was only about someone's right to be able to put in a bid to own an NFL team! It really is heartening to see someone stand up for what is true!
I especially liked the quote at the end! I get so angry at times when people accuse Rush of being a racist! I wish people would actually LISTEN to his program instead of letting the media shape their opinions. They would then hear things like this... (From today's program.)
"You know, it really is true, I've always believed in this notion of colorblind. That's why I treat people the way I do. I do not treat people differently based on what their skin color is or what their sexual orientation is, and I assume that most people are intelligent. And maybe I have missed the boat in assuming that everybody else wants a society that's colorblind. And maybe what I'm learning is that there are people out there who say they want a colorblind society in no way mean it. I'm thinking, yeah, it's a good thing, it would be a great objective, so I'm out there living it, and that of course dictates a lot of how I behave, what I say. People are people first, Americans, and then all the other hyphenated things come in to me much later. It's like Jamie Gangel, NBC, "Aren't you overwhelmed with the first black president?" Yeah, it was great, but I got over it in five minutes because his policies matter more to me. I don't see him as a black guy, I see him as the president of the United States. He's got policies here that I really want to fail, and not because of the color of his skin but because of his policies. There are people who want to turn that around and, "It's racism," and I sadly predicted all that would happen, too. "