Monday, March 26, 2012

Rick Kicks Press

Anyone who follows my blog knows that I'm not a supporter of Rick Santorum for President. However, I do agree with his outburst at the press yesterday for the gross distortion they made of his comments concerning Mitt Romney.

The press accused Santorum of stating that Romney was the "worst Republican" in this race. I listened to Santorum's entire speech and he never once made such an accusation. What he accurately stated was "Romney is the worst Republican to go up against Obama" on the issue of Obamacare because the current President's healthcare plan used Romneycare as its foundational blueprint

Santorum is correct in making that case, however, as usual, the press chose only to hear "Romney is the worst Republican." The Senator called the New York Times reporter on it, got tough with him to his face and when the journalist wouldn't back down Santorum told him that whenever he hears his words being distorted or used out of context in order to make a headline he will call the press and media out for their "bullshit." While this won't get my vote on primary day in my State, I salute the Senator for continuing to show the press for what they truly are - biased and wannabe king makers.

Two Lives Ruined Over What?

Treyvor Martin didn't deserve to die the way he did. No one does. But, like most things that happen this too has been blown out of reality.

The media and those (Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson) wishing to cash-in on this political season goldmine have lent their credibility to the innocence of this young man. However, the more we are learning about him and George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, the more this teen appears somewhat culpable and perhaps a troubled soul.

Martin apparently attacked Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watch participant, struck him from behind and bashed his head, repeatedly, into the sidewalk. This is according to eyewitness accounts and an official police report. Zimmerman apparently shot Martin in what he has called "self defense," however, except for his fists, Martin was unarmed at the time

Was this act racially motivated? We may never know for sure. Martin was black and Zimmerman is hispanic. Zimmerman was active in his community, tutoring young children of color with their school studies, as well as being active in his gated community's neighborhood watch. This may be a simple case of an overzealous watcher, he was carrying a firearm; and a 17 year old who became belligerent, which led to physical violence. Again, we may never know all the circumstances of what went down that night.

Zimmerman was wrong, as was Martin, and because human beings, after millions of years on this planet, still can't behave properly, a young man is dead, and another man's life will now be ruined and changed forever for taking a human life.