If you listen to Rush Limbaugh (and gosh, who doesn’t?), then you must think three liberal Senators are in the running for president. He counts McCain. Repeat: he counts McCain as a liberal. Ahh, that Rush, ever the comedian going for the laugh instead of making sense.
You can bet your last dollar that Rush, Ann Coulter and their radio ilk are praying like never before that the Democrats will win in November. Why? Because Obama and Hillary present such target-rich environments. A Democratic victory ensures Rush and Ann can keep their lucrative jobs for at least four more years.
Nobody asked me, but I think a seismic shift has rearranged American politics. Think of the wonder – either a black man or a white woman could be our next president. The Civil Rights movement was not that long ago. We have truly made progress.
Oh sure, people my age still grapple with old stereotypes. But the young people don’t. Just ask an elementary school teacher. They will tell you the kids come to public schools these days without much sense of discrimination in their daily lives, among their playground friends, on television, in the movies, etc.
Racism will always exist. But we have come a long ways in assimilation in this great country. That gives me hope.
And the fact that George W. Bush has less than a year to serve gives me joy. Great joy. Right now, I would accept any of the three “liberal” candidates. Anybody would be better than Bush.
But what I’m looking for is another Great American.