COME ON, NEAL BOORTZ.....I cannot believe what I just heard Neal Boortz, the "Libertarian" commentator on WSB-750 AM Radio, say.
(The Libertarian Party has not allowed him to appear at any of their official events for years now, because they belive he has become a mouthpiece for the Republican Party).
Full disclosure:I agree with Neal on only two things: I believe the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership should be upheld, and I believe in completely fair and equal treatment for all persons, including us LGBTQ people(Yes, Neal supports rights for gays!).
But what he said a moment ago is so sickening, I actually do not want to have to type up the words he used, but feel I must, in order to expose this man as what can only be described as a racist.
He is too educated to not know better than to interact in such a cavalier and incredibly hurtful way, in the following exchange at the noon hour, Friday, October 31st, 2008, a few moments ago, with Jamie Dupree, his Washington DC correspondent.
While discussing Senator Obama(who Neal continually rails against--I listen to Neal's show once or twice a week, to hear the "other" side, so I know what's going on in the minds of the numbed masses who vote exactly as Neal Boortz tells them to)Neal actually said, in discussing the huge amounts of money raised for Obama, and his airing more commercials--Neal said "[In new commercials] they should show Obama walking down the street, holding people at gunpoint demanding their money." He was cut off by Jamie Dupree, who quickly said "You're going to be taken off the air."
Neal, without once appearing to realize the gravity of what he'd just said, replied, "Well, it wouldn't be the first time I've been taken off the air...."
Jamie Dupree wisely changed the subject, but it is incredible to me that a man who absolutely knows better, could say such a shameful thing. And please, Neal, I don't want to hear how you're merely discussing his economic policies, or his tax-policy, or whatever it is you are currently complaining about. The truth is, you knew that conjuring an image of this biracial candidate who many see as a man they feel threatened by--because he identifies as a Black American, because there still exists such tremendous racial division, and distrust--you knew you could say that, and maybe, just like McCain/Palin's scare tactics which have been repeatedly tried in the final months of this campaign, maybe it'll stick. HOW DARE YOU?
For the sake of human decency, I demand an apology--to Senator Obama, and the entire Obama campaign. Apologize to the listeners who unfortunately--agree with you--as you will cause racial hatred to start bubbling up(it does not take much to give people an excuse to hate each other, or to blame each other). As for those of us who DON'T agree with you: you were lucky to have us "check in" with your conservative, outdated modality for living. You have insulted us.
Do what you swear you live by, Neal--be a man, and APOLOGIZE! Take responsibility--the thing you continually say no one in this country does anymore--take responsibility for your actions, right here, right now. Because you're not getting away with this. Not this time.
And us Obama supporters? We'll be okay. In fact, we're going to be great. We will win, and we will prevail. Yes we will.
WON'T YOU HELP ME, KIDS, IN PROTESTING AGAINST NEAL BOORTZ?
DEMAND AN APOLOGY, OR SANCTION HIM FROM THE AIRWAVES!!!
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