This doesn’t deserve more than a few lines.
During this mornings “sudden” press conference President Obama said that individuals should be judged on their accomplishments not their sexual orientation.
Good so far.
President Obama then went on to say that Jason Collins was a “Hero” for openly declaring he is a homosexual.
This is where we part ways in regard to intellectual consistency.
Being Homosexual is not an achievement. It is no more a “goal reached” than being heterosexual. He did not “overcome” being a heterosexual… nor did he spend years training for this day. It’s no different from ones skin color, height, hair color or parents. You had nothing to do with it. It’s not an achievement, it simply is.
President Obama might have said Jason Collins was “brave” for coming out considering the apparent anti-gay sentiment which we are finding out permeates Professional Sports… (The only aspect of this story I find mildly interesting, as I was unaware of the level of disdain held by some.) but “Hero” is a bit much. Declaring oneself “gay” is nothing new. Frankly, it’s the “declaring” that is obnoxious. When a person comes “out of the closet” there should be no one in the room to see it… in other words, no one should care.
Assigning “Hero” status to an individual due to something he had nothing to do with is disgusting. There was no “choice” in the matter for Jason. If there was “choice” involved… and deciding to be homosexual was somehow an extremely difficult choice to make and by doing so elevated him to role model status then I will stand corrected. Do we assign “Hero” status because one is born a Man? Woman? Black? Chinese? In New York? In Wichita? On a Sunday? At noon standard time? These are all things you have no choice in.
I have mentioned before that intellectual consistency must be suspended in order to subscribe to Liberal agenda items. This is yet another example.
President Obama is losing his friends. He is losing his power. He is panicking as he watches the potency of his Presidency wane quickly into his second term. This pandering is just a symptom of the greater disease.
I’m sure Jason is a fine person. I will judge his ultimate status by his accomplishments on and off the court… not by who he chooses to sleep with.
Can we move on now?
We all have more important issues at hand.
The Left has a country to destroy…
The rest of us have a country to save.
Jason Collin’s sexuality has nothing to do with saving this country, any more than mine does.
So let’s talk about the same Press Conference where President Obama once again laments the existence of Guantanamo Prison. His prison. His prison he has not closed yet. His prison he promised to close his first day in office which supposedly led many people to vote for him. His prison he yet again “wishes” were closed but failed to do so immediately after this stupid press conference. He is the Commander-in-Chief who is in control of this prison he hates so much.
Or… let’s talk about the use fo chemical weapons in Syria… or the complete abandonment of our diplomats in Benghazi who were left to die… or the sky rocketing costs of Obama Care… or Radical Islamic Terror on our shores…