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LIBERALS ON ALAN COLMES

Fox Cable News personality, Alan Colmes, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 after a brief illness. Alan will best be remembered as the liberal side of popular Fox News program, Hannity & Colmes which aired from 1996 to 2009.

Source: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Source: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Hannity &Colmes, along with The O’Reilly Factor were the first two shows I watched on FNC after my cable provider began offering FNC in late 2000. I was attracted to Hannity & Colmes because both sides were presented. I was just as much the conservative in 2000 as I am now. Alan was likable, but always wrong and it was obvious that the show was geared so that the conservative, Sean Hannity always got the upper hand. I always surmised that Alan was paid lots of money for that.

On the day that Alan passed away, I was out, and didn’t learn of his untimely death until late afternoon. I teared up. And it just so happened that I was thinking about Alan a few days before his death and wondered if there would ever be a chance that he and Sean would get together again.

That evening, I watched some of the tributes to Alan from a few the Fox News personalities. Even though most of these folks are conservative, you could tell that they were genuinely saddened by Alan’s death. Because Sean Hannity was at CPAC, Kimberly Guilfoyle was sitting in for him on Hannity. At the end of the show, Sean called in to talk about Alan. You could tell that he was in tears. Despite their political differences, the two were friends.

Of course, I couldn’t help but wonder what other liberals would say about Alan’s death. I had heard that many didn’t like him because he worked for Fox News. And while I couldn’t find anything after a few minutes of googling, I seem to remember that former President Barack Obama once chastised Alan because he worked for Fox News.  One of things I recall Sean mentioning is his on-air tribute to Alan was that Alan loved the Fox News, and I do remember Alan taking up for FNC when others would besmirch the network.

While I posted from the Wing Nut Gal Facebook page a blurb extending my sympathies to Alan’s family and shared it with my person FB friends, I do not remember seeing any liberal FB friends posting anything about Alan. Though, one liberal FB friend like my post.

Slate.com, the afternoon of Alan’s death posted an article entitled, Alan Colmes, Buffoon and Patsy, was Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling. What a hateful title! Just another reason why liberals are the real haters in this country.

The article first dissed those on FNC who paid tribute to Alan, indicating that they were believable because “Colmes was the most absurd, useless, and mocked television personality in America for many years, precisely because he was nice.” Slate further indicated that not only was Alan a buffoon and a patsy, he played the role to perfection. As if the above wasn’t enough to demonstrate hate, Slate went on to describe the Hannity & Colmes show as a dreadful, morally bankrupt, Foxified version of Crossfire (a CNN show), that ran for a dozen years and birthed the even more dreadful and morally bankrupt Hannity. Slate also described Hannity & Colmes, as racist, homophobic, and Islamophobic.

While it was obvious that Alan was to often “stand down” and let Sean get in the last word, the words Slate used to describe Alan’s role on the show were egregiously over the line. Patsy, buffoon? Not hardly.

Alan’s leaving Hannity & Colmes coincided with the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January, 2009. FNC indicated that Alan wanted to do more with his radio show, and Sean was given his own show. Alan continued to do guest appearances, more notable appearing with sister-in-law, Monica Crowley, on Bill O’Reilly’s, “Barack and a Hard Place” segment. Slate indicated that this was a demotion. That’s unknown.

Slate went on to indicate that Alan made liberals look dumb, and to millions of Americans, Alan Colmes was liberalism. Alan certainly didn’t make liberals look dumb. Though, in my opinion, Alan made liberals look nice when the left-leaning media outlets were making liberals look not so nice. Alan was a top-notch example of a liberal and liberalism. Isaac Chotiner, the author of this piece did say that Alan was not a complete moron because he was smart enough to know he was being used, but took the money that his services demanded.

Chotiner ended the article by saying that we can mourn the fact that Alan won’t be around to watch the political era that he, as an important cog in the Fox News machine, helped to usher in, but the rest of us have no choice. Could Chotiner possibly be partially blaming Alan Colmes for Hillary’s defeat and Donald Trump’s victory?

While I have heard no liberals other than the ones on FNC, and there are liberals who work for FNC, comment on Alan Colmes’ death, the article that is the subject of this post exudes more hate for Alan, now that he’s no longer with us, than I can fathom.

Alan, you deserve better from your fellow liberals. Rest in Peace.

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DETERIORATING RACE RELATIONS UNDER OBAMA

Are there deteriorating race relations under the current president? Absolutely! And who’s to blame? The current president, the current administration, and “the left” in general.

Obama to blame for deteriorating race relations.

Deteriorating race relations in America are this man’s fault!

I’m reviewing an article on aol.com discussing how racist commenters on Fox Cable News attacked Malia Obama after the cable news network ran an article indicating that she would be attending Harvard University after taking a year off from her studies following high school graduation. After the unacceptable comments appeared, FNC did remove the comment section of that article.

Of course, the “tolerant left” is going to call all those who watch Fox News every bad name they can possibly think up. Racist, bigoted, ignorant, low-life, etc. But before I can form an opinion and give my two cents worth, I need to know how many comments were made before FNC removed the comment section and how many of those comments were inappropriate. While the “tolerant left” doesn’t care about facts and statistics, I do.

Remember when former president Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with brain cancer? Fox News ran an article about the diagnosis on its Facebook site. Then, numerous far left websites published articles regarding the hateful vitriolic comments made by those horrible Fox News followers. Well, I found the article. There were approximately 2,000 comments. I took the time to skim about 1,000 of those comments and found only six that were inappropriate. Furthermore, numerous replies were made to those inappropriate comments telling the commenters that they were out of line. Did the “tolerant left” lie? Not really because there were some inappropriate comments. But to accuse those who watch FNC and follow their website and Facebook sites unflattering names is just wrong.

Having said the above, I am noticing more use of the “N” word and other unflattering words when racial issues are being discussed. Why is this when during the Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2 administrations, race relations in the U.S. seemed to be optimal? It’s the democrats aka the “tolerant left.” In order to garner votes for their candidates, the left preys upon blacks and other minorities, telling them that they are still considered second class citizens and haven’t reached their full potential even though it’s been a half century since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. And why haven’t they reached their full potential? It’s because of “whitey.” The white establishment, particularly white conservatives, have kept you down because they are all prejudice. They don’t like people of color so they won’t allow you to succeed.

Race relations have certainly deteriorated since Barak Obama has taken office. Of course, the left will tell you that it’s because the whites, particularly the Republicans are prejudice and can’t stand the thought of having a black president. Well, that’s just BS and the left knows it. Besides the current president of the United States is half white. Want to make a black Democrat mad? Point out to them that you (if you’re white) have the same in common with the president with respect to ethnicity as they do. Black democrats don’t like to hear that.

Barak Obama and the “tolerant left” are 100% to blame for deteriorating race relations in the United States! Barak Obama injects race into everything he possibly can. And even though he’s half white, he always takes the side of the black person or persons, the facts of the situation be damned. And that shouldn’t be surprising to anyone because Democrats don’t care about facts or statistics. All they seem to be able to do is get emotional and accuse Republicans of hating minorities, hating the poor, and hating the current president because he’s black (excuse me, he’s half black).

Barak Obama is constantly denigrating Republicans and blaming them for everything that has gone wrong during his time as president. When, in fact, it’s his own policies and political philosophies that have caused things to do so wrong in this country since his inauguration. Furthermore, anything that the left deems as racist, even though it may not be remotely related to race, is now considered racism. When this president was elected, I fully anticipated that those who didn’t agree with him on the issues and didn’t fall in lockstep with his policies would be considered racist. However, I didn’t anticipate that if you cheered for the Denver Broncos with white quarterback Peyton Manning to beat the Carolina Panthers with black quarterback Cam Newton, you would be considered a racist.

People are fed up with this constant talk of race and ethnicity a half century after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. People are also fed up with those who get their feelings hurt and demand that a safe space be provided to them when they hear something they don’t particularly like. And “safe spaces?” What a crock!

Then there are the demands that all references to the Civil War be removed and erased from history, including the renaming of buildings that were named after Confederate heroes. Also, we can’t teach our children how this great nation was founded because many of the founding fathers owned slaves. This has led to many young people supporting Communist Bernie Sanders for president. And while I have been accused of racism because I don’t eat turnip greens and collards, a young white guy was assaulted by a black female because he wore his hair in dreadlocks.

What is it people, what do you want? I don’t think you know what you want. You’re told by your minority leaders that the Republicans are all prejudice against you when a Republican holds the office of the presidency, even though race relations are always much better when a Republican is president. Then when a Democrat holds the office of the presidency, you’re told by your minority leaders that the reason the Democrat president can’t get you the things you want because of those racist Republicans.

To all minorities out there, as long as you listen to the current president or anyone from the “tolerant left,” you’re will stay frustrated and spend more time bellyaching as to why you’re not achieving. Instead, become an individual and get out there and work for what you want to achieve.

This nation is in bad shape, very bad shape. Race relations, among other things, have been deteriorating to the point that it may take several decades to restore them to where they were before Barak Obama assumed the office of the presidency. Many folks, including me, have individually worked on making race irrelevant except for maybe identification purposes. And it saddens me greatly that one, Barak Obama, and his liberal henchmen have destroyed our work in 7-1/2 years.

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