Praise click of the day goes to Max Read. Including his name and a quote from our beloved Speaker of the house John Boehner, Max Reed, Gawker blogger, honorably used 213 words and irony laced bloggard-fu to highlight the truth behind Barry’s birth certificate, the promise of American democracy and the freedom of speech.
In the first paragraph Mr. Read provides an impish wink and nod to the landslide victories of the Tea Party in the November elections, air quote emphasis of conservative values and a restatement of the fundamental rights afforded every constitution loving legal citizen. He deftly includes a warning of the institutions that threaten these values.
One of the fundamental freedoms guaranteed to us in the constitution is the freedom to think whatever the hell we want, about anything. It’s constantly under attack, from teachers, and schools, and so-called “facts,” but at least one politician still believes in it.
Mr. Read continues with a nimble illustration of how the liver lipped liberal media mocks the will of “we the people” and allows the words of Mr. Boehner to deliver the smack down.
House Speaker John Boehner says Americans have a right to think what they want to think, even when they’re wrong about President Barack Obama’s citizenship and his religion…
When the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” asked Boehner whether he, as speaker of the House, had a responsibility to “stand up to that kind of ignorance,” Boehner told David Gregory: “It’s not my job to tell the American people what to think. Our job in Washington is to listen to the American people.”
When most would just stop at 128 words, Mr. Read takes the gentle reader to the precipice of journalistic integrity on the wings of the liberal media’s post-Tucson civility with a flowchart of hive-mind-thinking and a whip-crack snappy ending.
Now, some people might say that Boehner refuses to condemn that kind of ignorance about Obama’s background because it energizes his party’s base. Some people might say that ambiguous phrasing about Obama’s religion—like “The president says he’s a Christian. I accept him at his word.”—actually encourages the belief that he’s a Muslim. But it’s not John Boehner’s job to tell Americans what to think! It’s not his job to tell us anything! In fact, John Boehner should just shut his mouth, forever.
Clearly Max Read is “jacked” in to the most intimate thoughts and preferences of some people and is blessed with the task of honor guard for preservation of individual independent thought and discourse. Because as Americans we may never all agree, but all will defend the right to disagree. Well done, Max, well done. Praising and clicking for you.