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I could not believe that Mika Brzezinski co-host of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”, was stunned that freshman Democrat Representative from Florida, Alan Grayson said” Don't get sick. If you get sick in America, the Republican healthcare plan is this: die quickly." Why should anyone be surprised at the tone and outrageousness that substitute for debate, these days? Mika was surprised that representative Grayson did not apologize and Mike Barnicle and Representative John Lewis did not seem disturbed by Representative Grayson's remark. Representative Tom Price, R- Georgia, announced Wednesday he will introduce a resolution condemning Grayson for his remarks. The tables have turned.

It was not too long ago, that RNC Chairman Michael Steele was complaining because children sang a song praising President Obama's "great accomplishments" in a video made in a New Jersey elementary school. The chairman said "This is a type of propaganda you would see in Stalin's Russia or Kim Jong Ill's North Korea.” Of course this was breaking news for Fox, Bill O'Reilly , Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. Didn't take long before a source revealed that in 2006 Lara Bush and some school children sang the praises of President Bush ,Congress, and FEMA for their excellent work during Katrina. Will they retract their statements or apologize to the president? Not really they just go onto something else. Perhaps that's why Bernard Goldberg told, Bill O'Reilly that “Sometimes Fox brings on the criticism itself. There are some programs on Fox that are not only not fair balanced - they're commentary shows, they don't have to be - but they brag about how fair and balanced they are. They don't cover rallies and tea parties; they cheerlead rallies and tea parties. And as a journalist I am totally against that. And to that extent the criticism is legitimate. By and large it's not." Fox made ACORN a target and the mainstream media and Congress followed suit, in making sure that this organization will not give future government contracts. They left out Eric Prince and Blackwater, who has ripped off our government for more than ACORN ever has, and they still have an active contract.

George Steponoplus tried to insinuate that president's plan to close Guantánamo Bay in one year, was naïve and not realistic. Defense Secretary Gates said that was not the case, because in Washington you have to set a deadline to get the ball rolling. Meeting that goal in 18 months should not make a difference. Former CIA agent Jack Rice told Ed Schultz, that Gitmo has about 218 detainees and a special section to house low level detainees,until they are deported to other countries. That special sectioned area has a soccer field, nice living quarters, and decent meals, so the thought that all the detainee's are notorious killers is just a myth. Many detainees have not been tried yet, and some cannot be tried because the enhanced interrogation methods were used on them. Their testimony would be useless.

The selective criticism of the Obama administration will continue such a posting, asking if the president should be killed on Facebook or a posting that was pulled by Newsmax that called for a military coup. And Michael Steele had the audacity to call Tom Friedman of the New York Times, a nut job, because he said “Mr. Obama is now having his legitimacy attacked by a concerted campaign from the right fringe. They are using everything from smears that he is a closet “socialist” to calling him a “liar” in the middle of a joint session of Congress to fabricating doubts about his birth in America and whether he is even a citizen. And these attacks are not just coming from the fringe. Now they come from Lou Dobbs on CNN and from members of the House of Representatives.”…. Michael Steele needs to look at his own backyard before he calls a distinguished author and columnist a “nut job.”