Friday, March 23, 2012

Randi Rhodes: United For Justice

It's Friday, ya bastids!

More than 8,000 people rallied in support of Trayvon Martin at a park in Sanford, Florida. Many of them were wearing hoodies and carrying Skittles. Fortunately, they were not followed around by 8,000 weirdoes in SUV’s. Meanwhile, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, Jr. has announced that he is stepping down “temporarily.” Temporarily? This guy never seems to get it—and that’s not a good for a chief of police.

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Obamacare. And somehow, we have managed to avoid becoming either Stalinist Russia or Nazi Germany or both, as Fox News warned us would happen. Fox told us that Obamacare would be the end of America as we know it. I guess that was true, if you knew America as a place where children could be denied health insurance for pre-existing conditions, because they can’t be denied now.

Ever since the Romney adviser made his Etch A Sketch comment, sales of the toy have skyrocketed by more than 2,000 percent. And that will be the only beneficial effect Mitt Romney can or will ever have on the economy. Now the people at Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots are trying to find a way to get the Romney campaign to make some kind of gaffe involving their product. Actually, Mitt Romney could kick-start the entire economy if he could find a way to make the sales of one product soar for every gaffe he commits.

Karl Rove wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he said that President Obama’s killing of Osama bin Laden was no big deal. Well, it was a much bigger deal than George Bush could arrange. Rove “proves” his point with a quote from Bill Clinton. But since Rove’s point is wrong, he has to do it with a totally misleading quote from Bill Clinton. Rove quotes Bill Clinton in Obama’s campaign film as saying of the bin Laden decision “that’s the call I would have made.” What Clinton actually says is “I hope that’s the call I would have made.” Bill Clinton, you’ve just been “Shirley Sherrod-ed!” It’s nice to know that, even if Andrew Breitbart is gone, his tactics still live on in people like Karl Rove.

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Earlier today President Obama commented on the Trayvon Martin killing. "If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon..."

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