Obama and Baseball


The First Family planting seeds of democracy.

To those who would disparage President Obama’s comportment (or even just presence) at the historic baseball game in Cuba yesterday, might I suggest there is, perhaps, no greater expression of American freedom, liberty, and values, than the simple joy of a baseball game?

What better way to flip the bird to those who would destroy our way of life than to take a moment to say: Nope, not afraid of you, not gonna let you own this — or any — day!

At first I thought maybe there was a point to be made regarding his comportment. Was the wave necessary? How dare he enjoy himself so much!

But what better response to horror and tragedy is there but joy and love?

And, oh, by the way: Not so much just a “baseball game” as planting the seeds of freedom and democracy with our neighbors. What you might call the opposite of terrorism, so nah-nah-nah-nah-nah.

After all, baseball is one of those things you can be “as American as!”

About Wyrd Smythe

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3 responses to “Obama and Baseball

  • Wyrd Smythe

    And by the way (#2): The idea of winning at all costs — especially when you are willing to sacrifice your values — is exactly what the terrorists do.

    It’s a big part of what makes them terrorists!.

  • ~ Sadie ~

    I agree . . .
    I learned a long time ago, the media attempts (often successfully) to have us focus on things that don’t matter, in an attempt to keep us from focusing on things that do . . .
    And some people will hate this president no matter what he does. He could die while saving a dozen children from a burning church, and there would be those that would find fault with his actions in some form or fashion. It’s truly sad . . .

    • Wyrd Smythe

      Yeah, that unreasoning hatred is a problem for Hillary Clinton, too. Many just can’t let Benghazi or the emails thing go. Funny how many who hate her “dishonesty” overlook much worse in their own candidate (yes, I’m talking about you, nearly every Republican candidate ever, especially You-Know-Who).

      The thing about the media these days is that they sell a product that isn’t really news anymore. It has some news as an ingredient, but it’s evolved into its own product — one based on conflict and fear and noise and melodrama. Per an old statement, “If it bleeds, it leads,” and that mentality has gotten worse.

      The phrase I wish the MSM would adopt is: What Would Edward R. Murrow Do?

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