Luke Scott: Hasn't He Learned Barack Obama Is Off Limits?

Jesus ShuttlesworthContributor IDecember 9, 2010

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 27:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama watches a college basketball game at Howard University November 27, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama attended the game between Howard University and Oregon State, which is coached by his brother in law Craig Robinson.  (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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The far left police are out in full force once again.

The target this time?

Luke Scott.

He stated his belief regarding Obama's citizenship and has consequently been humiliated by media outlets and fans alike.

While that particular quote may have been wrong (very wrong), his overall theme was correct:

America has changed.

Look at the response to his comments if one needs proof. The good points he made were glossed over by critics who called him a "moron" among other grade school insults. Somebody call Jon Stewart, ASAP!

There is no reason that comments made by a career .268 batter who plays for the Baltimore Orioles should be this important. The message that is being sent is clear: Obama is off-limits. Every person who speaks out against Obama is an idiot. Anyone who says that he does not represent America are instantly labeled as a racist or a member of the Tea Party.

Scott's assertion that America will become a place where thieves and liars roam may be a little far-fetched, but it is at least plausible. The people who might make it that way are those who refuse to have an open dialogue without resorting to childish insults about a person's intellect who, let's be honest, doesn't get paid to think.

Let's look at one aspect of his interview that NO ONE has decided to put a spotlight on:

People no longer stand by their word.

It is the reason that walking into a bank and getting a loan is so difficult. It is the reason banks had to be bailed out. If he feels that Obama is being dishonest, that is his opinion. What he had to say went much further than "Obama wasn't born here." It was more of a critique of his presidency and the state of America as it exists today.

If I may be so bold, I don't care whether or not Barack was born here. I certainly don't care what Luke Scott thinks about Obama's citizenship, either.

I care about sports. I care about what the Crawford signing means for the AL. Why the Colts are in a slump. Whether or not the Lakers will repeat.

So let's get back to that.