There’s a lot President Obama has done that I agree with. There’s also quite a few things I disagree with, but this one takes the cake. I just read a story on Yahoo.com that President Obama called Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate him for signing Mike Vick. The president just managed to lose all the good will I had for him with one phone call. I was so proud of him for putting the working people’s well being ahead of political gain. I really do think he has terrible advisers and apparently awful instincts. As an animal lover I’m honestly not sure I can vote for him in 2012.
I’m pretty sure this tops my displeasure with how the White House handled the Shirley Sherrod situation or the government’s handling (or not handling) of the BP oil spill. Really. I’m speechless. I’ve got nothing. The country is going to hell in a handbasket and the president has time to call Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate him for signing a dog killer. I’m appalled and disappointed. I’m infuriated. The article surmises that by endorsing Vick President Obama wraps up the votes of PA Eagles fans in the 2012 election. If he truthfully is using his endorsement of a dog killer as a political move he really does need to fire his advisers and West Wing staff because for all the PA Eagles fans there are tens of thousands more animal lovers throughout the country who are going to be quite unhappy with this ridiculous decision.
Now wait. Before you crucify me for hating on Vick and before you tell me that he served his time and ask who am I to deny him a second chance. I do think he deserves a second chance. but I do not believe he’s due he luxury and glory of being in the NFL. Oh and before you start telling me about Ben Rothlisberger or any of the other scumbags currently playing in the NFL, I say two things, 1. Two wrongs don’t make a right and 2. They don’t deserve to play in the NFL either.
C’mon let’s all be adults here. Let’s all be honest with each other. Jeffrey Lurie did not sign Mike Vick to the Eagles as a noble endeavor. You all know that as well as I do. If Vick were some second string hack Lurie would not have plucked him from a life of obscurity to be quarterback for his NFL team. Vick would still be working construction were he not a good athlete who could be gotten on the cheap. Lurie’s no more a saint that Vick is reformed.
It honestly makes me sick to my stomach that this vile human being made a few touch downs and is suddenly revered. Well I can’t change your mind nor that of the press or the die hard Eagles fans or apparently even Barrack Obama. I can however decide not to buy any Eagles merchandise or tickets. I can also decide never to patronize the car dealership he does commercials for and I can decide that a commander in chief who feels Jeffrey Lurie is worthy of commendation for signing a dog killer is not worthy of my vote.