PETA Takes On President Obama
The Current Crisis
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is at is again. A few months ago PETA attacked the Vice President for purchasing a puppy from a breeder and not getting a dog from a shelter. For weeks, the news media reported the story. Wolf Blitzer hosted panels on the subject. For weeks, stories about the economy and war were drained out in favor of B roll of Pamela Anderson in a bikini. Right Wing commentators had a field day blasting liberals and associating groups like PETA with President Obama. In short, PETA provided a distraction from the issues that matter.
For those of you who have not heard, President Barack Obama has committed the most grave act of any President in the history of the United States. While conducting an interview with CNBC, President Obama had the audacity to swat away a fly. (wait for gasp) PETA is outraged and is sending the President a letter stating their outrage and bringing attention to this real issue. The economy, the wars and the threat of Iran and North Korea will just have to wait.
Obama Kill Fly Like Ninja
The Swat Heard Around The World
The President was being interviewed on CNBC when a fly began swarming around the President's head. At first the President jokingly told the fly to "get out of here." But the fly was persistent. In a move not seen since The Karate Kid, Obama then swatted at the fly with his bare hand and killed it. Afterwards, Obama looked at the interviewer and calmly said, "Now, where were we." Obama then stated, "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker." After the interview the President pulled out a tissue and picked up the fly carcass and carried it away.
PETA Takes A Stand
PETA immediately put out a statement and has taken a stand against Obama. Despite PETA's pleasure at Obama's voting record as a Senator when it comes to animal rights, PETA now has made President Obama enemy number one.
In a statement, PETA spokesman Bruce Freidrich states, "We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals. We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals." Friedrich concluded that ""swatting a fly on TV indicates he's not perfect and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't." (Associated Press)
Bad PETA, Bad PETA
The country faces real challenges. North Korea is threatening to use nuclear weapons without provocation and without warning. North Korea currently holds two human beings, Euna Lee and Laura Ling hostage and has sentenced them to twelve years hard labor for having the audacity to report about Korean refugees and being somewhere near North Korea's borders. Iran is currently in the midst of a revolution. Brave American soldiers are in danger in Afghanistan and Iraq. Oh, and the economy is still in a shambles although showing some signs of improvement.
Could liberal groups like PETA please shut up. Constantly, liberal groups like PETA come up with these non-issues that take up time on the news and keep the American people learning about real issues. Nobody condones animal abuse, but this was a fly. Nobody likes them, everyone swats them away. And yet now the White House will have to spend man hours dealing with the public outrage of the President acting like any American at a picnic.
Conservative commentators like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reily are licking their chops. They don't have to report on signs that the economy is improving in terms of the new home construction and consumer confidence. They don't have to report on the new regulatory bill. They don't have to comment on healthcare. Now they get to spend a couple days talking about PETA and other liberal groups and how ridiculous they are. They get to talk about non-issues. And because they are talking about it, Wolf Blitzer will have to talk about in the situation room. There will be a five person panel discussing whether a fly should have the same rights as dogs and cats.
Knock it off. See that while you may have good intentions, you are hurting the very person who actually will do something positive for your issues. He killed a fly. Let it be.
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