Conservative Columnist Thinks Michael Sam Was Used To Distract Us From Benghazi



Right-wing talk radio host and columnist Steve Deace wrote an article that appeared in the Washington Times’ op-ed section on Monday. The column was about what Deace described as the intolerant left-wing, same-sex lobby. Essentially, Deace’s article was nothing more than bigoted drivel that was aimed at making other like-minded bigots feel good about feeling all yucky and icky about gay people.

However, besides standing up for so-called Christians who have been seeing their attempts to discriminate against gays and lesbians thwarted at every turn lately, Deace also used his column to somehow state that the coming out of Michael Sam, an NFL prospect, was used by the President as a way to distract from the biggest issue facing Americans today —  Benghazi!

Below is an excerpt from Deace’s column:

Those who most sanctimoniously cry “tolerance” in the public square appear to have a zero-tolerance policy for anything other than their own propaganda.

This inconvenient truth has been on display during the NFL’s annual scouting combine, which invites top college prospects to show off their skills in front of every pro football scout on the planet.

Careers are made and broken at this event every year, and given the underwhelming performance of a certain prospect from the University of Missouri, his draft status could be in jeopardy.

Except this isn’t just any pro prospect. This is Michael Sam. The leftist media’s latest contrived attempt to distract the American people from the daily failures of the president who they cover for daily. Mr. Sam generated headlines from shills and wannabes who just couldn’t get enough of the first “openly gay football player.”

Of course, these are the same people that have been trying to kill football the past two years because it’s too dangerous. Now they can’t wait to rally around the rainbow flag. And they wonder why their credibility is about as low as that of Congress.

Not to be outdone, a flailing president who seemingly has no time to give answers to the families of four dead Americans at Benghazi, or the millions he broke a promise to that they could keep their current health insurance if they liked it, couldn’t wait to jump on Mr. Sam’s bandwagon.

You know, you would think this was an article posted by The Onion, but it isn’t. This is an actual column that was published in an actual newspaper. Apparently, Deace thinks that Obama will go out of his way to use anything and anybody to make us all forget about Benghazi. That, somehow, despite numerous committee and sub-committee hearings, and reports, and articles by the New York Times, we still have unanswered questions and need to rehash this event every single day despite it having happened in September 2012.

The rest of the article is just a specious argument about how gay people and leftists are the intolerant ones and that homosexuality is really a lifestyle choice and that gay people are not born that way. He also plays to juvenile fears about straight athletes being forced to shower with gay men like Sam and equating that to women being forced to shower with men. Obviously, with Deace, we are dealing with a real intellect here.

In the end, Deace’s article just goes to show that conservatives in this country have no actual ideas about anything. They are mostly reactionary and only seem to know how to disagree with what they don’t like or understand. They tend to practice moral absolutism. If you don’t agree with their sense of morality, you are wrong. Not only that, you are the intolerant one for not tolerating their own intolerance. Based on their religious or moral beliefs, they should be allowed to treat other people differently and discriminate at will.

In the end, Deace’s article is just the lashing out of a closed minded bigot who is on the wrong side of history and knows it. He sees the winds of change sweeping across the country and regardless of how much he rants and wails about it, marriage equality and gay rights are here to stay. This country is growing more liberal in its views and people like Deace are being left behind. The influence of reactionary conservatism is fading fast.

20 Replies to “Conservative Columnist Thinks Michael Sam Was Used To Distract Us From Benghazi”

  1. I remember that knucklehead on like cable TV. He was a big Hawkeye fan and all…

    Such a shame that he’s fallen so far down the rabbit hole of hatred and shamefulness.

  2. “Deace also used his column to somehow state that the coming out of Michael Sam, an NFL prospect, was used by the President as a way to distract from the biggest issue facing Americans today — Benghazi!”
    Well, sadly, that half-witted theory only works if everyone were as obsessed with TEH GHEYZ! as Deace and his dimwitted followers are. About 225 million Americans didn’t give a hoot about Sam other than to feel happy for him that his dream of playing in the NFL was going to happen for him.

    About the same number of people realize that Benghazi was an unfortunate and tragic event, as were all the similar events (with many more fatalities) during the Bush administrations, and that there is no scandal there.

    But go ahead, Deace, keep yapping and running around in circles, chewing on your own leg and scooting across the carpet.

  3. The Republicans know they need to keep their low information base focused on hating the gay community, and keep them drooling over Benghazi, lest they actually focus on the real stuff. That real stuff is the fleecing of America, and a theocratic fascist agenda. If the GOP didn’t have these shiny objects to dangle in front of their base, they would be finished. P.S. Another shiny object they flash is all the racist rage people like Ted Nugent drums up. Pathetic.

  4. Steve Deace, if you truly believe bollox than get professional help;
    if, as I suspect, you are just preying on the stupidity of the tea party,
    then Get… something else.

  5. “Apparently, Deace thinks…”

    First of all, there isn’t much thinking going on there.

    Second, doesn’t this man have a loved one that can help him…and by help I mean commit him to a mental health facility?

    Or medicate him?

  6. For every Group of collective egoistists arises a voice to speak on their behalf. The answer is not to silence the speakers, but rather to transform hearts and souls.

  7. Steve Deace appears to be a very confused, fear-filled, frustrated, hateful, and delusional man who lives in his own little universe. He is losing his mind because the world is changing around him and he can’t cope, so what does he do? He writes bull stank like this and pretends his right, and that of like-minded persons, to decide what rights gay Americans and others should have should be left solely up to their munificence. What they don’t understand is if freedom is a “God-given right” as they’re wont to claim, this leaves them out of the decision as to whether others have the same rights as they do. Of course, this is too logical for them to grasp. Viewed through the prism of their stated beliefs about the origin of freedom, freedom is not theirs to confer on anyone. This means that their claim that their anti-gay views are based on their religious beliefs is a lie, or that they hate gay persons because they can and use religion to justify it. I’m thinking both are at play.

  8. No Larry…He does NOT bring up any valid points. Remember he’s a Conservative Radio Host! which is code for Ignorant vessel of excrement.

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