On radio today, Glenn lamented how political correctness has ruined what was already a ridiculous feature, the TIME Person of the Year issue. Now it’s never an actual single person, it’s always a particular group. Glenn had a couple nominations of his own - Constitutional Lawyer Jonathan Turley was one and perhaps more surprisingly, Michael Brown was the other.
"If you look at Michael Brown, I think that he is a candidate for person of the year because he has dominated the news. His act of illegal activity in the first place is being excused. And that's where society is going. He then turned on a cop. Threatened a cop. Was in a scuffle with a cop. Gets killed. Nobody pays attention. Because of him, we now have protests, but we also know that there were African-Americans that came up to the grand jury to testify, but those African-Americans were too afraid of their own community. Just about every story you need to tell in America can be told with the Michael Brown story," Glenn explained.
"You tell the Michael Brown story, and depending on how you tell it, on what part you focus on, you know, you can tell the lies that America is the most racist place in the world."
Pat made a strong case for Jonathan Turley, the lawyer for the Republicans in their suit against President Obama which claims Obamacare is being implemented illegally. The catch? He's a self-proclaimed liberal.
Pat explained, "How about Jonathan Turley? A constitutional lawyer. A guy who voted for Obama. But a man who puts the Constitution above partisan politics and is now the lead attorney for Republicans in their suit against the president right now because of his unconstitutional activities. So he's a guy who respects the Constitution, defends the Constitution. There aren't very me of those who will put all of that ahead of politics."
More nominations came in from callers during the show.
"My recommendation for person of the year is somebody that's a real renaissance man and a real warrior. He goes -- a lot of his work is done under the covers. But the biggest thing that he's done for us as a nation is that he's sat at the gates and looked Ebola in the face and said no. Those Ebola doctors, they answer to him."
"And my nomination for person of the year would be Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel. What he did is very, very bold and shows great character. And it's hard to be a leader in these times. And, you know, he should be really recognized for what he did and still standing up and standing alone as a lone wolf against Hamas and pretty much the whole Middle East, as everyone else in the world has abandoned him."
"Yes, I think Barack Obama should be listed because he's got Putin talking to himself. He just can't believe that he got man of the year because Obama has destroyed the country by destroying our Constitution and Putin couldn't get it done."
"I'd like to nominate Dave Barton for his work in Common Core. Because if we lose our kids, we lose everything."
"He was one of the operatives in Benghazi. He's one of the three that has written the book, Thirteen Hours. He's the most outspoken. It seems the more they throw at him, the more he stands firm. And he says, oh, no. This is what happened."
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