Thursday, August 4, 2011


My letter to Rush Limbaugh: Would you consider toning down the name-calling? On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, you aired the audio of President Obama's speech hailing the debt ceiling deal. As the president spoke, you interjected the word "Jackass". That took even me, a Rush listener since the early 90s, by surprise. Does this kind of language really help promote conservatism? We conservatives will never convince black voters or liberals of the superiority of our ideas when we so recklessly reinforce the stereotype that we're mean-spirited, bigoted, racist, and so cavalier in our disdain for the nation's first (self-described) black president. The black voters who hear you and others use these kind of unnecessary and cruel invectives simply become more entrenched in their anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-white positions and suspicions. It only intensifies their resolve to support the man -- even defend the man -- when that perception is reinforced by insulting comments from leading conservative commentators like yourself.

Rush, c'mon..."Jackass"? Crude, pointless, condescending and...yes, mean. Let's focus on the man's policies, and not his person. It would be awfully big of you to apologize on air for using that word to describe the President of the United States.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


January 22, 2011

Dear President Obama:

Perhaps you will find it in your heart to address the greatest civil rights violation since American slavery: the mass murder of unborn children. It pains me to see you uphold a practice that is snuffing out the lives of millions of children. What's more, the disproportionate amount of black children being aborted should concern you: 40 per cent of all abortions are performed on a people that make up only 13% of the population. As a black American, I find these statistics alarming.

WHY, WHY, WHY do you consider an unwanted pregnancy as being "punished with a baby"? Is your partnership with Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion provider, THAT strong, sir, that you will fight to preserve a practice that is so inhumane and barbaric? Your policies have never shown the slightest sentiment or empathy for the plight of the unborn. Have you ever once publicly decried the suffering and death of mothers involved in legal abortions, or the macabre practice of abortion "doctors" killing late-term babies and even infants born alive.

Many Christians are praying that you -- a fellow Christian, will reconsider and somehow be moved to change your heart and mind to protect these precious innocents. It is a human rights issue because unborn babies ARE human. It's a civil rights issue because the rights of our most vulnerable and helpless citizens are being trampled upon as they are stabbed, sliced and diced, and suctioned out of the womb -- mostly because of our greed and selfishness.

In the spirit of history's advocates for the emancipation of black people, I pray that you use your office to give the unborn their rightful place as HUMAN, as CITIZENS, as AMERICANS: Please extend human and civil rights to those who have no voice -- America's unborn children.


Murdock Gibbs