That Time Liberals Cared More About an NFL Team's Nickname than Millions of Dead Babies

Steve Deace
By Steve Deace | November 7, 2013 | 3:16 PM EST

You're out for a walk in your neighborhood, when all of a sudden you hear a car slam on its brakes and what sounds like a crash. You rush to see if everyone is okay. Sadly, you see what looks like a little girl lying in the street. Her life hangs in the balance after she was hit by a car.

You pull out your mobile phone to call 9-1-1 when suddenly you're distracted by the Confederate flag bumper sticker on the car that hit her. It's the 21st century for Pete's sake you, think to yourself. Who in their right mind is still holding on to that losing argument?

Meanwhile, a child's life still hangs in the balance.

I just can't believe someone would drive around with a symbol that is so offensive, you think to yourself. Does this person even live around here? I can't believe we would have racists like this in our own neighborhood.

Meanwhile, a child's life still hangs in the balance.

Just imagine how harmed people might be if they saw that Confederate flag and all it stands for you go on thinking to yourself. What kind of message does this send to our children?

Meanwhile, a child's life still hangs in the balance.

Finally, the driver of the car that hit her emerges from the wreckage to ask if you know CPR to help the little girl he hit, and if he can borrow your phone to call 9-1-1. You proceed to lecture the driver about having his cultural insensitivity on display via his Confederate flag.

"Lady, are you for real," he replies. "That Confederate flag is the old logo for the University of Mississippi, where I went to college 20 years ago. Are you going to help me save this little girl or not?"

Lest you think the above scenario is far-fetched, it's playing out in news media outlets all over the country. Including at USA Today, where columnist Christine Brennan wrote she's going to stop referring to the Washington Redskins by their team nickname because "it's racist."

"It's the right thing to do," Brennan wrote back in September.

It's tough to argue against the notion the "Redskins" moniker is a racist caricature, and I say that as one of the least politically-correct nationally-syndicated talk show hosts in the country. But it's also difficult to take liberals seriously on this issue when they lack moral consistency on the subject of human worth and dignity.

And I'm not alone in that thinking.

Earlier this year an Associated Press poll found only 11% of Americans think the Redskins logo should be changed. I'm sure at least some of that stems from the fact most Americans probably think we have much bigger fish to fry.

But I'm also sure some of it stems from the fact those pushing this are often guilty of selective outrage. I don't recall Christine Brennan, or many of her anti-Redskins brethren for that matter, coming to the defense of people like me who are crassly called "teabaggers" on national television because we disagree with the policies of a president whose approval rating is currently at an all-time low. Did Christine Brennan or any of her anti-Redskins brethren speak up when comedian Bill Maher publicly joked about Sarah Palin's special needs son?

Furthermore, what would you call a person who cares more about the logo on a football uniform than the deaths of 4,000 innocent children per day? Today 4,000 babies will be killed before they're born. 4,000 more babies will be killed the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that. This infanticide has been going on for 40 years.

And while we're on the topic of race, about 35% of those dead babies will be black, even though African-Americans represent only 13% of the population. If minorities were targeted for extinction by any other means, the Left would call that what it is-a racist genocide.

Meanwhile, while the lives of these unborn children hang in the balance, some on the Left prefer to argue about a logo on a football uniform.