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Moron Luke Scott’s Controversial Comments About Obama…Er, I Mean ‘More On’

Now calm down, all you tea partiers, birthers, Luke Scott defenders and assorted right wingers: it was a simple mistake. I was not calling Luke Scott a moron. It was a simple typographical error. What’s that? Haven’t I ever heard of a backspace button? Well, of course I have, but like many of you folks I am addressing here, censorship, even when done to oneself, is never an acceptable modus operandi, no matter the situation.

Anyhoo, Orioles designated hitter Luke Scott is refusing to back down, and by defending himself, is in fact fanning the flames of the PoFloWa he has ignited due to his controversial comments regarding President Obama, even after the Orioles organization issued a statement in an attempt to distance the team from his views. How is he defending himself, you ask? Invoking the First Amendment, of course (via The Baltimore Sun):

“We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don’t have to agree with one another on our opinions,” Scott told The Sun on Wednesday. “Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character.”

God, country, integrity and character. Now if that isn’t a slogan that would look perfect on a bumper sticker…

Scott continued:

Scott, who has received national attention in the past for his ardent defense of an individual’s right to bear arms, added that he has “always been the type of person where you know where I stand. I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it.”

I would like to stress here that everything Scott has said is indeed well within his rights and whether you agree with his views or not, Scott should be free to articulate them to anyone who wants to listen, something Orioles GM Andy MacPhail completely agrees with, save for one caveat:

“This is a country that allows free speech for all, no matter how goofy you might think their free speech is,” MacPhail said. “We would prefer that when he speaks as a baseball player at the winter meetings, and in some respect in representing the Orioles, that he would confine his remarks to baseball and whatever his opinion is there. He didn’t, but I don’t know that that is a fineable offense.”

Nope. Not fineable. But I can see MacPhail’s point as well. Man, I’m not sure what to think about this one. I wish the socialist, left wing media would tell me what to think.

O’s Scott stands by remarks on Obama [The Baltimore Sun]