Mike Gallagher

I just finished reading Frank Rich’s column in the New York Times.

I don’t know why I read his weekly rants against conservatism in the Sunday Times. I mean, I often wonder why liberals who don’t like my radio show, or me keep listening and calling and writing and complaining. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they do. I want to attract as many people as I can to listen to my show and I don’t expect everyone to always agree with me. But if I’m making these misguided libs so angry and upset, why don’t they just turn the dial?

And here I go, reading a GOP-bashing guy like Frank Rich, sending my blood pressure soaring and inevitably causing me to yell at an inanimate object -- a newspaper sitting on my kitchen table.

Maybe I’m just as bad as my critics who hound me. I’ve caught myself watching MSNBC more and more, simply amazed at the nightly hate-fest against millions of Americans who don’t see the world through the granny glasses of Keith Olbermann or any of the other radical liberals who host shows there.

I guess many of us are just prone to see what the other side is up to, maybe to reinforce our own worldviews and feel confident that our ideology is right and theirs is wrong.

In any event, today’s Frank Rich diatribe featured his mortification that a state governor made some proclamation that honored the Confederacy. Rich went on to attempt to connect the dots that the Civil War was all about slavery, that Republicans always try to pretend that slavery had nothing to do with the War Between the States, that the Tea Party Movement features mainly conservatives, and there are very few Blacks participating in the Tea Party Movement. Ah ha! Us Tea Partiers are just a bunch of ignorant, Confederate Battle Flag-loving, gun-toting, Black-hating mouth breathers. That seems to be the conclusion reached by Frank Rich. One just has to put it all together as only a brilliant lib like him can do.

Another Sunday morning ruined by reading Frank Rich.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.