CALL MY PRESIDENT A “COWBOY”
It used to tick me off when the Muslim
detractors in the Middle East, or the Socialist detractors in Europe, Hollywood,
and other cesspools of America called my president a cowboy, but the more I
think about, the more glad I am that he is.
When I was a kid, cowboys were my heroes.
Well, I mean the ones in the white hats; the black hats were the bad guys. There
was Tom Mix, Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown, Hopalong Cassidy, Red Ryder, Gary
Cooper, Roy Rogers, Marshal Matt Dillon, and others. Personally, I think Roy
Rogers could beat em all up, and then sing a song afterward to his girl friend.
He was my favorite.
What were common attributes of these legendary
cowboys? Here are a few:
They were never looking for trouble, but when it came, they faced it with
They were always on the side of right.
They defended good people against bad people.
They had high morals.
They had good manners.
They were honest. They spoke their minds and spoke the truth, regardless
of what people thought or “political correctness”, which no one had ever
heard of back then.
They were a beacon of integrity in the wild, wild West.
They were respected. When they walked into a saloon, where they usually
drank only sarsaparilla, the place became quiet, and the bad guys kept their
If in a gunfight, they could outdraw anyone. If in a fistfight, they
could beat up anyone.
They always won.
They always got their man.
In victory, they rode off into the sunset. Those were the days when there
was such a thing as right and wrong, something now blurred in our modern world,
and denied by many. Those were the days when women were respected and treated as
ladies, because they acted like ladies.
Now as I am older, I still like cowboys.
They represent something good – something pure that America has been missing.
Ronald Reagan was a cowboy. I like Ronald
Reagan, who was brave, positive, and who gave us hope. He wore a white hat. To
the consternation of his liberal critics, he had the courage to call a spade a
spade and call the former Soviet Union what it was – the evil empire. Liberals
hated Ronald Reagan.
They also hate President Bush because he
distinguishes between good and evil. He calls a spade a spade, and after 9-11
called evil “evil” without mincing any words, to the shock of the liberal
That’s what cowboys do you know.
He also told the French to “put their cards
on the table” (Old West talk), which he did, exposing their cowardness and
The Arabs are wrong. In the Old West, might
did not make right. Right made right. Cowboys in white hats were always on the
side of the right, and that was their might.
I am glad my President is a cowboy. He will
get his man. Cowboys always do, you know.
Note: This piece was originally attributed to Andy Rooney but I have been unable to verify if this is true. As a result, I will have to label it as "Author Unknown".
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