A few years back, Bill Maher gave one of his "New Rules." This one dealt with a comparison of football and baseball, but was really about economics and Socialism. He explains how all those people who rail against President Obama for being a Socialist, wanting nothing more than to "share the wealth," while at the same time they're cheering wildly for their beloved favorite sport, football, that's become America's Most-Watched Sport in overwhelmingly vast numbers -- they don't understand that one of the reasons for the National Football League's success is the very thing they say they hate about the president.
While I, of course, don't agree with Maher's portrayal of baseball as a sport, I think he does make some valid points about the comparison. But the comparison is secondary to the larger topic at end.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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