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Columnist: Obama Using Gay NFL Prospect Michael Sam to Distract From Benghazi

According to conservative columnist Steve Deace, President Obama is using first ever openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam to distract the public’s attention away from Benghazi. Which happened 18 months ago.

In a column for the Washington Times, Deace wrote “The leftist media’s latest contrived attempt to distract the American people from the daily failures of the president who they cover daily. Mr. Sam generated headlines from shills and wannabes who just couldn’t get enough of the first ‘openly gay football player.”

He went on to assert that “Now they can’t wait to rally around the rainbow flag. And they wonder why their credibility is about as low as that of Congress.”

That’s when Deace turned to the President, whose entire five years in office are apparently entirely about running from the Benghazi attack. “Not to be outdone, a flailing president who seemingly has no time to give answers to the families of four dead Americans at Benghazi, or the millions he broke a promise to that they could keep their current health insurance if they liked it, couldn’t wait to jump on Mr. Sam’s bandwagon,” Deace wrote.

“As the media fawned and genuflected to Mr. Sam simply because he’s another star homosexual athlete, there was no time for serious questions about what this paradigm change means for the NFL or American culture at large,” Deace went on. “No time for debate. No time for a difference of opinion.”

By “another star homosexual athlete” he, of course, means first. Last month, NBA player Jason Collins signed with the Brooklyn Nets to become the first openly gay active player in any major sport. He’s currently on the second of two 10-day contracts, hardly making “star” money. Sam, on the other hand, won the SEC co-Defensive Player of the Year award last season while playing in Missouri and is expected to be drafted as early as the third round of May’s NFL Draft.

What any of this has to do with Benghazi remains suspect but clearly, in the conservative bubble, every day that Obama isn’t resigning from office over a terrorist attack that happened in 2012 is a day that he is avoiding the “real issues.”

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Igor Derysh is the Managing Editor of Latest. com and a syndicated columnist whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, and Orlando Sun Sentinel, and AOL News. His work has been criticized in even more publications. Follow him on Twitter @IgorDerysh