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With so much political capital expended on failed attempts at socialized health care, cap and tax energy, and losing elections in traditional Democrat strongholds, our fearless leader is reportedly turning his attention to a much more important issue on his national agenda.

The Bowl Championship series

Say what?

With his administration spiraling out of control, approval rating in the toilet, and moderate democrats running from him like cockroaches when the lights are turned on, Obama has directed the juctice department to investigate the BCS for anti trust violations in an attempt to fulfill at least one of his lie...er...campaign promises. To force a playoff system in college football.

You can't make this stuff up. 

It gets better...this is the first Bipartisan effort this administration has engaged in since Obama's election in November of 2008. Senator Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) asked the administration to pursue this action because...it gets more unbelievable...he was upset that his favorite home state team, Utah, wasn't selected to participate in the BCS last year.

You can't make this stuff up.

Back when running for office, Obama vowed to "throw my weight around" in regards to forcing a playoff system in College Footballs highest division. Apparently this was one promise the President was actually serious about keeping. 

In a response to Hatch's request, Assistant attorney general Ronald Weich wrote:

"The administration shares your belief that the current lack of a college football national championship playoff with respect to the highest division of college football raises important questions affecting millions of fans, colleges and universities, players and interested parties"

You can't make this stuff up. 

So let me get this straight, a Senator and the President of the United States are contemplating using Justice Department resources to strong arm the NCAA into a playoff system with the threat of anti trust violations because fans (themselves included) aren't happy with the BCS?  

I understand that this news will please many NCAAF fans, but understand the slippery slope such an action sets precedent for. If this happens, and the White House, Senate, and Justice department collude to use the threat of anti trust laws to successfully manipulate a major sports organiztion to their personal liking, where does it stop? Does a power hungry sports fan in the oval office, fresh off a victory, then set his sights on other sports that matter to him in the interest of "fairness"? As a White Sox fan, I'd imagine Obama can't be overly thrilled that the Yankees can spend a quarter of a billion dollars on player payroll giving them an "unfair" advantage. Can a threat to pull MLB's anti-trust exemption if they don't institute a salary cap be far behind?

I never thought I'd see the day when I had to fear federally mandated socialized sports in the United States.  This action, if it is allowed to happen, most assuredly puts us on that path.

A piece of advice for the White House, Justice department, and Senator Hatch. If you folks truly want to work together in a bipartisan manner, how about starting with something smaller to come together on...like, oh, say the trials of the 9/11 perpetrators.

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