A voice of reason in Baltimore is no more.
Ron Smith was a long time radio political commentator for 26 years on WBAL Radio 1090 here in Baltimore. He use to call himself the "the voice of reason". Most of the time, he was just that, a voice of reason. I started listening to Ron Smith back in the early 1990's. I wasn't a conservative back then, but I wasn't a progressive either. If anything, I was a middle of the road guy. As the years went by, I would call into his show from time to time and challenge him on different topics. He was always able to point out the flaws in my argument, eventhough I never told him he was right and I was wrong, lol. I developed a great admiration for Ron for his sarcastic wit in exposing just how flawed liberalism is. Slowly over time, I started becoming more and more conservative mainly,y because Ron Smith actually forced me to take a real look at the world. Many years later, I become one of his best callers on his show. People normally tell me that I apply a lot of logic to what I write. I have Ron to thank for that. Progressives are known for basing their beliefs off of emotions, but emotions aren't factual. Facts are what they are. Some people might not like to hear them, but they are what they are regardless. Ron Smith died of Pancreatic Cancer today. This was him announcing just a few weeks ago he announced the discover of his condition.
He officially retired from his show just two weeks later, when he learned that his cancer was stage 4 and was too far along to treat.
This was a classic Ron Smith moment. Right after Obama was elected, the absolute clueless, progressive dumb ass state senator Lisa Gladden made the statement that "she didn't care that Maryland was broke as long as Barack Obama was elected". All she cared about was her Obama watch. I remember saying that I wished I had a hammer so I could crush that watch right in front of her eyes. Ron of course took her stupid remarks apart in with style.
He will be sorely missed by those who turned on WBAL to listen to a voice of reason in an insane, irrational world. RIP Ron and thank you.