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  • Limbaugh's NFL dream slips through his "formerly nicotine-stained fingers"

    Limbaugh's NFL dream slips through his "formerly nicotine-stained fingers"

    Six years after Rush Limbaugh was forced to resign in disgrace from his gig on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown for, as CNN reported at the time, "his statement that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed," the nation's top conservative radio host was dropped from a group seeking to purchase the NFL's St. Louis Rams.

    A statement released by Dave Checketts -- a member of the group seeking to buy the Rams and the chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues -- said Limbaugh was dropped because his "involvement ... has become a complication ... endangering our bid."

    "Complication" sure is a nice way of putting what transpired this week.

    In the week since El Rushbo confirmed his intention to help buy the Rams: the executive director of the NFL players union came out against Limbaugh's bid, saying football "overcomes division and rejects discrimination"; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he "couldn't even think of" supporting Limbaugh's Rams bid due to his divisive rhetoric; NFL players reportedly said they "wouldn't play for" a Limbaugh-owned team due to his "flat-out racist" comments; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Limbaugh's "divisive comments are not what the N.F.L. is all about"; and a host of sports media figures blasted the very notion of the right-wing talker being an NFL owner based on his controversial statements.

    As you might imagine, Limbaugh didn't take the controversy surrounding the bid or his ultimate exclusion from the group seeking to buy the Rams lying down.

    Read the rest of this opinion piece at http://mediamatters.org/columns/200910160053

  • #2
    McNabb is not even that good. He is overrated. What's so special about McNabb? He hasn't won a Superbowl or anything...

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    • #3
      Attempting to defend himself from mounting criticism, Limbaugh said -- with a straight face, no less -- "I'm colorblind. ... I treat everybody equally." Of course, such a statement ignores his "colorblind" history of racially charged comments. Who could forget these gems?

      "We are being told that we have to hope [President Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles ... because his father was black." [1/21/09]

      "I do believe" Obama is an "angry black guy." [7/27/09]

      "Obama's entire economic program is reparations." [7/22/09]

      Obama is "Halfrican-American." [7/24/07]

      Or my personal favorite: the time Limbaugh invented a "racial component" to Iraq war vet Paul Hackett's decision to withdraw from a Democratic primary campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio. Yep, after Hackett's departure from the race against then-Rep. Sherrod Brown, Rush said, "And don't forget, Sherrod Brown is black. There's a racial component here, too." In fact, Brown is white.

      http://mediamatters.org/columns/200910160053

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      • #4
        No one cares bud. I'm tired of talking about race. Get over it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FredFlash View Post
          "We are being told that we have to hope [President Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles ... because his father was black." [1/21/09]
          Errrr.......we are.

          Originally posted by FredFlash View Post
          "I do believe" Obama is an "angry black guy." [7/27/09]
          So do I, if his church attendance and past associiations with radicals and terrorists isn't evidence enough.

          Originally posted by FredFlash View Post
          "Obama's entire economic program is reparations." [7/22/09]
          So what? It is.

          Originally posted by FredFlash View Post
          Obama is "Halfrican-American." [7/24/07]
          Once again, so what? A lot of "activists" are saying the same thing.

          Originally posted by FredFlash View Post
          Or my personal favorite: the time Limbaugh invented a "racial component" to Iraq war vet Paul Hackett's decision to withdraw from a Democratic primary campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio. Yep, after Hackett's departure from the race against then-Rep. Sherrod Brown, Rush said, "And don't forget, Sherrod Brown is black. There's a racial component here, too." In fact, Brown is white.
          Where the rest of this quote?

          I should have known......
          "First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama." - Al Sharpton, March 21, 2010

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          • #6
            DAMN IT!...I'm ****ed!...The Angel lost last night, they're down 2-0 in ALCS...

            The SoCal series might not happen...


            Oh wait wrong sport!...

            Still I want a SoCal World Series...
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            • #7
              Play the race card

              Why does Rush Limbaugh Always Play the Race Card?

              Over at Daily Beast, Conor Friedersdorft has a good piece examining why it's impossible to take seriously Rush Limbaugh's whining about how the 'other side' always injects race into the debate, when Limbaugh himself has spent 2009 pretty much doing nothing but that.

              http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...astoriginalsC1

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FredFlash View Post
                Why does Rush Limbaugh Always Play the Race Card?

                Over at Daily Beast, Conor Friedersdorft has a good piece examining why it's impossible to take seriously Rush Limbaugh's whining about how the 'other side' always injects race into the debate, when Limbaugh himself has spent 2009 pretty much doing nothing but that.

                http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...astoriginalsC1
                Limbaugh's fans say unfair charges of racism blocked his bid to become an NFL owner. Could be—but why don't they care when he's the one doing the race-baiting?

                Rush Limbaugh maintains that his efforts to buy an NFL football team failed due to the pernicious influence of race-baiters. They are said to include professional demagogue Al Sharpton, the NFL players union, and a left-leaning blogger who falsely attributed a racist comment to the talk radio host, leading to its broadcast on CNN. "I have something in common with Clarence Thomas," Mr. Limbaugh claimed Thursday on his radio program. “I, too, have had my high-tech lynching.”

                Mr. Limbaugh’s situation is unworthy of comparison to the ordeal Justice Thomas endured, but he is owed some sympathy. Even a thick-skinned celebrity must recoil when a national television network erroneously attributes a racist remark to their person. What isn't accurate are the broader defenses being offered by Mr. Limbaugh's fans. "It's no coincidence that Democratic Party outlets like CNN had to dredge up fake quotes to make their case," attorney John Hinderaker wrote on the popular conservative blog Power Line. "Nothing Rush actually said would do the trick, even though he's been on the radio three hours a day, five days a week, for more than twenty years."

                http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...astoriginalsC1

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