UPDATE: We’ve revised this post to replace disputed Rush comments with confirmed-by-video ones. After all, we want to be fair. And balanced.
Rush Limbaugh wants to be an NFL owner. Or does he? Jason Whitlock says it’s a publicity stunt, and he may be right. Glenn Beck has been getting a lot of run lately and Rash needs to maintain his position as the Barking Right’s alpha blowhard. Whitlock also wonders why the NFL’s uber-dominator, Commish Roger Goodell, didn’t immediately neuter this, the Mother of All Bad Ownership Ideas. After all, a high percentage of the league’s players, coaches and fans are black, and Rush has a history of saying bad things about black people. Some samples:
- Obama is “more African in his roots than he is American” and is “behaving like an African colonial despot”
- “Barack Obama has picked up another endorsement: Halfrican American actress Halle Berry.” Limbaugh then said: ” ‘As a Halfrican American, I am honored to have
- Ms. Berry’s support, as well as the support of other Halfrican Americans,’ Obama said.” Limbaugh then conceded that Obama “didn’t say it.”
- “Obama has disowned his white half … he’s decided he’s got to go all in on the black side”
- Obama “the greatest living example of a reverse racist”
- Limbaugh sings “Barack, The Magic Negro”
- “Here you have a black president trying to destroy a white policeman”
- “[W]e saw white firefighters under assault by agents of Barack Obama”; “Now white policemen are under assault”
- Obama would not have acted if he’d known that the Somali pirates were “actually young, black Muslim teenagers”
- Limbaugh suggests Dems, media believe “you can’t criticize the little black man-child”
- Obama’s nomination “goes back to the fact that nobody had the guts to stand up and say no to a black guy”
- “The government’s been taking care of [young blacks] their whole lives”
- “The days of them not having any power are over, and they are angry”
There was also the time ESPN was dumbass enough to let Limbaugh on their pre-game show. That didn’t work out so well, did it?
Let’s set aside for a second the obvious troubling question about how a team with Rush at the helm would get new players, since presumably it would dodge the draft. And the also-obvious question of whether, given its stance against illegal drug use, the league would be forced to ban Limbaugh from his own facility. Instead, let’s ask a more basic question: why would a guy like Limbaugh want to own an NFL team, knowing all the hassle involved in the process?
I think I have it figured out. Because it’s the closest he can get, in this day and age, to actually being able to buy, sell and trade Negros.
There. I said it.