Skip to comments.Leveling Limbaugh (WSJ Editorial Warns of Conservative Uprising)
Posted on 10/15/2009 5:25:42 PM PDT by kristinn
The National Football League, in which each Sunday men weighing 365 pounds slam headlong into men weighing 245 pounds, has decided it can't handle Rush Limbaugh, talk-show host, age 58. C'mon guys, show some guts.
What began as a normal business dealMr. Limbaugh's participation in a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams NFL franchisehas degenerated into an unfortunate flap whose repercussions could extend well past Sunday afternoon football.
What happened here, and is happening elsewhere in American life, is that Mr. Limbaugh's outspoken political conservatism is being deemed sufficient reason to ostracize him from polite society. By contrast, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who fires off his own brand of high-velocity, left-wing political commentary but lacks Mr. Limbaugh's sense of humor, appears weekly as co-host of NBC's "Football Night in America." We haven't heard anyone on the right say Mr. Olbermann's nightly ad-hominem rants should disqualify him from hanging around the NFL. Al Franken made it all the way to the U.S. Senate on a river of political vitriol.
But Rush Limbaugh gets hung out to dry by someone of Roger Goodell's establishment prominence, and barely a soul from that same fastidious establishment has the courage to step forward to criticize it.
It is no secret that this country's politics has become intense across the ideological spectrum. Rush Limbaugh lets his listeners blow off steam and then get on with the rest of their day. But if the people who claim to worry about such things want to see a truly angry right develop in this country, they should continue to remain silent while the left tries to drive Rush Limbaugh and others out of American political life. If that happens, the NFL by comparison will look like an afternoon tea.
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College ball is much better anyway.
The real losers of this though, is going to be the Rams football team, their fans, and the city of St. Louis. Checketts group was a way to keep the franchise in St. Louis and maybe renovate the Edward Jones Dome. I don't know if the Soros rumors are true or not, but without Rush's money it'll be hard to find a partner with a hundred million dollars burning a hole in their pocket. I think the team is going to move and all those workers and fans will be left in the dark, while the leftist vultures who took down the bid will move on to another carcass.
Nope, I’m not in that whole Gators/Canes/Noles fan-boy thing. I can live without football. I’ll miss the NFL, but they’ve ruined it for me, so I’m better off not watching.
Done and done, I’d stopped supporting the NFL sham a few years ago. I’m not giving a thin dime to these hoodlums.
So typical of the MSM.
Arena Football/Arena 2 Football...
College football yes. NFL, NO! What racist crybabies hope the owners have the guts to make the players goe out on strike, and stay out. Maybe the ONE can then own or bailout the NFL.
That lying weasel Robert Irsay has been dead for a few years. Don’t think I will get over the Colts being taken out of Baltimore in the middle of the night after he said he would not.
The Salt Lake City Rams name just has no ring to it.
Well, to be honest, I say that all the time and I'm not alone in doing so.
“Try being a Lions fan!”
You lucky bastard!
-a Raider fan
The funny thing is, neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson are even football fans. Let us conservatives stop buying anything whatsoever from the NFL, and lets see where exactly where the NFL get with their race baiting crap. It may be time for conservatives to grow a pair for a change
College ball is better. Unlike the overpaid divas that play pro ball.
I don’t never give a flying carp anyhow,,, It is Deer Season..
I love seasoned deer..... seasoned with rosemary and black peppercorn.....
Well, being a Tampa Bay Bucs fan I haven't had the guts to watch any of there games for over two years now. Is it too late to attribute that to my disdain for the way Rush has been treated. Do I have to attend a few games just so I can quit supporting them. Sorta like subscribing to the New York Times just for the joy of being able to call up and cancel?
But the difference is that conservatives have not brought pressures upon NBC or anyone else to force Keith Olbermann off the air for those games. Whereas in the case of Rush, liberal forces were brought to bear which resulted in Rush being declared unfit to own an NFL team.
I think we all know that liberals will complain about conservatives, and vice versa. But in the Rush case, we see the liberals using their power to force him away from the NFL. Have conservatives ever used such force to get rid of a liberal from a prominent position? Maybe they have but I sure can’t think of anything like this happening to a liberal.
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