Limbaugh: Criticism of his NFL Ownership Bid is About Smearing Conservatism

On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh continued to make the criticism of his ownership bid for St. Louis Rams political. Limbaugh said, “This is all about smearing mainstream traditional conservatism, and I El Rushbo, happen to be the most prominent voice for mainstream traditional conservatism.”

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

Limbaugh said, “Look, let’s cut to the chase here folks, let’s cut to the chase. I can think of no liberal no matter how foul mouthed, no matter how hateful, in entertainment, or outside of entertainment who would be banned from being part of an NFL ownership group. I can’t think one liberal inside or outside entertainment, foul mouthed, can’t think of one liberal who would even be treated like this. This is all about smearing mainstream traditional conservatism, and I El Rushbo, happen to be the most prominent voice for mainstream traditional conservatism.”

If I was a St. Louis Rams fan, I would not want Limbaugh either after listening to this little rant, because it is clear that he can’t separate his politics from his NFL bid. This is not about conservatism. This is about letting a man who has a history of race based rhetoric and politics own an NFL team. I can assure you that it isn’t Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson that are pushing NFL owners away from Limbaugh. It is simply the fact that NFL does not want to associate its brand with his divisiveness.

I can think of lots of liberals that the NFL would not want. Do you think that the owners would like Michael Moore owning a team? He brings controversy with him too. I don’t think the NFL would Sharpton representing the league. Rush’s whole framing of this as an attack of conservatism is hilarious because, the NFL is uber conservative. This is a league that shuns controversy so much that it only runs oldies acts as its Super Bowl half time shows after the Janet Jackson incident.

The criticism and skittishness towards his bid is based on Rush’s own history. I think the Donovan McNabb comments that got him fired from ESPN are still fresh in the league’s mind. Limbaugh can’t control himself. He couldn’t resist making this thing political, and all about him. The NFL wants its owners to stay out of the spotlight and avoid controversy. These are the two things that Rush Limbaugh can’t do.

5 Replies to “Limbaugh: Criticism of his NFL Ownership Bid is About Smearing Conservatism”

  1. Just more devisive rhetoric from the a-hole of reactionary conservatism. Thank God for main stream Republicans….

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  3. Using phrases such as “Halfrican-American” to refer to various public figures has as much to do with this as anything. If George Will wanted to buy the Rams, he’d be ok to do so. Limbaugh is a cheap shot artist and the NFL sees that and knows it is bad for business.

  4. You guys are some disgusting piece of shit!! HE is absolutely Correct. Jay Z has actualy made many racist comments over the years but you have no problem with him ownng a team.that shows your bigotry that Rush refers to.YOUR own seig heil Left Wing Leaders make racist and bigoted comments daily,just as most of you guys do,but silnce you assholes control the MEDIA that gets out,YOU wil never start a lynch mob as you did with Rush. YOU are disgusting Double Standard assholes that never will treat all people fairly YOU HATE anyone that disagrees with you and treat them as second class citizens.Just because you have a President that does the same and spews racist and divisive rhetoric also daily does not mean that some day the rest of us will have our rights and we will fights your facist ways to the death. We will overcome,I have a Dream that one day you and your hateful kind will be defeated and the rest of America wil be treated as EQUALS…Your MEDIA NAZIS’ will be crushed and most of you hateful will be dead of old age and hopeful the future generations will understand that being PC but only making cetain groups of people be submitted to question and vetting(think racial profiling which is what you guys do)..WE wi all be treated the same and then your liberal brand of hatred wil be squashed nd you will be labeled the bigoted racists that you are…..rather then those you slur…

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