Limbaugh Attacks The NFL as a Liberal and Racist Organization

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh took out his bitterness over not being able to become an owner of the St. Louis Rams on the NFL. Limbaugh said that he was demonized with false quotes so that the NFL could protect their, “outpost of racism and liberalism.” I hope Limbaugh realizes that 90% of the NFL’s political contributions go to Republicans, not Democrats.

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

Limbaugh said, “The US Chamber of Commerce is now being demonized by Democrats. They have to have a villain to advance everything, because they can not sell their ideas. They had to demonize me with false fake made up quotes to protect their precious little National Football League as an outpost of racism and liberalism, which is what it is.”

Limbaugh’s comments are the equivalent of a child who was turned down for membership in a club saying I didn’t want to be in your stupid club anyway. It is hard to believe that anyone could seriously call an organization that has a 70% minority employment rate racist. The NFL is overwhelmingly conservative and Republican. The Center for Responsive Politics study of the NFL’s political donations for the last 20 years found that 22 of 32 teams donated more money to Republicans than Democrats.

The NFL is a lot of things, but it definitely not liberal and racist. It does have its problems such as an under representation of minorities in management and leadership positions, including ownership. In Limbaugh’s mind, it isn’t his fault that he made those racist statements, and it is likely that nothing doomed him more than his comments about Donovan McNabb while working for ESPN. It is the NFL’s fault for not wanting him and his race baiting around.

I don’t know if Rush Limbaugh is a racist, but it is clear that he has made a fortune, in part by engaging in race based politics. It would have been refreshing if Limbaugh would have taken responsibility for his previous comments, but that isn’t how Rush works. It is always someone else’s fault. There is always a villain out to get him.

However, Rush Limbaugh is a moron for taking on the NFL. I am going to go way out on a limb here and suggest that millions of his listeners are NFL fans. When Limbaugh attacks the NFL, he is hitting at something that many of his listeners love. If Limbaugh forces his listeners to chose between him or the NFL, he isn’t going to like the results.

3 Replies to “Limbaugh Attacks The NFL as a Liberal and Racist Organization”

  1. “The US Chamber of Commerce is now being demonized by Democrats. They have to have a villain to advance everything, because they can not sell their ideas. They had to demonize me with false fake made up quotes to protect their precious little National Football League as an outpost of racism and liberalism, which is what it is.”

    Translation:

    “Liberals cannot sell their ideas without making people around them look unworthy of making an argument by demonizing and name calling. Therefore let me take this time to call the National Football league names in order to demonize them because I could not sell the idea I was worth it to be a CoOwner.”

  2. I Think rush should be allowed to buy any team he wants. Isn’t America still free? Or is it now only free to those who have the same ideas?

  3. The NFL decides who becomes an owner not the other way around.

    All this blowhard (Rush Hudson Limbaugh A.KA. Jeff Christie) has to offer is his money and his opinions, which in my opinion are on the fringes of racism (one mans opinion). There are many more groups biding for the Rams, not just his group. Lets face it there are more men with money that will gladly fill the slot and the Rams will win or lose depending on how well the team works together and not on whether or not Rush is an owner.

    As for Vick, well he is a player (he has talent not like you, Rush or I, unless you are a NFL player?) and he served his time and the NFL decided we live in the land of second chances, so why not (I personally don’t like it but, oh well). Life has never been fair (NEWS FLASH!)

    Now as to the “Free Speech” argument, I guess many of you like myself heard Rush on Thursday “Almost in tears”, priceless. But the last two days he now is in his normal ranting and will continue until someone surpasses him, “Free Speech” continues, so quit your whining.

    http://www.chasingevil.org/2009/10/rush-limbaugh-in-his-own-words.html

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