No Rams For Rush10.14.09
Rush Limbaugh was cut from the group of men trying to buy the St. Louis Rams.
It came as no surprise. Rush’s interest in buying the team was immediately met with negative response from the NFL Players’ Union, fellow team owners, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell himself. Not shocking that a polarizing pundit who profits off being extremely divisive would find himself negatively affected by those who he marginalized. Turns out actions have consequences! Welcome to reality!
Rush wastes no opportunity to spin his dismissal as a way to continue his eye-rolling rhetoric and avoiding any culpability on himself or his chosen profession:
“This is not about the NFL, it’s not about the St. Louis Rams, it’s not about me,” Limbaugh said. “This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative.”
The amusing part is how he talks about “the media” as if it’s this outside entity acting negatively upon him while he’s part of that enterprise! He is the media. He’s as mainstream as it gets. Everyone knows – for better or worse – who Rush Limbaugh is.
Rush Limbaugh operates outside of reality, like so many people these days. If I were a conservative, I’d be appalled at Rush’s statements that his dismissal was caused by those trying to destroy conservatism when it clearly it has to do with his racist remarks, some of which have been directed specifically at NFL players. How conservatives still let this man speak for them baffles me. Almost as much as Rush thinking that his voiced opinions would be forgotten or dismissed.
And then leave it to Rush to take the situation and elevate to an entirely new level of insanity:
“I’m not even thinking of caving,” he said. “I am not a caver. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It’s a sad thing that our country, over 200 years old now, needs pioneers all over again, but we do.”
Pioneers for what!? What new trail does he think he is blazing? A rich, white man owning a professional football team? Sorry, Rush, but I think you’re a little behind the curve on that one. Just like you are with that little thing called reality.