In an WSJ Editorial this monring Rush Limbaugh goes into some serious detail involving recent events surrounding efforts of a group of which he was a minority interest, to buy the St Louis Rams It’s a worthy read,  and I encourage you all to read it al. But he makes a point I’d like to break out on, just a little:

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

The NFL players union boss, DeMaurice Smith, jumped in. A Washington criminal defense lawyer, Democratic Party supporter and Barack Obama donor, he sent a much publicized email to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying that it was important for the league to reject discrimination and hatred.

When Mr. Goodell was asked about me, he suggested that my 2003 comment criticizing the media’s coverage of Donovan McNabb—in which I said the media was cheerleading Mr. McNabb because they wanted a successful black quarterback—fell short of the NFL’s “high standard.” High standard? Half a decade later, the media would behave the same way about the presidential candidacy of Mr. Obama.

And there it is.  The situation is, my friends, that we have not reached a post-racial society, when pointing out that someone the likes of a McNabb is getting special treatment because of his race, is itself considered racism.

I suppose it would be simple to say that what we have reached, instead, is a place not of post racialism, but a place of racial retribution. And there’s truth in that.  Certainly that’s what the race huxters like Jackson and Sharpton have always been pushing… this situation is no different. But look a bit more closely.

This is not about race.  Never has been. If it was about race, why the objection to Justice Thomas? And, while I’m generally suspcious of anything Juan Williams has to say, I’m forced to ask…. what about this…

Note last para of Rush’s piece:

As I explained on my radio show, this spectacle is bigger than I am on several levels. There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. “Racism” is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don’t share the left’s agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests.

Yes, it was. And there’s the key to understanding it… while they’re busy waving the ‘race’ banner, what it really is, is code for ‘not liberal’. If you doubt that deliniation, may I suggest you replay the video, and then do a little research on what happens to black conservatives like Hutcherson.  Like Clarence Thomas.

Let’s put a sharper edge on this. Jaun Williams is a liberal. Died in the wool liberal. An Obama supporter, ostensibly though that’s now seems in some doubt after WIliams has has the chance to watch the guy in action.  But look at that vid again. Look at what happens to him the second he steps outside the liberal, race huxter mantra. He starts getting racist comments tossed at HIM. So, you tell ME…How does anyone farther to the right fare with such people?

Well, now, you know the answer to that, don’t you?

11 Responses to “Rush Strikes Back: (is It Race, Really?)”

  1. I never understood Rush Limbaugh’s criticism of Donovan McNabe.  The guy was a quarterback, If I recall correctly he took his team to a couple of conference finals and lost.  To openly rebuke him seemed daft to me.I seem to recall that several years ago quarterback Jeff Garcia was publicly criticized by a black politician.  Does anybody recall who the politician was? I am curious if a double standard is being applied.

  2. The guy was a mid level QB at best, as far as I could see, and the stats seem to back me on this one. OK, but no great shakes. But the press seemed bent on trying to proclaim McNabb as the second coming of <span class=\”mContent\”>Johnny Unitas, Fran Tarkenton, Terry Bradhsaw, Steve Young, Joe Montanna, Bart Starr, Roger Staubach a few others all rolled into one. Rush\’s contntion at that time and one assumes to today, is that there\’s only one reason to tout a middle level player so… the wish of seing a Black QB get to the upper levels of QB stardom… a position where  McNabb\’s  talent level simply doesn\’t belong.<br><br>.<br><br></span>

  3. But ultimately McNabe was a starting quarterback who managed to get his team to the conference championship round at least twice. Over the past 10-12 years some teams have intentionaly gone with an average but competent quarterback with a solid ground game and a killer defense.The John Elway model didn’t work for Denver until Elway’s final two years in the league.  So why was Rush making a big deal out of the quarterback position anyways when clearly there were teams that just wanted an average quarterback with a great defense?The name “Donovan McNabe” probably has more to do with any hype he may have received above and beyond what Rush thought was appropriate.

  4. If anything, Rush could have done a hilarious rant against the Hollywood sounding aspect that Donovan McNabe’s name has going for him.  It would have avoided the race issue and ironically, been closer to the truth in my opinion.

  5. In my never humble opinion, Rush was not criticising Donovan McNabb at all.  Rather Rush was panning the media treatment of McNabb as the second coming of sliced bread.  You know much like the media over hyped the former junior seaator from Illinios.

    As rating quarterbacks on championships alone, I don’t see it.   A lot of champioinshp teasm have had distinctly medicore quarterbacsk.   For three examples take the Wasshinton Redskins, Joe Theisman, Doug Williams and some other stiff.   I’d take the Buffalo Bills Jim Kelly over the lot and Kelly was zero for four.

  6. Well, exactly, David. 

    If anything, Rush could have done a hilarious rant against the
    Hollywood sounding aspect that Donovan McNabe’s name has going for him.
     It would have avoided the race issue and ironically, been closer to
    the truth in my opinion.

    I doubt it. Consider the trend of the press treating any black QB like royalty regardless of actual performance started with Vick, and take it from there, OK?

  7. It seems to me that all the negative vibes this blowhard (Rush Hudson Limbaugh A.KA. Jeff Christie) has been spewing over these many years has come back to blow back on his face (A classic “Blow Back”). He always tries to give off the airs that he can have anything he wants but as we all witness those with more money and more influence tossed him aside like sack of potatoes and the ultimate insult was that it was done in public (money don’t buy you everything butterball).

    Now of course he blames everyone else (Michael J. Fox, Perez Hilton, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, Olympia Snowe, ESPN, NFL, the media, basically people of color, the handicapped, women and gays) when of course all you have to do is listen to his show and plainly hear his daily prejudices filled sermons. So NFL, I salute you decision, job well done. And to the whaling cry baby perched on his self made pedestal, quit your whining it was your own fault. Don’t we all feel better?

  8. Rush Limbaugh has  been broadcasting for fifteen hours a week for twenty-one years, and his entire show is archived.   Yet in order to attempt to smear him, the media had to invent quotes out of whole cloth.

    Yet consider two of Limbaugh’s critics and media darling, the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.   Sharpton has tacitly admited his part of the Tawana Brawley hoax.   Hint, it is not part of his threatened libel suit.   Jackson has called New York Hymietown and called the one a nigger.   You know if Rush has said anything like that Media Splatters would have been all over him like stink on shit.

    The problems within the black community are largely self=inflicted.   The biggest threat blacks face is from their fellow blacks.   Yet the Reverends Sharpton and Jackson remain silent on black fraticide.

  9. Williams can think what he wants.  For so many years Limbaugh has spent his time on the radio mis-labeling or mis-characterizing others .  Finally he had his judgment day.

  10. Williams can think what he wants. For so many years Limbaugh has spent
    his time on the radio mis-labeling or mis-characterizing others .
    Finally he had his judgment day

    Note the irony. The quoted author judges Rush Limbaugh wrong for daring to be judgmental. The nerve of some people.