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Rush Limbaugh's Steinbrenner Eulogy: 'That Cracker Made A Lot Of African-Americans Millionaires'


First Posted: 07/13/10 06:35 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

I find it particularly difficult to parse what Rush Limbaugh is saying about the late George Steinbrenner in the clip below. On the one hand, it makes sense that Limbaugh would praise Steinbrenner as the "classic capitalist" -- after all, Steinbrenner was a big success at erecting a cult of personality, which he used to maintain the structural inequities of his particular marketplace, which he harnessed to great success.

But then you have comments like "that cracker made a lot of African-Americans millionaires," and, "at the same time, he fired a lot of white guys." Obviously, that doesn't exactly jibe with Limbaugh's theories of how wealth distribution in society should work. (Maybe if the New Black Panther Party wins the American League pennant this year, all will be forgiven?)

Per Media Matters, Limbaugh also said "that Steinbrenner 'knew when to die,' because there is currently no estate tax."

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