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Rush Limbaugh, Team Owner, Part II: The Rejection

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Just the other day Rush Limbaugh was dropped as minority owner of a group trying to purchase the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. This move was made after one owner, a lot of players, the head of the players' union, and the NFL Commissioner all said he would be, at best, a distraction. The distraction is not based on his conservative leanings. The distraction is based on his racially provocative utterances. In all my life, I never ever heard this much brouhaha over a minority owner, a guy who would make no personnel decisions. I guess people just thought that somebody who invokes that much venom when talking about African-Americans might be bothersome to a league that is almost seventy percent black.

Of course, Limbaugh blamed everybody but the man in his mirror. It wasn't his fault, it was Jesse Jackson's fault, it was Al Sharpton's fault, it was George Soros' fault, it was the NFL Players Association chief's fault. That's right, a bunch of blacks and libs all got together and stopped Limbaugh from getting a skybox and a team jacket.

Limbaugh said he was fired, and that axing is a reflection of the trouble America is in, the slow yet sure path to the destruction of the USA. Right, all those NFL billionaire owners are all wild ass lefties. It can't be about Rush suggesting segregated school buses. It can't be because he called Obama a "Halfrican." No, Limbaugh harbors no racist thoughts. Yet for a guy who harbors no bigotry, he sure says a lot of bigoted things.

Limbaugh shouldn't be too much of a bad sport. There are brighter days ahead. Maybe the Harlem Globetrotters are for sale.