Limbaugh Plays The Race Card

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh addresses the controversy over his proposed ownership of a NFL team by claiming that no conservative meets the NFL's standards. To recap, Limbaugh was a member of a group that wanted to buy the Rams, but that fell apart in light of his controversial statements regarding blacks. He now claims that the media will accuse any conservative of racism. However, that would be ignoring his repeated offensive statements against blacks. (Limbaugh seems okay with Asians and Hispanics.)
Limbaugh claims to believe in a "colorblind society where every individual is treated as a precious human being without regard to his race." However, Limbaugh does not explain how the following statements, which he had previously admitted to making, comports with his beliefs in a colorblind society:
"Take that bone out of your nose and call me back."
"Have you noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?" 
Limbaugh's critics did themselves a disservice by running apocryphal Limbaugh quotes regarding James Earl Ray and slavery, providing him with a way to deflect attention to the statements he did make. But Limbaugh did double down on his belief that the media supported Donovan McNabb because he was a black quarterback, arguing that the media did the same thing during Barack Obama's candidacy. Right on, right on!

Note to Rush: take responsibility for your statements. You don't like black people, as demonstrated by the statements you have endorsed. Don't portray yourself as a conservative martyr. Sit down and take your well-deserved lumps.


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