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Rush Limbaugh: Talking Trash

October 17, 2009

limbaughRecently it was announced that Rush Limbaugh is no longer affiliated with the business group which is preparing to submit a purchase bid for the Saint Louis “Football” Rams. Mr. Limbaugh’s financial clout and marvelous impression of himself were not enough to secure him a place at the table within one  of America’s most exclusive business clubs. There’s an old saying that applies here: “Water seeks its own level”.

Recently the Miami Dolphins were acquired by a group that included many celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment. They had the money and investors as they stepped up to be representatives and supporters of sport. They got the deal done without a hitch. The investors included Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat, The Williams sisters of tennis fame and even entertainer Gloria Estephan (to name a few).

04StLouisRamsHelmetNow comes a group seeking to purchase the Saint Louis Rams, to which Mr. Limbaugh has somehow attached himself. I consider Mr. Limbaugh’s interest in such a professional football venture curious, given his many racist prognostications over the years. This flies in the face of the fact that the National Football League is predominately comprised of Black athletes. Given Limbaugh’s well known statement that characterized NFL players as Bloods and Crips (gang members), I am surprised that Mr. Limbaugh would want to be associated with them. After all, if you share Mr. Limbaugh’s impressions, why would you want to be associated with a bunch of thugs and low-life’s?  I emphasize that this is Limbaugh’s estimation, not mine.

What I find most interesting, even modestly comforting, is the fact that the welcome mat was rolled up as Mr. Limbaugh sought to enter the elite class. That welcome mat was not rolled up because he did not have money. It was rolled up because the key players (no pun intended) in the deal and the league, view him as a low-life.  To them, Limbaugh is a media mug . At the end of the day, the league and players did not want to be associated with his largess. Rush failed to make the class cut!

Without question, the NFL is not without problematic membership. Problematic leadership exists in Congress, the corporate business community in this country and the religious community. Americans are ill advised to seek out opportunities to pass judgment or celebrate the stumbles of individuals as they go through life. Why? Anyone can make a mistake. However, making a mistake or a slip of the tongue is one thing. Crafting a longstanding professional career and image for being insensitive, insulting or even hateful with a correspondingly loud mouth, is something altogether different.

This is an insightful and remarkable turn of events. As the debate continues about America and what her people want politically and, it is now clear that the masses and those within business, even the social elite, are not buying into what ol’ Rush is selling. The NFL is a multi-billion dollar industry that attracts or touches much of America through its regular season and certainly for the Super Bowl.  The league owners and investors are an exclusive club of accomplished and wealthy business investors. The reach of this organization is massive with its image very closely monitored and guarded. I’m not seeing any tears of sorrow or any ground swell of resentment over the news of Rush’s ouster.

As a “Reality Radio Personality”, Mr. Limbaugh has now found himself firmly cemented within the ranks of those trash talking athletes, rappers, reality TV figures and others who have plenty of money, and substantial followings, but who are not accepted by the mainstream. Why? They lack culture, education, and principles while they cultivate images that are socially troubling. In this great country they are certainly permitted to do so. However, they will never have significant influence, or be accepted among the social or business elite because they are reckless and uncultured. In short, they have no class. To steal a phrase from Mr. Limbaugh: “There, I said it”.  Whenever Rush decides to label anyone a “low life”, I can only consider what his now departed business group was saying to him is “it takes one to know one”.

rush_limbaughRush has been sidelined along with the rest of the riff-raff that he has much maligned because he is one of them. His newer legacy of an outsider will cast  a pall on his listeners should they fail to acknowledge the real life ramifications of this embarrassing snub. Rush has worked very hard to achieve this well deserved slap in the face.

More importantly, on a social scale, Limbaugh will remain exactly where he has now been told he belongs. ~ L. A. Walker

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. norbit permalink
    November 26, 2009 6:44 am

    The only “racist prognostications” I see come almost exclusively from the LEFT!

    Here’s an exercise: In the next few talking-head debates on cable, note which side is the first to introduce RACE into the discussion!

    CASE CLOSED!

  2. Paul permalink
    October 17, 2009 7:23 pm

    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?

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