Hey y’all – just me checking in for a quick post about an issue that makes me sick in a different way from the swine flu:
The Rev. Al Sharpton has joined those imploring the National Football League to deny conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh the opportunity to buy the St. Louis Rams franchise.
In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, Sharpton wrote that he was “disturbed” to hear about Limbaugh’s interest in the Rams and asked for a meeting with Goodell “to discuss the myriad of reasons as to why [Limbaugh] should not be given an opportunity” to purchase the team.
Sharpton argued that Limbaugh has been “anti-NFL” in his comments about several of the league’s players, specifically naming Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb. Limbaugh sparked controversy several years ago by contending that the media want McNabb to succeed simply because he is black.
In addition, Sharpton wrote that Limbaugh’s “recent statement — that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons — was disturbing.”
And, as usual, the Rev. Jackson has weighed in as well:
Jackson said in a telephone interview that Limbaugh had made his wealth “appealing to the fears of whites” with an unending line of insults against blacks and other minorities.
“The National Football League has set high standards for racial justice and inclusion,” Jackson said. “He should not have the privilege of owning an NFL franchise — and it is a privilege.” The civil rights leader said he’s had contact with numerous players and ex-players concerned about the bid.
This would be so laughable if it weren’t for the fact that we have two prominent racist race hustlers masquerading as self-proclaimed “anti-discrimination activists” actively urging the NFL to prevent a white man they don’t like from having the opportunity to buy an NFL franchise, on the basis of racial comments deemed controversial and inflammatory. Um, have these guys listened to themselves over the last 20 or so years? If we denied people opportunies based on racially tinged remarks, then Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be lucky to get a job working the drive-thru at McDonald’s. But no, they’ve made their livings for decades by using racism as a crutch time after time to divide, conquer, and profit- to hamper race relations rather than to try and mend them, and to this day both men are coddled by white and black Democrats alike, including our current Nobel Prize winning celebrity President.
Whereas Don Imus had to be fired for his racially irresponsible remarks, Sharpton and Jackson are celebrated and adored by the MSM and pandering Democrat politicians in spite of their routine race-baiting and irresponsible behavior. Whereas Rush Limbaugh should be denied the opportunity to buy an NFL team based on a few racially insensitive remarks, Al Sharpton has had a radio talk show for a number of years with enough of a following to keep it on the air in spite of the Tawana Brawley hoax, the Freddy’s Fashion Mart tragedy, and numerous other racial incidents for which he has never apologized. Same same for Jesse Jackson, who has a record of race hustling various industries for money, is a known Jew-hater and who was caught using money from his own organization to prop up his pregnant mistress back in the late 90s all the while “counseling” Bill Clinton on his extra-marital activities.
Not surprising, but disgusting all the same. This blatant double standard will only stop when the MSM and prominent Democrat politicians grow some brass ones and turn on these fools. I won’t hold my breath, because I know in this country, it’s more advantageous for liberal politicians to keep quiet about race-baiters in their own party than to speak out against words and actions that have hurt our country far more than a few racially tinged comments from Rush Limbaugh over the last 30 plus years ever have.
I hope to be back to a full blogging schedule tomorrow.