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All hail Rush Limbaugh, valiant racial warrior!

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Radio blabber Rush Limbaugh wants you to know that his great courage on race issues was evidenced when he said the media praised Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb only because he’s black.

SAYS Limbaugh: “I, El Rushbo, am no coward…I show bravery on matters of race.”

And he actually does. Who else would have the nerve to promote the song “Barack, the Magic Negro” on his national radio show?

UPDATE: Speaking of racists, the New York Post has APOLOGIZED, but only sort of, for that offensive cartoon I told you about last night.

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  1. Eric Holder started this crap. He is the one with the problem.

    Most people are segregated in society today by their economic position. I don’t even know the word if your against other people not in you social economic class….classist.

  2. the dude abides

    I really think people overreacted on/looked too deeply into the chimp cartoon.

  3. What do you expect from this idiot?
    If I wanted to listen to a brain-dead drug addict, I’d spend more time in downtown Rockford.

  4. I like way everyone talks about irrelevant that Rush is, but continues to dredge him up every time they get the chance.

  5. DingDong: Now that you mention it, “irrelevant” is probably not the right word for Limbaugh. A better way to put it is that his is the kiss of death. He rose to prominence at the end of the Reagan era, and his party and cause have gone into decline ever since. Democrats have won the popular vote in four out of the last five presidential elections and now control both houses of Congress by wide margins. So much for Limbaugh’s influence. He’s a racist and sexist and a buffoon. His attacks on Obama are relentless and disgusting, yet Obama enjoys the approval of two-thirds of Americans. No, Rush isn’t irrelevant. He’s a good thing for the cause of liberalism. I hope he’s around for many more years, preaching to his choir of extremist dittoheads.

  6. What people don’t get, what Holder was saying, lets have frank discussions about race. But if you had a frank discussion about race there would be a lot more people labeled racists.

    Pat are you saying in decline, do you mean in morality or popularity?

  7. yeah! The race business is live and well. Nothing like being chastised by a tax cheat. Welcome to change? Same old Democrat tactics ” Oh how the man has me down”.

  8. Michael: You used “Democrat” as an adjective. It’s a noun, never an adjective (at least not when applied to the Democratic Party of the United States). Read this:
    http://blogs.e-rockford.com/applesauce/2009/01/29/when-are-you-ill-educated-conservatives-going-to-learn-that-democrat-is-a-noun-not-an-adjective/

  9. Mike Carroll

    I am not going to defend Limbaugh in a macro sense (I don’t listen to his program so how would I know) but I will defend him in a micro sense regarding the original comment on Donovan McNabb. I think he was exactly correct when he said that the national press went overboard praising McNabb because they desperately want a black quarterback to be seen as successful and be among the elite quarterbacks in the league.
    McNabb is an average to good NFL quarterback. Nothing more and nothing less.He is not among the elites in the league and Limbaugh was exactly correct for pointing it out.
    Honest discussions about race are impossible in this country at least if the conversation is started by a Conservative. The usual suspects all cry racist.

  10. Mike,
    You are nuts! Rush Limbaugh made his comment during the 3rd or 4th game of the 2003 season. Here is what McNabb had done in the previous 4 years:

    Donovan McNabb was drafted second overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1999 NFL Draft. After starting six games during his rookie year, McNabb became the Eagles full-time starting quarterback in 2000, when he led the team to their first playoff victory in five years. He also passed for over 3,000 yards and finished second in voting for the NFL’s MVP. In 2002, McNabb led the Eagles to the NFC title game for the second straight year and signed a massive contract worth $115 million – the richest contract in NFL history.

    It wasn’t just the media that was saying McNabb was a good player! He had just been given the biggest contract in NFL history!

  11. Oooh! An all-Irish donnybrook! Barrett vs. Carroll, with Cunningham as the referee! And the combatants are fighting over the relative athletic talents of a black guy! I love it!

  12. I don’t see many many people yelling at Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or Calypso Louie, that they are racist and extortionist. It is childish to think that some opinions are not based on race and that they may be accurate.

    Pat seems bigoted against financially successful people as his post calling people Plutocrats.

    For Pat to say the Republicans have been in decline since Rush went on the Air is crazy. I remember them taking the congress during the Clinton administration as well as doing it again under Bush.

  13. echo4charlie

    I’m with Mike. Nobody praised Randall Cunningham with that type of comment, and he was a far better quarterback than McNabb is. He just didn’t have quite the talent surrounding him, and no offensive line (which accounts to his wild rushing numbers over his career). Same with Warren Moon. He’s got more passing yards than Dan Marino, if the league were to recognize his Canadian League stats.

    McNabb is a good quarterback, but, there have been and are better (African-American) quarterbacks in the league that don’t get nearly the praise, because they operate within the team, and work as a team with their team.

    Nobody disputes that Limbaugh is annoying. As a matter for fact, no matter what is thrown at him (drugs, etc.), he just walks right through it, and pops back up again and again (like a cockroach).

    I don’t think he represents most conservatives, but remember, he is sensationalistic to attract media interest, and will play the clown to do so. That’s how he makes his money.

    Speaking of clowns, that reminds me of a few of my favorite Jack Handey writings:

    To me, clowns aren’t funny. In fact, they’re kinda scary. I’ve wondered where this started, and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad. – Jack Handey

    If you’re a circus clown, and you have a dog that you use in your act, I don’t think it’s a good idea to also dress the dog up like a clown, because people see that and they think, ‘Forgive me, but that’s just too much’.- Jack Handey

    I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how children would laugh at me. I vowed then and there, that I would get revenge.- Jack Handey

    And, on a conservative note (which also applies to me):

    I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children’s children, because I don’t think children should be having sex- Jack Handey

  14. Mike and Echo4Charlie,
    McNabb had just received the largest contract in the NFL up to that time. That contract was not awarded by the media but by the owners and managers of the Philadelphia Eagles — hard-headed businessmen. If McNabb was not among the best players in the league at the end of the 2002 season why was he awarded that contract?

  15. Mike Carroll

    David-I’ll stand by my comments on McNabb and I’ve followed his career closely in college and the pros as I saw him play in high school for Chicago Mt. Carmel. I never said he wasn’t a good NFL player but he was not, nor has he ever been, one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL which was Limbaugh’s point. As far as his contract, professional sports is littered with teams paying long term contracts to players who do not pan out. Can anyone say Ryan Leaf?How many Super Bowl rings do those hard headed businessmen who run the Eagles have by the way?
    I just love keeping Pat happy.

  16. Mike,
    So the owners and managers of the Philiadelphia Eagles and most of the football experts in the media were wrong about Donovan McNabb and you and Rush Limbaugh were right? I will leave it to the readers of these comments to judge how likely it is that you and Rush are better judges of football talent than vast majority of football professionals or whether you two are just blowing smoke, trying to justify your racist-based views.

  17. echo4charlie

    The point is that he is being singled out as the best Black quarterback in the league with respect to this particular debate. And that, itself is debatable, because David Garrard (Jacksonville) is certainly a comparable quarterback who is surrounded by less talent, yes, even though McNabb threw 10 more touchdown passes than Garard, the rest of their numbers are fairly close, except Garrard is throwing the ball to lesser talent than McNabb). If Garrard were on the Eagles, his numbers would be better. Vince Young (Tennessee) is no slouch either, and likely will be one of the best in the game in seasons to come.

    The Eagles paid him what they thought he was worth. But, for the sake of the argument at hand, it is arguable that McNabb is even one of the 10 best quarterbacks in the league in today’s NFL.

    There is nothing racist about it. The other quarterbacks just “happen to be white” (to paraphrase George Carlin).

    We could argue about who the best white running back, or best white wide receiver in the league is. It is the same difference. Does a white running back deserve more pay because he is in the minority with respect to the white running back to black running back ratio in the league? Name the white running backs in the league, and then compile a list of the top running backs of 2008-2009. Are any of them in the top ten performers in the league? I’d bet not. Same goes for receivers.

    What I view Mike as saying is that he isn’t an elite quarterback. And I agree with Mike. He isn’t. It’s not motivated by skin color. It is motivated by, most importantly, wins vs. losses. After that, look at stats.

  18. echo4charlie

    Was Tony Banks worth what the Rams paid him, as he sat the bench as Kurt Warner (at that time making league minimum) took the Rams to the Super Bowl?

    Where was that fair?

    And there is another debate. Is Donovan McNabb a better quarterback than Kurt Warner? Yes, he is “blacker”, but better? Kurt Warner still made less than McNabb, and he was probably the single hardest worker on the Cardinals team this past season, as they narrowly lost the Super Bowl.

  19. Mike Carroll

    I’ll quote two distinguished commentators in response to Mr. Barrett, echo4charlie who correctly stated”What I view Mike as saying is that he isn’t an elite quarterback. And I agree with Mike. He isn’t. It’s not motivated by skin color. It is motivated by, most importantly, wins vs. losses. After that, look at stats.” and myself,”Honest discussions about race are impossible in this country at least if the conversation is started by a Conservative. The usual suspects all cry racist.”.

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