Archive for October, 2009
Posted in Conservatives Are Smart, Dumb Republicans, Liberals Are Dumb, Time for ANGRY, Woo Hoo, tagged Annoy Liberals, Congress, Corruption, Democrats, Do Something, Election, Get It Right, GOP, Governor, Obama, Stupid on October 29, 2009 | 1 Comment »
2006: In the wake of an ever-left-turning Bush Administration, the country turns to a party that it did not understand. Oh, sure, it had vague memories of a glorious time somewhere around 1995, when this party controlled the executive branch, and Lord knows, anything’s got to be better than the corruption-riddled beltway Republicans, right?
2008: After 2 years of legislative control by said party, the country hears the siren calls of “Hope” and “Change”. Ignoring the campaign’s plain statements about his oligarchic socialism,their man’s plain statement that he intended to take what others had so that it could be spread around to those who didn’t work to earn it, and their man’s creepy messianic cult of personality (encouraged by his campaign), the country decided to give him a fair cop. After all, anything’s got to be better than those clueless Bush-like beltway Republicans, right?
2009: Screw it. We’re voting conservative.
2009 isn’t much of an election year. Most places are content with municipal elections at best. However, all is not quiet on the national political front, and the polls and the tide seems to be turning sharply away from The Anointed One and his long-eared ilk – at least for now.
First – let’s take a look at the executive branches… the governors. In the US this year, there’s 3 governors races – 2 for states and 1 for the Territory of the Northern Mariana Islands.
In Virginia, Republican Bob McDonnell looks to hand a class-4 butt-whoompin’ to Hillary Clinton campaign chair Democrat Creigh Deeds. In a re-match of the 2005 Virginia Attorney General race, McDonnell currently holds somewhere between a 13 and 18% lead over Deeds in a state that has elected 2 Democrats as its previous 2 governors. How bad is it for Deeds? Since he finally came away with the primary in June (by spending 1/4 of what Terry McAuliffe had spent per vote), Deeds has remained persona non grata among beltway Democrats. The Anointed One himself has campaigned for this guy… once. Back in August. About 5 miles from the White House front door.
Now, I have a couple of caveats here. First – I don’t know much about McDonnell. I don’t know if he’s a conservative or just plays one on TV. Rich Lowry over at National Review calls him a “pragmatic conservative”, and I think that’s a fair analysis based on his record and his stated positions of tax cuts, school choice, business growth, and all that good fiscally conservative stuff Republicans SHOULD have been standing for all along. Second – Virginia is an oddball. Since the Democrats lost their Confederate-era stranglehold on the state, after Nixon, the state has consistently elected a governor from the party that didn’t control the White House. Carter got Republican John Dalton. Reagan got Democrats Chuck Robb and Gerald Baililes. Bush I got Douglas Wilder. Clinton got Republicans George Allen and Jim Gilmore. Bush II got Democrats Warner and Kaine.
In short: Virginia will be a victory for conservatism, although it won’t be the “yee-hah” the conservative movement really needs. It will, however, be proof that conservatism is not dead.
I’ve seen some ugly races, but this one is you-gee-ell-why, UGLY. Corruptocrat John Corzine of New Jersey is fighting to keep his job as governor against one Chris Christie, and the race has been reduced, seriously, to fat jokes. That’s right… Corzine is so corrupt that the only way he can fight back against the guy who helped to prosecute the Fort Dix Terror Plot goofballs is to make fun of his weight.
Throw in fairly popular but unelectable independent Chris Daggett, and you’ve got a gigantic mess.
Right now, Jersey’s a bit of a tossup. Christie held a commanding lead for much of the year, but that lead’s shrunk to a virtual dead heat – mostly since Daggett entered the race. Rasmussen’s got Christie up by 3, but Quinnipiac’s got Corzine up by 5. One Democrat push-poll has Corzine up by 3. Another Democrat push-poll has Christie up by 4. It’s all over the place, and I’m not about to make a call other than it’ll be a nail-biter. Worse yet, history’s no real barometer, either.
What we can say about the NJ Governor’s race is that it reflects the divided mood of the country. There is a sharp division between the left and the right, and those in the middle, tho willing to head off and do their own thing, are ultimately powerless to do anything other than to manipulate the results of the 2 major parties in one direction or another. And if the GOP can pull off knocking over the Corzine administration, it’ll be a gigantic slap in the face to the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress, and a big flashing warning sign to them for 2010.
Northern Mariana Islands
Seriously. I got nuthin’.
Moving on to the Congressional Elections…. there’s 2 this year: California’s 10th district and New York’s 23rd.
It’s a Democrat stronghold where a Democrat was appointed by a Democrat and so they need a new Democrat. The GOP has a candidate that’s stronger than usual, but the idea that they can win is a bit of a fantasy. Still, any race here where a Republican comes within 10 points of a Democrat isn’t quite a slap… more of a middle finger from your car as you drive safely in the other direction.
New York 23
I wrote about this one yesterday. Typically, this would be a guaranteed Republican victory… except the genius GOP Beltway Elite decided to back a candidate whose only attachment to the Republican Party is that she has the support of the Beltway Republicans. This stupidity has driven A) the Democrat candidate to within 5 points of winning the race, and B) conservatives to back a third party candidate, and to let the GOP know in no uncertain terms exactly where it can stick their support requests. It’s become a good illustration of exactly what the GOP has become and what conservatives think it should be.
At this point, Hoffman’s made a few late errors that lead me to believe this race may go to Democrat Owens, but if it does, it’ll be tight. Within a couple of percentage points, max. Dede will be lost to the winds of obscurity.
And that’s it, kids. I’m sure there’s other races around that we could cover, but I could honestly care less about the New York City Mayor’s race. As far as I’m concerned, Bloomberg vs. Thompson is just liberal vs. more liberal.
Posted in Conservatives Are Smart, Dumb Republicans, Time for ANGRY, tagged Annoy Liberals, Corruption, Cronyism, Do Something, Doug Hoffman, El Rushbo, Election, Get It Right, Glenn Beck, GOP, Jim DeMint, Stupid, Tea Party on October 28, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
I get what you’re doing, Newt. You’re playing the party game. Dede Scozzafava is a “Republican” and the party’s nominee, so it’s important that the party members support the party nominee, right?
Yeah – I get it. And you’re wrong. Very, very wrong.
I’ve admired you for a long time, Newt. Your 1994 Republican Revolution that ended the Liberal Democrat stranglehold on our legislative branch remains one of the great political moves of the 20th Century, akin to Lincoln’s election. While it didn’t permanently shift the Congress, it did make it a much more competitive place to run for office, and you did so based on an agenda of fiscal conservatism coupled with an anti-establishment mindset that would limit individual legislator power and return a sense of responsibility to the American people.
Your moves were never popular, but the sense of responsibility that you brought to the 104th-106th Congresses were exactly what the country needed. Finally, the American people had a political party that did exactly what it said, not because it would net them political gains, but because those decisions and those stands were the right thing to do.
Fast-forward a few years.
The GOP wins a slim election for the Presidency and maintains a slim hold on the Congress, built on in 2002 on promises of national defense and fiscal conservatism. And they follow through… for a while. By 2005, tho, it starts to become clear that the Republican Party of the Republican Revolution is long gone. Those same Congressmen who promised to term-limit themselves in 1994 were still in office and corruption became something to turn a blind eye to, rather than something that needed to be rooted out.
And you? Well… I could forgive the things that caused your resignation in 1999, since you were cleared. But for some reason, since you left office, you’ve spent a ton of time toeing the line between “we need to be a more conservative country” and “I sure wish I could spend more time with my hardcore liberal buddies”. Seriously – global warming? You’re hanging out with Al Sharpton pushing the Obama administration’s education agenda?
And now, you’re backing a woman that is the GOP nominee, but one who is supported by ACORN, who’s backed by unions, who’s backed tax and spend stupidity, and who recently won – and accepted – the Margaret Sanger Award for “leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement” (aka “blindly supporting the organized, legal culling of human beings so that women can have consequence-free sex under the guise of ‘choice’”).
This is a woman who supports every single possible stand that the Republican Party supposedly takes. In fact, in digging ’round the net, I’m finding it difficult to find a single thing that this woman believes in that smacks of anything less than classic liberalism.
Hey – GOP… compromising with idiots will only make you stupid, and compromising your good conservative principles will only make you bad liberals. If you think compromise will get you anywhere in the political world, ask yourselves why we’re not complaining about the moderate policies of President John McCain.
The Republican Party took over the Legislature in 1994 because it stood on its principles. It got Reagan elected in 1980 and 1984 because it stood for conservative principles. It got Bush I and II elected in 1988, 2000, and 2004 because it stood on its good, conservative principles.
It lost the election of Bush I in 1992, Dole in 1996, and McCain in 2008 because it abandoned those principles. It lost control of the House and Senate in 2006 because it compromised those principles.
It’s time for the GOP to wake up and for those who control the party (aka “the Republican Voters”) to show the establishment and beltway idjut RINO’s exactly what we think of compromise. Y0u put up a liberal candidate, you’re going to lose. You compromise a little to gain a numerical advantage that only exists in your little beltway-driven minds, you’re going to lose. When you start drawing lines and telling us that the folks who fueled the conservative Revolutions of 1980 and 1994 are the reason the party is losing, you’re going to lose. You throw up an ethically-vacant candidate that wouldn’t know good behavior or morals and expect us to vote for them just because they have an (R) next to their name? You’re going to lose.
Every. Single. Time.
We are the principled backbone of this country. We are the spine of the Republican Party. And we are not happy. You will listen to us now, or you will hear our deafening silence when you beg for our support on election day.
Posted in Conservatives Are Smart, Dumb Republicans, Time for ANGRY, tagged Annoy Liberals, Cronyism, El Rushbo, Election, Get It Right, Glenn Beck, GOP, Jim DeMint, NY-23, Stupid, Tea Party on October 27, 2009 | 2 Comments »
The big buzz today in political realms is about New York 23rd Congressional district special election being held November 3rd. Why is it important? It is important because it is one of the first elections being held since the big O was elected as President last year. This race has big implications for 2010 and 2012.
Why should you care? Because New York is one of those special states that has a Conservative Party. And I am not talking about Republican or Democrat either. You can actually become registered as a card-carrying Conservative in New York. Think about that for a moment. You don’t have to deal with the party rhetoric that the Republicans or Democrat put out, you can actually register and vote on principle. What a concept.
What is so important about the 23rd New York Congressional District is that the Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman is current leading in the polls over 2nd place Democratic Challenger Bob Owens, and 3rd plcae Republican Candidate Dede Scozzafava. Why is Scozzafava dead last? Because she is a liberal Republican, ala like Olympia Snowe. Scozzafava is one of those Rino’s who support abortion, votes for tax increases and votes with the liberal Democratic party than with her own party.
In fact she is so liberal, that party insiders secretly agree that Democrat Bob Owens is more conservative that Scozzafava. However, bring in Conservative Party Doug Hoffman, who is a fiscal Conservative who wants to reign in Big Government and end the wasteful spending that is going on today. If fact, Hoffman is like you and me, an ordinary citizen that is not a career politician. If you think of the movie “Mr. Smith goes to Washington”, Doug Hoffman is Mr. Smith.
And even with New York being a liberal state, Doug Hoffman has brought in big endorsements from Sarah Palin, Fred Thompson and Sean Hannity, amongst others because people recognize that he is a principled man who shares the same views that other conservatives do. Scozzafava has only the support of Newt Gingrich and it makes me wonder whether Newt is all out the party or about principles. I’m not sure but supporting a Rino like Scozzafava makes me think Newt is all about party. People are sick of politics as usual and have decided to support someone who will go to Congress and take a stand. That someone is Doug Hoffman. Sure, one man may not be able to do much, but with the Government in crises, exorbitant spending, a threat to Health Care and Taxes on Energy, a truly conservative revolution has to start someplace with someone and that someplace is the New York 23rd district and someone is Doug Hoffman.
Posted in Conservatives Are Smart, Education Time, Liberals Are Dumb, Nothing to See Here, Tee Hee, tagged Bias, Democrats, Fiscal Hilarity, Get It Right, Harry Reid, Health, Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Stupid, Tea Party on October 26, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Now, I’m not one to be overly upset over profits. Typically, I prefer profitable companies to non-profitable companies. Much like with successful individuals and families, companies who make good profits usually do so because they’re strong companies that have developed good products that people want to buy. Yes, there are individual cases of corruption, but entire industries?
And typically, they’re going to be larger than 2.2%.
Let’s put it another way – in the same way that companies that make large profits are considered to be “successful”… an industry involved in malfeasance that only squeezes out a 2.2% profit probably isn’t very good at it. In fact, a reasonable, logical human being would look at such an industry and question as to whether said industry was indeed criminal at all.
Profit Margin on a DVD purchase? 20-30%. If you download the movie from iTunes or Amazon? 60-70%. Michael Moore’s idiotic propaganda crapfest “Fahrenheit 9/11″ made $222,446,882 off of a shooting budget of around $6,000,000. That’s a 97.3% profit margin.
How about profits for Carbon Credits? Huge, with tons of money spent and no actual products produced.
Apparently, profits are only obscene when they go to causes liberals don’t like.
Today’s latest stupidity connected to the Obama Administration comes via one Malik Shabbaz, current leader of the New Black Panther Party that Eric Holder’s Justice Department gave the blithe wave to when it was accused of using intimidation tactics in the election of B. Hussein Obama.
The stupidity? False accusations of rape.
Seven people pleaded guilty for their part in abusing Megan Williams — but now Williams says that abuse never happened.
She will hold a press conference Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, to recant her claims of abuse, attorney Byron L. Potts, who represents Williams, told The Charleston Gazette on Tuesday night.
“She has decided she has been living this lie for approximately two years and she has decided to tell the truth,” Potts said. “She fabricated the story and she did this in retaliation because she was having a relationship with one of them.”
At the time of the plea deals, Megan Williams, her adopted mother Carmen Williams, and her adviser Malik Shabazz criticized the plea agreements, claiming they were too light a punishment. Shabazz, co-founder of Black Lawyers for Justice and a member of the New Black Panther Party, gave Williams and her family legal counsel.
Taking the blatant race-baiting and racism out of the equation – as we should, although I guaran-frickin-tee you that the left won’t do the same, this kind of thing should make our nation collectively vomit.
In my life, I’ve known several rape victims. There are real victims of this unbelievably monstrous crime out there. Unfortunately, there are also those who will heartlessly minimize this despicable act for political gain, and it’s those types of folks that are at the center of these cases.
Real rape is a horror. It’s a personal violation that I can’t even begin – nor do I want – to imagine having to recover from. A person’s sense of individualism, peace, security, and power is stripped away from them in an act of bloody, hateful power-tripping and control. Rarely is there a full recovery from it, as it invades the mental, spiritual, sexual, marital, and physical health of the victim. They used to execute people for it, and I’m not overly opposed to the idea of restoring that particular aspect of the death penalty. To call it an absolute horror is, in my opinion, nowhere close to a fair description.
And yet – more horrible still is the thought that not only would someone falsely accuse an innocent person of committing such a heinous and horrible act, but would do so for something as petty and stupid as political gain. Beyond the utter depravity of such a false accusation, such an accusation violates more than those falsely accused whose lives will never be restored and who will spend the rest of their lives defending against a crime they never committed.
When a real rape victim comes forward, there’s always doubt – in their own mind, in the mind of those taking the report. Did the victim “ask for it”? Did the victim “deserve it”? Are they really just covering up their late-game change of mind. In the case of rape, the answer to all of these questions is “no”. But the simple doubt over whether the victim could actually get justice means that many rapes go unreported, many rapists walk freely among us, and many victims never receive the justice they need and deserve.
And do you think false accusations and politicizing rape encourages the real victims… or discourages them?
If you’re a victim of rape, there are people who will listen. Don’t let stupid politics get in the way. Know that there is both healing and justice for you. You are loved. There are people who will listen, believe, cry with, and counsel you.
Most importantly, remember that there is Someone who can heal your pain.
Posted in Liberals Are Dumb, Media Wars, Nothing to See Here, Time for ANGRY, tagged Axelrod, Bias, Censorship, CNN, El Rushbo, Fox News, Free Speech, Freedom, Get It Right, Glenn Beck, Liberty, Obama, Racism Sucks, Rahm, Stupid on October 19, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Let’s let Obama cronies David Axelrod and Rham Emanuel speak for themselves:
“A lot of their news programming, it’s really not news. It’s pushing a point of view,” senior adviser David Axelrod said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“The way we — the president looks at it and we look at it, is, it is not a news organization so much as it has a perspective,” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel added on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“The bigger thing is that other news organizations, like yours, ought not to treat them that way, and we’re not going to treat them that way.”
Did you catch that? On one hand, ol’ Dave is calling Fox News “not news”. Mostly, I’m guessing, because of their rabid, slobbering, mindless hatred of Glenn Beck and anyone else who disagrees with the Obama agenda. But that last comment, to me, anyway, sounds like both a set of orders (“don’t you other news organizations treat them like a news organization”) and a not-so-veiled threat (“this is what happens when you act like Fox News”) – something I’d expect from Rahm “Ram It Through” Emanuel.
Remember all the hubbub about the Bush Admin’s supposed fascism, all because they wanted to enable law enforcement agencies to work together to defend our nation from terrorists and people who want to detonate nukes in the middle of America? Well… where’s the outrage when the White House is unleashing similar attacks against a news channel it doesn’t control?
And yes, kids – it’s about control. Anita Dunn – when she wasn’t praising mass murderers – was on foreign news channels admitting that the whole Media hearts Obama thing was indeed an exercise in controlling the airwaves.
Now, some people are calling the Obama Administration foolish, childish, and rash. The one thing I’m going to call them is calculated. This whole thing smacks of Saul Alinski’s Rules for Radicals. Specifically:
Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
Ever hear an Obama Official talk about Fox News as a reliable source? Ever heard a liberal talk about Faux News? Ever wonder why?
Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy.
Watch liberal voters’ response to the Obama White House’s actions against Fox.
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose.
Have they ever let up? Every day, there’s a new game being played.
Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.
Seriously – what would happen if there were TWO channels like Fox News out there? Is a single news station really that important?
Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
Glenn Beck? Bill O’Reilly? Etc.
Yes, I think they’re doing it deliberately, and yes – I think it’s yet another dangerous precedent set down by a White House that’s looking more and more like an exercise in Liberal Fascism every day. Karl Rove (aka “The Most Evil Man in the World In the Eyes of Liberals, Socialists, Communists, and Other Assorted Enemies of Freedom”) says that he believes that the Obama Administration is compiling an enemies list, and I think he’s 100% right.
And I don’t think they’re doing all their work by themselves. Look at the recent Rush Limbaugh stupidity that NCMike commented on last week. They accused Rush of racism by using quotes pulled out of a book that had pulled them off of Wikipedia. Rush never said anything remotely like what was attributed to him. Frankly, I hope Rush sues the pants off of the responsible individuals.
And yet – the attacks ensued and continued. The Usual Suspects (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton) began a chorus on how Rush (aka “The Bully“) was unfriendly to black people (Rush’s primary associate on his show, Bo Snerdly, is black as is his sometimes-replacement Dr. Walter E. Williams) and how his part-ownership of an NFL team would be a sign of the return of slavery, plantations, and separate water fountains. This, coming from 2 guys – one of whom has never apologized for his role in the infamous Tawana Brawley incident – for which he was sued for slander and has never paid a dime, and one of whom called New York “Hymietown” and has yet to have apologized for his role in the Duke Lacrosse case.
Looking to Sharpton and Jackson for direction on racial reconciliation is like looking to Jenna Jameson for advice on celibacy.
Hopefully, most of you now know that the Senate’s new version of Kill Bill – Healthcare Part 3 has passed the Senate finance committee with adoring support from New Hampshire Republican Olympia Snowe. This set’s up the possibility of the Democrats Nuclear option of passing the bill with a simple 50 vote majority without the possibility of any filibusters or debate on the Senate Floor. Why does Republican Olympia Snowe support this new healthcare bill? Because according to her history demands it:
Quote “Is this the bill that I would want? Far from it. But when history calls, history calls, and I happen to think that the consequences of inaction dictate the urgency of Congress taking every opportunity to demonstrate its capacity to solve the monumental issues of our time,” End Quote
Yes Olympia, it’s truly historic that our elected officials is about to flush the best healthcare system in the country down the toilet. It’s truly historic when we will look at increased healthcare cost, taxes on benefits and healthcare rationing in the very near future. Yippe, lets pass a bill we haven’t even read, Yippee for Progress!!
Nevermind that there is a measure out there that will prevent the US Public from getting to read the new House bill of the measure. Nevermind that 54% of all Americans oppose this new health care measure. Nevermind that the US public prefers to keep their current healthcare policies over anything the Government comes out with.
Snowe goes on to say “We can’t postpone the inevitable.” Really Olympia, so if you can’t beat them, join them!?! Have you no shame Olympia? Clearly you have no principles.
You Olympia Snowe should just go ahead and declare for the Democratic party. There is no way you are truly a Republican in any manner, shape or form. You are a liberal, standing for big government, higher taxes, and basically telling the American Public to go screw themselves. You should be ashamed of truly having the audacity to side with President Obama and his democratic cronies in the House and Senate.
I call for the Republican Party to no-way support Senator Snowe’s re-election committee in 2012. I call for the voters of New Hampshire to elect someone with integrity and the best interest of Americans at heart. I call for America to wake up and call their senators and especially Senator Snowe to tell people how she is destroying America. There is no way that anything she proposes or does is going to benefit America in any way, shape or form. Her time is done, its time to take America back from the liberals and restore true conservatism back in government, where it belongs.
As most people know, the ACLU is ‘supposedly’ an organization that is out to help people who are discriminated against. They are ‘supposedly’ the champions of all Americans out there to make sure we are treated equally. (Insert Laugh Track Here) Sure they are all these things if you are of a liberal mind and are of a liberal agenda. Ever hear of the ACLU coming to the rescue of a conservative or for that fact, a Republican? Definitely nothing in recent time comes to mind.
And so Rush Limbaugh, hero to the conservative cause and free minded ideals, hated by liberals abroad, wants to buy the St. Louis Rams. Why, you may ask? Because foremost he is an avid football enthusiast and is a native of Missouri. He is part of a group that wants to buy controlling interest in the Rams. The Rams are an awful playing team and haven’t had any greatness since the 90′s. Getting a new owner, and new personnel, and returning the Rams to glory is a win-win situation right?
No so fast says the ACLU. They have written Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, to block Limbaugh’s group from buying the Rams. They claim he is racist, would destroy football as we know it, and well he isn’t liberal, and that is good enough for us. This all comes from a couple of years ago when Limbaugh served as an NFL analyst on ESPN. He made the comment that Donavan McNabb isn’t that great of a player, but because he is black, the NFL wants him to succeed. A perfectly honest statement, and an opinion on a football player. At the time, nothing was said on ESPN about it, and about a week later, someone saw this as a perfect opportunity for the liberal media to do a hit piece on Limbaugh and the rest is history.
First of all, let’s get this straight. Donovan McNabb is your ordinary quarterback. Despite what you think of this team, he has won exactly 0 superbowls. Nada. He is often more injured than he is healthy. Clearly, today, he is on the decline, but that is not because he is black or white, it’s because he getting older. That is the nature of the game, quarterbacks have a short shelf life, unless your name ends with FAVRE. Around the age of 35-37 your quarterback days are over. On the flip side, quarterbacks are often the face of the franchise and for good or worse, they can be heroes or scapegoats. They are probably the most evaluated position in football, ever!
It seems clearly to some that Limbaugh went off his rocker, but lets examine what the NFL thinks about race. When you go to hire a coach in the NFL, you HAVE to consider a black person for the position. It’s called the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule requires any team with a head coaching vacancy to interview at least one minority candidate. So its like affirmative action, for coaches. Why would the NFL think any differently for quarterbacks? It would be logical to think if they want black coaches to succeed, they would want black players to succeed. Thats not to say they wouldn’t want all players to succeed, regardless of race, however the NFL is an exclusive club and not many players make it. There are always winners and losers, thats the nature of the sport.
Let’s examine Michael Vick, who was (is) also a big name. He was the figure head of the Atlanta Falcons, had tons of endorsement contracts and was loved and adored by all sports commentators alike? Was it for his skills? Um no, his passing completion rate was one of the worse of the leagues, and only got to the NFL championship once. Why was he loved? Make your own conclusions but he is the same race as McNabb. Fishy, yes, but after his dog fighting/killing crime, he was let back into the NFL with little or no repercussions. Goodell is known for banning players from football for making small mistakes. Why would Vick get a second chance after a heinous crime as animal abuse? I don’t think anyone really knows, but at one time he wa a money maker for the NFL, maybe they think he can be one again.
As for Limbaugh’s statements on McNabb, at the time McNabb was struggling as a quarterback and his team was losing. However he was being touted as high as Michael Vick. To Limbaugh, it probably seemed something was off here, and he made his opinion known. For that, he was labeled a racist and the ACLU doesn’t think he is fit to be an owner. Big surprise. Maybe if the ACLU lived up to its own reputation, they would defend Limbaugh, because as a conservative, he is clearly the one being discriminated against. That doesn’t matter to the ACLU, big liberal group for justice and the Obama way, they could care less about Limbaugh. They want to make this issue about race, not football.
All teams, as my own team, has black and white players as well as other races in the world. They work together as a team. Their owner’s want them to win, because they bring in revenue. The NFL wants their sport to be popular, because they make revenue off of exclusive television rights and merchandise. The NFL clearly elevates players to be superstars over other players. Ever heard of the Pro-Bowl? Big names go to that game every year, even if they play poorly. It’s a popularity club, like American Idol. I believe that their may be some truth to Limbaugh’s statement, but it is not clear cut. Logically, the NFL doesn’t want 32 white quarterbacks in the league. That would seem racist. Logically, they would want big name black quarterbacks to succeed, it brings in more fans.
Race and Racism is such a subjective issue. There are always cases of Racism and Reverse Racism. It is however sad though, if you have an opinion and make it known, you can be tagged as a racist, whether or not if your statement was factual. Limbaugh is a big name for conservative listeners. He has been very critical of Obama. Does that make him a racist? No, I don’t think so but where a big conservative is around, they will always be targets of hit groups like the ACLU. It’s a double standard for conservatives, and while its realistic we have to watch our p’s and q’s, it’s clearly a shame.