Shorter every single rightwing website right now:
Was civil rights pioneer Medgar Evers ever denied the right to purchase an NFL franchise? Hellz, no! So why can't Rush? Because of racism!!!
Okay, not all are saying that. But you have some really over-the-top whines. This, by far, is the most WTF of them all:
Earlier this evening, as most of you now know, one of our own, Rush Hudson Limbaugh, while taking withering fire, crashed and burned.
Tonight, Rush is no longer ‘just’ a radio personality.
Tonight, Rush is no longer ‘just’ a NFL owner denied
Tonight, Rush is us. And we are him.
Tonight Rush became the metaphor for all of us… every man woman and child in this great nation of ours.
The enemy of this great nation, the enemy of you and me, Rush’s enemy… those on the left, inside and outside of this nation abhor success… and when faced with it will destroy it… by any and all means possible.
We all have our dreams in life… such as they might be. Rush dreamed of being an owner in the NFL.
Tonight the left proved that they will stop at nothing to end our dreams. Our dreams of success and happiness devastate their need to dominate and control you and me… and well everything and everyone.
And it ends with the Niemöller quote, too ("First they came for the communists….")
With prose like that, you would think this is the equivalent of 9/11.
Seriously, what happened with Rush Limbaugh and the St. Louis Rams is the free market at work.
Rush was a limited partner in a group headed by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts. The group hoped to purchase the Rams. There was a public outcry, not only among the public, but from many NFL pros themselves.
Rush became an economic liability. So the group cut him loose, so they could proceed with the sale.
Obama didn't cut him. The liberal media didn't cut him. Congress didn't intervene and strike down any purchase possibilities.
It was a business decision.