Limbaugh tells all: Was George Soros involved in the Rams bid too?

posted at 2:44 pm on October 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

For your listening pleasure, courtesy of the Right Scoop, the first 15 minutes of today’s show. If you can’t spare the time, watch the last three minutes of the second clip for his big finish about Saul Alinsky’s America and then two minutes of the first clip starting at around 2:45 for the bombshell about his very strange bedfellow in the bid. Rush says he knew nothing about it until yesterday and even now seems unsure that Soros is definitely involved. I googled around to see where the story started and kept coming back to this Bloomberg piece, which … doesn’t say much:

Limbaugh’s group is led by former Madison Square Garden President and current St. Louis Blues and Real Salt Lake majority owner Dave Checketts, who brings a wealth of sports industry contacts, know-how and credibility. Checketts also brings big-time backers like George Soros, who financed the duo’s failed attempt to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003.

Checketts’s ownership of hockey’s Blues is backed by, among others, TowerBrook Capital Partners, which was formerly known as Soros Private Equity Partners before it was spun off from Soros Asset Management Group in 2005.

Much depends on what “brings” means. Is Bloomberg merely saying that Soros has partnered with Checketts before and therefore might be involved this time or are they saying he is involved and they know it for a fact? Hard to tell. If it’s the latter then it’s exceedingly odd that Checketts never mentioned it to Rush in order to feel him out on whether he was okay with partnering with Soros. It’s also odd that Soros wouldn’t have used his influence on the left to call off the media dogs this week against Limbaugh: Now that they’ve purged Rush, conservatives will demand that Soros be purged too and Georgie boy surely knows it. Which is why I suspect that he’s not involved in the bid (and, needless to say, won’t be involved going forward).

Limbaugh goes out of his way in the second clip to say he’ll remain a huge fan of the NFL, so if you’re thinking about a boycott, it sounds like you’re on your own. Exit question: Why did Checketts assure him that he was prepared for the media firestorm when he obviously wasn’t? Maybe he thought at the time that Soros was coming aboard and that the two would “balance” each other for left/right media purposes?


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The scariest part of all of this is what they are doing to Rush now is exactly what they are going to do to the GOP candidate in 2012 if he or she happens to be a Conservative. And on top of that is it is not going to stop at just a political nominee, but rather each and every single one of us who believes in the Constitution, religious beliefs, and desires freedom.

These are dark times indeed!

freeus on October 15, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Rational Thought on October 15, 2009 at 6:40 PM

I said this before….NFL is nothing but a giant gang fight by millionaires who can throw and catch a ball. It’s as big as it is because of big media. And why the thug life lived by 1/2 the league is dismissed in the media as boys will be boys.

Amazing how you never hear of anyone in the NHL getting arrested for attempted murder or gun possession? And when’s the last time an NHL or ex-NHL player was gunned down?

Hmmmm I wonder why that is.

angryed on October 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

If Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would look at the current administration and call it “the Evil Empire”.

Ordinary American on October 15, 2009 at 6:58 PM

If Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would look at the current administration and call it “the Evil Empire”.

Ordinary American on October 15, 2009 at 6:58 PM

I liked Obama as “The Dark Lord, Sauron” (for those pea brains who want to inject racism here, have at it)

nelsonknows on October 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Rush is better off not being involved with a league full of hoodlums, where teams get CAUGHT cheating and it’s ignored. The only thing worse is the NBA.

nelsonknows on October 15, 2009 at 7:02 PM

LIKEN, not liked

nelsonknows on October 15, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Coming soon to a State-run Television network near you: The too big to fail Nationalized Football League!

Asked for comment, President Obama said,”Let me be clear. I have no desire to own a football league. That is why I am glad to announce that my good friend George Soros, a true patriot, has agreed to run the entire league and all the teams for you, the American people. And my good friends at Acorn tell me that they can supply all the teams with cheer leaders from El Salvador. They may look young, but don’t let that fool you. Take my word for it. They know their tricks.”

Ordinary American on October 15, 2009 at 7:07 PM

That disgusting slime hungarian currency manipulator has single-handedly destroyed national economies to benefit his own greedy ends. The only difference between s0r0s and madoff is that old bernie’s behind bars, which is exactly where georgie belongs. He’ll get his. It’s called karma.

bannedbyhuffpo on October 15, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Rush never said he didn’t. Are you now making up quotes to support your argument?

Of course he is….he’s a liberal, isn’t he?

With regard to Obama, let’s hear of his accomplishments prior being elected to the Presidency.

There are none. If Obama were just another typical white senator, he would have finished behind Mr. speaks-with-the-dead John Edwards, and we’d have our first woman president, and the media would assure us she is the greatest president ever because she’s a woman, much the same way they assure us everyday that Obama is the greatest president ever because he’s black.

His entire presidency is framed around him being black. But naturally, to know-nothings like starfleets enema, if you don’t drink the chocolate kool aid, you’re a racist. They lack the ability to distinguish between comments about race, and racist comments. There’s a reason liberalism is considered a mental disorder.

xblade on October 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Methinks that the angry, formerly-bloated, drug addict was punked! Funny stuff!! At least he has something for the paaaiiiinnn!!!

simplesimon on October 15, 2009 at 7:19 PM

And so to sum up: When asked to list Obama’s accomplishments prior to being elected President, starfleet_dude responded with:

Sorry dudes, I can’t seem to post for some reason.
starfleet_dude on October 15, 2009 at 5:58 PM

What a loser.

PackerBronco on October 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Methinks that the angry, formerly-bloated, drug addict was punked! Funny stuff!! At least he has something for the paaaiiiinnn!!!

simplesimon on October 15, 2009 at 7:19 PM

You mean like the dope head,coke snorting,marxist,chicken hawk Obama was in Copenhagen.

And he has to wake up next to Michellllllllllllle!!!.

Baxter Greene on October 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Truth is that I think the whole thing was a setup, to try to finally destroy Limbaugh in a way they hadn’t been successful in doing so far. How the whole fiasco unfolded was just too suspicious, in my book, and the Checketts group folded under pressure way too easily and quickly. Hope Rush nails them good.

KendraWilder on October 15, 2009 at 7:36 PM

You mean like the dope head,coke snorting,marxist,chicken hawk Obama was in Copenhagen.

And he has to wake up next to Michellllllllllllle!!!.

Baxter Greene on October 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Pretty weak retort, race fan. You must be one of the losers who listen to AM radio when the rest of us are working.

simplesimon on October 15, 2009 at 7:39 PM

NFL is now morphing into the NBA

wepeople on October 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM

It is pretty clear that you are either part of Obama’s syndicalism or part of the unproductive class by the way you cheerlead Obama, simon. Ignoramus.

daesleeper on October 15, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I couldn’t find an e-mail, apparently all we can do is write or call.

Commissioner Roger Goodell
National Football League
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

(212) 450-2000

2ipa on October 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM

FOX just said that Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas is part of a group looking to buy the Dolphins.

Of course, Fergie has been known to use many offensive terms in her songs, including the dreaded ‘n-word’.

I wonder if Fergie will get the smear job Rush received – or will she be applauded because she supports the Usurper?

Mr Purple on October 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Pretty weak retort, race fan. You must be one of the losers who listen to AM radio when the rest of us are working.

simplesimon on October 15, 2009 at 7:39 PM

No beta boy…I live in the real world unlike you who has not produced a coherent,factual defense of why you have your head so far up Obama’s a$$ the whole time you have posted here.

If you welfare babies actually worked for a living, you would not be so obsessed with your liberal messiah’s socialist programs and crave high tax rates that kill the profits and jobs for people who actually have jobs and run a business like myself.

But hey, unicorn boy simpleton and his liberal friends are soooooooooooo successful and smart they have delivered up this epic heap of failure just over the last few weeks:


First hard stimulus data finds 30,000 jobs saved or created

By Walter Alarkon – 10/15/09 03:08 PM ET
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/63299-first-hard-stimulus-data-finds-only-30000-jobs-saved-or-created-

The first direct stimulus reports showed that stimulus contracts saved or created just 30,083 jobs, prompting more Republican criticism of the $787 billion package.


Unemployment is at 9.8%…Obama promised it would not surpass 8% when he pushed his 800 billion dollar
“Pay for Play” stimulus.

Foreclosures: ‘Worst three months of all time’

Despite signs of broader economic recovery, number of foreclosure filings hit a record high in the third quarter – a sign the plague is still spreading.

See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
By Les Christie, CNNMoney.com staff writer
Last Updated: October 15, 2009: 7:34 AM ET


CONSTANT-DOLLAR DOW: Today’s 10,000 is really 7,537. Or, in another metric: “It cost about 30 ounces to buy the 10,000 Dow last time. Now it costs less than 10.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/dow-10000-oh-wait-make-7537


Dollar loses reserve status to yen & euro

By PAUL THARP
Last Updated: 3:16 AM, October 13, 2009
Posted: 1:44 AM, October 13, 2009

Ben Bernanke’s dollar crisis went into a wider mode yesterday as the greenback was shockingly upstaged by the euro and yen, both of which can lay claim to the world title as the currency favored by central banks as their reserve currency.

44% Favor Health Care Reform, 50% Oppose.

Only 43% would vote to reelect Obama


Russia: New sanctions on Iran “counterproductive”

posted at 12:55 pm on October 14, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Today, though, the White House has plenty of egg on its Nobel-winning face, as Russia has reversed themselves and declared that they will not approve further sanctions on Iran:

It should not be lost on the American public, either.  Obama just got outboxed by Russia, and the world will notice it.  The Nobel committee may shower him with accolades, but American security depends on more than a medal from Oslo.  So far, that appears to be the booby prize for the US for its retreat on missile defense.


Holtz-Eakin: Baucus Bill Would Impose 23% Marginal Tax Rate Increase on Middle Class

Following up on last week’s post (80% Marginal Tax Rates After Health Care Reform), there is an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal by former Director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin, The Baucus Bill Is a Tax Bill; Middle-Class Families Would Get Hit With a Double-Digit Increase in Their Marginal Tax Rate:
Most astounding of all is what this Congress is willing to do to struggling middle-class families. The bill would impose nearly $400 billion in new taxes and fees. Nearly 90% of that burden will be shouldered by those making $200,000 or less.


Geithner Aides Reaped Millions Working for Banks, Hedge Funds

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — Some of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s closest aides, none of whom faced Senate confirmation, earned millions of dollars a year working for Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and other Wall Street firms, according to financial disclosure forms.


Well, when Fox News’s audience is skyrocketing, and The Nation (!) is calling you “Whiner in Chief,” maybe it’s time to recalibrate the media strategy. . . .


Obama wins the Peace Prize….For What!!

ROSS DOUTHAT: Heckuva Job, Barack. “Obama gains nothing from the prize. No domestic constituency will become more favorably disposed to him because five Norwegians think he’s already changed the world — and the Republicans were just handed the punch line for an easy recession-era attack ad. (To quote the Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, anticipating the 30-second spots to come: ‘He got a Nobel Prize. What did you get? A pink slip.’) . . . At the same time, the prize leaves Obama more open to ridicule. It confirms, as a defining narrative of his presidency, the gap between his supporters’ cloud-cuckoo-land expectations and the inevitable disappointments of reality.”

If simplesimon did not get all of his facts from michael moore and the huffington post,he could spare himself the absolute embarrassment of being such a kiss a$$ supporter of the most inept and pathetic Presidency this country has ever seen.

But please simpleton…keep that head up Obama’s a$$ and keep posting here like you know something, it provides great entertainment and comic relief.

Baxter Greene on October 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

simplesimon on October 15, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Please answer the question or the challenge by your president Obama.
As a liberal blogger, have you gotten out of your pajamas and become useful.
This is from your leader, the one that you honor…he has your number.
Now, out of your pajamas and get to work…..

right2bright on October 15, 2009 at 8:34 PM

I said this before….NFL is nothing but a giant gang fight by millionaires who can throw and catch a ball. It’s as big as it is because of big media. And why the thug life lived by 1/2 the league is dismissed in the media as boys will be boys.

Amazing how you never hear of anyone in the NHL getting arrested for attempted murder or gun possession? And when’s the last time an NHL or ex-NHL player was gunned down?

Hmmmm I wonder why that is.

angryed on October 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Being the sport where they tolerate actual fist fights between players, hockey may not be your best example. It’s not nearly as popular (or as large in terms of players) as the NFL, but there are plenty of NHL arrests that get publicized. Mike Danton got arrested a few years back for attempting to set up a murder for hire. How’s that for thug like? Or Patrick Kane this year who decided to beat up a cab driver because he didn’t have the 20 cents in change he was owed. Pretty cruel if you ask me.

Athletes are hyper-competitive and often have huge egos which can lead to bad decisions in free time. It’s not a cultural thing. Another example… Figure skating is the antithesis of gang culture, but that didn’t stop Tonya Harding from taking a hit out on the knees of her competitor.

jonknee on October 15, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Baxter Greene on October 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Baxter, don’t you know better than to confuse trolls with facts? simplesemen just wants to insult, not state facts, and he thinks his insults are so clever–like the kid who sticks his tongue out. I think his mommy’s panties are too tight for him…

lovingmyUSA on October 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM

“And for a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn’t take this opposition one adviser told me today those bloggers need to take off their pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult,” Harwood said.

Though the quote seemed to refer to the “internet left” in general…

right2bright on October 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Now that they’ve purged Rush, conservatives will demand that Soros be purged too and Georgie boy surely knows it. Which is why I suspect that he’s not involved in the bid (and, needless to say, won’t be involved going forward).

You assume that the rules of fair play apply. In the ObamiNation we now find ourselves in, they don’t.

steveegg on October 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

FOX just said that Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas is part of a group looking to buy the Dolphins.

Of course, Fergie has been known to use many offensive terms in her songs, including the dreaded ‘n-word’.

I wonder if Fergie will get the smear job Rush received – or will she be applauded because she supports the Usurper?

Mr Purple on October 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Is that what they are really reporting or are they reporting the truth that the new owners of the Dolphins are bringing in celebrities with small ownership stakes in part as return for promotions. Ticket sales are diving, so they are bringing in celebs and trying to make the games more exciting (a bad sign you have to give away part of the team to get people to sit in the skyboxes). Fergie quite obviously doesn’t have the money or knowledge to actually buy a NFL team.

Fergie would join others like Jimmy Buffett, Marc Anthony, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, and Venus and Serena Williams.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/dolphins/2009-10-13-ownership-cover_N.htm

jonknee on October 15, 2009 at 8:42 PM

jonknee on October 15, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Before you minimize Fergie’s history, do remember that her role as a minority owner in the Dolphins will be the exact same as Rush Limbaugh’s role as a minority owner in the Rams would have been – cash for the principal owner. The NFL is quite strict in having one and only one voice speak as “the owner” of a team.

Of course, facts do not matter at all to you or your ilk.

steveegg on October 15, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Before you minimize Fergie’s history, do remember that her role as a minority owner in the Dolphins will be the exact same as Rush Limbaugh’s role as a minority owner in the Rams would have been – cash for the principal owner. The NFL is quite strict in having one and only one voice speak as “the owner” of a team.

Of course, facts do not matter at all to you or your ilk.

steveegg on October 15, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Giving a local celeb a couple million dollar stake in the team so she’ll sit in the stadium 8 weeks a year and maybe put on a concert to get butts in the seat is not the same as Rush Limbaugh buying a stake. George Soros taking a big stake like Limbaugh I’ll give you and I’d be against that as well (keep politics out of the game). I’m not a fan of Fergie, but I don’t ever recall her being a political figure.

jonknee on October 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM

I think his mommy’s panties are too tight for him…

lovingmyUSA on October 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Yes,I am sure he is a big hit with all the other 5th graders.

Baxter Greene on October 15, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Heh, my grandson is in 5th grade–simplesemen is no 5th grader!!!!

lovingmyUSA on October 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM

jonknee on October 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Fergie will just hold a concert with words unprintable here. Absolutely “not controversial”, unlike Limbaugh agreeing with Roger Goodall that gansterism has no place on an NFL field </sarcasm>

Apparently you don’t know the NFL bylaws too well; there is one and only one “principal owner” for each team (except for a couple of grandfathered teams; the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants), who must own at least 30% of the franchise and is solely responsible for the operations of the team. It would not matter whether Limbaugh (or Soros) provided the other 70%; since neither would have been the “principal owner” of record, neither would have any more ownership rights than Fergie.

You also apparently have never heard of an entity formed by the NFL called the Gridiron PAC. At last check, nearly 2/3rds of the money doled out by said PAC went to Democrats.

steveegg on October 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Fergie will just hold a concert with words unprintable here. Absolutely “not controversial”, unlike Limbaugh agreeing with Roger Goodall that gansterism has no place on an NFL field

Apparently you don’t know the NFL bylaws too well; there is one and only one “principal owner” for each team (except for a couple of grandfathered teams; the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants), who must own at least 30% of the franchise and is solely responsible for the operations of the team. It would not matter whether Limbaugh (or Soros) provided the other 70%; since neither would have been the “principal owner” of record, neither would have any more ownership rights than Fergie.

You also apparently have never heard of an entity formed by the NFL called the Gridiron PAC. At last check, nearly 2/3rds of the money doled out by said PAC went to Democrats.

steveegg on October 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM

And yet they have calculated that Fergie will increase the value of the franchise while Limbaugh would be a liability. It’s their business, but in my opinion a wise move. The Dolphins won’t get protested for her (very) tiny stake and knowing Miami they will be able to capitalize off her popularity.

I guess the lesson here is if you want to be able to buy in on an NFL team you’re better off sticking to singing pop songs than talking politics. Your best bet is probably neither–just make your money quietly or from your family like most current owners. Free speech isn’t without repercussions.

The NFL didn’t seem like a good match for Rush anyway–with all that profit sharing and having to lobby taxpayers for stadiums. He should stick to what he’s good at and that’s building a huge audience to sell stuff to.

jonknee on October 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM

jonknee on October 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Or at least if one speaks ill of Teh Won, they’re not welcome. Fergie’s foray into politics was to heavily endorse Obama.

I was going to compare the new NFL to Hollywood, but at least there is a way for conservatives to make and distribute movies outside the established production/distribution network.

steveegg on October 15, 2009 at 9:33 PM

his gubmit is waaay out of control. Dark days ahead.

petefrt on October 15, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Look on the bright side. When the acts become intolerable we AMERICANS know how to deal with tyranny . History will repeat,America will be free of the bleating scum that is dragging her down.

huckelberry on October 15, 2009 at 10:12 PM

I think he has to sue for his listeners. I know this rolls off his back, but by calling him a racist they are calling me a racist because I listen to him. He should sue on behalf of every conservative. This isn’t about the NFL. This fight is bigger than that. Lets use this to end the liberals ability to play the race card.

sammypants on October 15, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Apparently you’ve come to the Trial Lawyer’s position on junk lawsuits.

Bleeds Blue on October 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Only if that position is them hanged upside down and on fire.

huckelberry on October 15, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Limbaugh used to have a gig on ESPN until he got himself booted off, for good reason too.

starfleet_dude on October 15, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Hey dude, there are clingons hanging around uranus ,better go brush your teeth.And I know it’s spelled with a K.

huckelberry on October 15, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Heh, my grandson is in 5th grade–simplesemen is no 5th grader!!!!

lovingmyUSA on October 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Since he probably failed the 4th grade several times, I thought I would give Obama’s boy wonder the benefit of the doubt.

Baxter Greene on October 15, 2009 at 11:13 PM

Power Line who offered this on the media attacks:

A final observation, perhaps too obvious to require saying: It’s no coincidence that Democratic Party outlets like CNN had to dredge up fake quotes to make their case. Nothing Rush actually said would do the trick, even though he’s been on the radio three hours a day, five days a week, for more than twenty years. That really tells you all you need to know.
ONE LAST UPDATE: It is worth noting, as a kind of macabre footnote, that CNN found it worthwhile to “fact check” Saturday Night Live when that program had the temerity to ridicule CNN’s President, The One. Maybe CNN could become a respected news organization if it tried to fact check news stories as well as comedy skits, starting with–is this too much to ask?–its own broadcasts.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/10/024707.php

lovingmyUSA on October 15, 2009 at 11:49 PM

So Much for the Post-Racial America [Andy McCarthy]

I’m hunkered down on some projects and just heard about the phony attacks on Rush by the race-hustlers extraordinaire, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. I know Rush has big shoulders and he’ll handle it just fine. But everytime one of these stories comes up, which is all too often, I can’t help but think it says a lot more about us than whoever happens to be in the cross-hairs. Why do Sharpton and Jackson have careers? Why aren’t they shown the door for serial racism and dishonesty? Why does anyone give a damn what they say? Why does the press treat them like they matter when they’re a walking, talking parodies?

In the 1970s, I went to a highly integrated, all-boys high school (Cardinal Hayes) in the Bronx. It was one of the best experiences in my life, and I had great friendships with all manner of guys, because from the first day they treated us like we were all “Hayesmen” — not white guys, black guys, Spanish guys, Chinese guys, etc. We were encouraged to see each other as peers, not tribesmen. Of course there was intra-group affinity along ethnic and racial lines — there always is.
But there wasn’t a lot of tension. There was some — again, there always is — but there was no special treatment and no pressure for enforced separateness. We laughed at each other’s expense (ethnic and racial jokes were not cause for banishment from society back then) and competed on a level playing field of merit. Everyone was treated like he belonged, if you did something good it was yours, and if you screwed up it was on you, not your heritage.

That’s how Rush treats people — in the Martin Luther King aspiration that the content of one’s character is what matters, not the color of one’s skin. Yet, in the media narrative, he’s somehow the one who’s got a race issue — and the guys who trade on race, live and breathe it 24/7, are held up as our public conscience. The Left calls this “progress.” I call it perversion.

There’s only one way this nonsense ever goes away: When we say “enough!” and tell the race-baiters their time is up. It’s too much of an industry, so it probably won’t happen tomorrow. But the Sixties ideal is crashing and burning before our very eyes, and I think it’ll take a lot of its warped obsessions down with it.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MWY0MmZiMzQ2NGQ0ZTM0MGYzOGJmMDdkZjJkM2Y4NDc=

lovingmyUSA on October 15, 2009 at 11:53 PM

FUnny isn’t it.

The media attack a persosn for saying something the media disagrees with.

Then the media declares that the person must be shunned and ignored, because the person is “divisive”. When it was the same media that created the “divisiveness” in the first place.

It’s the same thing that the media does with candidates. And the moderates fall for it every time.

For years, John McCain was every newspapers “favorite Republican”. Everytime he attacked other Republicans, he got fawning reviews. I talked to a number of people who told me that one of the reasons they were supporting McCain was precisely because the media liked him so much.

As soon as the media had a choice between McCain and a real Democrat, they turned on him, precisely as I and many others had predicted they would.

When will Republicans learn, that we can’t let the media choose our candiates for us?

MarkTheGreat on October 16, 2009 at 8:18 AM

So some blacks with time on their hands strike another blow for black/white disunity. And they take others to task for bias? How absurd can you get.

jeanie on October 16, 2009 at 9:25 AM

JONKNEE [email protected]:27PM

Who the heck made you Overlord of the 2nd Amendmentand the EEOC? Seriuosly, there is NO such RULE that you cannot purchase SOMETHING including a freaking BUSINESS like an NFL team because you are POLITICAL. If either Soros or Rush wanna buy a team, they can. If the league and the Obama WH wanna try a stop Rush because they don’t like his politics then I would suspect they’d have to give Rush a good answer under their own VERY liberal love of the EEO at SCOTUS at some point. The reason Rush is out is ONLY because the principal bidder did NOT have brass cajones and is a beta male. Something you should be well able to relate to sir. Stop espousing your nonsense.

Sultry Beauty on October 16, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Limbaugh goes out of his way in the second clip to say he’ll remain a huge fan of the NFL, so if you’re thinking about a boycott, it sounds like you’re on your own.

True but this episode changed me

When baseball had the big arrogant players strike years ago, I stopped enjoying players I once identified with.

I used to watch all the Hockey games but the new (pc) rules took away a lot of the childish joy. Then the players’ strike turned me off so I rarely turn the game on now

When the players union and various players trash Limbaugh, they are trashing me. I don’t take it personally for Limbaugh. I take it personally against myself. Here is a passle of guys playing their hearts out, a bunch of whom think I am not worthy to be in the game at any level. I can let the story die, but I don’t think I can watch these guys the same again.

Exit question: Why did Checketts assure him that he was prepared for the media firestorm when he obviously wasn’t? Maybe he thought at the time that Soros was coming aboard and that the two would “balance” each other for left/right media purposes?

The Q is not Checkette, but Soros. Was Soros simply a passive partner? The public does not know Soros so he has no balance to give

There has been a long fierce battle to take down teflon Rush who ‘controls’ conservatives against the wishes of both parties.

Rush was schmoozed into a team bid that set up America’s heros to refuse to ride the bus with ‘racist’ Rush. Checketts was walked into a corner so he rolled Rush out the door to stop the race talk, and Rush got some genuine mud stuck on him, unfairly of course.

I would guess, in the world of games, that both Checketts and Rush were gamed

Rush’s mistake was thinking he still had a right to own a franchise in America. I think he had better not try to buy a McDonald’s franchise anytime soon. The bus is on a roll

The libs made a big mistake in the long run. They used football, the sacred symbol, to exclude a big hunk of America and that doesn’t fade easily

entagor on October 16, 2009 at 9:45 PM