If you’re sympathetic to Mr. Limbaugh, but don’t often listen to his program, perhaps you’re surprised by how often he invokes race, racism, and racial victim-hood. Suffice it to say that knowing his program, it is utterly contradictory to complain about race-baiting and to hold Mr. Limbaugh up as a thought leader.

It is also understandable that a professional sports league wouldn’t want to associate itself with someone who so frequently plays the race card. That doesn’t mean Mr. Limbaugh is a racist. I take him at his word that he isn’t. He is merely a racial provocateur whose ire at being called a racist doesn’t prevent him from affixing the label to others with stunning frequency.

Why doesn’t that bother his listeners?