Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stay classy, Rush

So you've gotten word that George Steinbrenner died. You could herald the man for all the perceived sports good he's done or you could decry him for all the perceived sports bad he's done. You could of course also just shut up about it and not say anything. What do you do, hotshot? What do you do?

Well, if you're Rush Limbaugh, you take a break from your regular race baiting and "ooga booga the blacks are conspiring against you, grandma" type stuff and start race baiting on Steinbrenner.
"That cracker made a lot of African-Americans millionaires. ... And made a lot of African-American millionaires along the way. And at the same time he fired a lot of white guys.... as managers! Left and right."
Astute point. Of course this was used as a launching point for how the estate tax (Steinbrenner knew to die at the right time), the similarity between liberals and Muslim extremists, the racism of the NAACP for pointing out the racism of teabaggers, how the New Black Panther Party is going to come for all us whites, and how Obama is enslaving children. Obvious points all when referring to the death of a sports owner. Maybe George would have appreciated the political sleaziness of it, having been convicted of obstruction of justice and making illegal contributions to Nixon's campaign and then getting shadily pardoned by Reagan.

Nicely done, Rush. George fired whitey and showed blacky the money. These are the only two things that can be discerned about his life. Expertly pointed out.

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