Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rush on the NFL debacle

I don't always agree with everything that Rush Limbaugh says1. But the Wall Street Journal gave him some space yesterday to talk about his slander at the hands of sportswriters and Democratic party apparatchiks, and I agree with every word.
There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. "Racism" is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don't share the left's agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests.

These intimidation tactics are working and spreading, and they are a cancer on our society.

1 - I agree with a lot of it, though. Because he tends to be so entertaining, the perception of him as a bombastic entertainer often hides the fact that he is an incisive analyst and commentator, and a mainstream conservative, not some far-right wingnut.

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