Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another thing about the Attempted Rams purchase...

I must say, I was a little surprised that it fell through. I sort of think of a rich dickhead like Limbaugh as basically being able to get whatever he wants. But I'm wrong! Yay! And what really surprises me is how fast, dispassionate, and generally businesslike the league was about the whole thing. Yeah, they're a business, so maybe it shouldn't come as a shock, but I assume that most (all?) of these people are far from being DFH's--most of them are Republicans (UPDATE: but Jeffrey Lurie is a Democrat. Go Eagles!), I would imagine. But that wasn't an issue: they perceived that this would be a terrible business decision, so they put the kibosh on it, and that was that. The contrast between their behavior and that of republican congresscreatures, who cringe and kowtow at Limbaugh's feet at every opportunity, is quite striking. Although obviously congresscreatures and football executives have different exigencies, it seems to me that this indicates that Limbaugh's influence is less than everyone seems to think it is. I'll bet you any amount of money that the great majority of Limbaugh's listeners are also football fans--but alienating them sure doesn't seem to have registered itself as a concern to the owners. If republicans weren't so easily cowed, they too might realize that just because his fans are loud and dumb doesn't mean they have much actual clout. Remember "Operation Chaos," where he urged them to fuck up the Democratic primaries by temporarily registering as Democrats and voting en masse for Clinton? How'd that work out for them?

The third-best thing about this is that I got to see this very funny video that someone linked to. The second-best thing is that it shows Limbaugh that--amazing though it may seem--actions DO have consequences. You can't be a racist asshole all your life and not expect there to be repercussions.

But the BEST thing is the hysterical whining on right-wing blogs. Seriously, no joke, you HAVE to read this post, which is pretty much the most hilarious thing I've ever seen. Wingnuts can haz sens of purrspectiv? Sadly, no!

Seriously, dudes, get down off the cross--you look like idiots flailing around up there, and besides, we need the wood to manufacture some tiny violins to distribute among you.


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