Regarding his interest in buying a share of the St Louis Rams, I’m sure that for Rush Limbaugh—who is a huge NFL fan—such minority ownership would represent for him a lifelong dream fulfilled. And truly, I don’t care if he’s successful. It doesn’t matter to me either way.
Yet if Limbaugh is at all surprised that there is an upswell of resistance to his bid, he needs to realize—if Rush doesn’t already--that while building a very lucrative career as a rabble-rouser he’s pissed off many people along the way.
As such, did Limbaugh seriously think that his behavior wouldn’t come back to bite him off-air?
UPDATE (6:39PM): Apparently, Rush Limbaugh has been officially dropped from the investor group seeking to purchase the Rams due to public backlash, which may be connected to St. Louis having a sizable black population whom Limbaugh has pissed off often throughout his career.
Not surprisingly, Rush was spinning his defeat today as the product of a vast, left-wing conspiracy....
And I quote:
“This is not about the NFL, it’s not about the St. Louis Rams, it’s not about me,” Limbaugh said [on his radio show today]. “This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative."
“Therefore, this is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we’re going to have.”
Actually Rush, this decision was entirely about you.
And as for your whining regarding as-goes-my-bid-to-buy-into-a-professional-sports-franchise, so-goes-the-nation, your ego has finally, officially grown so large that it now threatens to supplant Jupiter as the largest object in the solar system.