Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Limbaugh: The Sports Analogy

Commenting on wingnut spew-monster Rush Limbaugh's unrepentant stance on his racist remarks about Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, Crooks and Liars' David Neiwert draws a fitting analogy.

Limbaugh is the guy at the sports bar who carefully tabulates the racial composition of every team on the screen and roots accordingly. If a team has a black quarterback, he predicts they're going to lose. Heaven forfend that any black player demonstrate too much enthusiasm over a touchdown or a dunk or a home run, or that any black linebacker should level a white quarterback, because then the "thug" and "jungle" references come out. He hates Tiger Woods with an inexplicable venom (mostly because he's too uppity "full of himself").

We all know that guy. (Some of them are in our families.) And anyone who's even moderately serious about sports, and moderately knowledgeable about them, knows that that guy is completely and hopelessly full of shit.

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