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Thursday, June 05, 2008

McNabbing Obama

Phil Boyce
Program Director
WABC Radio

Dear Mr. Boyce,

Do you recall what prompted your parent company, ABC, to fire Rush Limbaugh from his ESPN commentary gig a few years back (No, it wasn't his jones for pharmaceutical-grade smack)? Limbaugh was axed because he complained on air that Donovan McNabb was a mediocre quarterback who received good press only because he is black.

That angered a lot of people, because McNabb was a pioneer of sorts. He was one of the comparatively few black men to succeed as a quarterback in the NFL. There haven't been many black QBs because of the stubborn old stereotype that blacks can't handle such a highly technical position. Rush's comments supported that kind of thinking.

Now Rush has done it again by saying basically the same thing about Barack Obama:

[T]here must be real animosity toward the Clintons at high levels of this party. To go with a veritable rookie whose only chance of winning is that he's black.

Pretty strong. Does it mean ABC will now drop his show from WABC and the other stations it owns?

I hope not. Being president isn't the same thing as being a QB. It's really the last symbol of superiority a lot of us white guys have to hold onto. I mean, hey, I might be a high school drop out whose mental acuity is so addled by inbreeding and meth that I'm unemployable, but I still have more of a shot at becoming President than any black guy. That's something to feel good about isn't it. Rush is just giving that kind of thinking the recognition it deserves.

Heterosexually yours,

Gen. JC Christian, patriot

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