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Rush was right!
Ha! As is the usual case, someone was unjustly attacked because they said something truthful but politically incorrect, and someone from the attacking group will eventually admit it and defend the attacked person. Remember when Dan Quayle used the term "family values" and was lambasted from everyone who was anyone from the left for it. Now liberals and conservatives use it equally. This time it was Rush Limbaugh's comments about Donovan McNabb, the black quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The below link and excerpt is from Salon Magazine, hardly known as a source for conservative opinions. And the writer is a well established sports writer with several books to his name as well.

Rush Limbaugh Was Right
Donovan McNabb isn't a great quarterback, and the media do overrate him because he is black.
By Allen Barra
Posted Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 3:33 PM PT

In his notorious ESPN comments last Sunday night, Rush Limbaugh said he never thought the Philadelphia Eagles' Donovan McNabb was "that good of a quarterback."

If Limbaugh were a more astute analyst, he would have been even harsher and said, "Donovan McNabb is barely a mediocre quarterback." But other than that, Limbaugh pretty much spoke the truth. Limbaugh lost his job for saying in public what many football fans and analysts have been saying privately for the past couple of seasons.

Let's review: McNabb, he said, is "overrated ... what we have here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback can do well—black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well." "There's a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."

The article can be found here.

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." --Arthur Schopenhauer

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alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: October 6th, 2003 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
If it makes you feel better- I don't care about football or McNab. I just think Rush is an idiot. :)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 6th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't care about football or McNabb either. I feel better because Rush was right, again. Don't think me a total dittohead. Rush says plenty I disagree with. Mostly though, it is his delivery, I think, that turns people off. He enjoys saying he was right, loudly and frequently. However, that doesn't change the fact that he often is right (my journal, my opinion) and I frequently agree with his stance on issues when I listen, which is once or twice a year or so.

If Rush is an idiot, then he is certainly qualified on that alone to offer commentary on all things political (and sports), IMV.
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: October 7th, 2003 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should read Al Frankin's "Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them."It's hilarious and would appeal to your political cynicism I think. It sure does to mine. :)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 9th, 2003 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably Franken is funny to you because he makes fun of "the right." I haven't read the book, but I have little doubt (having seen Franken work for years) that he is only interested in the lies told by Republicans (which I'm not) and conservatives and ignores or even defends the shenanigans of "the left." My political cynicism is based on a desire for a very small, truthful, constitutional government, and I have great disrespect and dislike (maybe hatred) of anyone in government who pursues other than this, be they conservative/liberal/Republican/Democrat/Insert label here.

Generally, comedians who cross the line into political commentary cease to be funny to me. Generally, comedians who do this are "liberal" and are attacking things I support. It would be akin to you watching a really funny comic who suddenly launched into a "tirade" against Paganism. THUNK. Show me the funny.
alphapythia From: alphapythia Date: October 11th, 2003 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
He really doesn't attack ideals in that book, just lies- of anyones. (He has already gone after two "liberals" and I haven't finished it.)

I'd give it a shot before I assumed what it was. :)

I barely concive of Frankin as "liberal" though. He's way right of me. More, moderate middle-left I'd say.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 12th, 2003 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd give it a shot before I assumed what it was. :)

Fair enough. Point taken. :D
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