RUSH: Okay, the latest from Donald Sterling, a new tape recently discovered by RadarOnline.com. He was just trying to get V. Stiviano in bed. He just wanted to have a little sex, and when you’re an old guy trying to do that you’ll pretty much say anything. So it was just about sex, and it didn’t affect his leadership of the Clippers. They’re in the playoffs. What harm could there have been? Worked for Bill Clinton.
Well, the left is not taking kindly to this. Last night on CNN’s Special Report, the host Don Lemon spoke with senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about Donald Sterling and his impact and also the impact of the lifetime ban on other sports. See, the reason for this is Richard Sherman, the cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks, was asked after he signed a contract extension if he thought the NFL would ban an owner similar to Sterling if one surfaced. Sherman said (paraphrasing), “No, there’s no way. We already have an NFL team called the Redskins, and the NFL doesn’t care. The NFL, they’re not nearly as concerned as they show. The NFL is more of a bottom line league. If it doesn’t affect their bottom line, they’re not as concerned.” So Don Lemon wanted to know if Jeffrey Toobin, the CNN legal analyst, thought that Richard Sherman was right.
TOOBIN: I think Sherman’s right. I think it is unconscionable that the Washington football team is called what it’s called. It is just a bigoted term. It is not something that is accepted to use in polite or impolite company. And the fact that the NFL has not cracked down on Dan Snyder, who is, by the way, nearly as awful an owner as Don Sterling, I think is a disgrace.
TOOBIN: The NFL is a very conservative league in every sense of the world.
RUSH: All right, now, I’m sorry, but Redskins fans talk about the Redskins multiple thousands of times a day, every day in this country, and nobody is offended when they do it. And yet he just said here it’s a term that’s not accepted in use in polite or impolite company. We talk about the Redskins all the time during football season on this program. Every Redskins fan talks about the Redskins. But the big question is, why now? Why didn’t anybody care about this one year ago, five years ago, 10 years ago?
This is how the media soap opera works. Jeffrey Toobin never said anything about this 10 years ago. The Redskins have been the Redskins for how many decades? It’s like McCain the other day (imitating McCain), “Yeah, yeah, I think it’s bad. I think they ought to change their name. Yeah, Redskins bad.” Why? It’s just everybody getting caught up in the inertia of the moment of the day. Here’s how you prove that you are not a bad person to the media or the left today.
Somebody has decided Redskins has to go, and it becomes the cause celebre of the day. Every leftist gets on board, whereas not that long ago they couldn’t have cared less. And now Dan Snyder who is, by the way, nearly as awful an owner as Sterling? Did he really intend to say that? Wow. Nobody thinks that. Sterling’s in a league all his own. He’s in a class all his own. Whatever the class, it doesn’t take long to call the roll, the class that Sterling’s in. Snyder is not in it.