GOP Rep King: Fergie and J-Lo More Offensive Than Limbaugh

October 28, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The extreme right-wing lawmaker Rep. Steve King (R-IA), grilled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before a House panel today, demanding that he apologize at once to hate talk radio host, Rush Limbaugh, for comments he made referring to Limbaugh, as divisive. King launched into a bizarre rant claiming that Fergie and J-Lo perform songs with lyrics that are more offensive than Limbaugh’s race-baiting and hate.

The NFL commissioner appeared before the House Judiciary Committee today, to testify about the legal implications of football head injuries. King decided instead to support a talk radio host who promotes hate and racial animus. Commissioner Roger Goodell made a statement recently that he wouldn’t want someone like Rush Limbaugh to become a minority owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, because of his divisive statements regarding black quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Fergie, the singer with the band the Black Eyed Peas and Marc Anthony, J-Lo’s husband, became recent minority owners of the Miami Dolphins.

Rep. King said, that Rush Limbaugh has never said anything offensive, unlike Fergie and J-Lo:

“But I would point out that you have a couple of owners who have performed lyrics and songs that are far more offensive. And in fact, I don’t think anything Rush Limbaugh said was offensive. But with Fergie and J-Lo between the two of them, alleged that the CIA are terrorists and liars, they’ve promoted sexual abuse of women, they used the N-word, verbal pornography, recreational drug use, etc. and they are owners of the dolphins. And it’s also ironic that Fergie was approved as a owner on the very day you made your statement against Rush Limbaugh,” said King.

King then claimed that Limbaugh’s statement disparaging Donovan Mcnabb’s performance was not racist at all.

“I have scoured this quote to find something that can be found as racism on the part of Rush Limbaugh and I can’t find it,” said King.

King then demanded that Goodell apologize to Rush Limbaugh, which he declined to do:

“Are you prepared to level the same charges against Fergie and J-Lo and are you prepared to apologize to Rush Limbaugh today?”

The NFL commissioner said, that “The NFL is about bringing people together, it’s about unity.”

By the way, has anyone noticed that Rep. King’s voice has a startling resemblance to Kermit the Frog?


Source: Think Progress


5 Responses to “GOP Rep King: Fergie and J-Lo More Offensive Than Limbaugh”

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  2. Montana on October 29th, 2009 12:09 pm

    So Rusky gets punked because he does not fact check (Not the first time)? Wow, what a surprised.

    Oh, and when contronted that he was punked, he defended himself by saying “we stand by the fabricated quote because we know Obama thinks it anyway” (Yeah good try to save face, what a loser)

    After so many years of mis-labeling and mis-characterizing others he gets smacked down by the NFL “Not For Limbaugh”. Poor little Rusky his feelings are still hurt, way to go NFL, great job!

    P.S. Now I know why he lost the weight, and will be a pageant judge, he hopes on getting a date, creepy

  3. Colorado on October 29th, 2009 2:30 pm

    I’ve listened to Rush numerous times and can honestly say that nothing he has ever said could be characterized as hateful or racist. He’s simply frustrated at the government – who’s not?

    I have a feeling that the author of this article has never listened to Rush Limbaugh’s show, nor knows that the Snerdly family, which all work at Rush’s studio in production, screening, etc. are African American and Rush’s closest friends. He’s also friends with innumerable NFL players, many of whom are black.

    I think we need to just flat out stop talking about race, racism, etc. We have government officials, business owners, doctors, and lawyers from every race and nationality in this country – there is opportunity for all who work hard. If they run into someone who judges them based on race, they should just ignore them, step around them and move forward because they aren’t worth paying attention to.

    It’s sad that just because of his political beliefs Rush is getting thrown under the bus and even more sad that we are using something like racism to do it. Rush isn’t racist and everyone who has ever listened to him knows it. They guy loves Thomas Sol, loves Clarence Thomas, and every other upstanding African American and minority citizen of this country. If he wants to lambast Obama for policy he should be allowed to do that – it’s not racist – it’s politics and trying to say that it is sets us back four decades – let it go!

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