Was Obama partly responsible for Rush Limbaugh's failed NFL bid? There is an interesting connection here. Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder used DeMaurice Smith as counsel and was part of the transition team. Smith is also the NFL Players Association Executive Director, and played a roll in blocking Rush.
I am not sure that there is really a story here. There is something that should be looked into though. It is safe to say that if something of this nature happened with former president G. W. Bush it would be receiving wall to wall coverage, but with Obama it will almost certainly be ignored. If it is true it would be fairly disturbing that the sitting president was targeting individual citizens for retribution.
"The plot thickens on the media’s character-lynching of Rush Limbaugh. Of the four stories run on ESPN.com about Limbaugh’s bid for the Rams (October 6, October 12, October 15, and another October 15) none of them mention that NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith served as counsel to Attorney General Eric Holder and was a member of Barack Obama’s transition team.
Smith’s gross conflict of interest and apparent political targeting of Obama’s top foe is a huge story. Unfortunately the media appears too blinded by their prejudice of Limbaugh to report on it.
To summarize, we know that a former Obama official and political ally--who was chosen by the NFLPA specifically for his political clout and connections to the highest rungs of power in government--directly attacked Limbaugh for the radio-talker’s political commentary."
Via http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/86833 who has some interesting thoughts.