During his radio program Monday afternoon, Rush Limbaugh somehow got on the polarizing subject of the Washington Redskins name. And he went on a four-plus-minute rant defending the Pigskins name, which isn't terribly surprising. Here's a taste of his remarks.
“So these change advocates [i.e. those who are urging Dan Snyder to change the offensive name of his D.C. NFL team] are nothing but a bunch of liberals who are, in truth, seeking to empower the federal government with more power over everybody [ed's note: sound familiar?] … Well, the fact of the matter is, our society is NOT that offended by it, and DOESN’T think that it’s that big a deal, as evidenced by Redskins sell-outs and high TV ratings. So the advocates, the people who don’t like the Redskins names are just a bunch of PC jerks." [Emphasis is Limbaugh's]
To listen to the entire broadcast, see the clip below. Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post's DC Sports Bog [sic!] has thoughtfully transcribed Rush's rant, which you can read here. Oh, and if you're wondering if the quote in the "thought" bubble was actually said by Rush, well, it was. Click here for nine more of the dumbest things he's ever said.