The first time I heard about Rep. Steve King was when he endorsed Fred Thompson before the Iowa cauces in 2008. I liked him then, and I love him now.

This video is from the October 28, 2009 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Congressman Steve King questions NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on comments he made regarding Rush Limbaugh.

King completely nails Goodell on several points: 1) Nothing Rush said was racist. Rush criticized the media, not McNabb. 2) Most of the quotes used against Rush were completely fabricated 3) Fergie and J-Lo, both NFL owners of the Miami Dolphins, have made far worse statements than Rush Limbaugh ever has.

Goodell had no response for King. This was a straight-up Smackdown. Bravo, Rep. King.
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5 Response to 'Rep. Steve King Smacks Down NFL Commissioner Goodell on Rush Limbaugh'
  1. jqrus2
    http://landofdafree.blogspot.com/2009/10/rep-steve-king-smacks-down-nfl.html?showComment=1256852119071#c3443139806627284724'> October 29, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    How do these people get away with this? I'm sick of people being discriminated against because they haven't drank the Liberal Kool Aid. Liberals sit up on their high horse and look down on everyone, setting all these stupid rules and then breaking every single one of them. Lying is 2nd nature to them. How long can they keep this up before America wakes up?

     

  2. patskat
    http://landofdafree.blogspot.com/2009/10/rep-steve-king-smacks-down-nfl.html?showComment=1256854630238#c7659932261467199441'> October 29, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Thank you for standing up for what's right and saying what so many of us would like to say. I am tired of being beaten up by the left and the media. I stand and applaud you!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

     

  3. Reality
    http://landofdafree.blogspot.com/2009/10/rep-steve-king-smacks-down-nfl.html?showComment=1256931269560#c2875107616641725760'> October 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    No one was "discrimintated against". Nothing was done to Rush by Goodell or the NFL.

    Pay attention wingnuts:

    The group that may potentially possibly make an offer on the Rams decided to cut ties with Rush because they figured he would be bad PR for them. This is what's called a "business decision", which was made by private citizens. There was no liberal bias, no government intervention and no vast conspiracy. Businesspeople (probably conservative at that) made a business decision.

    For Rep King to waste time and go off the stated topic of a Congressional in order to kiss up to Rush is the real outrage here.

     

  4. Anonymous
    http://landofdafree.blogspot.com/2009/10/rep-steve-king-smacks-down-nfl.html?showComment=1256934958277#c6413630574502128694'> October 30, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Reality....get real!!!

    A lawyer friend of Obama's placed slanderous comments on Wikipedi about El Rushbo, which were then repeated by the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith, who also happens to be a friend of Obama (from espn.com "Smith is an NFL outsider who has no labor law experience, but has ties to President Barack Obama and worked with new U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.") Gee, I wonder why he got the job over more qualified applicants?

    According to Examiner.com....
    "The quotes were added by a user with the IP address of 69.64.213.146. This address has been used mostly to make changes to the [Wikipedia] article about Rush, but also Karl Rove, Sean Hannity,.. James Dobson and Sara Palin from 2005 until earlier this year. While others have noted this in various forums, no one seems to have made the connection that this IP address is used as a gateway by the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (...) that all users from that IP address come from the pbwt.com domain.)"

    This firm has recently added a sports purchasing consulting division. Humm??

    The slanderous lies were also repeated by the race baiters, shake-down artists and pretend ministers, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. The fringe media, MSDNC, CNN, New York Times, et. al, repeated the lies and the politically correct Roger Goodell made his comments, which caused Dave Checklett's group to be pressured to remove the Great Maha Rushie from the investment group. Afterwords, the comments were removed from Wikipedia and the fringe media had to back track, their excuse being that Rush is a racist anyway.

    Before you take another sip of your Liberal Kool Aid and post some more idiotic comments, maybe you should...

    A) get your facts straight
    B) listen to Rush for a few weeks and see what he really says about minorities

    Isn't it strange that George Soros is also in Checklett's group, but no one has exposed any of this "Nazi collaborators" radical comments!

    There is no conspiracy here, just another case of Facists using the politics of personal destruction for personal gain.

    There is no outrage on the American people's part over using congressional time to question Mr. Goodell. The real outrage is wasting countless hours and trees producing massive bills to in an attempt by Facists in congress to create an unconstitutional government run healthcare program that will bankrupt this country.

    BTW, How is that hope and change working out for you?

     

  5. Keaton
    http://landofdafree.blogspot.com/2009/10/rep-steve-king-smacks-down-nfl.html?showComment=1257131341053#c1322437104975149832'> November 1, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    "There is no conspiracy here, just another case of Facists using the politics of personal destruction for personal gain."

    I'm sorry, when did Fascism become a left-wing ideology? Fascism is as far right wing as you can get. Also, "personal destruction for personal gain"..this is a tenet of capitalism. Sound familiar?

    Also, this was not a "beat down". As Goodell said and as it has been mentioned previously, Rush was dropped by his own prospective co-purchasers, not by anyone else. And, comparing the words of a female pop artist to those of a nationally syndicated political analyst is ridiculous. Steve King was grasping for straws, and Goodell summed it up when he said that McNabb is, "A very good quarterback and it has nothing to do with his race". Please slow down and think about what you're attempting to write before bothering all of us with your ignorance.