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Saturday, October 17, 2009

How the National Football League Supports the Criminalization of Conservative Thought,
Part 1 DeMaurice Smith

Unless you've been under a rock for the past few days, I am sure that you've heard something of the controversy started by race-baiters in the Democratic Party over the inclusion of Rush Limbaugh in a group that was bidding for the the purchase of part of the St Louis Rams, a franchise of the NFL. 
[Rush article in WSJ]

Here are a few excerpts from articles about the opposition to Rush Limbaugh, a conservative, as part of this group:

From ESPN:

NFL Players executive director DeMaurice Smith on Saturday made a move to solidify the union against a bid by conservative talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh as part of a group that aims to purchase the St. Louis Rams.

Source: ESPN

Who is DeMaurice Smith, and what part do politics play into his opposition to a nationally known conservative being part of a group seeking to be part owners of an NFL franchise?

DeMaurice Smith has been the NFL Players Executive Director since March of 2009. He was formerly an attorney with Patton Boggs. He was named one of The Top Fifteen Black White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys” by Corporate Crime Reporter in 2007. He has also given a lot of money to Democratic candidates, including Barack Obama.

He gave $2,000 to John F Kerry in 2004 and $3,300 to Barack Obama in 2008.

He has also given $500 to the DC Representative to the House of Representatives, Eleanor Norton Holmes...a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. 

He has also given to the Democratic Party of Virginia and to Senator Evan Bayh.

Don't you think that politics had a little something to do with DeMaurice Smith's opposition to Limbaugh, a conservative, being part of a group that is seeking to be part owners of an NFL Franchise?

I certainly do. 

Tomorrow, I will look at another person who has gone on record opposing the inclusion of Rush Limbaugh as part of a group seeking to be part owners of an NFL Franchise.