On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh was explaining to his listeners how black people have a terrible frame of mind because President Obama has abandoned them when he added, “I’m sure Tiger Woods’ choice of females not helping them out with their attitudes either.”
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Limbaugh said, “Black unemployment is terrible. The black frame of mind is terrible. They’re depressed. They’re down, Obama not doing anything for them. How’s that hoax and change working for ya? They’re all livid. They thought there was going to be an exact 180 degree economic reversal, and it’s done nothing but get bad for everybody, but they’re especially upset about it because they look at him as one of them, and now they feel abandoned, and I’m sure Tiger Woods’ choice of females not helping them out with their attitudes either.”
This is why the NFL did not want Rush Limbaugh. The racism in his rant would be unbelievable if it didn’t come out of his mouth so often. What is more preposterous, Rush’s expertise on the black frame of mind, or his belief that black people feel let down by Obama? The funny thing is that in the 2012 election African Americans will likely express their feelings about Obama by voting for him again.
Limbaugh spun another racist tall tale for his audience. In Rush’s mind, Tiger Woods only let African Americans down because he is, “one of them.” The reality though is that Woods let down fans of all shapes, colors, and sizes. I guess to Limbaugh white people should have expected this from Woods, because to him it is what “they” do.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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