A Demented Rush Limbaugh Claims that the 2008 Democratic Primary Was Full of Racism and Bigotry

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh managed to revise the history of the 2008 presidential election to claim that the Democratic primary, not the general election, was full of, “racism and bigotry, and debating if Obama was authentic.” Limbaugh is obviously confusing the Democratic primary with the general election.

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

Limbaugh said, “This Clinton comment, ‘Come on Ted, I mean a couple years ago this guy would be fetching us coffee,’ hardly any attention paid to that at all. Willie Brown said, ‘There’s not a racist bone in Bill Clinton’s body,’ not a racist bone in Bill Clinton’s body. How can you say that after the campaign of 2008, the primary campaign? For crying out loud the Democrat Party was full of nothing but racism and bigotry and debating whether or not Obama was authentic.”

Okay, Rush Limbaugh’s statements are completely insane. He is assuming that Bill Clinton was talking about race exclusively. The comment itself could have been referring to Obama’s lack of experience in comparison to Clintons’ time in the White House, but there are racial overtones to Clinton’s comments, whether they were intended or not.

Limbaugh is trying to paint the Democratic Party as racist, even though the overwhelming majority of minorities support the Democratic Party. Let’s also not overlook the obvious irony of a rich, old, white guy complaining about the racism in the Democratic Party, while he managed to cut the African American chairman of his own party off at the knees.

It appears that Limbaugh has completely forgotten about the 2008 general election campaign, during which the Republican Party was engaged in fear mongering because Obama is half African American. (This is a right wing tactic which is still going strong).

The Republican Party would have more credibility on the race issue, if they could attract more minorities to their party. The GOP complaints about racism are a lot like an arsonist complaining about all of the fires in his neighborhood.

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  1. […] A Demented Rush Limbaugh Claims that the 2008 Democratic Primary Was Full of Racism and Bigotry http://www.politicususa.com/en/Limbaugh-Dem-Racism – view page – cached On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh managed to revise the history of the 2008 presidential election to claim that the Democratic primary, not the general election, was full of, “racism and bigotry, and debating if Obama was authentic.” Limbaugh is obviously confusing the Democratic primary […]

  2. When Rush says “racist” and points his chubby, grease-stained fingers outward, we all know that he’s confessing.

    Poor baby.

    Now, let’s join Rush in a chorus of Real Merikan fun and sing along to “Barack the Magic Negro” – also available on Rush’s Christmas for Republiklan’s CD!

  3. In the same paragraph you say “African Americans who vote for Obama and cite race as a factor
    do so for a variety of reasons, but AMONG THE LARGEST has been the symbolic nature of his candidacy for their children and for future generations of African Americans.” In a later paragraph you explain, “It has long been known to pollsters that respondents sometimes “lie” when giving answers to questions, giving socially desirable answers often to mask their own prejudices.” I would suggest that this rule applies to black & white Americans alike. Their is no evidence to suggest that a white voter is more apt to mask their prejudices, than a black voter to mask theirs.

  4. “Okay, Rush Limbaugh’s statements are completely insane. He is assuming that Bill Clinton was talking about race exclusively.”

    How do you know Clinton wasn’t talking about race exclusively? If Limbaugh said these comments referring to an African American how would you interpret it?

    “The comment itself could have been referring to Obama’s lack of experience in comparison to Clintons’ time in the White House,”

    Doubtful and assumptive and still does not provide justification for the comments.

    “but there are racial overtones to Clinton’s comments”

    I don’t know I am even replying to you when you destroy your own argument in the last sentence.

    “It appears that Limbaugh has completely forgotten about the 2008 general election campaign, during which the Republican Party was engaged in fear mongering because Obama is half African American. (This is a right wing tactic which is still going strong).”

    Really? Where? Do you have proof of this? This site is full of straw-man arguments.

  5. You seem to think that Barack the Magic Negro, the parody on Rush Limbaugh, was something other than making fun of the term as written by L.A. Times’ David Ehrenstein on March 19th 2007.

    This op-ed in the LA Times ridiculed Obama as not being “authentically black” and that he was magic in that he was going to assuage “white guilt”, that he was disingenuous in his positions etc.

    The article speaks for itself. Have a look.

    If Rush Limbaugh makes fun of an LA timed editorialist, it seems somehow wrong to paint Rush with the views he’s joking about. He thought the “magic negro” bit was an example of the left’s racism.

    Perhaps you disagree that the left was generally racist during the Democratic primary, but this article was at least one example of it, and Rush was pointing that out.

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