Rush Limbaugh admitted today that he thought the paralysis in our government will get better even if Hillary Clinton is elected in 2016. This remark was an admission of the real reason why Republicans refuse to work with the country’s first African-American president.
Audio courtesy of Media Matters:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: I also think, folks, I that there will be dramatic changes once we… Let me just put it this way. The fact that we are living in the historic era with the first African-American president has everybody paralyzed and everybody scared.
Political leadership in Washington is literally paralyzed. Political consultant leadership in Washington literally paralyzed. The Republican Party is literally paralyzed. Many American citizens are literally paralyzed, frightened to death to say anything to anybody about what they really think — and while this is happening, things are going down the tubes at a rapid rate. So once we get past this historical era, I think a lot of this is going to change.
I think the paralysis will end. Even if we get the first female president, it’s still not gonna be near the paralysis that exists today. That paralysis was planned for and is being used to its maximum benefit by the Democrat and the American left.
On the surface, Limbaugh’s comments make no sense. Instead of being paralyzed, Republicans have used the president’s race against him since the first Obama presidential campaign. Limbaugh was trying to explain to his listeners that Republicans are afraid to do anything because the president is an African-American. His admission that the paralysis will get better even if Hillary Clinton gets elected confirmed one of the main reasons why the right hates Obama.
Rush Limbaugh was admitting that he thinks Republicans will be more willing to work with Hillary Clinton because she is white. Limbaugh’s little discussion about the fear of the black president revealed the real reason that the right despises Barack Obama so deeply. One of Limbaugh’s favorite tactic is to assign blame to Democrats and the left for things that the right and Republicans are doing.
When Rush claimed that Democrats are using Obama’s race to paralyze Republicans and the government, what he was really getting at was the right’s usage of the president’s race as a reason for obstructing his entire agenda.
Limbaugh knows his audience. He understands that the right’s persecution and victimization complexes have to be constantly fed. This is why he blamed the victim of their racism (President Obama) for the Republican Party’s refusal to do anything. Deep within this maze of intellectual fallacy was a buried truth.
Republicans already know that they will treat Hillary Clinton better, and that race is one of the reasons for their deep hatred and obstruction of President Obama.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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