Perhaps the most frequent occurrence of this phenomenon is ads for casinos run by Native Americans (referred to by Limbaugh as "Injuns,") which are absolutely all over the show. Search the StopRush database for "casino" and you'll see 33 results at latest count, the vast majority of them run by tribes.
When these casinos are contacted by Flush Rush Facebook volunteers with details on Limbaugh's anti-Native rhetoric, they occasionally do the right thing and end their support for the right wing radio show:
Thank you for your question. Please know, it is our policy to not run any XXX Casino Resort television or radio spots in controversial programming. We take this very seriously and have drafted commitments from our media partners to ensure that our spots do not run in programs such as this. We appreciate your feedback and are in contact with our media partners to correct this infraction and ensure they are abiding by our requirements.But the vast majority of them don't respond at all--indicating that they are comfortable with paying a man to mock and deride their tragic history as long as it brings a few more customers through the door.
Let's take a look at a few of Rush Limbaugh's anti-Native moments:
In his 1994 book See, I Told You So, Limbaugh downplayed Native extermination, sayingWhat follows is a list of casinos which have run ads on Rush Limbaugh in the last three weeks or so. LHD means "last heard date." You can find complete contact information by using the search box at stoprush.net.
"There are more American Indians alive today than there were when Columbus arrived or at any other time in history. Does this sound like a record of genocide?"
(Estimates according to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs put the pre-Columbus population of Native Americans at approximately 10 million--which was reduced to 250,000 in the late 1800s due to genocidal policies. Current population is around 2 million.)
In 2009, Limbaugh again laughed at the notion that the systematic massacre of millions of Native Americans by white settlers constituted a holocaust:
"And what is the -- holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only 4 million left? They all have casinos. What's to complain about?"
In 2010 Limbaugh spent a couple of days attacking Native Americans around Thanksgiving, irate at President Obama's comments that "This Thanksgiving Day, we reflect on the compassion and contributions of Native Americans, whose skill in agriculture helped the early colonists survive, and whose rich culture continues to add to our Nation's heritage."
Limbaugh claimed that by introducing tobacco use to white people, Native Americans were the ones guilty of large-scale slaughter, asking "Who are the real killers here?" (The cigar-smoking Limbaugh went on to demand reparations for white Americans but failed to acknowledge that Native Americans were not responsible for mass production of cigarettes or the practice of adding toxic chemicals to tobacco.)
The next day Limbaugh complained about the high price settlers paid for Manhattan:
"We got shafted when we bought Manhattan. We got scammed ... we got hosed ... we paid for Manna-hata twice because a bunch of Native Americans scammed us."
Most recently, Limbaugh has made insensitive remarks against Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who claims Native American heritage:
"Elizabeth Warren, for example, she gave her whole-hearted approval to Obamacare. Now, she is one of the senators that wants to take that back. She’s an Indian giver. Yes! I intended to say that! Elizabeth Warren, Heap Big Squaw Indian Giver!"
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