(Tom Tomorrow)

Rush Limbaugh is either a flat-out racist or just trying his damnedest to pretend at it. And I don't think he's pretending:

LIMBAUGH: Kraft foods is going to launch a new Oreo. You ought to see -- that got Snerdly's attention. It's a Triple Double Oreo. Do you like Oreos, is that?

Well, it -- what it's going to be here, it's actually a biracial cookie. You've got three of the chocolate wafers, and then you've got the white vanilla cream -- the cream -- and then there's a chocolate cream. So you've got, you've got three -- the stuff, the thing that says Oreo on it, the wafer. And then you've got the white cream, then you've got another chocolate wafer, then you've got the chocolate cream, and then you've got the bottom wafer.

The Triple Double Oreo. You wait, it isn't going to be long before it's called the Or-Bam-eo, or something like this. Well, it's a biracial cookie, here.

Just from the same show, Limbaugh also named Obama's current bus tour "The White Like Me Tour," pondered Detroit still "begging for food money" after two and a half years of "the first black president," and claimed the Congressional Black Caucus saw Obama's supposed duty as being "essentially reparations."

Limbaugh has been obsessed with Obama's race since the moment he became a presidential candidate. If you were to listen to Limbaugh, everything Obama does is about race, or about hurting white people, or catering to non-white people, or "reparations" or blah blah freakin' race-baiting blah. Mind you, Rush Limbaugh is the voice of reason on nothing, but one would think that a constant, multiyear tirade against Obama's suspicious color would be something that radio stations would not be all that eager to broadcast. No such luck, because the rich advertiser base that Limbaugh caters to is made up of the same stuff that he is: sleazy, gullible and thoroughly race-obsessed.

This is the guy that the entire Republican Party genuflects to. Can't insult him, can't dismiss him, can't go against one of his pronouncements. Politicians actually go out of their way to apologize if they say something that could be construed as actually insulting this circus clown. There's apparently nothing Limbaugh can say that will get anyone in his party thinking that golly gee whiz, maybe it's not such a great idea to be giving this frothing nutcase control over our entire agenda.

Fine, whatever. But it's still worth pointing out, once again, that Rush Limbaugh apparently can't let a reference to Obama go by without mocking his supposed racial impurity—or whatever the hell Limbaugh is saying. As with most people obsessed with race, Limbaugh's actual issue isn't even parsable anymore.

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