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"My friends: BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK
BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK. That is all."
(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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  •  Rush in judgment. As ugly as they come! (16+ / 0-)

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:03:54 AM PDT

  •  that would be fat out racist. really is there any (3+ / 0-)
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    Mayfly, boilerman10, Imhotepsings

    question that this guy is a racist?

    •  Fat, out, racist? (2+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, shoeless

      Fat, yes....fat indeed.

      Out?  Ummm, I'll let Rush answer that.

      Racist?  He's been one for a real long time now.

      What will define and clarify this campaign is when one of the cadidates drtops the N word.  Once that happens, Obama owns the road and the GOoPers.

      Watch them run rhe racial noise to the brink...but how they will be ever so careful and choose words carefully!

      Today, 9/8/11, 7455 US and allied soldiers, and untold Iraqis and Afghans are dead. Pres. Obama, you inherited Bush's lies, now stop the madness.

      by boilerman10 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:40:08 AM PDT

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      •  Some who are running against him are not that (1+ / 0-)
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        boilerman10

        smart to be able to "choose their words carefully". They are trying too hard to be the "good old boy". Do you think for one minute anyone of these half-assed Repbublican candidates will stand up to Limbaugh and call him out for what he does, he is much to powerful and he sings the songs their teabagging base wants to hear.

        •  Not one. (0+ / 0-)

          Stand up to Rush?  How?  I feel bad for everyday decent small-town Republican folk who find themselves torn between being annoyed and revolted by the likes of Limbaugh yet almost compelled to defend this lout.

          And we try to understand why Pubbies seem schizoid?  How coulkd they not be driven nuts?

          Today, 9/8/11, 7455 US and allied soldiers, and untold Iraqis and Afghans are dead. Pres. Obama, you inherited Bush's lies, now stop the madness.

          by boilerman10 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 08:02:43 AM PDT

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          •  well, a concerted effort got Beck out... (2+ / 0-)
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            JGibson, boilerman10

            Encourage Color of Change to take Limbaugh on, contact his advertisers, pressure the network, call him out on the website, besiege his call in shows, pressure local stations, picket the location where his show originates, and so forth.

            "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

            by fhcec on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 10:00:50 AM PDT

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            •  The differences between Beck and Limbaugh, (0+ / 0-)

              Beck was stupid, Limbaugh isn't as stupid. Beck also beleived his own hype and I think his ralley at the Lincoln Memorial did him in. He brought way too much attention to himself. Limbaugh would never do something like that, he likes to spew his hate 3 hours a day, and then slink into the protection of his fortress where he can not be touched. Limbaugh is a wimp, a wimp with a big feaking mouth, but a wimp non the less.

  •  You forgot (8+ / 0-)

    "Barack the Magic N***"

    Ok, he said Negro. But you and I both know what he wanted to say.

  •  Poor Rush, (11+ / 0-)

    he's jealous of a black man.  That must be really hard to swallow.

    http://www.youtube.com/cyprespond

    by hannah on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:09:08 AM PDT

    •  Judging by his shape (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think Rush finds anything hard to swallow.

      "Sedimentary people stay in one place. They only interact with other sedimentary people."

      by ivorybill on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 07:54:16 AM PDT

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    •  The J word (0+ / 0-)

      Puleeze!
      We Democrats get the J word lobbed at us daily.
      "jealous" as a description smacks of kiddie wars. It's about the weakest epithet possible.

      Whatever Limbaugh is, and I think he's a redneck racist to the bone, he is not jealous. He is 180º from jealous. He is not engaging in a 13-year-old girl's cat fight here.

      Using that word is like taking a puff pillow to a knife fight.

      Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

      by Idaho07 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 08:54:06 AM PDT

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      •  Jealousy is envy tainted by (0+ / 0-)

        frustration.  It's what caused Cain to do in his brother Abel.  The emotions are very primitive and, absent self-control, typically manifest as the "seven deadly sins."

        wrath
        greed
        gluttony
        lust
        sloth
        envy
        pride

        All of these are part of the survival instinct.  Envy, for example, prompts imitation of presumably useful behavior (unless the model dies), but, like the others is prone to becoming obsessive and potentially self-destructive, as gluttony surely is.

        http://www.youtube.com/cyprespond

        by hannah on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 09:09:36 AM PDT

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  •  Limbaugh uses racist appeals to the Repub base (23+ / 0-)

    Racism is the glue that holds the working class whites to the country club conservatives that rule the Republican Party.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening. "It's the planet, stupid."

    by FishOutofWater on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:09:41 AM PDT

  •  Let's just end (0+ / 0-)

    the argument and declare him a racist *ig.  There is plenty of evidence.

    Sarah Palin - reality TV is the closest she's ever going to get to reality.

    by jackandjill on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:10:51 AM PDT

  •  not only is he racist but he SUCKS as radio guy (2+ / 0-)
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    here4tehbeer, Debby

    the guy has to fill up 4 hours with shitty material to boot

    here is the God of talk radio and guess what he is very funny:

    a little humor to brighten your day!

    I just contributed $5.00 to support Colbert Super PAC! Help him today: http://bit.ly/kVSROF

    by surfdog on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:11:44 AM PDT

  •  Rush Limbaugh (3+ / 0-)
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    Hillbilly Dem, sethtriggs, Debby

    A waste of perfectly good oxygen

  •  Rush Limbaugh seems a little cranky (1+ / 0-)
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    Hillbilly Dem

    Perhaps it's time for another week-long oxycontin binge in the Dominican Republic? Let your hair down, get it all out of your system and come back calm and better able to conceal your racism.

    But don't forget that most men without property would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich, than face the reality of being poor. (1776)

    by banjolele on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:12:51 AM PDT

  •  "Limbaugh a racist". Isn't that an oxymoron? (2+ / 0-)
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  •  Rush is from southeastern Missouri (5+ / 0-)

    Next to Arkasas and Kentucky.

    He had done nothing with his life until he found out that racism sells.

    Of course he's a racist.

    In America, there are two kinds of people.  Repentant racists and unrepentant racists.  That's just the consequence of growing up in a racist culture.

    And I haven't heard any stories about Rush repenting of his racism.  And lots of stories of him doubling and tripling down.   And he gets rewarded by the other unrepentant racists for legitimizing their "point of view".  Very handsomely rewarded.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:18:03 AM PDT

    •  For the record.. (5+ / 0-)
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      boran2, maryabein, Debby, ivorybill, bythesea

      Not everyone from southeastern MO is, using your terms, an unrepentant racist.

      •  No, not everyone in Missouri is a racist or (2+ / 0-)
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        Miggles, Idaho07

        unrepentant racist but the majority supports the GOP.  That is bad enough.

        •  hats off to those who aren't (0+ / 0-)

          It's a solid person who isn't racist in that area, and everyone who isn't deserves big kudos.

          Missouri is not all racist for sure, but there is a stubborn and mean strain of persistent racism down in the bootheel. It has been there for a very long time.

          Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

          by Idaho07 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 09:03:29 AM PDT

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          •  And I guarantee you (1+ / 0-)
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            brunchpoems

            ...that that solid person has done more reflection and changing his own attitudes about race than a lot of folks who think they aren't racist, but let it slip every now and then.

            50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

            by TarheelDem on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:03:00 AM PDT

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      •  I live in MO. No, not everyone here is a (2+ / 0-)
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        milton333, ivorybill

        racist, but it's not that hard to find someone who is.

        SE MO is awful. I drove through the bootheel on I-55 back in 2005 and the amount of pro-life, Jesus, end of the world and hellfire billboards along the side of the interstate is just alarming. I've driven across MO in every direction, on every interstate, and the amount of crap on I-55 in the bootheel (where Lardball is from) far outnumbers any other part of the state.

        Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings.

        by yg17 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:58:42 AM PDT

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      •  Interesting (1+ / 0-)
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        Idaho07

        How the Mississippi river side of Missouri created both Mark Twain and Rush Limbaugh.  I kind of wish Mark Twain was alive now, because he would certainly skewer Limbaugh and it could be pretty funny to see his satire of yet another blow-hard grifter growing up along the mighty river.

        "Sedimentary people stay in one place. They only interact with other sedimentary people."

        by ivorybill on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 08:09:54 AM PDT

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    •  Brings to mind my late senator, Robert C. Byrd. (11+ / 0-)

         When asked about being involved with the Klan as a young man, Byrd would often say "It was the worst mistake I ever made. I apologize. And every time an apology is demanded of me, I'll give it again." (As opposed to today's mantra 'I've already apologized, I'm looking forward'.)

      The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

      by Hillbilly Dem on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:32:13 AM PDT

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    •  handsomely rewarded by other (2+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, SwedishJewfish

      unrepentant racists for legitimizing their "point of view" ...

      Wasn't that a tactic used in the past in COINTELPRO activities all the time against American Indians and Blacks?

      These days the infiltrators and agents provocateurs are nicely sitting in their studios and blogs to cause the emotional reactions, division, suspicions, confusion and hate in the population. Much more dangerously so than in the past I would say.

      The media is in the thick of it and handsomely rewarded for it.

      THINK instead of PREVIEW. Change the button, Markos, In memory of Meteor Blades.

      by mimi on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:37:13 AM PDT

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  •  just out of curiosity (0+ / 0-)

    what is his ethnic background, anyone know?

    And what a disgusting excuse for a human being.

    I still think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were and are unnecessary, the whole "war on terror" is just a reaction to self-induced fear. I still think there is a war on women. -- from LaFeminista

    by Mnemosyne on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:18:17 AM PDT

  •  His "I hope he fails" statement (6+ / 0-)

    has set the tone for all republicans in congress.

    President Obama cannot succeed on anything- so that Rush's prophecy can come true.

    Is there a line anywhere that he cannot cross?

    Growing old is inevitable...Growing up is purely optional

    by grannycarol on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:18:28 AM PDT

  •  From whence his legitimacy? (8+ / 0-)

        The fact that he has not been taken off the airwaves and run out of town on a rail speaks volumes about America 2011.

    The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

    by Hillbilly Dem on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:19:37 AM PDT

    •  This may be the straw. (0+ / 0-)
      •  I thought his comment that Donovan McNabb (1+ / 0-)
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        bythesea

        (All Pro, Super Bowl quarterback) was not that good of a player, but the media hyped him because they NEEDED to have a good black QB was the last straw. And that was years ago. But cheers to your hope (and mine).

        The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

        by Hillbilly Dem on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:58:36 AM PDT

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      •  nah. (0+ / 0-)

        Beck the bitch. The only way to shut him up is an effective boycott of his national sponsors. Even Colon Cleanse will drop him if they think he's bad for biz.

        But with Rush, boycotting his local sponsors is as necessary; Limbaugh got his prominence by giving his show to the local stations for free back in the late 70's before Clearwater and the other big companies bought the locals out. Rush's show still highly depends on local sponsorship.

        Jim & Bob's Tire, or Cleaning King is going to be a hell of a lot more responsive to a boycott than a company like Kraft Brands. A thousand dollar job is still big money for a lot of his local sponsors everywhere.

        Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

        by Idaho07 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 09:14:22 AM PDT

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    •  universities do sports on his stations, and the (1+ / 0-)
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      Hillbilly Dem

      fact that the left makes the mistake of stopping at attacking him instead of shaming his radio stations and local sponsors.

      and since no one can get past his call screeners no one can get in his face in real time.

      Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

      by certainot on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:56:51 AM PDT

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    •  His "legitimacy" (0+ / 0-)

      come from the money and power of his bosses for whom he is the public voice.  He is not the de facto "head" of the GOP, but he is the authorized public voice for those that are are, whoever they may be.  It is ridiculous to think that a mere overinflated shock-jock radio host wield that much power on his own.

  •  The guy has incredible power, wealth and (1+ / 0-)
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    drmah

    influence.

    There's probably no such thing as heaven or hell or karma, so we're just going to have to hope that someday he'll realize, in some capacity, the absolute shittiness of what he's done with his life.

    •  Major stroke on air (0+ / 0-)

      Rendering him speechless, but otherwise fine.

    •  The fact he is still on the air is the fault of (0+ / 0-)

      Democrats.  They should have found a way to silence him.
      But, of course, they are their usual ineffective selves.  I hate to say it but we progressives haven't got much of a chance with representatives like this.

      •  There is not a chance in hell (0+ / 0-)

        the Democrats could silence him. Not the slightest chance. That is NOT their fault.

        •  Never say it can't be done. Why is it that (0+ / 0-)

          the hacking scandal of Murdoch's operation was
          exposed in the UK and not here ??  Because our political
          operatives here are sleeping on the job.

          •  On what grounds do you want (0+ / 0-)

            to shut down Rush Limbaugh? What legal grounds?

            And you do realize there are around 15-20 people just as vile and nearly as influential. Hannity, Coulter, Beck, Levin, etc etc etc.

            •  If the legal grounds are not there, you look (0+ / 0-)

              closer at the whole operation until you find something illegal.
              And we all now know that Murdoch's operation is dirty.  We could have used that information to twist Murdoch's arm.

            •  Not silence them, take away their microphones (0+ / 0-)

              and their lavishly paid gigs and their nationwide audience.

              Put them back where they belong - on a street corner spouting their nonsense from a soapbox.

              If it's
              Not your body
              Then it's
              Not your choice
              AND it's
              None of your damn business!

              by TheOtherMaven on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 07:36:11 AM PDT

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        •  I'm a Dem and don't want to silence anyone. (0+ / 0-)

          Let Limbaugh keep spewing his hatred.  It will bring him down eventually, and then those who listen to him and nod at his bigotry will have to accept that they, too, are consumed with poison.
          I suspect Little Limbaugh was an abused child, something he'd never admit because it would confirm that he was once vulnerable.  He's a loner who's created layers of shells to keep from having to interact with a world that is not totally adoring.  Wives are one of those layers.

          •  You are exactly the problem. These people are (0+ / 0-)

            evil.  Just because you are a Dem doesn't mean you should allow this jerk to use the airwaves to broadcast his hate.  He has free speech to say whatever he wants, but he goes a little too dam far for the radio.  The whole dam station is a continuous election campaign for the GOP, and an ugly one at that.

            •  I know what he is and so I don't listen to him. (2+ / 0-)
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              caliQ, Albatross

              But I wouldn't deny him freedom of speech or other people's freedom to listen to him.  People will seek out anyone who will confirm their own views.  Radio is just one place to find them.  Churches, barbershops, townhalls, and gangs are others.  In this country people are free to be the asshoes they are and others are free to shun them.

              •  They mislead uninformed and uneducated citizens (0+ / 0-)

                The airwaves should not be used to mislead and certainly shouldn't be used for a continuous election campaign.  Every other word from these guys is Obama is this, Obama is that.
                These are people who exploit the freedoms of democracy
                so that they will eventually be able to take it away from you.  Look at what the GOP is doing in Wisconsin and other states requiring special ID cards to vote.  You can't get such a card unless you have a drivers license.  Their goal is to try to limit the voting of students or minorities who would be more likely to support the democrats.  Is that the freedom and democracy you speak of ?  You should better know your enemy because if you don't they will soon have their foot on the back of your neck.

  •  water, wet - nm (1+ / 0-)
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    filby
  •  Bame of cookie shaped like Rush (3+ / 0-)
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    blueoldlady, filby, shoeless

    Fat Tub of Goo

  •  Is it really news (2+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy, jds1978

    that Rush is a racist?

    We need to keep repeating it, to be sure, but I can't remember a time since this prick went on the air that it hasn't been the case.

    "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

    by Ivan on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:22:06 AM PDT

  •  GOOPER spokes "man" (2+ / 0-)
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    jds1978, docrocktex

    (and I use the term "man" in its 'broadest sense') is an obese, impotent, draft dodger who is jealous that the equity and debt markets show more confidence in a Negro, Muslim, terrorist, coke addict than they did an Yalie, Awol, drunk.

    Nothing annoys the crowd that listens to a "man" who has no children (let alone able to keep a wife for than three weeks) than the fact that the equity markets are nearly 50% higher with a Negro president and that the Negro President had Osama bin Laden killed.

    The GOOPER idea of heroism is hiding in a bunker on 9/11 an then prancing on an aircraft carrier. The GOOPER idea of a traitor is someone who served combat duty in Vietnam and a war hero is someone who fathered children while getting numerous draft deferments.

    GOP thy name is treason

  •  Hmmmm.... (0+ / 0-)
    Rush Limbaugh is either a flat-out racist or just trying his damnedest to pretend at it.

    He's not pretending.
    Rush Limbaugh - bigoted Pig.

    I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

    by Lilyvt on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:22:54 AM PDT

  •  Breaking: There are still a lot of racists (0+ / 0-)

    in this country. Stop the presses.

    The invasion of Iraq was a war crime, a crime against humanity, and a crime against civilization. Prosecute the crime.

    by Positronicus on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:28:10 AM PDT

  •  Important implications: (3+ / 0-)
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    sethtriggs, judyms9, caliQ

    What does it mean when highly influential opinion leader no long feel the need to hide their racism?

    Remember, even Limbaugh once had to back down on this kind of thing.  When Trent Lott made his famous gaffe about how the country would have been better off if Strom Thumond had won his presidential bid, Limbaugh originally applauded the comment, then switched to condemn Lott.  This led to Lott's replacement as Senate Majority Leader by Bill Frist.

    Limbaugh, for all his power, still needs his audience. And his top vested interest is in keeping that audience, not necessarily in wining elections.  The former makes him rich, the latter is just, for him a happy by-product of his show.

    Once upon a time, he felt e had to temper his racism in order to please them.  No longer, apparently.  However, the demographics of the country are changing in such a way that his (and other bigots') appeal will be to a smaller and smaller segment of the country.

    So the broadcast bigots' business plan has to be to capture a larger ad larger share of a shrinking group.  Keeping this in mind will help us anticipate what they will say next, and help us beat them to the rhetorical punch.

    Related to this os This Economist piece on why lower income Americans often make self-defeating choices.  

    It describes a series of experiments in which individualism were given:

    sums of money, separated by $1, and informed about the “income distribution” that resulted. They were then given another $2, which they could give either to the person directly above or below them in the distribution.

    In keeping with the notion of “last-place aversion”, the people who were a spot away from the bottom were the most likely to give the money to the person above them: rewarding the “rich” but ensuring that someone remained poorer than themselves.

    So we seem to dislike helping others if helping it puts us in the bottom economic rung.  Further:

    The article also states the following:

    Social divisions also play a role in determining who within a society prefers greater redistributive taxation. In America blacks—who are more likely to benefit from welfare programmes than richer whites—are much more favourably disposed towards redistribution through the fiscal system than white people are. A 2001 study looked at over 20 years of data from America’s General Social Survey and found that whereas 47% of blacks thought welfare spending was too low, only 16% of whites did. Only a quarter of blacks thought it was too high, compared with 55% of whites. In general (though not always), those who identify with a group that benefits from redistribution seem to want more of it.

    So our messages need to take these tendencies into account.

    Social justice is the goal, but people want both justice and economic security.   In order to help the poorest in our society we need to understand this. Appeals for progressive policy must appeal to both self-interest as well as the sense of fairness.  It might not be enough to say "Tax the rich and help the poor".  "We may need to say tax the rich or you'll join the poor."

    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

    by TheGrandWazoo on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:28:39 AM PDT

  •  This is the same guy (1+ / 0-)
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    sethtriggs

    who defamed a homeless black woman in Tampa, claiming she demanded hand-outs of a new car, kitchen and bathroom from Obama and later said that

    Obama has not built 'em the new kitchen that he promised or led them to believe that were gonna get in Tampa. And there are no new cars for everybody. And white people are not shining the shoes of black people. Well, I remember that Tampa fundraiser, that Tampa town hall, we had audiotape of some black people who said, "From now on you all are gonna be waiting on us." Remember that? That's what the election meant to some people.

    Where are the jobs, Mr. Boehner?

    by Blue Intrigue on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:28:59 AM PDT

  •  If anyone knows about Oreos it's Rush (2+ / 0-)
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    he must be the expert in Oreos. he probably buys them by the case

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:31:36 AM PDT

    •  I heard they're coming out with (1+ / 0-)
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      triple stuffed Oreos - Lardballs should really love those.

      On a side note, I was in the grocery store the other day and they had Oreo cake frosting. That sounds absolutely delicious. But I think it was flavored with the cookie part of the Oreo, not the cream filling. I wish they had cream filling cake frosting because that sounds even more delicious, but it also sounds like a diabetic coma in a squeeze tube.

      Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings.

      by yg17 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:55:29 AM PDT

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  •  oh, you liberals have no sense of humor (2+ / 0-)
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    SNARK, just in case anyone has not had coffee

    I wanted Obama the community organizer. I got Obama the Wall Street lawyer.

    by Van Buren on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:31:48 AM PDT

  •  Sometimes I listen to this windbag to find out (3+ / 0-)
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    what the enemy is thinking and it never fails that I am astounded that people believe his bullshit.  The last time I listened he was ranting about global warming claiming the scientists who claim humans contribute to global warming are all liars.  Worse yet, hi indicated that scientists, in general, lie.  And of course it is all a conspiracy by the left.  I found his level of bullshit just too outrageous to even listen to and changed the channel.  But the lies that are broadcast on his show trouble me.  I mean you could have children hearing his broadcast and they believe this crap is true because they heard it on the radio.  Limbaugh and his cronies on talk radio are obcessed with hating Obama and broadcasting such hate continuously. The lies and racism are wrong.  He should be put off the air.  The guy who really needs to be eliminated is that fat turd, Roger Ailes, who puts all these idiots on the radio.  But there was one thing that truly amazed me.  After one of the recent negotiations between the congressional GOP leaders and Obama, John Boehner called Rush Limbaugh on the telephone to check on things with him.  OMG, that the Speaker of the House checks with a bozo like this after his negotiations in Congress.  I mean how much more rotten, evil and depraved can a major political party get.

    •  It's the kids that scare me... (0+ / 0-)

      My fiance's 10 year old niece said this to him on Facebook after he went on a rant (he'd found out Beck was actively reposting Breivik's video when YouTube/other media was actively trying not to publicize it) ...

      "You have no right to say that. Glenn Beck is an awesome guy. IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY DON"T SAY IT AT ALL! :P Cause I like Glenn Beck,and Sarah Palin. And I can tell you are a democrat, cause those are all replacans. sorry i can't spell haha. but that is not what its about."

      That scares me.  A lot.

      She's got no idea what any of this is about, but she knows to attack Democrats.  Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  •  He's lazy (1+ / 0-)
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    picking on someone's race is such an obvious and easy strategy, with eons of racial stereotypes to draw from. He's not smart or truthful enough to argue policies on their merits, so instead of studying the facts, he relies on BS.

    And he's not just lazy but immoral, because he uses these demeaning images to spread hate among his audience.

  •  He plays the racist, the real racists are those (0+ / 0-)

    who allow him and use him for their own racist ideologies and policies and power.

    You have to ask why nobody can shut down Limbaughs speech, but can easily silence or make irrelevant those, who would try to oppose those "hired racist provocateurs".

    THINK instead of PREVIEW. Change the button, Markos, In memory of Meteor Blades.

    by mimi on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 06:58:01 AM PDT

  •  On day ONAE of Obana's Presidency, Limbaugh called (2+ / 0-)
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    FAIL.  He sold this to the Republicans, Tea Baggers and now has convinced many liberals to join him in the same meme'.  FAIL, FAIL, FAIL!  Limbaugh must be very proud of himself.

  •  universities need to withdraw sports broadcasts (1+ / 0-)
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    from limbaugh stations.

    pro teams also. the players should be pissed at that racist asshole.

    students and faculty need to get on that and compare their unis 'mission statements' with the racism and global warming denial that limbaugh is so nationally important in making acceptable.

    Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

    by certainot on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 07:04:04 AM PDT

  •  Party rule (0+ / 0-)

    Rush Limbaugh is a good example of how the Republican Party is ruled by small groups of people. All Republican politicians  bend their knees to him. Of course, the party is wholly owned by the trans-national corporations. And, now, they allow the teabaggers to direct the party.

    Establishment Republicans are now mere figureheads with no influence over their own party. They are just puppets.

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by shoeless on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 07:08:09 AM PDT

  •  Demographics (1+ / 0-)
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    His target demo laps this stuff up. I know, because most of my family, immediate and extended, listen to him and Beck Religiously. (And I mean that; my aunt has a portrait of Glenn Beck on the wall RIGHT NEXT TO JESUS.)

    This demographic of True Believers are god-fearing, gun-owning and thoroughly xenophobic. The Other is to be shunned and/or Destroyed. The fact of an (I'm sorry) "uppity nigger" with a funny name as leader of their country enrages, baffles and disgusts them.

  •  GOP'ers only apologize to Rush (0+ / 0-)

    And when they do it's heartfelt and genuine because they are scared they're going to be cut off.  Let them insult the President, make racist cracks and threaten Bernanke with treason, and no apologies, nada.  Say something that can be construed as offensive to Rushbo in the slightest way, and they're on their knees, groveling for forgiveness.

  •  NFL said he was a racist (1+ / 0-)
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    He wanted to buy part of an NFL team and the NFL wouldn't allow it. I am pretty sure it was based on his racist statements about black quarterbacks plus the players were all against it.
    No doubt he is a racist.

    •  Not true (0+ / 0-)

      The ownership group that wanted to buy an NFL team decided to drop him. The NFL never said he was a racist in any official way.

      Of course, I wouldn't let the corporate owners of NFL teams be the ones who determine whether someone is a racist.

      But you can read my book and blogs on Rush to confirm that there's no doubt Limbaugh is a racist.

      The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh's Assault on Reason (www.limbaughbook.com).

      by JohnKWilson on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 10:03:51 AM PDT

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  •  Rush has been obssessed with race (1+ / 0-)
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    especially so when Obama came on the scene.  I've never understood how mainstream media and polite society have continued to tolerate a blatant racist like Rush and give him the legitimacy that he receives from the GOP and political circles.  Half of his so-called appeal is that he says things about race that ignorant people wish they could say.  I've always found it funny that the source of a lot of anti-liberal anger is on political correctness...that we should actually treat people decently and with respect.  

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 07:16:41 AM PDT

  •  why GIVE HIM POWER?? STOP the spread of RACISM! (0+ / 0-)

    I find it ridiculous that the libs keep giving this man print space. He is what he is. A publicity seeker. He is a shock jock and having a heyday upsetting libs etc... with his racist, bigoted remarks over the public air waves. The real question is why is the FCC allowing him to continue this poison over the air?? Why are the sponsors of his show hanging in there. It is because he attracts the bigots and those who have to pay attention. But, I really don't care what Ruskie has to say. And, if he didn't get his picture on these pages, I could care less. Unless you have an idea on how to stop him, stop giving him power.

    An EGG is not a person, A corporation is not a person!

    by CarmanK on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 07:53:34 AM PDT

  •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

    Why you and others here continue to genuflect over what Rush Limbaugh says continues to amaze me.

    1. He could not care less what you or anyone here thinks of him.

    2. It provides him with a far wider audience than he would have if you merely ignored him.

    3. He is not going to be punished for his stances. If anything, he will be rewarded.

    So why continue to do it? Is it some contest to see who can react in the most Pavlovian manner to Rush's whistle?

    Someone - please enlighten me.

    The Democratic Party. Never has so much been squandered so quickly for so little.

    by GayIthacan on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 08:23:35 AM PDT

  •  Nagin -> Nagar (0+ / 0-)

    I heard this man on air several years ago go off on the response to the Katrina disaster and act tongue-tied when he referred to the mayor, "Naygar ... Nagin?" I might have grown up in Alabama but in the process I learned a few things about racists wanting to act cute with their rhetoric. You just cannot go from "Nagin" to "Naygar" unless you make a stop at "Nigger." That's just remedial race-baiting 099 stuff right there.

  •  Limbaugh's racism is nothing new.. (0+ / 0-)

    in 1992, I remember him whining about Jesse Jackson bussing poor voters (all black, and Democrat, of course!) to polls.. He openly yearned for a return to Jim Crow, insisting we need some sort of "test" to make sure people understood government and politics before they were allowed to vote.

    Poor baby, I wanted to suggest that he rent some limos and transport his noble Republican pals to the polls as well.

    Long prior to that Limbaugh had his famous "take the bone out of your nose" remark to a black caller, among a few dozen others.

    Simply, Limbaugh has always been a racist pig; in most ways the ideal Modern Republican: a selfish, miserable, hateful self-righteous bigot. I wouldn't spit on him if he were aflame.

    "The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane." -Mark Twain

    by Elvis Engineer on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:02:33 AM PDT

  •  Limbaugh: 'We're just better than those "others".. (0+ / 0-)
    ..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.
    Rush's corporate duty: convince teabags that they aren't now & were never enslaved by anything/anyone, especially not his own corporate superiors.
    contemptuous lol.
  •  I hardly think [hate] about Glen Beck (0+ / 0-)

    now that he is gone from his soap box. One down, only.....well, just a couple more to go.

    I "BLUSH" when I have to admit that I am a member of the same human race that includes some of these people.

  •  Rush Limbaugh, racist+* (0+ / 0-)

    "This is the guy that the entire Republican Party genuflects to."

    Shameful........... sigh

  •  I couldn't agree more with the diarist. (0+ / 0-)

    I just have a question: If someone like Bill Maher had said this sort of thing, would we on the Left be so willing to call him what he is - a racist? Because he is. He has made offensive racial remarks and comments about the President and never ever mentions him without mentioning his race, even to express disappointment that the President didn't live up to Bill's stereotypical notion of what a black man was supposed to be?

    How is he any different from Rush Limbaugh? Why do we castigate one because he's of a different political persuasion, whilst lauding the other because he's supposedly on our side? In point of fact, I don't think Maher is. I think he's a nasty little ratfucker.

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