Rush Limbaugh gets his racism on; other Sunday reading
August 26, 2007 by William K. Wolfrum
Let’s face it, Rush Limbaugh has never really hidden the fact that he speaks for the upper-class white racists of the U.S. And the upper-class white racists love him for it. His latest: telling his predominantly white audience know that the Democratic Party wants to take U.S. troops out of Iraq and move them into Darfur so they can clinch the African-American vote.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. It’s great to talk to you. I talked to you once before. I’ve been listening to you for a couple of years now, and I think I’m getting brighter, but there’s a lot to be learned. I know I’m no expert in foreign affairs, but what really confuses me about the liberals is the hypocrisy when they talk about how we have no reason to be in Iraq and helping those people, but yet everybody wants us to go to Darfur. I mean, aren’t we going to end up in a quagmire there? I mean, isn’t it — I don’t understand. Can you enlighten me on this?
LIMBAUGH: Yeah. This is — you’re not going to believe this, but it’s very simple. And the sooner you believe it, and the sooner you let this truth permeate the boundaries you have that tell you this is just simply not possible, the better you will understand Democrats in everything. You are right. They want to get us out of Iraq, but they can’t wait to get us into Darfur.
LIMBAUGH: There are two reasons. What color is the skin of the people in Darfur?
CALLER: Uh, yeah.
LIMBAUGH: It’s black. And who do the Democrats really need to keep voting for them? If they lose a significant percentage of this voting bloc, they’re in trouble.
CALLER: Yes. Yes. The black population.
LIMBAUGH: Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela — who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.
Rush Limbaugh, once again tackling the nonexistent racial issues to help make Republicans feel better about the fact that they are terrified of, and inherently hate black people. Read more from Digby and Media Matters. It’s going to be a fun, hate-filled 15 months leading to next November.
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