Rush Limbaugh has taken on his most powerful opponent yet. No, not the president: Oprah. Limbaugh went on a reverse-racism rant on his Tuesday show, declaring that both Oprah and President Obama were only successful because they were black. “Somebody asked me over the weekend, why does somebody earn a lot of money? Because she’s black. It was Oprah,” Rush said. “There’s a lot of guilt out there, show we’re not racists, we’ll make this person wealthy and big and famous.”
Likewise, in Limbaugh’s mind, Obama wouldn’t have been elected if not for his race. “If Obama weren’t black, he’d be a tour guide in Honolulu or he’d be teaching Saul Alinsky constitutional law.” You can read the full transcript here.
Limbaugh: Obama will use Haiti to boost credibility with “light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country” | Media Matters for America
Republicans begin the process of politicizing the Haiti Earthquake disaster – seeking to score political points through racism from the tragedy.
Drugbo is attempting to use the old slave-master divide and conquer routine, and leverage his own racism. This kind of crap hearkens back to the days of the “paper bag test” and slavery terminology used to describe black people such as quadroons and octaroons to determine value on the slave block.
Yet more racism from the Republican right…
Of course – this is the same Steven A. Smith who blamed the lack of support from black folks for his firing by ESPN .
Steven gets no respect from the fans…
After this, I don’t think he is going to get much from the NFL Players, either – which can be a career limiting choice for someone in the business of Sportscasting.
In the meantime – Executive Director in the NFL Player’ Union, DeMaurice Smith sent a letter opposing Limbaugh’s ownership of an NFL Franhise.
I’ve spoken to the Commissioner [Roger Goodell] and I understand that this ownership consideration is in the early stages. But sport in America is at its best when it unifies, gives all of us reason to cheer, and when it transcends. Our sport does exactly that when it overcomes division and rejects discrimination and hatred.
” — DeMaurice Smith, in e-mail to union’s executive committee
ESPN reports - “Among the half-dozen interested buyers of the Rams, there are strong African-American ownership groups interested in buying the Rams, including businessmen Donald Watkins and Dave Steward.”
Mathias Kiwanuka loves his former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, but the Giants’ defensive end says he will never play for Spagnuolo’s Rams if Rush Limbaugh purchases the team.
Kiwanuka and the Jets’ Bart Scott made it clear Thursday that they would never play for the Rams or any team owned by the controversial conservative radio host.
“All I know is from the last comment I heard, he said in (President) Obama’s America, white kids are getting beat up on the bus while black kids are chanting ‘right on,’” Kiwanuka told The Daily News. “I mean, I don’t want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play.”
“I am not going to draw a conclusion from a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there’s a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can’t respect him as a man.” (more…)
All the white supremacist, conservative whack jobs are interconnected…
The Holocaust Museum murderer turns out to be a “birther” like Alan Keyes and his lost “Other Brother”…
And as we’ve discussed before, Drugbo.
The Minister the right wing loves to hate is at it again, with another case of hoof-in-mouth.
HAMPTON, Va. — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says he does not feel any regrets over his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, a former member of the Chicago church in which Wright was the longtime pastor.
“Regret for what … that the media went back five, seven, 10 years and spent $4,000 buying 20 years worth of sermons to hear what I’ve been preaching for 20 years?
“Regret for preaching like I’ve been preaching for 50 years? Absolutely none,” Wright said in an interview late Tuesday.
Wright also said he hadn’t spoken to his former church member since Obama became president, implying that the White House won’t allow Obama to talk to him. He did not indicate whether he had tried to reach Obama.
Wright is in Hampton, Va., this week attending Hampton University’s 95th Annual Ministers Conference.
Wright said that when he went to the polls, he did not hold any grudge against Obama.
“Of course I voted for him; he’s my son. I’m proud of him,” Wright said. “I’ve got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven’t stopped loving any of them.