Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said a presidential ticket that included a “woman and a black” doesn’t “have a prayer.”
“Let’s say it is Obama and Hillary…Let’s put Hillary at the top — That’s a position she’s familiar with,” Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday.
“Therefore, you’ve got a woman and a black for the first time ever on the Democrat ticket. Ahem. They don’t have a prayer.”
Is there a context to this I might be missing? This wasn’t a “shame on you, America”, finger-wagging that Rush was expressing. This was pure elitism.
He just made a sarcastic remark regarding Hillary’s sexual proclivities and then showed that he is also a racist. Should I chalk this up to old Rush just being his jocular self? But this isn’t funny.
These comments remind me of Bush putting the world on notice: “You’re either with us or against us”.
The millions of Rush-oholics that think this is funny or true are not with us. And by “us” I mean open-minded, fair-minded, color-blind, gender-blind, members of the modern civilization we are striving for. Not the “elites”.
Are American voters that easy to read that he can so clearly affirm that yet another old white guy, playing a conservative centrist, pro-war, fear mongering candidate is that much of a favorite to win hands down?
I thought this was so sad but then I realized it was a good thing. We write this page of history, then turn it fast.
It’s sad irony that Rush played the “race & gender cards”. Nothing of substance. No issues, no facts, nothing but race & gender- that’s why these two don’t have a prayer. It is unacceptable.
I can’t wait until the next time Rush emphasizes that America is a CHRISTIAN nation. What exactly does that mean to the Christians that agree with, “…therefore you’ve got a woman and a black for the first time ever on the Democratic ticket. Ahem. They don’t have a prayer.”
But then I guess I’ll miss that show anyway, because I don’t listen to Rush.