I wake up this morning feeling very sad after reading Rush Limbaugh’s latest case of “Foot In Mouth” disease. Not only did he attack our duly elected 44th President, he attacked Oprah Winfrey.
“It was Oprah. No, it can’t be. Yes, it is. There’s a lot of guilt out there. To show we`re not racist, we`ll make this person wealthy and big and famous and so forth,” said Limbaugh.
Why am I sad? It’s because I’m getting the feeling that Rush and his 25 million loyal listeners actually believe that Black people aren’t intellectual enough to pull themselves up from their bootstraps and become successful. Everything we have achieved is due to White guilt or affirmative action.
“If Obama weren’t black, he`d be a tour guide in Honolulu or he`d be teaching Saul Alinsky Constitutional law or lecturing on it in Chicago,” Limbaugh announced.
“He wouldn’t have been voted president if he weren’t black. Somebody asked me over the — oh, I need to remember. Somebody asked me over the weekend, why does somebody earn a lot of money, have a lot of money. I said it`s because he`s black,” he continued.
My obvious question is when did it suddenly become advantageous to be Black in America? President Obama is not the first Black person to run for the Presidency of the United States. Could it be that President Obama and Vice President Joesph Biden were just more palpable to the majority of Americans?
Why Rush? Why do you constantly attack the many African Americans who’ve done nothing but what Conservatives have always asked of us? We’ve pulled ourselves up from our bootstraps and are still being criticized for doing just that. We serve honorably and disproportionately in the military defending this country and yet we still can’t get a break in your eyes.Yes today I’ve woken up feeling sad. Feeling that we are being lynched one again. Not hanging from trees, but from the attacks coming from Rush Limbaugh and his 25 million listeners. Words have meanings. And sometimes they hurt.