Rush Limbaugh, ever the right-wing shock jock, just hasn’t gone quietly into the night yet like many who hope in their heart of hearts. Now he’s making either intentionally or ignorantly racist comments about the President of the United States. It seems like either he doesn’t have an “edit” chip in his brain or he just likes to “troll” his listeners.
Rush Limbaugh compared President Barack Obama to an Oreo cookie on his radio show recently, referring to the fact that the president is biracial. Perhaps you guys have heard a beloved, but simple-minded, relative or friend say something similar about someone who’s half-black-half-white being like these cookies. Or maybe you’ve heard similar comparisons like a biracial person is like a zebra, and other painfully ignorant and not-funny comments.
Sure, it’s okay for a giggle every now and then and there is absolutely nothing wrong with acknowledging that different races exist, but what Rush Limbaugh has done just further indicates what kind of despicable mentality he possesses. Does this man even bother thinking before speaking anymore? Or have the cigar fumes finally soaked into his brain?
It’s a “Triple Double” Oreo. Do you like Oreos, is that…? Well, 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, and then there’s a chocolate cream. So you’ve got three… The thing is, there’s Oreo on it, the wafer. And then you’ve got the white cream, and you got another chocolate wafer, and then you’ve got the chocolate cream and then you’ve got the bottom wafer. The Triple Double Oreo. You wait, it won’t be long before it’s going to be called the “Obameo” or something like this. Well, it’s a biracial cookie here! — Rush Limbaugh on his radio program.
It’s downright sickening to listen to this individual ramble on about food comparisons to the president in a racist manner, when he was once the “leader of the Republican Party.” Is this really who represents the “right” in this country?
Who cares what race President Obama is? Who cares if his mother was white and his father black? It’s not important, and people like Rush and his “fans” who make race an issue in all of this are petty people who only further prove the point that bigotry fuels most of the attacks on the “liberals” as they like to call those who actually refuse to support these loudmouthed pundits and their hateful messages — humorous or otherwise.
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