To the audio sound bites. Back in February, 22, 2008, this is a year before Obama is immaculated, and I had people calling me saying, "Rush, don't you think that it would be great to elect Obama because that would end all this racism. It would end the racial divide." And this is an answer I gave countless times during that campaign year.
RUSH ARCHIVE: If Obama gets elected president, wouldn't it be good to just get this done, Rush, then we could end the civil rights squabbles that we're having? It wouldn't do that. Folks, it might even exacerbate them.
RUSH: Yes, I predicted it. Race problems would get worse. On Drudge, "Poll: Race Relations Deteriorating Sharply Since Obama Elected." Once again, El Rushbo thinking outside the box was correct. Now, who's responsible for this? Who, ladies and gentlemen, is responsible for the racial divide getting wider? Well, for the answer, we have to go to WTXF-TV, Good Day Philadelphia. The cohosts are Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones. And they're having this exchange about African-American support for President Obama and me.
ANDERSON: A couple of weeks ago, and we were all discussing the -- the black protectionism.
ANDERSON: I think that that's part of what --
ANDERSON: -- you see with President Obama. People feel that he's being unfairly targeted by the media, by the right wing, and so there are some that are rallying around it, saying, "We're not going to let that happen, we've got your back."
JERRICK: I think that is. I think there is black protectionism, coming from a white guy.
JONES: Well, you know what, you hear comments.
JERRICK: We're rooting for him.
JONES: Rush Limbaugh, he made a comment. I tell you, I think this is why you get the black protectionism.
JERRICK: We'll set it up just a little bit. Rush Limbaugh was going on and on about President Obama's economic policies, and he said that he was an economic ignoramus, but then he went further when he said jack... A.
JONES: That is why you get people who will have this blind, "You know what, they're just hating on him. I'm gonna support him, I don't care what."
RUSH: Okay, so there's the answer. We asked the question, "Why is the racial divide wider than ever?" It's 'cause of me, according to the experts in Philadelphia media, it's because of me. They can't even say the word jackass, they can't even quote me. They go jack… ehhh ... in Philadelphia. They called Donovan McNabb worse than this in Philadelphia. You know what they're forgetting here is this polling data that I cited, 91% of blacks support Obama; 36% of whites support Obama. Who's the racist? Am I the racist because I don't support him or are the blacks at 91% the racists because they do? That's the question. They wouldn't tackle that question here at WTXF-TV's Good Day Philadelphia. Instead they blame me for the racial divide. Not only -- you know, I doubled down on this yesterday -- not only is Obama an economic jackass, a neophyte and absolute ignoramus on economic issues, his policies are jackassian, jackassian policy. Add that to the repertoire. A jackass with jackassian policies. (interruption) What? Well, McNabb was back last Sunday. But that was seven years ago, 2003 when all that happened. But look at all the stuff I'm responsible for in Philadelphia, the racial divide, McNabb being booed. Man. It's been a big year, a big decade, and I've only been to Philadelphia three times in this whole decade. Look at the destruction I have wrought.
RUSH: You know we were just sitting here talking among ourselves, this jackass comment, look how that cut through everything. I mean it literally cut through everything. It was like everybody's dancing around it, everybody knows there's an elephant in the room and nobody is talking about it, and all of a sudden I call him an economic jackass and it's like, "Yeah, yeah," everybody agreed with it, it's like I validated what everybody thought. That's why it cut like a hot knife through butter. Jackass.
This is a great news day. Try this headline, it's from FoxNews.com: "Postal Union Election Delayed After Ballots Lost in the Mail." (laughing) "Irony alert. The American Postal Workers Union has extended its internal election after thousands of ballots appeared to have gotten lost in the mail." (laughing) Oh, what a day, what a day. It's not even Friday.
Folks, let's just be honest about it. This jackass business, race relations and so forth, let's just put our cards on the table. Thanks to President Obama we're having the best relations we've had in this country since the Rodney King beating. I don't think that there's any doubt about it. I don't think you could find another period in time we could show this much improvement. (interruption) Well, not even the O.J. trial, no, no, no. I thought about that, but that was just one jury. I mean this: We had a whole nation, I mean guys were being dragged out of their trucks, set on fire, jaws broken, half of cities burned down. We've come a long way since the Rodney King beatings, thanks to President Obama. You have to admit that.