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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

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RUSH: Joe in Chicago.  Glad you called, sir.  Great to have you on the EIB Network.  Hi.

CALLER:  Rush Limbaugh, it's an absolute pleasure to talk to you, sir.

RUSH:  Thank you, sir.

CALLER:  So my comment is to discuss the Limbaugh Theorem and go a step further, I believe, in defining discrimination as it is exists today. As we all know, it is the rating of individuals of different colors and creeds and nationalities based on their look and appearance.  I believe it exists today as the belief that people of different colors and creeds just naturally cannot perform, and that is why we need entitlements, that is why the media seems to give Obama so many passes, because they see him as someone who is different, who naturally can't perform at a certain level, so they don't give him that same --

RUSH:  Well, no, no, no.  I happen to know that in the case of Obama, they don't look at Obama with sympathy.  They look at Obama with reverence.  Obama is them!  Ivy League, Harvard Law Review, speaks like they do.  There's a reverence for Obama.  Now, I know what you are trying to get at.  You are essentially talking about -- there's a phrase for this -- the soft bigotry of low expectations.  You're talking about how liberals look at certain people and think they don't have chance, for whatever reason.  They're minorities, skin color, they just don't have a chance.  Liberals don't have faith in 'em.  Liberals need to help them.  And then, when liberals help them, that means liberals are good people. 

You're talking about something that's very real: the soft bigotry of low expectations.  And you're right, it's everywhere.  I see examples of it multiple times a day, in sports reporting, in news reporting, I see it constantly.  It's part and parcel of elitist liberals, for whatever reason, thinking certain people just don't have it.  But it's not their fault that they don't have it.  They've been discriminated against, or they are the recipients of some kind of bias.  But whatever, liberals essentially have a contempt for most average people.  And this contempt is the source of much of their arrogance.  They think they're better.  But, see, they have compassion. They're better and they're superior, but they're trying to help these people.  Affirmative action is racial profiling at its worst. 

Take a break.  Be back after this.

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RUSH:  I tell you what affirmative action is, soft bigotry, low expectations.  Affirmative action is a racist insult disguised as social justice by the Democrats.

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