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RUSH: Let’s return here to the subject of race. There’s two things going on. Well, there’s multiple things going on. Let me focus on three. The first thing is this is page one of the Democrat Party playbook and they’re replaying it and they are doing this because they’re losing on everything. They’re losing at everything. This is a tantamount admission that they’re in disarray and they’re flummoxed as to what to do next. What they’re really trying to say is the whole conservative movement is racist, that conservatism equals racism. This is their point. They could go out, and they do routinely, they can trash black, brown, yellow conservatives day and night, they’re never accused of racism. We question a president who is black, we’re racists, automatically. It was never said by the liberal media that attacks on Clarence Thomas were racist, or that attacks on Michael Steele were racist or that attacks on Miguel Estrada or Gonzales or Condoleezza Rice, and on and on and on, were racist. This is all manufactured. It’s intended to intimidate and distract. I believe it’s coming right out of Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod’s office, and I think it’s a tactic that’s on page one of the playbook.

And the press goes right along here, the New York Times today: ‘As Race Debate Grows, Obama Steers Clear Of It.’ BS. He’s behind it. He’s promoting it. He is permitting it. He is allowing it. He likes it. It’s chaos. It’s distracting. This is exactly what he wants. It’s the same modus operandi since he’s been in politics. Obama has his hacks go out and do the dirty work while he pretends to be above it. Just the way Obama’s hacks went after that Republican Senate nominee in Illinois, try to take him out of the race while Obama played dumb and tried to stay above the fray and had nothing to do with it. I saw this: ‘As Race Debate Grows, Obama Steers Clear Of It.’ Yeah, what did he do, he woke up and said, ‘Look, honey, look, Michelle, there’s a race debate going out there.’ This stuff preceded Carter. Obama did nothing about it. He declined to answer questions on it. No, no, no. He is promoting this, just as he is ACORN, just as he is Van Jones, he is racism, he is behind this. It’s his administration. You cannot get away with the president of the United States staying above the fray, steering clear of it when the whole operation is orchestrated from his White House. Let’s go to the audio sound bites and listen to the daily stenographer pool, which is the State-Controlled Media. It’s a montage, yesterday, last night, and this morning, State-Run Media attacking me on race.

MARTIN: Rush Limbaugh, when he says in Obama’s America white kids get beaten up by black kids…

LEGEND: Rush Limbaugh says Obama’s nation is one where black kids can beat up white kids on the bus.

SCHULTZ: Rush Limbaugh was saying this is Obama’s America, black kids beating up white kids on a bus.

COOPER: Rush Limbaugh saying it is Mr. Obama playing the race card.

MITCHELL: Obama’s America, white kids getting beat up on school buses now.

CAFFERTY: Rush Limbaugh. He talks about how race rules all in what he calls Obama’s America.

GERGEN: I don’t think we ought to let Rush Limbaugh’s comments drive a conversation like this.

CHETRY: Then you have Rush Limbaugh and some of the other conservatives saying that it’s whites who are being persecuted.

SNOW: Rush Limbaugh was talking about this violent beating on a school bus.

RUSH: You know, now, that last voice was Kate Snow, and she actually called the office yesterday. She called H.R., and H.R., chief of staff, said, ‘You’re missing the point. This was cynicism. This was sarcasm.’ And what it was really about, what they’ve all left off of this — and I don’t think they even know, I think they get whatever news sources, Media Matters, the slime pit, or maybe the Huffington Puffington Post, whatever it is. But remember, folks, what drove all this yesterday, this was hilarious, was Newsweek, Newsweek magazine saying that we’re born racist. We’re born racist. Oh, white children are born racist, not all, not we, white kids are born racist. And by six months, I mean they’re able to distinguish black from white and yellow and brown and they know to hate everybody. And parents are at a stand still, don’t know what to do about it. It’s a Newsweek story! Newsweek earlier this summer said we’re all socialists, now they say all white kids, all white babies are racists, I’m playing off of that. Okay, it’s Obama’s America, he is the president, and it’s all racism, everything is now on race. So they’re purposely getting this wrong, but it’s funny to watch because it’s so predictable. Now, here’s Kate Snow who says even if I was doing a send-up, even if I was being sarcastic, it’s still racist.

SNOW: Rush Limbaugh was talking about this violent beating on a school bus. What his producers call a send-up of Obama’s post-racial America.

RUSH ARCHIVE: Obama’s America, white kids getting beat up on school buses now. With the black kids cheering, yes, right on, right on, right on, right on and of course everybody said the white kid deserved it, he was born a racist, he’s white.

SNOW: Limbaugh’s assistants say his audience understands he was being sarcastic, but even conservatives are saying that kind of talk is dangerous. Conservative columnist Rod Dreher says, ‘Lacking any leadership, the right is turning to media stars. To be fair, any real racism is coming from a minority on the right.’

RUSH ARCHIVE: Any criticism of an African-American president’s policies or statements or misstatements is racist and that’s it.

SNOW: It’s all a debate the White House would rather avoid.

RUSH: Kate, Kate, no, the White House is behind it! The White House is pushing this. But what does she know? She’s just a stenographer. H.R., how much time did you spend on the phone with Kate Snow yesterday? Ten to 12 minutes. Her report here was 44 seconds. You spent 10 to 12 minutes, and he sent me a summary of the phone call, as he is under orders to always do. So I know what he told her. He gave her every bit of context possible and she still, ‘Well, maybe so, but it’s still racist,’ just totally leaving out the whole Newsweek aspect of this. The whole send-up yesterday was mockery of the media, was mockery of Newsweek. And of course saying it’s Obama’s America, let’s just say this, my friends, nobody is better than I, El Rushbo, at tweaking these schlubs. Like I say, I know these people. Why do they find Obama’s America objectionable? Do you need me to answer that? Why does the media find it objectionable to say ‘Obama’s America’? Because it happens to be true. And remember, the image was that none of this was gonna happen; all this was supposed to be over; all this was supposed to have seen its last day.

There was to be comity, there was to be a joint holding of hands and singing kumbaya. We were all going to be in love with one another and at one with one another, in a figurative sense. Of course, in a new utopia. And no partisanship and no arguments and no bickering and no racism and no sexism and no bigotry and no homophobia. And it’s worse than ever. It’s all broken down because it’s the design of this administration to create this kind of chaos. I’ll tell you, for the rest of you in the State-Controlled Media let me give you the daily tweak. Let’s just do this. You know, we ought to come up with a feature: the daily State-Controlled Media tweak. Guaranteed to be used incorrectly no matter how often and laboriously we spend time explaining it to them. This charge of racism is being shouted out to give Obama cover for being a failure. This is a seminal point, folks. In fact, this is a profundity. The whole point here, or one of the big points, he is a massive failure. The libs are even writing this on the Huffing and Puffington Post. Jon Stewart is starting to make fun of ACORN now and the media for ignoring it and not covering it.

Obama is clearly failing, which to us is good but to the left it’s a panic sign. So remember, now, he’s The One. He can’t fail. It can’t be him. Oh-ho-ho-ho, no, it can’t be his ideas, it can’t be his agenda, it can’t be his action. No, no, no. It has to be racism. The only reason Obama’s not succeeding, the only reason is racism. That’s right, folks, the only reason, that’s the message, it’s cover. They’re in trouble. When they play this card and they get the national hemorrhoid out there doubling down two days in a row on this theory, they know they’re in deep doo-doo. And at the end of the day, this is to just give Obama cover for not getting any of his promises done. Well, he tried, he really tried but, you know, still a racist country, half the country, conservatism is just racist. That’s what’s going on here and I’m just having more fun laughing at these inept fools who are so predictable. Well, okay, that’s the daily tweak. We’ll see how it gets picked up and reported. You know what they’ll do? It’s racism, that’s all you’ll hear. It’s racism. Conservatism is racism. They’ll play that as though I am admitting that conservative is racism. That’s what they’ll do, mark my words.


RUSH: You know, I realize I might be confusing the State-Controlled Media, because I said that it was Orwellian what they’re doing here — and they may not know what ‘Orwellian’ means, sort of like a fish doesn’t know it’s wet. Have you ever thought about that? A fish can’t possibly know it’s wet because it doesn’t know what dry is until it’s about to die, and then it says, ‘Whoa! Something’s not right here.’ No, I’m full of these kinds of things. ‘A fish doesn’t know it’s wet,’ and that’s I mean a perfect description for some of the clueless, brain-dead activity we’ve got disguised as journalism. All right. Obama, ‘staying above the racial fray.’ Obama ‘steering clear of the racial fray.’ This morning in Maryland, University of Maryland, a health care speech.

OBAMA: I said last week at a speech of the joint session, ‘If you misrepresent what’s in our plan we’ll call y’out! We will call y’out!’

FOLLOWERS: (cheering)

OBAMA: I never said change would be easy. Change is hard. It’s always been hard. Civil rights was hard.

RUSH: Oh! Ho-ho-ho! Whoa, whoa, whoa, just a second. Ho-ho-ho. Uh, sorry. Whoa, whoa, whoas. Civil rights was about race, right? Just compared to health care plan to racism. I really do apologize for the ho-ho-ho. It’s one of those things you can’t say anymore. (clearing throat)

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