Another so-called racist statement by Rush Limbaugh

I’ve made a post out of a comment left by “Montana.”  Montana goes around leaving this quote and figures that just by reading the transcript people will conclude that Rush is a racist.  Assuming that Montana isn’t just a one hit wonder whe drops this little turd off but doesn’t come back to discuss it, let’s examine the statement and hopefully discuss it (My comments are italicized):

6a00e008c6b4e588340120a56e64c5970b-250wiTRANSCRIPT OF RUSH LIMBAUGH ON HIS RADIO SHOW FROM OCT. 14, 2008 Editor’s note: This is a verbatim transcript of Limbaugh explaining how ACORN, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright are all involved in a radical leftwing conspiracy to teach black kids to hate America.

“From the time of my birth 57 years ago to today, this country has grown and expanded, prosperity has opened its doors for more and more people around the world, not just people born in this country.”  (Who can argue with any of that?) 

We know the stories of asians immigrating and running rings around people born in this country academically in California. We know all about the immigration, legal and illegal, to get into the country. We know that the standard of living has risen. We know that technological advancement is going along at light speed. (Again, all true. Who can argue that asian immigrants have not be discriminated in America?)

And yet, during this period of time, whether it be the last 57 years, or the last 20 years, it seems that the majority of the black population has remained angry, frustrated and behind – they’ve been left behind. They’re acting like they’ve been left behind, and of course we’ve heard that this is because of racism, natural systemic institutional racism in America. We’re unfair. That this country is just horrible and rotten.  (Again, this is all true. Some have prospered and succeeded beyond the wildest expectations of blacks in America just 50 years ago.  How is that some are wildly successful and some are stuck on welfare living in single family homes? Does institutional racism only affect some blacks? Come on Montana, WHAT IS INCORRECT ABOUT THIS SENTENCE?)

“Do you ever ask yourself how it is that people not even born here can come here and in a few short years begin prospering in school, they’re own business, and yet people who are born in this country somehow have been raised to hate it – to still think they’re back in the days of slavery.”  (This statement may be demonstrably untrue, or only partially true, but it is not indicative of racism. Rush continually harps on the fact that anybody can succeed in America if only they believe in themselves and work hard.  Liberals on the other hand teach poor inner city blacks that they can only hope to survive on hand outs from the Government.  Liberal policies paid poor women to have children out of wedlock.  No wonder the majority of black families have no male head of the household.) 

“I actually think, after studying all this ACORN stuff, and reading what Stanley Kurtz has written about this, I actually believe that what has taken place here, in addition to liberal Democrat legislation – such as the great society and the war on poverty, which a lot of people would now acknowledge really busted up the black family by the government taking the place of a husband and father – he’s free to roam around and bear no responsibility. The mother remained the mother, she got the financial assistance from this legislation from the federal government. The federal

A black President can do no wrong.

A black President can do no wrong.

government became the father. The father didn’t have to hang around in order for the kids to be OK – depending on how you define OK. (It is an undeniable truth that black women by a far greater percentage than whites and orientals have children out of wedlock. It is not racism to point that out. Before a problem can be solved, it is imperative to acknowledge that a problem in fact exists, and then attempt to determine the cause of the problem.  Montana apparently either denies that a problem exists, or believes that just talking about the problem is racist.)

“And as you study more and more of this ACORN stuff you find that it has been part of an entire movement that has been going for two maybe three decades right under our noses. We thought that it was just liberal welfare policies and all that that kept blacks from progressing while other minorities grew and prospered but no. It is these wackos from Bill Ayers to Jeremiah Wright to other anti-american afro-centric black liberation theologists, working with ACORN, and Barack Obama is smack dab in the middle of it. They have been training young black kids to hate hate hate this country. And they trained their parents before that to hate hate hate this country. It was a movement. It was a Bill Ayers anti-capitalist anti-american educational movement. ACORN is how it was implemented right under our noses.”  (You may disagree with the assertions in this paragraph, but I see no evidence of racism. Racism does not mean merely that you disagree with persons of a different race, or that you criticize them. And oh by the way, Bill Ayers is white, as are the two founders of ACORN. Rush is criticizing the progressive ideology, and what it does to black people.  How widespread of a problem it is can be subject to disagreement. But nothing in that paragraph evidences any racism.)

“They’re doing far more folks than just cheating when it comes to elections and registration. They’re in deep in this mortgage crisis. ACORN and Obama, and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the Democrat Party have their fingerprints the sub-prime mortgage crisis. The whole concept of affordable housing was people who can’t afford a mortgage are going to get one, because America is unfair. It has been a movement.” (That has been a consistent theme of his for months. He does not blame the minorities who purchased houses that they couldn’t afford, he blames progressive policies which set them up to fail by getting them into houses that they could not afford.  This is at most a policy dispute between conservatives and progressives. This is no evidence of racism. Montana is either seriously misguided, or just intentionally attempting to mislead others.) 

“It has been a religion. And Obama and Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers were all up to their big ears in it.”  (And Barney Frank and all the other liberal do-gooder politicians.  This is not about racism, this is about misguided liberal policies.  “Montana”, if you don’t get it by now you likely never will.)

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