Okay, can we now officially say without reservation that Rush Limbaugh is a racist? Notwithstanding his article in last week's WSJ (the right wing tabloid) announcing his shock! horror! at "Obama's race-baiting" and taking poor Rush's remarks about Mexicans "out of context." So here he goes, saying that Obama is now Arab. Arab! From the "Arab parts of Africa." Or how about Born in Hawaii? That makes him American, a**hole. A "half-black, half-white" American, as Obama describes himself.
Here's the text:
Limbaugh: These polls on how one-third of blue-collar white Democrats won’t vote for Obama because he’s black, and — but he’s not black. Do you know he has not one shred of African-American blood? He doesn’t have any African — that’s why when they asked whether he was authentic, whether he’s down for the struggle. He’s Arab. You know, he’s from Africa. He’s from Arab parts of Africa. He’s not — his father was — he’s not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American. I guess that’s splitting hairs, I don’t — it’s just all these little things, everything seems upside-down today in this country.
All this after his whole "joke" about "Obama The Magic Negro." He's changed his mind about the "negro" thing. I guess Arab is the new Negro. But Rush is not racist, against blacks or Arabs, right? I guess if the whole "Muslim" smear doesn't work, you can always try to convince people that he is suddenly a completely different race and ethnicity, right?
As a patriotic American, and specifically as a Jew, I react with fear and deep loathing whenever someone with a microphone tries to define what an American is, tries to create divisions based on race or ethnicity or parentage, and--most frighteningly--doesn't seem to be met with any real resistance from otherwise good people. Somebody needs to switch this guy OFF.