Limbaugh to Oprah: “If Black People in This Country are so Mistreated… How Did You Happen?”

limbaugh-oprahRush Limbaugh is such a detestable creature I’ve really thought of turning his last name into an adjective.  Like when someone says or does something truly ignorant, I’d say, “Hey, don’t be so Limbaugh.”

To me, Rush Limbaugh is a sleazy, disgusting pile of garbage.  He’s a racist, sexist bigot.  He defines “blowhard” and seems to thrive in a culture that places his level of vile dribble on a pedestal. I always use him as a prime example to showcase just how horrible true right-wing ideology is.  This man, for all intents and purposes, has been a leading member of the “conservative media” for what seems like forever.  Which is ironic considering conservatives claim to be the people who represent the “moral majority” while supporting such a grotesque parasite.

Then again, when aren’t conservatives hypocrites?

Well, in true racist fashion, Limbaugh decided to go on a rant about racism and of all things—Oprah.  Because, you know, racism doesn’t exist if successful African Americans exist.

Limbaugh went on to say about racism as it relates to President Obama:

“These people are not nearly as smart as they think they are.  They are embarrassingly ignorant.  It’s not because he was black!  It’s because he was lying, Oprah!  He’s lying now!  He just told the biggest presidential whopper in history!  If black people in this country are so mistreated and so disrespected, how in the name of Sam Hill did you happen?”

First, I just love the idea of Limbaugh calling someone else ignorant.  Limbaugh, the multiple-time-adulterer, who defends the “sanctity of marriage” with his opposition to same-sex marriages.  Yeah, by all means Rush, let’s talk about ignorance.

Next, it’s amazing how Limbaugh feels that President Obama not being completely honest about 5% of Americans being able to keep their current health insurance is the “biggest presidential whopper in history.”  Really?  Ignoring the fact that our nation’s history extends well over two centuries (with massive atrocities such as slavery and Native American genocide) I guess Limbaugh doesn’t recall the Iraq War.

You know, the lie Bush told the American people that resulted in over 4,000 American deaths.  I would say that lie is just a bit more substantial than Obama not being completely honest with the 5% of Americans who will be forced to eventually buy more comprehensive health insurance.

Then finally, I love his premise that because Oprah is African American and successful, that means racism doesn’t exist.  If you want to talk about ignorance, that is absolute ignorance.  Seriously, racism doesn’t exist because there are successful African Americans?

During segregation there were successful African Americans.  Does that mean during segregation racism wasn’t an issue?

This is the simple-minded ignorance that’s rampant throughout the entire Republican party.  It’s the kind of shallow talk that gets conservatives to stand and applaud because it sounds right—when in fact it doesn’t make any damn sense whatsoever.

If Rush Limbaugh does nothing else, for me he defines everything that’s bad about conservatives and the Republican party.  The fact that despite his open racism, sexism and bigotry, he still remains a relevant conservative media figure and highly influential with the GOP, speaks volumes for the true “values” of the conservative movement.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Linda Pacheco

    He just told the biggest presidential whopper in history!
    Right……cos “You can keep your plan” is so much worse than this…
    Announcing the invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, Mr. Bush said, “Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.”
    Two months into the war, on May 29, 2003, Mr. Bush said weapons of mass destruction had been found.
    “We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories,” Mr. Bush told Polish television. “For those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them.”
    On Sept. 9, 2004, in Pennsylvania, Mr. Bush said: “I recognize we didn’t find the stockpiles [of weapons] we all thought were there.”

    Dead Americans due to the Iraq war – over 4000
    Dead Americans due to Obamacare – 0

    • Joy

      OMG Linda well said .

    • Mainah

      Let us not forget that in 1988, it was ok by Daddy Bush for Sadam Hussein to gas the Kurds, killing 5000 men, women and children. That would have probably been the appropriate time to do something.

      Then there was the Medicare Part D thing that didn’t go so smoothly with Jr. Look how many elderly got screwed out of their meds.

    • Christine Nyland

      Lets not forget close to half a million innocent Iraqis.

    • Please include 200,000 Iraqis in those statistics. That number matters also.

    • Tim Hartman

      And the tax cuts for the rich…

  • JOY

    Rush is a despicable person. He gets paid 10’s of millions of dollars to spew his hatred.

  • Tasha

    We do realize his brain cells have been eaten away by various drugs and alcohol… Logic is gone for this poor fellow and fantasy land is the only place his mind frolics at this point. Yes?

  • regressive rightwing trash

    rush–and glenn beck and Huckabee and Hannity ( and “NO TITS” malkin) are my HEEEEEEE–ROES!! they are all GRRRREAT americans who capitalize upon the stupidity of small dicked white trash regressive crybaby “Christians” who hate all of the humans NOT white and Christian. I would readily make 500K –and more–per year to spout the lies that the above mentioned FOX “news” trash spew!! sign me up!! OK: check this out– ive been practicing for a few years: READY??? “” its OBAMA!!,,,,hes a MUSLIM,,,,were all gonna DIE” !!! ( now will FOX “news” hire me so I can me a shitbag like judge Jeannie and the bloviating O’reilly???)

    • Steeler4Life

      I dont think anyone can take you serious with the way that you comment on articles like this. And before you go spouting off with more, just let it be known that I am alot like you, minus the name calling and 1/2 a brain!
      When will you and the rest get it. Its not about who is right and who is winning, both side are fuckin us over. Think about is, the left and the right were created to get the population to fight, so we can be distracted while the government (YES the left AND the right) can lube up and stick it to us! Both sides are screwed up! Both parties have idiots! Both parties could really care less about us!
      So, while you are sitting here bitching about the conservatives, and they are sitting there bitch about the liberal, Everyone in the government is laughing at us cuz we have fallen into their trap, which is listening tot he garbage from both sides, fighting over it and letting the Gov do whatever they feel like!

      • regressive rightwing trash

        im sorry about your half-a-brain,,,but really: im very edified that BOTH sides screw us: the diff is I prefer the screw with a kiss: not some sanctimonious religious trash espousing JEEESUS is all that matters. If U doint like my fractured “humor” perhaps U can in essence not comment as it shows your rigidity both in lifestyle and “thinking”…. NOTE : ur steelers are even more incompetent than my cowboys. I don’t care about scumbag liberals/dems as THEY do NOT bring a dead carpenter into the rhetoric— so now U can go back to your oligophreniality and inability to see my parody written above

      • Steeler4Life

        Wow, typical bullshit from people like you huh? You make one comment about a serious topic, half-witted as it may be, then you have to use the term, oligophreniality, which if I stand correct, isnt even a correct variation of oligophrenia, which is simply defined as mental retardation. This seems to be typical of people that tend to get set in their political ways, just throw half-wit answers to the real issues and then call the other person names! Then you go onto make cracks at my football team? I mean really? You cant even make a single intellectual comment?

        See its people like you that create such a sad state in the world today, not just out country. People that have basically all but given up, allow those that stick it to them just to continue doing so and do nothing but bitch and moan, but yet wont do anything about it. It is people like you that cannot take anything serious, always looking to find ways to make a joke about the REAL issues. You point blame to one side when BOTH SIDES are equally to blame, because in truth and reality, neither side gives a damn about you, me or anyone else that isnt willing to help line their own pockets, wanna see how I know? Name a single President since the invention of the radio or the TV that has told us 100% of the Truth? Dont worry, I’ll wait! But see you cant! Isnt it sad that people just continue to fight each other, rather than try and find a way to make things right? Isnt it sad that people like you would rather bust a joke and name call to others, rather than step up and do something to help change the current situation? I dunno about you, but I find it VERY SAD!

      • regressive rightwing trash

        thou beeee lachrymose……. crybaby cubed

      • Michael Slattery

        Almost got it right. When he left office Ike warned us of the Military Industrial Complex. Frank Zappa said, “Politics is the entertainment wing of the Military Industrial complex”. Big business runs this country while politics provide a diversion. The MIC merely tolerates whoever is President. No wonder then that we spend the same amounts on defense as when we were in the Arms Race with the USSR. We ground them to dust and now are doing it to ourselves, spending more on defense than the rest of the world COMBINED and crippling our economy while voters bicker over some radio talk show host, an entertainer.

    • mariska fermie

      sarcasm hardly works written down…..

      • regressive rightwing trash

        donnnnnt matter————- eye lyke itt

  • VisionSEO .

    Rush – Here’s your logic. If it’s white people who built this country, as Pat Buchanan is fond of saying, how did a cancerous blow hole like you thrive and survive for so long? Answer – For all the really good white people, there are half a dozen like Rush. For all of the hated black people for whom Rush has so much feeling, all of a sudden, there are half a dozen like Oprah who make this blowhole feel like an underachiever.

    • terry horn

      Its a good question. If America is so racist then how did Oprah happen? How did we elect an African American for President twice?How do you get Limbaugh being a racist? Examples please, not just what you heard some one else tell you in a sound bite. Was It the Barrack the magic Negro skit? Rush never said that. That was said by a White Liberal reporter named David Ehrestien Who got no media attention for saying, so Limbaugh Exposing Absurdity by being absurd, repeated it. Saying that now that I said it it will go Viral. He was right.
      Was It Limbaugh saying the N word? Limbaugh didnt say that. Travon Martins Friend on the witness stand said that you could say Niggah, I was ok, its all in how you say it. So Rush did, turns out, its not OK. But lets review some Racist Comments shall we. During Barracks run for president. Harry Reid, described Obama as Light skinned and can speak without a Negro dialect unless he wants too.
      Bill Clinton described Obama as, Someone who would have been serving coffee in his administration. Biden described him as the first mainstream African American, who is articulate and bright, clean and nice looking. That’s Racist. The Democrat party. Race baiting and enslaving Humanity since 1792. Lincoln was a Republican.

      • Asmayly

        Right. And who shot Lincoln? A Southern pro-slavery racist.

      • VisionSEO .

        Don’t ‘cha just love it, now that they have to reach back 150 years to find a Republican that they can pretend to respect? Yes, Reagan was a Republican, too, but, he wasn’t quite so compatible with the ‘no debt’, ‘small government’ rhetoric of today, was he? What about Ike? The man had a historical impact in a major war in the relatively recent past. He then became an honorable, accomplished, two-term president. He is easily the GOP’s most historical figure of the past century. Unfortunately, he’s the same Ike who’d be branded a RINO today, or even a big government liberal. Why? Because he had the guts to imprint us with a major redesign of our national infrastructure, to meet both a national security goal, and, as a thriving icon of industrial expansion – the interstate highway system. Oddly, it’s the extraordinary aura of Lincoln that makes them reach, in desperation, for the magic potion to help them overcome the stench of today’s party, the party that wants to exaggerate the myths and ignore the contradictions of the ‘hero’ Ronald Reagan, or, that the period from 2001-2009 is also a part of the legacy. By the way, 1 -Rush got kicked off of TV, rather quickly, as a football commentator
        because of what he said about a certain black quarterback, AND, even worse, about all black quarterbacks, in general. This happened to be something that I didn’t accuse him of. 2 -“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” 3 -“The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.” 4- [To an African-American female caller]: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.” 5 – “Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do— let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.” 6 – “They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?” So much for Terry Horn’s loquacious and selective memory. And, finally, why are so many ‘red state’ apologists so inept at doing the simple corrective research that is available to disprove all of their mentally deficient, low information based, ignorant opinions, misstated as substitutions for actual facts?

  • Roland Olson

    And a woman crying racist because she wasn’t shown a handbag before she was told it cost $35,000…. she was treated like any other customer…but that is racist because of her color?….

    • Tyree Dawson

      so NOBODY gets shown the handbag?

      • Roland Olson

        No…everyone gets told it costs $35,000 before its taken down and handled. Opera ASSUMED she was told the price because she was black. Not the case…read what the clerk said… not what the fawning star wishes you to think.

      • Jay_S

        Guess what dumbfuck. People of color are very attuned to when a racist asshole is being a racist asshole. We grew up with it, we’re VERY familiar with it. We can smell it a mile away. And you reek of it, asshole.

  • Mr Smith

    Says the man that has stated publicly that all drug addicts should be thrown in prison all the while taking something like 30 oxycontin a day and extorting his maid into “scoring” it for him illegally.

  • diannkirby

    That’s like saying “If Republicans aren’t dumb, how did Limbaugh happen?”

    • Mike Minyen

      I like that ! Plan on using it at some point .

  • Gary F.

    Hey Blowhard Limbaugh……where would you be without the first amendment covering you bullshitting ass?

  • Maria Berrios

    No he’s not relevant to me. In fact It is because people keep speaking about him, that makes him relevant to them. He’s nothing not even dirt as dirt gives life etc.. Stop talking about his sorry excuse for DNA.

  • Jed I Mind

    How Limbaugh ever got any pussy if is an enigma to me.

    • Glenn Barres, Jr.


    • Common sense

      Ha ain’t had it since it had him.

    • openlyblack

      He buys it …

  • Gabriel Gentile

    He says it because people pay to hear it.

  • FD Brian

    Rush is not a journalist, he is a capitalist and a piece of shit.

    • Austin Gag

      Are you not a capitalist?

  • openlyblack

    So if Oprah is supposed to represents all Black people, does Rush represent all Whites? That would mean there are a whole bunch of Oxycontin addled, obese, childless, bloviating, bigoted, three times divorced loudmouths in America … OY!

  • Michael Slattery

    When he left office Ike warned us of the Military Industrial Complex and Frank Zappa said, “Politics is the entertainment wing of the Military Industrial Complex”. The MIC merely tolerates whoever is President as it runs the country while politics provide a diversion. . We ground the USSR to dust in the Arms Race and now are doing it to ourselves. We’re spending more on defense than the rest of the world COMBINED and crippling our economy while voters bicker over a radio talk show host, an entertainer. Big banks rape the economy with near impunity as a red vs blue war erupts, spewing venom across the airwaves and social media. Wall St. sets records while the middle class shrinks and lawmakers consider cutting the safety nets of the poor. The fleecing of America goes on, masked by a din of hate.

  • Matthew Reece

    “Then finally, I love his premise that because Oprah is African American
    and successful, that means racism doesn’t exist. If you want to talk
    about ignorance, that is absolute ignorance. Seriously, racism doesn’t exist because there are successful African Americans?”
    In a logical context, this is called the anecdotal fallacy. You will find it all over the spectrum, as there seems to be a natural tendency to point to personal examples whenever empirical evidence is lacking.

  • Gian Keys

    Here in LA, there’s no shortage of hypocrites, racists, intolerant, and delusional people.

  • Scott6113

    It’s drivel not dribble. Common mistake on the internets.

  • Tim Hartman

    Haha this was great. Limbaugh truly is the Webster definition of ignorant. Why don’t conservatives research stuff before they talk? Oh yeah, reality gets in the way of their talking points lol