Rush Limbaugh Mocks “12 Years a Slave” Winning Best Picture

10000270_10152258440732489_509550848_nRush Limbaugh is often one of the people I use as an example to prove just how ignorant conservatives are.  While Republicans try to portray themselves as some party of the “Christian moral majority,” they support someone like Limbaugh who’s not shy about being a racist, sexist, drug abusing bigot.

This is a man who once called President Obama a “magic negro” and an “oreo.”  He even once referred to single women as “receptacles” for “semen.”  Honestly, his attacks against minorities, women and other religions are seemingly endless.  He’s just a real “class act.”

So knowing Limbaugh’s past, it wasn’t a shock that he took offense to the fact that the movie 12 Years a Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars this past Sunday night.

Limbaugh said, “If it was the only thing that movie won, it was gonna win best picture. There was no way. It didn’t matter if it was good or bad. I haven’t seen it. It was going to win. It had the magic word in the title. Slave.”

Oh, by the way, Limbaugh has never seen the movie.

So here we have Rush Limbaugh, bashing 12 Years a Slave for winning Best Picture – claiming that it only won because it has the word “slave” in the title – yet he hasn’t even seen the movie to know the quality of the film.

It would seem to me that the only objection then that Limbaugh has against 12 Years a Slave winning Best Picture (since he hasn’t seen it) is that it’s a movie about African-Americans and slavery.

I guess we shouldn’t pay attention to the fact that on IMDB it has a rating of 8.3 (out of 10) or on Rotten Tomatoes it has 96% rating by critics and a 92% rating by viewers.  Nope.  The movie only won Best Picture because it had “slave” in the title.

Blatant ignorance like this is why I find it so difficult to take Republicans seriously.  For one of their prominent media figures to sit there and degrade a film he’s never seen based entirely off race is racist.  

It’s like I’ve told Republicans before: if you want to stop being called the party of racists, you need to stop supporting racists.  It’s that simple. 

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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  • thomasbone63

    And all this from the eyes and ears of the republican party. He has not even seen the movie. What an ignorant piece of shi*.

    • Pipercat

      Here’s the “t” for that word!

      • thomasbone63

        Thanks for the ‘t’.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        gotta luv the teamwork!!!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        I love teamwork!!

  • Pat

    Ahhh yes, and the Republican party continues to value what is nothing but white trash spewing their bigotry and hatred. They just don’t get it, do they? What a bunch of morons.

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    My question is: Why is Rush Limbaugh(amongst other Tea pukers) still relevant? And why is he worthy of air time? It is a common practice for sadist to employ sadism as a defense mechanism to “make up” for other inadequacies. This is similar to the phenomenon of when someone loses an arm, for example, the other arm acquires some of the strength of the missing arm. Rush Limbaugh may be missing a “body part”, and his mouth is compensating for that loss. How else can we explain his imbecility?

    • Pipercat

      Minion-esque followers. A lot of them.

      • Sunnysmom

        The pastor at my dad’s “Christian” church admitted last month she just loves him because he “speaks from his heart”. Unbelievable.

      • Pipercat

        He’s probably right. Limbaugh speaks from an empty heart.

      • Sunnysmom

        Drug-addled, empty heart yes for sure.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        don’t forget alopecial and steatopygous

      • Gary Menten

        Not to mention a bottomless stomach…

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        and a not-so-empty wallet

      • Pipercat

        Barnum comes to mind….

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        amen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, perhaps that why regressive repubs are so “pro birth”…. they need new suckers

      • Matt Begley

        Yes, he certainly doesn’t speak from a functioning brain. And it seems that neither does that preacher. And what is a woman doing holding the position of pastor in a Christian church? Has she never read the Bible? Women are supposed to remain quiet in church, according to biblical texts.

      • Sunnysmom

        I know, right? Funny what scripture they listen to and what they don’t.

      • cazzy

        I’ll never forget attending my ex husband’s funeral in a small (tiny) Tennessee town where “Barry” the preacher/ Sax player in some band stood up there in the little Baptist church saying, in front of my sons that because their father was raised Catholic he was “not sure” if he would be going to heaven. This is the kind of bullshit people listen to every Sunday!!

      • james

        funny i heard a catholic priest say, “If your aren’t catholic, your going to hell.” Six people walked out………Was he a real bigot or just thinking the catholic church has a monopoly on God?

      • Sue Roediger

        That IS what they teach – they feel they are the ONE TRUE church………….I am still recovering from my catholic youth and 14 years of catholic schools

      • surfjac

        What church where?
        If that’s the stuff the pastor is going to say, they need to pay taxes.

      • Sunnysmom

        It’s in Southern Oregon and I couldn’t agree more. I wouldn’t put a dime in that church tray anyway though. Same sermon the guy stood up and prayed for the rapture because this country is just “going in the wrong direction Lord.” If I were Jesus, that would just flat piss me off. He supposedly suffered and died for your sins and you want a easy rapture ride because you hate liberals? Tough shit pal, ride it out.

      • LL11

        My God, save these people from their stupidity.

        I had a friend/a couple colleagues at work talking about Glen Beck one day, how much they like him as he provided “real news” (this is obviously before his OPINION show was kicked off Fox). I turned and walked back to my desk. What can you possibly say to that?

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        tell them toi buy gold from beck

      • Peggy Richards

        like Christie? but Joe Biden is a buffoon when he does.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        shall we assume your white trash Christian ass prefers cheney???

      • Jehovah Jones

        I believe the part of the body from which he speaks is actually located a bit south of the heart.

    • surfjac

      his ego, like his stomach, is bloated.

    • thomasbone63

      He’s the head of the republican party.

  • Tillmann Puschka

    i’ve never seen it either, but i’m sure the academy’s assessment is spot on on this one. looking forward to checking it out when i get a break.

    • Sandy Greer

      It’s a fine (disquieting) movie: One that should be seen by all.

      12 Years a Slave DESERVED Best Picture. And Lupita Nyong’o MORE than earned her Best Supporting Actress award.

      TeaPugs/RWNJs disapprove the movie because of the subject matter. They’d rather forget all about that part of our history.

  • TheOneWhoNocks

    The Tea Party: loved a movie wherein a white Jesus gets the shit kicked out of him for three hours, but when it’s a black guy it’s liberal propaganda.

    • Gary Menten

      Make no mistake about it; hating black people, other than those like Herman Cain and Clarence Thomas who’ve renounced their emancipation, is what the TP is all about.

      • Sandy Greer

        Remember when Sarah Palin/Ted Cruz spoke at the TeaPug rally outside the White House…

        …where the guy flew the Confed flag? Outside the White House…something you’d expect the KKK to do!

        To say nothing of the guy accusing our president of being on his knees, praying to Allah. Freakin’ Bigots!

        ^^^At least they’re ‘open’ about it; we can all get a good, long, look at the sheer ugliness of their Bigotry.

      • Gary Menten

        And yet they deny being bigots. I’m sure Blimbaugh would claim he hasn’t a bigoted bone in his body.

      • windycitygurl

        Oh yeah Sandy–what a post! Of course we know a confederate flag is ever so much more offensive than Dems honoring a long term Senator (now dead) who was affiliated with the KKK in his early years… don’t know if he ever renounced them. But I know his libber colleagues held him up as an icon. When it’s a Dem–what word do you substitute for bigotry??

      • Expatmom

        Yes, “in his early years.” He had a brain & a soul and had his come to Jesus moment. He had the ability to grow as a human being. Palin/ Cruz don’t have the equipment for growth, do they???

      • Sandy Greer

        You mean Robt Byrd? You really had to reach back for that one! Clear back to the 40s (some 75+/- years) Good Lord, LOL

        There is a big difference in Southern Racists during the 40s…before WW2, Civil Rights, and Integration…

        …and the spiteful, mean-spirited, Hate/Bigotry/Racism vomited by Obama Haters today.

        Ignorance reigned in the ‘good ole days’. Now we know better. Most of us.

        Save for the ‘crazies’, who are PROUD of their Bigotry. And those who excuse/defend them, of course. Like windycitygurl, and other RWNJs.

        Thank God, you are a dying breed.

      • Marcus

        Good for you Sandy. They are reaching for straws. These bigots find ONE instance and they use it to justify their myriad trespasses.

      • thomasbone63

        That’s the best you can do is to come up with Robert Byrd. That’s the problem with you assholes, you are always stretching.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        and watching FOX “news” for more fresh shit!!
        whats happening Thomas?? :))

      • Jay Brandt

        Great example of both an ‘ad hominem attack (look it up) and a strawman (look it up to)…but they are usually used by those that know they can’t win by using logic and facts…in debates they are known as bullying tactics. But, you do have love the return to the old Dem as KKK argument …regardless of the fact that the Dems of that ilk either renounced their ignorant past years ago or became Republicans…they have no relation to the Democrat Party of today….but look strangely similar to Tea Party rallies.

      • Jim Bean

        I can tell you how to identify well over ten million liberal Democratic party racists. Just locate the ones who would have voted for Hillary in the 08 primary rather that Obama if O had been white.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        that just may be; but they now are Obama supporters and will cast their growing number of votes again in 2016 for Hillary– as we all watch the white trash regressives cry all the way to oblivion.
        enjoy the self destruction of these disgusting crybabies in the tea (scumbag) party

      • Gary Menten

        Yeah…and interestingly enough they pretty much all of them voted for Obama in the Presidential Election. If they hadn’t McCain would be president and the US would have gotten in two or three more wars right by now. Thanks for your always amusing and completely inane input. We were missing you for a while…

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        jimbo might’ve been in rehab for his drinking

      • Peggy Richards

        I voted for President Obama based on the man. him being black was icing on the cake.

      • Jim Bean

        Then you would have voted for him instead of Hillary even if he were white. Is that your statement?

      • thomasbone63

        Yeah, that’s her freaking statement. Do you need an interpreter?

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        jimbo needs a drink

      • Gary Menten


      • windycitygurl

        The most hateful -vile – putrid- names and comments I have ever seen posted online have been against people like world famous neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and other blacks who refuse to walk in goosestep with liberals. Most of them know the history of civil rights.

      • Jim Bean

        Agreed. And that name calling and those vile comments are coming from the same liberals who believe they are looking at the most righteous person in the world each time the pass a mirror.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        u should witness what the crybaby regressive rightwingers say on these blogs

      • Gary Menten

        You have selective vision it seems; you see what you want to see, and nothing else. And liberals don’t goose step either; we are happy to leave that to you fascists…er conservatives…er Teabillies…whatever.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        u must mean the 11 total blacks we see at all TOTAL tea party rallies???

    • Stephen Hill

      Don’t you mean a Jew named Jesus? It’s still racist.

      • mrm1138

        I think he was referring to the fact that the actor playing Jesus was white despite the fact that he probably should have looked a little more Middle Eastern.

      • TheOneWhoNocks

        Yup, that’s what I was driving at.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        I love how jesus ( courtesy of fund raising in religion) morphed into a northern-European looking surfer rock star
        ……………………. and the long hair is such a nice touch!

      • mrmiller

        Buddy Christ!

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        joining huckabees band of white trash southern “musicians”

  • Sandy Greer

    Entirely predictable; I would expect nothing less of him; he never disappoints, LOL

    As an aside, it’s probably a point of honor for him not to see the movie; I understand RWNJs are up in arms about Non-Stop, as well. But oh! The standing ovations at Obama 2016 (insert eyeballs rolling here)

    Flush Rush

  • James Worcester

    Teabilly values lesson: A movie about a black man is historically and factually based. Thus, Teabillies must scorn it. It has the three elements that Teabillies loathe: Black people, history and facts.

  • Sunnysmom

    Rush is a quivering pile of blowfish shit, why do we care what he says?

  • velveteenRabbit

    something like 200+ movies listed on IMDB with the word “slave” in the title… how many of those have one an Oscar or an emmy or anything for that matter? what a maroon.

  • Mr Smith

    Its not the movie he hates, its the fact that black people are getting credit for a job well done. The right wing for some bizarre reason hates black people at all cost and reject anything good they accomplish.

    • Sandy Greer

      It’s the subject matter, too. Bigots don’t want to look at slavery:

      1) They don’t want to be shamed
      …or, more likely…
      2) They don’t think it was wrong

  • Gabriel Gentile

    Rush Limbaugh isn’t paid to say to say sensible things.

    • Gary Menten

      He’d be flat broke if he were.

  • Gary Menten

    Why is it that every time I see a photo of Blimpbaugh shooting off his mouth, I’m somehow reminded of Hermann Goering? Does anyone else see the resemblance?

  • Cal D.

    The scary thing about this bloated bigot is that he has a sizeable following.

    • Sandy Greer

      Yes, agree; that’s the scary part. There are people who eat this up.

      That’s why Dems cannot afford to rest on their laurels; can’t get complacent: We MUST vote in November, 2014. And again, in 2016.

      Vote these hateful bigots the Hell outta Dodge!.

    • Evil Genius

      That’s his @$$.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      agreed,,but take comfort: piles of fecal matter attract millions of flies and maggots

  • Danny Mathey

    Fox News ? I only watch it a few minutes a day. To see what products or services…..NOT TO BUY…….try that hat on friends !

  • Groovy Granny

    I’m sure that he and Rob Ford are related.

  • Melanie Collins Pennock

    This hateful slob just needs to go away!

  • Edward Krebbs

    Even if he had seen the picture, the awards are based on votes from people who have backgrounds in the art of the cinema. What knowledge or appreciation has Limbaugh demonstrated ? He’s about as artless as you can get (double meaning intentional).

  • Edward Krebbs

    Particularly telling, even though he has never seen the film, he feels perfectly qualified to rant about it getting an award from those who have. Never let facts and details get in your way. (Kind of like a lot of other things he says).

    • Gary Menten

      Kind of like everything he says.

  • JungleBoi Tee

    A non-event, I would actually prefer to see the media (both online and print) stop reporting on his statements. How else can we marginalize him?

  • David McNeal

    My favorite fun fact about Rush Limbaugh being the de facto leader of the conservative movement is that he’s been married four times.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      and needs Viagra.
      put THAT on a dating site resume

  • real_world_truth

    Several years ago, I was presented with a Rush Limbaugh bumper sticker (as a joke) by my aunt. I promptly placed it on my toilet tank, because I knew the appropriate thing to do was Flush Rush.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      I want that!!!

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    all of you liberals ( me too) better get on board:::::: the tea party white trash republicans are even more fueled for entertaining us as they implode….. so why cant we all appreciate the infantile crybaby-itis that these LOSERS ( except payday of course) bring? we have seen it since Obama was elected. Its NOT changing– they are seeing the change to a progressive nation ushered in m=by a well spoken educated (thus: hated) African man and they cannot take it
    …………..luckily: we who watch want more!

  • Disgusted

    Hey Fatso! The best part of you dripped down your old mans leg.

  • Gregg Brennan

    Funny how conservatives always preach self-sufficiency and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, etc., but in reality they all look for someone, anyone (minorities, immigrants, gays, women) to blame for their life not being as good as they want it to be. As long as there’s a bunch of angry, irrational white men, Limburger will always have his audience.

  • Say What?

    When they showed the clip for the movie, my mother was equally as racist, she was saying things like “oh that will win, gotta have the token black movie win. Whitey doesn’t stand a chance. During the acceptance speech she was saying “just thank whitey and sit down already.” My mother is 83 and has dementia. She was never like this before. What’s Rush’s excuse?

  • Padma Thornlyre

    Let the GOP continue along this path toward its own irrelevance. I say, good riddance. I do support the two-party system, however: Democrat and Green.

    • Kenneth Browning

      Exactly. Them spouting ignorant comments daily will only continue their decline

  • blindpolitics

    You can’t judge an entire political philosophy based off one man’s ignorance. Well I guess you could, but that would be a pretty foolish generalization.

  • shane98

    Rush Limbaugh is two faced; he is the face of both Republican racism and the face of conservative ignorance. Given the opportunity, I believe most conservatives would vote to bring back slavery.

  • popartist

    RACIST !
    JERK !

  • windycitygurl

    What I heard was not a bashing of the film. Limbaugh said he didn’t know if the film was good or not. What I heard was a putdown of Oscar nomination committee propensities to favor a movie with the word, ‘slave’ in it. Yes there is a distinction. The nominating committee and the film are two separate entities.
    As for supporting Limbaugh, people who listen to the radio are his primary audience. I have not heard any of his broadcasts in my ultra blue state. But, then, of course, I am too busy to listen to radio.

  • Expatmom

    RL is the most useless individual on the planet.

  • Dan Cantwell

    oh come on, that oxy-contin addicted, bloviating gasbag Limbaugh had it in for The Dark Knight Rises because the “fire breathing four headed” monster (Limbaughs’ actual quote) in the film was named “Bane” obviously a conscious dig at Mitt Romney and Bain Capital (never mind that Batman parent, DC Comics introduced the character of Bane, who broke Batman’s spine, in 1993).

  • bugsycline

    I’ve seen the movie. It looked liked it was a made for cable film and filled with cliche’s we’ve seen dozens of times in film prior to this. Certainly not a movie thrill like “The Color Purple” nor the social impact of say “Roots” and no where near the wild ride of “Django” … “Wolf of Wall Street” should have won and for the record Rush Limburger stinks.

  • FlyGuyBry

    It didn’t matter that he didn’t see the film. He wasn’t trying to be a movie critic. His point was that it would have won best picture regardless of the quality of the film because of the subject matter/title. You can disagree with his statement, but at least understand what it is you’re disagreeing with.

  • Guest

    Grotesque KKK barbarian trash.

  • Stupac

    The true irony here is how you’re actually the one who is completely ignorant. I wonder if you even know when he said the things you allege that he said. I wonder if you even bothered to consider the context. Was he quoting someone or something else? Was he referring to the way other people treat women or whomever you want to say he was hating on?

    I know this is a lost cause because you need to stay steeped in your intentional ignorance in order to to continue judging and hating people who desire to think objectively, and who are able to make distinctions about what is true and what is false, what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong. Unfortunately, I’m persuaded to believe that you find such thinking to be absurd and unfair, because the number one rule in your liberal handbook is the necessity to believe that objective thought is bad because it leads to discrimination, and we all know that “Discrimination” is evil (I mean, it just sounds EVIL! Especially when you say it with a certain disdain in your voice. TRY IT!). Never mind the fact that you make discriminating judgment calls every day of your life. You discriminate when you decide what food to eat or not eat, what beverage to drink or not drink, what car to buy or not buy, what school to attend or not attend, what beliefs to hold or not hold. On and on I could go, but when it comes to people who disagree with someone in the realm of ideas, your immediate fallback is to accuse them of being hate-filled racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, because they disagree with an idea. You assume that there must be hate for the person behind their disagreement with that persons ideas; why else would anyone disagree with someone who is, in your estimation, clearly brilliant!

    I wonder if you know that one of Rush Limbaugh’s nearest and dearest friends is black? He’s also the producer of his show. Perhaps you know that Elton John, a man who has been very open about his sexuality, played for Rush’s wedding, and everyone in attendance gave a standing ovation after every song (Those hate-filled homophobes!).
    These are just a couple of examples, but I’m sure you knew all of this already, because your not an ignorant blowhard like Rush Limbaugh, and all other conservatives. You are one who is enlightened. You are one who searches out the facts, regardless of whether you think they line up with your personal agenda. Keep up the good work!

  • Diane

    Rush Limbaugh is a shock jock. Can’t anyone see that. He does not represent me or my Christian views or values. He gets paid to get high ratings for his show and he does it the way all shock jocks do it, by being controversial.

  • Stupac

    I see my post was taken down. Was I too conservative?

  • sue

    You so-called progressives know little about conservatives if you believe he speaks for ALL OF US. I and all my friends find him an embarrassment, but if he wishes to call himself one of us, that is his choice. It is the liberals who have brainwashed minorities and the poor into believing you are their emancipators when, in fact, your charity is nothing more than a dangling rabbit in front of a greyhound, except the dog’s frenzy to own that rabbit is never realized, no more than handouts lead to a lifetime of comfort or self-esteem. No wonder so many surviving on entitlements are also the ones being treated for depression and substance abuse! Man needs to provide for himself and his own. Give him a job at a company that is free of the overburden of taxation and regulation that is the only thing you progressives want to do. Were progress important to the progressive we would not have the sad economy we do.

  • sue

    How many TEA Party events has Mr. Clifton attended? I have NEVER seen a black person heckled or otherwise disenfranchised at one of these events. I challenge him to produce some true evidence that such has happened, anywhere, at a TEA Party event.

  • Patriot

    I have never read such a ridiculous false stated commentary! Mr, Clifton claims to know Rush’s past, it is obvious to this 25 year listener that Mr. Clifton only knows the Liberal propaganda and hatred aimed toward conservatives. Rush is none of these things he has stated and out of context.. Matter of fact Rush is quite the opposite and a fine and caring human being that only wants to restore liberty and freedom to all Americans by exposing the race baiting slave masters of the left like our current administration and Mr. Clifton, cutting the Liberal chains that hold so many back from fulfilling their dreams. Mr. Clifton should actually try listening to Rush before commenting and attacking his character without any facts and I know the facts because I know Rush. You people need to re-educate yourselves before you wake up and learn our country is gone!.

  • Randy Keen

    Blatant ignorance more accurately describes people who use the actions/words of so few (in this case 1 person) and then condemn an entire party, religion. That is truly ignorant. It happens on both sides of the aisle, and is baseless. Wake up people.

  • Mr. B

    This article entirely misses Rush’s target. He did not criticize the movie. He was commenting on the way the Academy picks winners.

  • Mr. B

    btw, Bill Maher and Seth Macfarlane agree with Rush’s point that the word “slave” in the title had a decisive effect on the Academy’s choice.

  • John Stanton

    the guy that wrote this is no better than limbaugh,he is just a bigot about a different group,thats why I hate both parties,liars and waa babies,And I am sick of people using race as a reason for everything