Rush 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.
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