Race scholar, civil rights activist, humanitarian, and talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh (pictured) wants everyone – particularly Attorney General Eric Holder – to shut up about certain opposition to President Barack Obama being fueled by racism.
Speaking with ABC News, Holder addressed the role race plays when it comes to treatment of him and President Obama and their respective predecessors.
“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the President. You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”
Following Holder’s interview with ABC News, Limbaugh – who has made millions off of racists who don’t like to be called “racists” – said Holder’s remarks are simply “not true.” If anything, Limbaugh seemed to insinuate Holder ought to be grateful to Republicans because they appeased President Obama by supporting Holder’s nomination.
I’m over here cackling like “Madea” at a cookout right now.
In any event, Limbaugh claimed, “The Republicans bent themselves into as many shapes as they could to agree with this President. They went out of the way to praise Holder’s nomination. I’ll never forget that.”
Considering Limbaugh’s penchant for distortion as well as his noted past recreational activities, I’d rather not rely on Limbaugh’s memory.