When Oprah speaks people listen.
And you can count on one of those listening being Rush Limbaugh.
As we reported earlier today, when asked about racism affecting President Obama, Lady O told a BBC interviewer that: “there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he is African-American.”
She also gave the example of GOP Congressman Joe Wilson shouting “You lie!” at the president during a Congressional address.
Like we said, Limbaugh was listening and like a hungry dog looking at a fresh piece of meat, he couldn’t resist. He had to go in on Oprah.
“Then how the hell did you become who you were?” Limbaugh said. “Why hasn’t anyone in your audience ever said ‘You lie!’? Because you have.”
“My God, Oprah, Obama was lying,” Limbaugh added.
And of course he didn’t miss the opportunity to point out that Oprah’s success is proof that racial prejudice isn’t a major factor in American life anymore.
“But Oprah, if black people in this country are so mistreated and so disrespected, how in the name of Sam Hill did you happen?… If there is a level of disrespect simply because he’s black then how, Oprah, have you managed to become the at-one-time most popular and certainly wealthiest television personality?”