Today's topic at my blog "Resurgence" on BigThink.com:


Rush Limbaugh Cries “Payback” Once Too Often

There was a time when you could reliably blame just about anything gone wrong from the weather to the size of your bank account on blacks or minorities and the majority of the general public would have eagerly accepted your explanation, no matter how little sense it made. Those days are over…

…for most of us.

As in the vast, silent multiethnic majority stew that is modern day America.

Earlier this week radio jock Rush Limbaugh went back to his favorite race baiting theme—“blacks are out to get whitey”—and spouted this gem:

“This man [Obama]has not lifted a finger to create any private sector jobs. And the dirty little secret is he doesn’t intend to. Why aren’t we growing jobs in this country like we used to? Why aren’t we? It’s, it’s not hard to do. All kinds of text book evidence, real life historical evidence of how to do it. We’re not doing it, we’re not doing it on purpose. It’s payback time. All the people who’re unemployed, it’s time for you to find out what its like to be an American all these two hundred years. Fie yie, greatest country on earth, super power, right, well, might have been for some people, but you’re gonna find out what its been like for two hundred years for some of us, to be an American. It’s payback time. That’s what’s going on here.”

From The Rush Limbaugh Show via Media Matters




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