Rush Limbaugh has once more dragged out another tired old argument based in pure fantasy, claiming that there is no racism in this country and Democrats just tell people that there is in order to stay in power.
He had a listener on the line who was originally from Honduras and he assumed that he could give her a false version of American history and she would not know the difference so he also dragged out the lie that it is actually the Democratic party that is the party of racism and always has been. He told her that the KKK was founded by the Democratic party knowing that she would not know that it was not, it was founded by a group of Confederate veterans as a social club with no political agenda at all in the beginning.
He goes on to say that all Jim Crow laws were written by Democrats which, while technically true is still very misleading since those were the old Dixiecrats who now are part of the Republican party.
He explained to her that it was easy to fool those who vote for Democrats because they are all uneducated boobs saying, “fifty-one percent of Democrats do not know that the Earth revolves around the sun once a year.”
That blatant lie was apparently in reference to a recent National Science Foundation survey that found that 26% of all Americans do not know that simple fact; the survey made no reference to political affiliations, it simply assessed the scientific knowledge of the population in general. Of course Rush has never been one to let facts get in his way and this was not the day he was going to begin.
“Racism has been whipped up by the left, by the Democratic party as a means of silencing its opponents,” he told her. “The Democrat party is not about self-reliance and rugged individualism and freedom, they’re about dependence, they need people depending on them.”
As a demonstration of how well it works, he finished up by telling her, “There is no criticism of Barack Obama, absolutely none of any substance from the Republican party because they’re so afraid of being called racist.”
Listen to the audio clip from the show below.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhDbEEdecm0?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360]