Limbaugh: Obama Created Recession As ‘Payback’ For Racism


rush-limbaughRush Limbaugh said on his July 2 radio show that he believes Obama tanked the economy on purpose, both as “payback” for 230 years of racial oppression and because Obama simply doesn’t like America.

He railed: “Who is Obama? Why is he doing this? Why? Why is he doing it? Is he stupid? Is it an accident? Is he doing it on purpose or what have you? … I think we face something we’ve never faced before in the country — and that is, we’re now governed by people who do not like the country, who do not have the same reverence for it that we do. Our greatest threat (and this is saying something) is internal.”

Limbaugh went on to compare Obama to the Black Panthers:

“So in this interview with J. Christian Adams yesterday talking about [how] he and his line attorneys were told to just drop the case against the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation in Philadelphia, he said that there were people in the office, DOJ, who said, ‘Well, you know, those people suffered the indignity of slavery, discrimination, segregation and so forth.’

He said somebody else said, ‘This is payback,’ meaning, ‘All right, look. We don’t care if it’s the New Black Panthers or whoever it is. Black people in this country have never, ever had a fair shake. This is payback. O.J. Simpson was payback. How does it feel?’ That word ‘payback’ is not mine, [but] it is exactly how I think Obama looks at the country: It’s payback time… There’s no question that payback is what this administration is all about, presiding over the decline of the United States of America, and doing so happily.”

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  1. When will you all realize that Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer? Would this be newsworthy if, say, Jay Leno made such a remark? Or Jon Stewart? Or any other well-known comedian? That’s exactly what Limbaugh is – a comedian! He is not a political commentator. Even Jackie Mason once told him, “You and I do the same thing.” So let’s stop taking his stuff so seriously. Please!

  2. Maybe someone should gently explain to him that the recession started while George Bush was President and Barack Obama was only a senator. The first Wall Street bailout was done by Mr. Bush to keep the economy and the banks from collapsing completely, and that was long before the election.

    Maybe Mr. Limbaugh is getting a little too much competition from people like Sean Hannity and Glen Beck, so he feels he has to be a little more flamboyant to keep his audience share. Logic has never been his strong point, but he’s really gone a little overboard on this one.