Rush Limbaugh Makes Racial Joke About NY Gov. Paterson


rushThere was an eyebrow-raising exchange Tuesday between radio host Rush Limbaugh and a caller in which Limbaugh makes a racist comment about Gov. Paterson. Leaving aside the appropriateness issue, the caller’s premise that sparked Limbaugh’s comment, the NY Daily News reports, is wrong, as Paterson does not have the power to appoint a replacement for former Rep. Eric Massa. His power is limited to calling a special election to fill the seat Massa vacated in NY-29Here’s the transcription:

CALLER: Yeah. Hey, listen. Interesting sidebar to that Eric Massa mess for Democrats. You know, our besieged governor, David Paterson, will be charged with naming a replacement for Massa. And I’m wondering if there’s any chance, do you think that Paterson…

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Wait a minute.

CALLER: …will exact some revenge on Obama, Emanuel, Cuomo, the whole Democratic gulag, by appointing a Republican or, at the very least, a DINO – a Democrat in name only?

LIMBAUGH: Are you sure that Paterson appoints or is there a special election?

CALLER: I am reasonably sure that Paterson will be appointing the replacement, assuming that he, you know, doesn’t resign in the next 60 or 90 days.

LIMBAUGH: Let’s assume you’re right. So, David Paterson will become the massa…


LIMBAUGH: …who gets to appoint whoever gets to take Massa’s place. So, for the first time in his life, Paterson’s gonna be a massa. Interesting, interesting.

{NY Daily News/Noam Newscenter}


  1. “Massa” was the way black slaves used to pronounce the word “Master”, referring to their owner.

  2. This could only be written by someone who doesn’t know Rush Limbaugh. Or someone who still doesn’t realize that liberalism, PC-ism, etc. is all a religion of the new world, with personal sacrifices top be made to the Deity (as in energy use etc) to control weather and what-have-you.
    He believes in a Creator, he has his moral standards from that (probably covering almost all the 7 Bnai Noach), and when he makes such comments he is actually making fun of racists.

  3. In the old days when the blacks were enslaved they used to call their white masters “massa”. “Yes massa” or “right away massa”.

  4. GMAB, you are being wholly insensitive. I find it curious that you preach a moral high ground, yet you take no issue with racially insensitive comments.

    This isn’t about being PC. Some PC issues are taken over-the-top. This one is not. It was disgusting. To say he’s “making fun of the racists” is hogwash.

  5. Am I missing something but I mean why do frum yiden concern themselves with every word this ainoi yehudi has to say? he’s not das torah and his morality is in noway comparable to the standards of morality our torah sets. and even as one commenter claimed that he keeps sheva mitzvois binai noiach, well I beg for proof of this, cuz nothing he utters has any zecher of sheva mitzvis in it. his belief in a flawed health care system which allows for people to be left to die, and for the insurance companies to prosper nothing to torahdik in that, his belief in death penalty, my goodnes we learned where that has led us to. his belief in no gun control well thats not a morality al pi torah, or his belief in zero abortion, well the torah differs on that too, so where is there any remanence of morality here? so its about time frum yiden realised that he’s HEPECH DAS TORAH