From Media Matters:
Limbaugh repeats baseless Obama smear: "He's Arab. ... [H]e's not African-American"
Summary: Rush Limbaugh baselessly asserted of Sen. Barack Obama: "Do you know he has not one shred of African-American blood?" Limbaugh continued: "He's Arab. You know, he's from Africa. He's from Arab parts of Africa. ... [H]e's not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American."
From the September 22 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: These polls on how one-third of blue-collar white Democrats won't vote for Obama because he's black, and -- but he's not black. Do you know he has not one shred of African-American blood? He doesn't have any African -- that's why when they asked whether he was authentic, whether he's down for the struggle. He's Arab. You know, he's from Africa. He's from Arab parts of Africa. He's not -- his father was -- he's not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American. I guess that's splitting hairs, I don't -- it's just all these little things, everything seems upside-down today in this country.
Now folks. Please tell me that you see the racist forest for the trees.
If you can't see coordination in this, then you are as blind as Stevie Wonder.
The hack job done by the AP with their 'Obama's problem with racist Whites' story. Then, there was the Latino GOP Republican official that came out with this - "The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors," he said. "African-Americans came here as slaves. "Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won't vote for a black president."
Of course later, he explained that he was 'misunderstood.' (I keep on telling you - English is my PRIMARY language - I'm not misunderstanding a damn thing). This is, of course, as every poll of Latino voters says that Obama is stomping McCain 2-1, the exception being Cubans, and Obama is running well for a Democrat with them.
Then there are the smear fliers going around to the Jewish community connecting Barack Obama with PAT BUCHANAN.
After being HALFRICAN
And THE MAGIC NEGRO..
Limbaugh says that Obama 'really' isn't African-American. He's Arab.
This is but another variation of what Nicholas Kristoff says is The Push to ‘Otherize’ Obama.
In the ' Good Old Days'....all you needed to scare ' Good White Folk' was a picture or two of a Black man.
Rush has made it official.
Arabs and/or Muslims have replaced Black folk as the NIGGERS OF AMERICA.
There's no other explanation.
Used to be...a good old-fashioned racebaiting campaign with the Black man as bogeyman would do the trick.
Big Black Brute will attack the poor wittle defenseless White woman.
White men, get your guns! The Nigras are coming for your White Women!
Lord knows, they've been trying...that Franklin Raines ad was just the latest attempt at their Birth of a Nation advertising campaign.
I want to laugh. I know I should do what the ancestors have done time and time again before me and find some humor in this situation. Find some silver lining.
But, I don't find any silver lining in another group being maligned and denigrated and used as a club for White Supremacy. No humor in that.
I guess the only thing positive IS that I have been tired of that crew dancing and coming up to the edge of their bigotry. Like John Ridley told Limbaugh, his junkie racist ass needs to MAN UP. I guess outright lying to peddle anti-Arab/Muslim bigotry is him doing just that.