Quote of the Day

QUOTE OF THE DAY…. Rush Limbaugh is still pretending to take Alvin Greene seriously. Greene, the ostensible Democratic Senate candidate in South Carolina, was indicted today on felony charges of showing pornography to a college student, but Rush’s defense continues.

It’s not quite clear what point Limbaugh was trying to make, but discussing Greene on his show today, and noting that Democrats want nothing to do with the bizarre candidate, the right-wing radio host argued, “It’s the Democrats that try to keep black people out of political powerful positions; it ain’t us.”

Ahem.

Obviously, trying to take Limbaugh seriously is foolish. Finding merit in his observations on race is absurd. But once we get to the point where he’s trying to convince his listeners that Democrats want to “keep black people out of political powerful positions,” we’ve left the realm of crazy and are knee-deep in farce.

Who, exactly, is going to believe such nonsense?

It wouldn’t be quite so discomforting if Limbaugh weren’t helping call the shots for the Republican Party.

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