Monday, July 19, 2010

Rush Limbaugh and race
Posted: July 19, 2010

The game that radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh plays isn’t new. History is full of individuals who’ve sought to forge a coalition by rallying people against “the other.” What makes Limbaugh different is the lack of consequence and public outcry over his repeated racist remarks. Just this past weekend, Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams was punted from the National Tea Party Federation for racist garbage about the NAACP that he posted on his blog. As disgusting as Williams’ comments were, what Williams wrote was no worse than what Limbaugh says on a regular basis. So why does Rush continually get a pass? Why does Limbaugh repeatedly get away with saying things that would get any anyone else fired? Money.

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