November 12th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Limbaugh blasts 'racist Democrats'

(CNN) - Rush Limbaugh injected racism into the Democratic leadership battle in the House.

On Thursday the conservative radio host blamed "racist Democrats" for trying to push Rep. James Clyburn to "the back of the bus."

Clyburn, an African American is running against Maryland Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer for the position of House minority whip.

"Steny Hoyer and Clyburn, Hoyer wanting Clyburn to go back to the back of the bus, leadership battle," Limbaugh said. "The white racist leadership of the Democrat Party is trying to ace out Clyburn."

Limbaugh continued down his metaphorical road.

"The way this can all be worked out, Clyburn's new position: Driving Miss Nancy," Limbaugh said. "He gets to keep the car. He gets to go everywhere she goes, parties and everything else. He's not in the back of the bus. He's in the driver's seat, and she's in the back of the car being chauffeured. Solved problem."

Currently, Hoyer is the majority leader and Clyburn is the majority whip, which is also the number three spot in the Democratic leadership. But with Republican gains in the House, Nancy Pelosi will lose her speaker post and now plans to run for the minority leader position. Therefore, Hoyer and Clyburn, who are currently number two and three respectively in leadership are left vying for the number two spot.

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Filed under: James Clyburn • Rush Limbaugh
soundoff (125 Responses)
  1. Tulsa

    What a windbag.

    November 12, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  2. ~~ JULY ~~ ( Palin is the new Paris Hilton )

    LOl!!! do 'h! Thanks alot Rush .. now I have to go home and change cuz you sure are FUNNY!!! Oh fattie ... don't stop! LOL!!

    November 12, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. Glenn from Cary

    Isn't Rush a Republican? Then he doesn't have a moral right to talk about racism.

    November 12, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  4. Rick in AZ

    I suppose some people like their opinions pre-chewed and force fed to them by a fat, impotent drug addict.

    November 12, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  5. BlackBarbie

    He must be popping those pills again.

    November 12, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  6. SAY WHAT!!!

    good try Rush...but this won't flow...we are smarter than your Tea Party base...

    November 12, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. jamarsu

    Oh shut up you lunatic.

    November 12, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. Michael

    And why does he have that thing stuck in his stupid head? Oh yea...'cause he was a drug addict for years that Oxy Conton will do that to you if you take it too often, like every hour! Why do you idiots listen to this pig?

    November 12, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. JohnB

    Those RACISTS!!! I bet it was Obama keeping the black man down!!! Geez why didn't this guy overdose when he had the chance.

    November 12, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Is he paying you to help disseminate his virulent nonsense, CNN?

    November 12, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. Wes B.

    If there's anyone that knows about being racist....

    November 12, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. MAhole

    Mr. Lush Dimbulb – who are you to talk??? You racist pig............
    You know you hate president Obama only for the color of his skin and nothing else........
    Your drug-addled brain just keeps getting more and more confused...............

    November 12, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  13. GOP Taliban Victim

    CNN – please stop reporting what Limbaugh says. You should not lower your level of journalistic standards by giving free publicity to a talk radio show host that is just trying to stir-up controversy for ratings. This is just not worthy of any coverage and only serves to promote his agenda.

    November 12, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. S. In California

    It takes ONE to know ONE.

    November 12, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. Michael

    I've always considered Rush Limbaugh as an idiot and this is further evidence that I am right.

    November 12, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  16. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Does anyone really care what this blowhard says?

    November 12, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  17. Grog in Ohio

    Is it really news that Rush is obsessed with race AND never has anything positive to say about Democrats?

    November 12, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Is this just "foreplay" leading up to kicking RNC Michael Steele off the bus, if so Mr. Limbaugh, go ahead, do it. I personally challenge Limbaugh to answer that question.

    November 12, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. seriously

    Is Rush someone that anybody in their right mind would want to be friends with? Or any republican for that matter. If I owned a punching bag company I'd print this buffoon's face on every punching bag I made thus increasing my sales tenfold overnight.

    November 12, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    And what has he done to improve "racial relations?" I don't think that Limbaugh really understands that they are running for "leadership positions" and not a domestic job. Only Limbaugh would try to do this... Where are the Blacks in the GOP and on his staff.

    November 12, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  21. R. Wood

    R. Limbaugh accusing anyone of racism is like Jack the Ripper complaining about excess violence.

    November 12, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  22. LouAz

    Rush who ? Is this someone important making a statement about something, or just the buzzing of the city in my ear ?

    November 12, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    This is ALL Nancy Pelosi's fault. He insatiable desire for power at any cost keeps driving her to make very bad decisions, first for this country and now for the DEMOcRATS. If she had an ounce of integrity and honor she'd step down and cause this fiasco.

    It is very funny to have the race card played on the DEMOcRATS just as they have played it thousands of times on others. The DEMOcRATS have used and abused blacks for decades. Get their votes, through them some good old government dependency and then throw them under the bus.

    November 12, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  24. Duck Fallas

    True, but then if they don't support Steny Hoyer, then they're percieved as being biased against people with silly names. It's a no win situation.

    November 12, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. jimH

    This man is a hateful divider, and not a friend of the United States. What we need in public places are people from both the left and the right who are willing to work together, and not throw rocks from a safe distance. Limbaugh is a coward.

    November 12, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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