November 12th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
8 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. Unbelievable...

    Rush is such a blowhard. Anyone who actually takes his comments seriously needs to have their head examined.

    November 12, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. rosko

    I'd ask what Rush is talking about if it weren't a calculated political statement that he doesn't really believe.

    November 12, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. uva1979

    Rush Limbaugh is a total loser and those that listen to and believe his rants are doing themselves harm. Our country is in trouble and people like Limbaugh are not interested in what is good for our country but only what puts more money in his pocket. He is an uneducated, over weight, drug addict, married multiple times – now that is a good example for people to be taking his advice.

    November 12, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. johnRJ08

    OH PLEASE! This is the same guy who was fired by ESPN for making racist remarks. Everybody knows where Rush Limbaugh stands on race. He's all for anybody who isn't white, as long as they don't get too uppity and run for President. This blowhard has done more to damage political discourse in this country than anybody since Joe McCarthy. A high school graduate who never served his country, and never took part in government at the city, state or national level. Basically, he has half the education and none of the government experience that Sarah Palin has.

    November 12, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. Dave Schmidt

    As usual,,,,Rush is wrong again. If anything or anybody is racist – perhaps he should poke one of his pudgy fingers in his own chest. The ranting blowhard must not understand that everyone is moving down a spot – not just Clyburn. Thought for today – turn off Rush – enjoy life.

    November 12, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    Does anyone remember Rush pushing a CD entitled " Barak the Magic Negro', or when he said Donovan McNabb was being promoted due to his race? This drug-addicted, thrice married blowhard has no more business commenting on race than David Duke.

    November 12, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  7. John

    Rush Limbaugh if anyone should know RACIST it you. You are one of three people that leave no doubt that I think is very RACIST that you, Glenn Beck and Saran Palin. So I don't think you should be the one calling someone RACIST.

    November 12, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  8. boocat

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. This guy is a fat pill popping windbag. I wish this idiot would take a long walk off a short pier.

    November 12, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  9. hap

    Takes one to know one I guess. I don't believe democrats need a Michael Steele to prove they are inclusive that proof sits at 1600 Pennsylvania.

    November 12, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. Skokie Il

    Rush is a troublemaker.

    November 12, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Bill

    Has Rush been Doctor shopping again?

    November 12, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |

    How much hillbilly heroin did Rush ingest to come up with this trash? No NFL team because he is racist.

    November 12, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. Hansen

    Now who's the real racist here with the "driving Ms. Nancy" comment? Hypocracy at its finest.

    November 12, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  14. Colleen

    This headline should have been " Limbaugh blasts 'racist Democrats' at the same time he makes highly racist Driving Ms Daisy comment". Rush is a blowhard, treasonus, racist pig who should not be listened to or reported on. He is the slime of the earth and as anti American as they come. He disgusts me

    November 12, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  15. Donkey Party

    I pray for the day that the cancers of society (Limbaugh, Beck, Palin) are all erased from civilization once and for all. They are the leading purveyors of hate, fear, and racism. May God have no mercy on their wretched souls.

    November 12, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  16. Sparky

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This coming from a flacid drug addict

    November 12, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. WILLIAM Dobridge

    Keep in mind Limbaugh is the same moron that claimed there is no racism in America because Oprah Winfry has a show on TV.

    November 12, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  18. Chris

    Well pardon the pun but the pot just called the kettle black. I can't believe that one of the biggest hypocritical biggots known to modern man actualy called someone a racists.

    November 12, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  19. indpndt01

    look who is talking....!!!!

    November 12, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  20. Dave Miller

    Why does this idiot, drug abusing hate monger still warrant news coverage? Ignore the bully and maybe he'll go away!

    November 12, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  21. Loren, SF Bay Area, CA

    Considering the source, I'd say that's one massive pot attempting to cast aspersions on the kettle.

    November 12, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. jake

    I wish this idiot would go away and take glen beck and palin with him.

    November 12, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. harvey 60

    shut up, fat boy. Newt's running around telling people to vote for the party of food stamps, Haley's got a Jefferson Davis autographed Confederate Flag hanging on his office wall, the Tea Party shouts racist slurs at Congressmen on the steps of the Capitol, but the Democrats are racist. Look within, Rush. Look to Barry Goldwater, who voted against the Civil Rights Act. Look to Washington, where your Republican friends fund the building of a wall to keep people out. You and the New republican Party, same as the Old Republican Party. Not the Party of Lincoln. You're the Party of Hate, the Party of Fear, the Party of Smear, the Party of Segregation, Degradation, and Deception.

    November 12, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. UrAverageJoe

    Limbaugh is a totally offensive, divisive and useless figure in American Politics. Talk show host like him are a much greater threat to America than Osama Bin Laden will ever be because he sows the seeds of hatred for any American who has a differnt point of view or a differnt way of thinking.

    November 12, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  25. Sandy

    You've GOT to be kidding me! This dolt, Limbaugh, is calling the Democrats racist?? Has this man looked at his own lilly white party? Puhleeze!!!! Why do we even give this man any media coverage at all? He is a pot-stirring lunatic.

    November 12, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
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