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. JR

    Rush Limbaugh, the poster child for "Your brain on drugs".

    November 12, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. Phattee

    Sigh. When will CNN stop legitimizing hypocritical clowns like Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, et al?

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

    I am half white and half hispanic, (Wheat bread). Throughout my years, I have found minorities using more racist language than white people. Black and Brown Power....can be shown for all to see, but the second a white person stands up for his or her race....it's completely racist. La Raza (The Race) is a complete joke to American society fighting this kind of crap. I view myself as white and not a minority becuase I can't stand my own people.

    November 12, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Rob

    "Gee, I haven't been in the headlines in a while. I think I'll say something really stupid, and stir the pot a bit."

    November 12, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. cbgb

    Sorry, Raunch Limbaugh, you don't get a say in who the Dems choose. You're not a congressman, merely a comedian...

    November 12, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Az

    The only racist nazi here is this piece of drugged up subhuman garbage and his "whites only" followers. I am waiting for these anti-everything America stands for scumbags to grow a pair and start the civil war they so hatefully promote for their pig god here, then this piece of garbage and his republician guard will find out that the true American people were only letting him spew his hate speech because we allow freedom of speech in the true America.

    November 12, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. mike

    Rush Limbaugh is a pedophile. Rush Limbaugh is a pedophile. Rush Limbaugh ia a pedophile. Is it true? I don't know after all I did no research, merely made up some words, wrote them and repeated them. If I say it often enough people will believe it.

    November 12, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  8. msyellarose

    Oh, and Rush isn't a racist himself? Pot? Kettle?

    November 12, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  9. Emilio Dumphuque

    This hardly seems like a race issue. This is a hierarchical issue. Rush is the only one slinging racial stereotypical words around.

    November 12, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. Tommy Boy

    Limberger is a big bag of smelly hot air.

    November 12, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  11. Norm

    Gee wizz CNN...even Fox doesn't waste time printing what this psychopath says.
    What's the deal? Why waste time and space validating this wing nut?

    November 12, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  12. American

    Sadly coming from a racist demagogue, Limbaugh, who grossly uses racist parody to make his hypocritical point. Shameless Rush and his minions–stay classy

    November 12, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  13. jimm

    Is there a reason anything Limbaugh says should be on a news site? He's a nut.

    November 12, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  14. NoWay

    Rush to Rush. Just another gifted wingnut trying to tell us how to think.

    November 12, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  15. Katie B in NC

    Why does Rush even care what's going on with the Democratic leadership? He should be talking about all the great ideas that the GOP/TPers have for creating jobs and bringing down the debt. Oh yeah, that's right, there aren't enough to fill out a segment, let alone a whole show. *sigh* Lord help us get through the next two years.

    November 12, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  16. Gwen

    Is this a joke? Seriously.

    November 12, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  17. rick

    Rushbo should know all about racism. He's one of the leading experts. Not to mention all theother "ism's he is.

    November 12, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  18. daniel Stewart

    you go limbaugh

    November 12, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. Jim

    Wow, this coming from Rush "I am a certified KKK member" Limbaugh? Riiight! And the Republicans are ideological saints...

    November 12, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  20. rick

    Rushbo should know all about racism. He's one of the leading experts. Not to mention all the other "ism's he is.

    November 12, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    This man is such an idiot. Not to mention he may want to look at the difference in party membership. Republicans no so good on race relations . And then Rush, look at a picture of the Tea Party members- Oh don't bother, just look in a mirror- old white guys with som eold white woman added in for "color"

    November 12, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  22. davec.0121

    Being called racist by Rush Limbaugh is like being called ugly by a warthog. His whole history is tainted by a long string of racist remarks and he interprets everything in a racist manner. I'm not just talking about his comments about Obama - remember when he even injected it into his evaluation that Donovan McNabb was over-rated because he's black? All that did was demonstrate that not only does he apply a race-based filter to everything, but he didn't know squat about football. Maybe the Democrats aren't being racist – maybe they're actually having a contest between two qualified and ambitious people.

    November 12, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  23. Freddy

    The thing Ruch doesn't realize is that the Democrats aren't listening to him.

    November 12, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  24. George

    Rush is typical of Republican thinking. They always accuse the Dems of what they themselves are guilty of.

    November 12, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  25. GDMS.REPUBLICAN

    Rush is 100% right. The Democrats always play the race card when it involves an African American. The Republican Party never does that they believe in equal rights.

    November 12, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
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