(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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Rush Limbaugh, the poster child for "Your brain on drugs".
Sigh. When will CNN stop legitimizing hypocritical clowns like Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, et al?
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.
"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."
Sorry, Raunch Limbaugh, you don't get a say in who the Dems choose. You're not a congressman, merely a comedian...
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.
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.
Oh, and Rush isn't a racist himself? Pot? Kettle?
This hardly seems like a race issue. This is a hierarchical issue. Rush is the only one slinging racial stereotypical words around.
Limberger is a big bag of smelly hot air.
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?
Sadly coming from a racist demagogue, Limbaugh, who grossly uses racist parody to make his hypocritical point. Shameless Rush and his minions–stay classy
Is there a reason anything Limbaugh says should be on a news site? He's a nut.
Rush to Rush. Just another gifted wingnut trying to tell us how to think.
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.
Is this a joke? Seriously.
Rushbo should know all about racism. He's one of the leading experts. Not to mention all theother "ism's he is.
you go limbaugh
Wow, this coming from Rush "I am a certified KKK member" Limbaugh? Riiight! And the Republicans are ideological saints...
Rushbo should know all about racism. He's one of the leading experts. Not to mention all the other "ism's he is.
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"
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.
The thing Ruch doesn't realize is that the Democrats aren't listening to him.
Rush is typical of Republican thinking. They always accuse the Dems of what they themselves are guilty of.
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.