Friday, August 24, 2007

Is Limbaugh Insane?

Rush Limbaugh claims Democrats are only interested in the humanitarian crisis in Darfur because people in Darfur are black, and African Americans (who are also black! Get it?!) are part of the Democratic base.


If this weren’t so sick, I’d be laughing:
On his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh claimed that Democrats "want to get us out of Iraq, but they can't wait to get us into Darfur." He continued: "There are two reasons. What color is the skin of the people in Darfur? It's black. And who do the Democrats really need to keep voting for them? If they lose a significant percentage of this voting bloc, they're in trouble." A caller responded, "The black population," to which Limbaugh said, "Right."

This means, according to Limbaugh, that only black Americans care about what’s happening in Darfur. And only white Democrats pretend to care, because they're sucking up to black voters. Now, what kind of sick mind would dream that kind of thing up?

I dunno, I drive around Nashville and see all of these churches with “Save Darfur” banners on their front lawns, and I think, the crisis in Darfur isn’t exactly a Democratic issue. It’s not a Republican issue, either. It’s a humanitarian issue -- you know, like the tsunami or Katrina or flooding in Ohio, where we put aside our political/ideological differences and recognize the humanity of those who suffer and pull our resources together to help fellow human beings.

I guess stuff like that is just beyond the comprehension of Rush Limbaugh, who views everything in black and white, Dem or Repug, liberal or conservative.

Which, I have to say, does not surprise me one bit.