Friday, January 22, 2010

What's on Limbaugh's mind?

We already knew Rush is a race-baiter. Then we have this in his comments on 20.1.10 The Rush Limbaugh Show:
There are a lot of people, when you say banker, people think Jewish. [...] People who have [...] a little prejudice about them. To some people, banker is a code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting? He's assaulting bankers. He's assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there's - if there's starting to be some buyer's remorse there.
ADL thinks Limbaugh
reached a new low with his borderline anti-Semitic comments about Jews as bankers, their supposed influence on Wall Street, and how they vote.

Limbaugh's references to Jews and money in a discussion of Massachusetts politics were offensive and inappropriate. While the age-old stereotype about Jews and money has a long and sordid history, it also remains one of the main pillars of anti-Semitism and is widely accepted by many Americans. His notion that Jews vote based on their religion, rather than on their interests as Americans, plays into the hands of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.

When he comes to understand why his words were so offensive and unacceptable, Limbaugh should apologize.
Now couple it with his response to Obama's mild speech at Buchenwald:
And he [Obama] is beating Germany up. He is ripping them to shreds over something they did 60 years ago. One day after praising all of Islam. Now can you imagine, there's of course Elie Wiesel gets up there and he does his thing but it's 65 years here or close to it. [...] He [Obama]'s up there and he's ripping Germany for what it did 60 or 65 years ago, blah, blah, blah, blah. One day after praising to the hilt Islam, and talking about Islam, how America is a Muslim nation, so forth.
"Beating Germany up"? "Ripping them to shreds"? Really? And for merely "something they did 60 years ago"? Then there's this:
Dear Mr. Limbaugh:

During your December 16 broadcast, in response to a caller's comments suggesting an international tribunal for Saddam Hussein rather than having the deposed dictator tried in his own country by his fellow Iraqis, you referred to the "failed" Nuremberg Trials, describing them as "an absolute joke, an absolute travesty."
Makes one wonder about all kinds of things.

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