Limbaugh Claims on Fox He's Being Told 'to Bend Over, Grab the Ankles'
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A couple of nights ago, on Fox News, host Sean Hannity sat down with right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh to discuss Limbaugh's "general thoughts" of President Obama and his new administration. Limbaugh seemed agitated at the fact that "a lot of people right now just -- they're absorbed in the historical nature of this, first black president and so forth."
"That is wonderful. That's great," Limbaugh said. "But I got over that months ago after he won the election."
Limbaugh kept going with the racial theme throughout much of the interview. "He's not black ... he's a human being," he said. And while he claimed that the "drive-by media" only "care that he's black," Limbaugh added, "The fact that he's African American, his father was black, to me it's irrelevant." But Limbaugh later revealed what seems to be the true nature of his feelings on Obama's race:
"We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president."
This isn't the first time Limbaugh has thought of bending over and/or grabbing ankles to express his opposition to what he seems to perceive as progressive threats to his conservative ideology:
Benjamin J. Armbruster is a research associate for the Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.