Limbaugh: Indians Scammed Us
Curmudgeonly Rush slams 'casino culture'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2010 3:34 AM CST
Updated Nov 26, 2010 7:35 AM CST
FILE - In this Jan 18, 2009, file photo, talk show host Rush Limbaugh is interviewed on the sidelines before the start of the NFL AFC championship football game in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr, file)
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(Newser) – Don't expect Rush Limbaugh to sit down with any Native Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving. He's miffed they "scammed us" when they sold us Manhattan because they didn't own it to begin with. And to top it off, European settlers were hardly "idiots" saved by "compassionate" Indians, as President Obama painted them in his Thanksgiving proclamation, Limbaugh scoffs. The true tale of the holiday is "failed socialism"—apparently because "collectivist" settlers shared too much of their bounty among their communities and suffered hardships as a result, he claims.

"We shared our bounty" with the Indians "not because we didn't know how to make it. It was because we first failed as socialists. Only when we turned capitalists did we have plenty," he said. Earlier he viciously quipped that Native Americans "continue to add to our nation's heritage ... at their casinos and on their reservations." For more on his remarks, click here.

 

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