Limbaugh Takes Racial Swipe at Obama, Oprah
If president were white he'd be 'a tour guide in Honolulu'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2010 8:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh has taken on his most powerful opponent yet. No, not the president: Oprah. Limbaugh went on a reverse-racism rant on his Tuesday show, declaring that both Oprah and President Obama were only successful because they were black. “Somebody asked me over the weekend, why does somebody earn a lot of money? Because she’s black. It was Oprah,” Rush said. “There’s a lot of guilt out there, show we’re not racists, we’ll make this person wealthy and big and famous.”

Likewise, in Limbaugh’s mind, Obama wouldn’t have been elected if not for his race. “If Obama weren’t black, he’d be a tour guide in Honolulu or he’d be teaching Saul Alinsky constitutional law.” You can read the full transcript here. The rant predictably drew the ire of Keith Olbermann, who Tuesday dubbed Rush his "Worst Person in the World."
 

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