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Limbaugh Names New Oreo After Obama

'Or-Bam-eo' is a 'biracial triple double-dipper,' Rush slurs
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2011 2:20 AM CDT
Updated Aug 18, 2011 2:30 AM CDT
Limbaugh Names 'New Oreo' After Obama
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. Limbaugh's mocking of the Chinese language during a recent speech made by Chinese President Hu Jintao has stirred a backlash...   (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh called a new Triple Double Oreo a "biracial" cookie with both vanilla and chocolate cream that he quipped will be known at the "Or-Bam-eo—the triple double-dipper." Limbaugh has used the Oreo slight once before against Obama, BET points out. In 2009, he said that food safety advocates were “going to go after Oreos,” but said they might have to wait until "Obama leaves office."

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Nevertheless, Limbaugh once groused about a claim that Oreos had been thrown at former RNC chair Michael Steele. "They're throwing Oreo cookies at the guy when he goes out and makes a speech, and they're claiming he's 'black on the outside, white on the inside,'" an outraged Limbaugh huffed on his talk show. Many Americans "may have given Limbaugh the benefit of the doubt concerning the various charges that he might be a racist," notes the Daily Mail. "That benefit has probably now been rescinded." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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