On Limbaugh’s radio show last Thursday, he looked through a new book by U.S. News and World Report writer Kenneth Walsh on African Americans and the presidency. The book recounted a meeting in the White House, where Obama said he was concerned that “race was probably a key component” in some of the opposition to his presidency. This, of course, upset Limbaugh. He called the idea, “classless” and baseless of Obama to think that race was involved in peoples’ animus towards him. Then, he said that Obama was not even thought of as black by most people:
“Let me ask you a question. How many people really think of Obama as black? …One of Obama’s parents is black. Undeniable. But he was raised by a white mother, by white grandparents. He went to a highly exclusive private school in Hawaii with rich, white students and white teachers. He went to exclusive colleges that were practically lily-white. Barry Obama is from a very white, albeit radically left, cultural background. He’s not from the hood. He’s not from the movement…I’m telling you, there is a chip on this guy’s shoulder, and it is a factor in every policy decision that he makes.”
Wow, there are so many racist parts to that, I am not even going to bother.
Fox News host Beck, on the other hand, used cupcakes for an extended metaphor on inflation. “I speak the language of food and cupcakes,” he said, adding that he now has to stay away from them for his health. “Hello cupcakes,” he said to the cupcakes. “I miss you. Do you miss me?”
Beck then went on to spin a tale of cupcake swapping and hoarding. It used to be, he said, that “everyone had their own cupcakes,” or “gold reserves, and their currency was backed by their cupcakes,” until the U.S. decided it wanted to “hold all our cupcakes” and force a change.”We started eating all the cupcakes,” he said.
On The Web
- Watch Glenn Beck Talk To Cupcakes! (manolith.com)
- Glenn Beck Uses Cupcakes To Explain Inflation (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Limbaugh: ‘How many people really think of Obama as black?’ (thegrio.com)