RUSH LIMBAUGH PREDICTED IN 2008 That Race Relations Would WORSEN UNDER OBAMA
Look at what’s happened to race relations under Obama. In the run-up to the 2008 election, many liberals claimed that electing Obama would bring racial healing to America but Rush Limbaugh correctly predicted that Obama would make things worse.
How right he was.
We haven’t located the audio but here’s a transcript from Rush’s website in 2013 where he talked about his 2008 predictions:
As Predicted, Race Relations in America Have Worsened Since Obama’s Election
RUSH: Public attitudes about race relations have plummeted since the historic election of President Barack Obama, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.” In fact let’s go to the audio sound bites on this and let’s start with number 15. I want to take you back February 22, 2008, on this program.
RUSH ARCHIVE: “If Obama gets elected president, wouldn’t it be good to just get this done, Rush, then we could end those civil rights squabbles that we’re having?” It wouldn’t do that, folks, it wouldn’t do that. It might even exacerbate them. Let me explain how. It takes somebody like me who can read the stitches on the fastball. Let us fast forward to January of 2009.
Obama has been inaugurated president and he proposes his first bit of legislation. Let’s say that it’s — I don’t know — some civil rights-oriented thing, and a bunch of people start howling. You know that the race industry can’t wait for this. Any criticism of Obama, the first black president, is going to be met with charges of racism by the likes of the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton. It will make their race business all that much more prominent.
RUSH: The point is that back in 2008, I predicted that Obama’s election would not ameliorate race problems. It would not eliminate them. It would not remove from this country the tag of racism and slavery and racism and prejudice; it would exacerbate it, because no criticism of Obama would be permitted. Any criticism of Obama would be called racism, and I predicted it would probably get worse.
Read the whole thing here.
As Jon Gabriel famously said on Twitter:
My favorite part about the Obama era is all the racial healing.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 24, 2014