Media Matters notes that on his radio show yesterday, Rush Limbaugh told a caller that “Democrats will bend over, grab the ankles, and say have your way with me” to African-Americans and gays:
CALLER: Hello. I want to know how the Republicans don’t need Christians and conservatives, and they think we’re 30 percent. Twelve percent black people in the population. Ten percent — they claim — homosexuals in the population. Rush, honey, when did 30 percent get to be a small number?
LIMBAUGH: I don’t — I think it’s actually larger than 30 percent. But let me see if I can get your question right. You want to know why the Republicans are willing to say, “Screw you,” to 30 percent or more of their voters and yet Democrats will bend over, grab the ankles, and say, “Have your way with me,” for 10 percent and 2 percent of the population?
CALLER: Delicately, yes.
Limbaugh said “these kooks — and I’m not talking about just the blacks — I’m talking about a whole kook-fringe base” have influence because they have money. But, he added, “in addition to the money aspect of this,” there is the “anti-war kook fringe. And it is huge. From MoveOn.org to Think Progress to My Base Book — whatever these things, these things — well, maybe not MySpace or Face, whatever it is.”
Limbaugh complained that these “kooks” have too much influence on the left. All this coming from the far right’s preeminent smear artist, a man who is — as John McCain says — “a voice that is respected by a lot of people who are in our [Republican] party.”