Last night on Fox News, host Sean Hannity sat down with right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh to discuss Limbaugh’s “general thoughts” of President Obama and his new administration. Limbaugh seemed agitated at the fact that “a lot of people right now just — they’re absorbed in the historical nature of this, first black president and so forth.” “That is wonderful. That’s great,” Limbaugh said. “But I got over that months ago after he won the election.”
Limbaugh kept going with the racial theme throughout much of the interview. “He’s not black…he’s a human being,” he said. And while he claimed that the “drive-by media” only “care that he’s black,” Limbaugh added, “The fact that he’s African-American, his father was black, to me it’s irrelevant.” But Limbaugh later revealed what seems to be the true nature of his feelings on Obama’s race:
LIMBAUGH: We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president.
This isn’t the first time Limbaugh has thought of bending over and/or grabbing ankles to express his opposition to what he seems to perceive as progressive threats to his conservative ideology:
– Limbaugh on support from African-Americans and gays for progressives: “Democrats will bend over, grab the ankles, and say, ‘Have your way with me.’”
– Limbaugh on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s (R) so-called “Troopergate” scandal: “This is pure sexism in Alaska on the part of these old boys trying to get rid of Sarah Palin, and she didn’t put up with it, and she didn’t bend over and let them have their way.”
Indeed, it appears Limbaugh is having a tough time here in the opening days of the Obama administration. Not only does he want Obama to fail, he also fears Obama will “make it easier” to hold former President Bush to account for any misdeeds he may have committed in office.