Rush Limbaugh joined other right-wing media figures in freaking out over a remark by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden during a recent interview with Al Jazeera. In discussing Obama's efforts to improve Muslim outreach, Bolden said that Obama "wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering." Rush used this noncontroversial comment to attack the Obama administration while simultaneously stating that "most of these claims about Muslim contributions to science and math are myths."
Rush then took some time to race-bait Obama supporters and the liberal media. He said that Obama "wouldn't have been voted president if he weren't black," adding, "If Obama weren't black he'd be a tour guide in Honolulu." Rush also accused the liberal media of wanting the GOP to fire Michael Steele "so they can ... write about the Republicans firing a black guy."
Rush moved on to complaining about the GOP's criticism of Steele over his Afghanistan remarks. He was particularly upset that people are more concerned about Steele's gaffe than Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination because, after all, Kagan will "spend the rest of her life destroying what we believe in if she's not stopped."
Also of note, Rush predicted that Harry Reid's poll numbers will take a substantial hit after Obama campaigns for him this month in Nevada. Rush wondered "which dialect" Reid will ask "Obama to use during his campaign stop."
Here are some highlights from the show: