For a guy who said on Monday that "the charge of racism is losing its heft" and has been "overdone and overblown," Rush sure did devote a lot of his show today to tossing around accusations of racism and otherwise discussing race. According to Rush, Barack Obama isn't a post-racial president -- he's "the most-racial president"; Andrew Breitbart "was exactly right" that Shirley Sherrod is "racist" and that the NAACP is "racist"; the NAACP is "now the R-A-C-I-S-M"; members of the "Democrat Party" are the "white plantation holders"; and the Obama "regime" is "tribalizing this country" into "different racial tribes."
While talking about the Sherrod affair, Limbaugh criticized Fox News, and Shepard Smith in particular, for "cav[ing]" on the story by saying that "Breitbart is wrong." Rush also said, "For all I know, the White House orchestrated this whole thing."
Limbaugh spent some time crowing about the news that congressional Democrats might support the extension of the Bush tax cuts, even for the wealthiest Americans, but he predicted they ultimately wouldn't do so. There was further repetition of his theme from this week that there "is no media" because of journalists' subservience to the left. And he said that Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are "not qualified" and that they discuss their "life experience" because "they're women -- that means they're victims."
Rush closed out the program with a bang. Regarding the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit against the Agriculture Department, Limbaugh said, "This is just reparations under a different name."
Here are some highlights from the show: