Don Imus got the heave-ho from the radio show because his support, while wide, was shallow. Rush Limbaugh’s support is not wide, but it is deep. Apparently Rush can pretty much say anything he wants to and the ditto-heads and sycophants, while perhaps disagreeing specifically, barely raise a voice in protest.
The 4-times divorced spokesman for morality has a fine record of utterances that would fit well on the old Amos and Andy show…I suspect if he thought he could do the dialect, he’d be channeling Amos, Andy and perhaps Lightning. It’s not much of a leap from laughing and shaking while making fun of Michael J. Fox and his Parkinson’s disease…
Amos: Why don’t people pay attention to po’ black folks?
Limbaugh: ‘They’re only 12 percent of the population. Who cares?*
Amos: What do you think about dis’ NAACP?
Limbaugh: The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practise robberies.
Amos: If I called yo’ show and sounded black what would you say to me?
Limbaugh: Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.
Amos: How ’bout dat Jesse Jackson?
Limbaugh: Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?
I have to stop now..this stuff is killin’ me. Rush is SUCH a card…And he knows his football..he claimed that the media are down on Rex Grossman because he’s white, and pro-Donovan McNabb because he’s black**.
The media is down on Grossman because he blows chunks as a pro-QB. All McNabb ever did was lead his Philadelphia Eagles to four straight freakin’ NFC championships.
Oh yeah..I almost forgot…that ‘Obama the Magic Negro’ song..toooo much. If you’d just do the show in black-face, you might have something…
*All Limbaugh quotes were actually said by Rush Limbaugh.
**Other than Sean Saulsbury the media seems to have been rather taken with our own Vince Young.