Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rush Limbaugh Calls Michelle Obama “Uppity”


Your Black News reports:

The face of the GOP, Rush Limbaugh, showed his plantation roots again by referring to the First Lady of the United States as "uppity."

When chit-chatting about the recent disrespect shown Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at a recent NASCAR event, Limbaugh defended the booers, claiming they had every right to do so, considering they were paying for the Obama family's excessive and expensive vacations:

“I’ll tell you something else — we don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s vacations,” he said. “The NASCAR crowd doesn’t quite understand why, when the husband and the wife are going the same place, the first lady has to take her own Boeing 757 with family and kids and hangers-on four hours earlier than her husband, who will be on his 747. NASCAR people understand that’s a little bit of a waste. They understand it is a little bit of uppity-ism. First ladies have not been known to hop their own 757s four hours ahead of their husband when they’re going the same place.”

Limbaugh is referring to the First Family's summer va-cay to Martha Vineyard. Allegedly Michelle spent thousands of dollars on massages and top shelf vodka, after the family arrived in two private jets four hours apart. According to most common estimates, the Obamas have spent over 10 million dollars on vacation since taking office.

While that may be excessive, Rush's choice of language is still interesting. If a white family was in residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. they may be accused of having a sense of "entitlement;" only because the Obamas are an African-American family are they being accused of "uppity-ism."

One word means you believe you can live a lifestyle you haven't worked for; the other means you believe you can live a lifestyle that was never intended for you. One word means, "spoiled rich kids," the other means, "stay in your place, slave."

One need only to look at Limbaugh's history of racially inflammatory language to understand the motivation behind his statement: Negros don't go on vacation to Martha's Vineyard, and if they dare to do so, then they deserve whatever criticism hurled there way.


Anonymous said...

when will black people start boycotting the advertisers who support his racist views?

is anybody with me?

Kevin Nettleship said...

Hell, I was thinking the same thing - organize a boycott of these advertisers and the local advertisers that purchase time on stations that run Rushbo. But outrage that results in a boycott shouldn't be limited to 'black people' - I'm white, and apparently the only white that understands how 'out-of-bounds' this Limbaugh comment is.

Mika10473 said...

White niggers are ignorant and smoke cigars...nuff said.

Anonymous said...

i wonder why our so called black leaders will not lead a boycott against his advertisers.

what are they afraid of when it comes to rush?

it makes you wonder why people like boyce, rev. sharton, jessie etc. who make their living talking about race ignore racist statements against blacks when it comes to rush. but hey jumped all over imus when he attacked the women's basketball team. did he lack the power of rush? why imus but not rush?

do we think rush would be on the radio if he constantly spewed racist remarkes about the jews and the holocaust.

i don't think the anti defamation league and the advertisers would allow him to denigrate the jews and stay on the air.

this is why i say stop being manipulated by these race baiting co called black leaders because they only speak out if it's to their benefit.

just saying...

Anonymous said...

When will people stop listening to the folks who brought you Iraq and Afghanistan? At least President Obama is trying to withdraw us from these 2 debacles. Another Holiday Season rolls around, and our troops are still overseas, where they are not wanted.