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.