Talking Points Memo | : "LIMBAUGH: Yeah. This is -- you're not going to believe this, but it's very simple. And the sooner you believe it, and the sooner you let this truth permeate the boundaries you have that tell you this is just simply not possible, the better you will understand Democrats in everything. You are right. They want to get us out of Iraq, but they can't wait to get us into Darfur.Oh, and btw, Rush never mentions the word genocide (at least in the transcript I read) and is he suggesting that Apartheid was a good thing? Or that the Reagan administration was relatively tough on the Apartheid government? Or that Apartheid was awful? Or that opposing Apartheid was an "anti-white" thing?
LIMBAUGH: There are two reasons. What color is the skin of the people in Darfur?
CALLER: Uh, yeah.
LIMBAUGH: It's black. And who do the Democrats really need to keep voting for them? If they lose a significant percentage of this voting bloc, they're in trouble.
CALLER: Yes. Yes. The black population.
LIMBAUGH: Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela -- who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing."
Is this guy for real? If the conservative evangelicals had any guts they would put this guy on the carpet. Because say what I will and have about conservative evangelicals, one huge global moral issue that many have spoken out on passionately is Darfur. They have been very vocal on trying to stop the killing in Sudan--and they have been right about it. I think their allegiance to Bush has muted their criticism, but they spoken out. Time for Dobson and Robertson to have their supporters flood Rush's phones and tell him what a racist idiot he is. Or better yet, why not call all of Rush's advertisers and give them the riot act.
My fear is that the Republican part of the conservative evangelical will win out. I will be stunned to see them mobilize here. Sure, if Rush was advocating gay marriage or suggesting that the Ten Commandments be removed... I hope I am wrong. I would really love them to turn on Rush. Let's watch.