Limbaugh says Michelle Obama was booed at NASCAR because she’s uppity

Which is a word first used in slave states to describe black slaves who didn’t understand that they were inferior to their white masters.  Today the word, when applied to someone who is black, has the exact same connotation, and Limbaugh knew it when he said it.  He basically compared the First Lady to a black slave, and by implication suggesting that the NASCAR audience is a bunch of racists (because they recognized her “uppityness,” per Limbaugh.

He never pays a price for his racism, and the Republicans, including the leader of their party, still genuflect before the altar that is Limbaugh.  Partially because they fear Limbaugh’s reach, and partially because the Republican party is a little racist, and homophobic, and sexist.

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