Herman Cain Is Black Enough to Be the First Actual Black President, Rush Limbaugh Says

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Most of the time, Rush Limbaugh says things that are highly partisan. Sometimes, he'll say something profoundly stupid -- which is what he did today from his West Palm Beach headquarters.

Limbaugh, who can apparently calculate levels of blackness in presidents and presidential candidates, was talking about businessman Herman Cain's victory in this weekend's Florida straw poll when he let his audience know that Cain's skin color reaches the threshold of making him actually black.

"At any rate, Herman Cain goes on to win the Republican presidential nomination and then goes on to be elected president, Herman Cain could be our first authentically black president," Limbaugh said. "Stop and think about that."

We stopped, we thought about it, and it's probably the dumbest thing we've heard this week.

Then there was Kevin from Oklahoma City, a first-time caller to Limbaugh's show, who had a question about Limbaugh's comment.

"You said earlier that if Herman Cain is elected that he would be the first black president," said Kevin from Oklahoma City. "What do you mean by that?"

"I said first authentically black president," Rush replied.

So, Kevin from Oklahoma City asks, "What does that mean?"

And here's Rush's genius explanation (transcription provided by his website):

RUSH:  Well, during the campaign of 2008 there were a number of liberal newspaper columnists, and even Reverend Sharpton who were challenging Barack Obama's authenticity, that he wasn't an authentic black because he didn't have any family history traced to slavery, that his mother was white --

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH:  -- father from Kenya, you know, was not really down for the struggle. But it was them who said that. Now, I'm simply bouncing off of them. I never get into debates over who's an authentic black and who isn't. It's the left that does that, it's the Democrat Party and their media that does that, but bouncing off what they said, Herman Cain would be more authentically black to me than Obama is.

CALLER:  Oh. So it's what they say and then you're just repeating --

RUSH:  Yeah, I'm just bouncing off of it.

CALLER:  Oh, okay.

Not that you needed a reminder, but that's Rush Limbaugh for you.


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Rightofgenghiskhan
Rightofgenghiskhan

I don't agree with everything Rush says but in this case if the stated measurement of "Authentically Black" by Sharpton is that both parents are black and they were descended from slaves; by Sharptons measuring stick Cain would be the the first "Authentically Black" president.  If you think this is a ludicrous comment you should write about Sharpton...or would the truth not fit int your agenda?

JustPeachy
JustPeachy

And you have what . . Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi. . .????  LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JustPeachy
JustPeachy

REALLY?!? LOL No wonder Rush has such fun with guys like you--because you don't GET what he means. LOL  You take what you want from it, run from it, but you don't GET it.  LOL

Sorry, but Rush isn't the funny one here. People like you are!  LOL

Redmond Jennings
Redmond Jennings

Yeah! The weird, stupid, racist stuff Limbaugh says makes total sense to his weird, stupid, racist followers. So it's Matthew Hendley who doesn't "GET it. LOL"

Mean Dean
Mean Dean

More Taxing More Spending Less Jobs Less Liberty'Obama has had a priveledged life, Step Father was an Oil Executive!Grandmother a Bank President.

Herman Cain has lower middle class american roots'

and he will Abolish the IRS, end corporate welfare and loopholes!

Herman Cain 2012!  

Time for Bold Change!a Leader, not a political whore'

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Herman Cain claims " he caught cancer ". How does one "catch" cancer?

""If ObamaCare had been fully implemented when I caught cancer, I'd be dead."  Herman Cain

Another moron.

Mike Toomes
Mike Toomes

Maybe he should hire a few buses full of writers to feed his TelePrompTer.

PS - if there are things that cause cancer (splenda, radiation, etc.) then you would "catch" it from the use of said items.

Redmond Jennings
Redmond Jennings

Michele Bachmann seems to think you catch cancer from vaccinations.

novenator
novenator

Is it just me, or have the right wing nut jobs been mysteriously silent over the last few months (except for this one)? Seems from Jan 09-March '11 they were in a competition to outdo each other in the wingnut category.

JustPeachy
JustPeachy

It's just you.  ;-)  Just kidding!

"Right wing nut jobs" huh?!? LOL

I hear Conservatives call folks like you "moonbats!"

"Right wing nut jobs." "Moonbats." Let's all just have lunch!  LOL

novenator
novenator

The difference is this: we on the left actually base what we say on facts, use logic, and have evidence to back up what we say.  You don't hear us talking about Obama being a secret muslim/marxist/atheist/communist/socialist born in kenya, fema camps, the world being 4000 years old, denying evolution, etc.

Eric M
Eric M

No you hear people on the left talking about how 9/11 was an inside job and that conservatives conspired to kill the Kennedies and Bush was to blame for Katrina.   There are nutjobs on both sides of the aisle and if you dispute that you've got zero credibility.

Jeramie Shebester
Jeramie Shebester

It cracks me up that you leftists still don't get it. He explains it to you (which you conveniently left out of your agenda fueled "article") and still you don't get it. He's totally making fun of the leftists that questioned Obama's authenticity using their very same standards during the last presidential campaign. Maybe you don't get it because you are choosing to not get it, getting it wouldn't allow you to play the race card to try to silence your opposition. Playing the race card and pushing class warfare are obvious signs of desperation, and that is funny to me.

JustPeachy
JustPeachy

Jeramie, I think you just wasted your time trying to explain it to them. Rush is bad. You and I know he deliberately says stuff like this--and words things like this--just so they will go all nutso about it, proving they never really listen to what he (and other conservatives) say. It's like a sport. . . LOL  He and a few others do this--won't mention names--but they put just enough out there so these folks get the sound bites or the little rumors they twitter back and forth or whatever--and then they end up looking silly because they don't really GET what he said. It would be so much fun if Herman Cain did win the next Presidency because then when the left work to try to get him out, we could say they only want him out because he's black!  LOL Have to admit. . . that'd be fun. . . ;-)

valpal
valpal

If you don't think Sharpton or anyone else said it, then research the truth for yourself.  Or are you afraid your eyes will be opened.  Stop allowing yourself to be influenced by the media and search for the truth.  Rush might be sarcastic and ruthless but it's still the truth.  

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Leftist? Like Che Guevara? 

Does that mean someday I'll have my own line of t-shirts?

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Its pretty bad when even their talking heads are looking more an more like loonies.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

>> Limbaugh, who can apparently calculate levels of blackness in presidents and presidential candidates,

It's a penis thing.

VALPAL
VALPAL

YES WE CAIN.  LONG LIVE THE DARKHORSE IN THIS RACE!!

Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson

I don't know, Herman Cain is so black that you have to call him "evening."

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