May 18, 2007
Referring to the May 15 Republican presidential debate, Rush Limbaugh asserted, on the May 16 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, that "there's a template developing for the Republican debate last night. 'How come there are no women and minorities on stage?' I guess you forgot about 2004." He then said: "And I guess -- you know, the Democrats never get those kinds of questions because it's always assumed that they're fair and just, and not discriminatory and all that."
During the debate, co-moderator Chris Wallace, host of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday, directed the following question to former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore:
WALLACE: Governor Gilmore, let me start with you. It's been suggested that the 10 of you could all be members of the same country club. What does it say about the Republican Party? And you used to be the chairman of this party and tried to build the tent -- to build the base. What does it say that there is no woman, no Hispanic, no African- American, no minority in this field of presidential candidates?
Presumably, debate moderators would not ask Democratic presidential candidates why "there are no women and minorities" on stage because the Democratic field currently contains two minority candidates, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who is Latino, and Sen. Barack Obama (IL), who is African-American, as well as a woman, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY).
In 2004, the field of candidates for the Democratic nomination included two African-Americans, one of them a woman, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (IL), and Rev. Al Sharpton. President Bush was not opposed by any major candidate in the Republican primaries of 2004.
From the May 16 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: Now that is a joke those of us in the media tell because that is a template. Well, lo and behold, here's a story from CNN -- and all these drive-bys are the same -- and it's a story about a poll: "Local Governments Ready for Disaster, Feds Not." This is a perfect example of how lazy journalists use a poll for a story rather than actually doing reporting. And here's the opening paragraph: "Most people say their families and local emergency agencies are ready for the next natural disaster, but the federal government is not. Women and minorities are less confident on both counts. I kid you not -- "[w]omen and minorities." Hardest hit: women. You can count on it in every -- just like there's a template developing for the Republican debate last night. "How come there are no women and minorities on stage?" I guess you forgot about 2004. And I guess -- you know, the Democrats never get those kinds of questions because it's always assumed that they're fair and just, and not discriminatory and all that.
Hey Rush!!! Yooooohoooooo! Over here.....back to reality....back to 2007.....back to planet Earth. Just incase your drug-induced stupor prevented you from noticing........don't these people (below) qualify as being "women and minorities"???? Oh my god! Look! It's an African-American, a Latino and a woman!
Maybe THIS is why Democrats never get those kinds of questions!!!!!!!
And by the way, Rush.....we DO remember 2004, very well....better than YOU do Mr. Pill-popper. We remember that EVEN IN 2004 there were MINORITIES among the Democratic nominees. I guess the pills are preventing you from remembering these people:
My oh my....it's TWO more African-American democratic nominees! Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton. But I guess it would be easy for Limbaugh to forget about African-Americans, since he hates them.
Rush, do us all a big favor and STAY on the drugs. It just won't ever be the same if you stop taking them and become a human being. You make this TOO fun. So, please, stay on the drugs....please.
Here's the audio clip of the show: