Limbaugh’s Racist Comments: 46 and Counting

Take a deep breath, and then peruse this collection of the conservative icon's most infuriating statements.

Rush Limbaugh (David Cannon/Getty Images)
Rush Limbaugh (David Cannon/Getty Images)

Oliver Willis is out to counter the conservative claim that Rush Limbaugh’s racism is a figment of the liberal media’s imagination. His technique: pulling together a compilation of 46 of the most racist proclamations that have spewed from the talk-radio host’s mouth over the past six years, as reported by Media Matters. (Willis says the list has been “pruned of simply outrageous statements.”)

Whether you’d file these comments under racism, race-baiting, true-colors revealing or plain old hating, the list is thorough. And at the rate Limbaugh (who is among the most-listened-to political figures in America and was invited to be the keynote speaker at CPAC, the leading conservative gathering) is going, 46 might just turn into 50 by the time you read this (Willis has already supplemented the original 45).

Check out the first 10 here:

1. Limbaugh on Obama: “Halfrican American” (1/24/07)

2. Limbaugh on Obama: His “only chance of winning is that he’s black” (6/2/08)

3. Limbaugh on Jesse Jackson: Kerry camp got “a chocolate chip” (1/30/04)

4. Limbaugh: “If Obama weren’t black, he’d be a tour guide in Honolulu” (7/6/10)

5. Limbaugh twice used word “spade” during discussion of Obama (1/15/08)

6. Limbaugh: Obama “wouldn’t have been voted president if he weren’t black” (7/6/10)