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)


7. Limbaugh: "The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well" (2003)

8.  Limbaugh: "NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons" (1/19/07)

9. Limbaugh: Left upset with Obama because "white people are not shining the shoes of black people" (4/22/11)


10. Limbaugh: Gallup is "upping the sample of black Americans" to keep Obama's approval rating over 50 percent (11/19/09)

Read more at Oliver and Media Matters.

In other news: Etta James Explains Nasty Obama Comments.

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