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Rush Limbaugh on this morning's program:

Hey, look, folks, the white kid on that bus in Belleville, Illinois, he deserved to be beat up. You don't know about this story? Oh, there's video of this. The school bus filled with mostly black students beat up a white student a couple of times with all the black students cheering. Of course the white student on the bus deserved the beating. He was born a racist. That's what Newsweek magazine told us in its most recent cover. It's Obama's America, is it not? Obama's America, white kids getting beat up on school buses now. You put your kids on a school bus, you expect safety but in Obama's America the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering, “Yay, right on, right on, right on, right on,” and, of course, everybody says the white kid deserved it, he was born a racist, he's white.

I see two possibilities here:

  1. Rush does not realize what demons he's conjuring up, in which case he's an idiot;
  2. Rush does realize what he's doing, doesn't care, and is using it as fodder for ratings, in which case he's evil.

In neither case does he cover himself with glory.

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