Rush Limbaugh Defends NASCAR Fans' Booing of Michelle Obama, Calls First Lady "Uppity"

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Rush Limbaugh does not like Barack and Michelle Obama, particularly their desire to lower carbon emissions and the First Lady's crusade against obesity (that hits too close to home, clearly, for the radio pundit). Which is fine, he's entitled to an opinion.

Sometimes his points are clouded by obvious hatred and racism, however.

After Sunday's NASCAR race at which Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed, Limbaugh defended the fans who did so, while calling the First Lady "uppity" ...

Rush's argument was, by and large, legitimate and directed at media figures outraged and confused by the booing: It's not a crowd predisposed to like Obama anyway, he's at 44% approval, and people go to sporting events to escape politics.

Fair enough. But then he went overboard bashing the First Lady, who he terms "Moo-Chelle" and tears a new one for (gasp) using a private jet:

"I'll tell you something else," he said. "We don't like paying millions for Obama's vacations. A NASCAR crowd doesn't quite understand why, when the husband and the wife are going the same place, the first lady has to take her own Boeing 757 with family and kids and hangers-on four hours earlier than her husband, who will be on his 747."

"NASCAR people understand that's a little bit of a waste. They understand it is a little bit of uppity-ism. First ladies have not been known to hop their own 757s four hours ahead of their husband when they're going the same place."

The L.A. Times defines "uppity" as self-important or arrogant, historically to describe "blacks whom white people perceived as trying to rise above their station in life."

Just saying. Not the greatest word choice.

Is Rush Limbaugh racist?

Booing Michelle Obama:


I think people who read Hollywood gossip and talk crap about people for being famous, their opinions shouldn't matter a whole bunch. I just realized none of your opinions do matter. Rush is not even close to a racist. I am a person of color and He has always treated me with respect when I am cleaning his house and mowing his lawns mr.rush is good man


His disrespect for this country is awful. He should move to mexico where he buys his drugs from and try disrespecting theiir first family.


Since when is the L.A. Times a reliable source for definitions of words. Webster Dictionary does not make any reference to racism or connection to african americans in its origin section. Further, it's a popular tern being used in the liberal media against the conservatives. He was merely pointing out the hypocrisy of the liberal agenda.


Limpball is a total azzwipe. I'll rejoice when this total pos chokes on his own fat!


When this total waste of space was born, the doctor turned around and slapped his Mama!!


He should take lessons in hang gliding and get lost!!


What a douche

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