Rush Limbaugh knows why the majority of Americans voted for Barack Obama. It had nothing to do with the public rejecting the Republican platform, Limbaugh believes.
Instead according to the Examiner the portly pundit has insisted on his radio show this week that most Americans voted for Obama to 'erase slavery.' As if one vote in an election could wipe out centuries of brutal human exploitation.
Obama made history in 2008 when he became the first African-American president in the history of the United States. For Limbaugh that one fact apparently instantly redresses every historical grievance experienced by generations of African Americans.
'He's the first black president. A lot of people voted for Obama in 2008 because that vote did a number of things, individually. That vote made those people feel good about themselves. Those people, when they voted for Obama, said, 'I am not a racist, and nobody can ever say I am!'
'That's number one. Number two: That vote was gonna fix the race problem. It was gonna erase slavery. It was gonna eliminate all the horrible things in this nation's past. Finally we were going to, as a nation, speak up and say in one voice, 'We are no longer racist! We are no longer a slave state.' Then, the blank canvas aspect of Obama. He stood for anything you wanted him be. Those people are not going to admit that they made a mistake.'
See, it wasn't that they rejected the GOP platform. It was simply to make themselves feel better about America's history.
It suggests that the far right and its anointed spokesman are still uninterested in learning the lesson of 2012.