“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison,” – Nelson Mandela, proof that the final form of love is forgiveness.
It is rare that one soul can impact all of ours – and make us more patient, more powerful and more human. Mandela was such a soul. And he will never leave us.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
RUSH LIMBAUGH IS A RACIST
Even former President George W. Bush did not agree with radio demogogue, R. Limbaugh, who said that President Obama was ingratiating himself with the African-American voters when he responded to the Haitian disaster.
Ingratiating himself? Mr. Obama had 98% of the African-American vote in the last election! Why would he need to "burnish" his credibility with a voting bloc already on his side?
Limbaugh is a filthy racist. He brought race into the Haitian catastrophe and into America's response to the suffering and death of the Haitian people. No one else used the race card, but Limbaugh did. His defenders keep repeating that he is not a racist. They're wrong. Once again, Limbaugh brought race into a discussion where it did not belong. He introduced race into a discussion on rescuing the Haitian people from disaster. And he actually urged people NOT to contribute to efforts for relief. He is a pig. Wait. I'm wrong to besmirch all the pigs of the earth with that comparison. Mea culpa.
Former President George W. Bush pushed back Sunday against criticism -- levied most prominently by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh -- that his successor, President Barack Obama, was somehow politicizing the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.
"I don't know if -- what they're talking about," Bush declared during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I've been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president's quick response to this disaster.
This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to "burnish" the president's standing and credibility "with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country."
"It's made-to-order for 'em," Limbaugh said. "That's why he couldn't wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there."