On his Monday show, right-wing radio talker Rush Limbaugh blasted “the mainstream media” for employing stereotypes in reporting sexual harassment accusations allegedly leveled at GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain, allegations first published by Politico.
“I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, folks,” Limbaugh said. “After all of these years, none of us should be surprised and I still am: Look at how quickly what is known as the ‘mainstream media’ goes for the ugliest racial stereotypes they can to attack a black conservative.”
Limbaugh compared the rapidly expanding Cain saga to the way media outlets covered the alleged indiscretions of former President Bill Clinton, concluding that the Politico story is a part of a calculated left-wing strategy to marginalize minority conservatives — including Cain and Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, who was subject of a Washington Post story last week about claims that his parents were Cuban exiles.
“This story appears to me to be a close relative of the hit job The Washington Post is doing on Marco Rubio,” he said. “And it’s not news. It’s not a news story. This is gutter partisan politics and it’s the politics of partisan minority personal destruction, is what you’ve got here.
“Rubio and Cain, unfit to lead: Don’t you see? ‘We cannot have a black Republican running for the office of president. We can’t have one elected. We can’t have a Hispanic.’ The left owns those two groups. And those two groups are forever going to be minorities. Those groups cannot ever be seen to be self-sufficient or rising above on their own.”
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Limbaugh added this was the left flexing its muscle to push that point.
“I’ll tell you what this really is,” Limbaugh said. “It really is about blacks and Hispanics getting too uppity. That’s what this is. ‘You don’t achieve in American politics as a Republican, as a self-reliant individual or conservative. You don’t do it. You try it and we’re going to destroy you’ — Washington Post and Marco Rubio last week and the week before and today, Herman Cain.”