Rush Rips WaPo For ‘Black Votes Matter’ Piece: ‘Is That All Black People Represent?’

Al Weaver Reporter
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Rush Limbaugh lambasted The Washington Post, and the Democratic Party Monday after the publication released a piece connecting the death rate among blacks to voting over the majority of the past 50 years.

Limbaugh questioned if votes are the singular reason Democrats are worried about the African-American death rate and, as a byproduct, their push to give convicted felons the right to vote again.

“So we have here, as now documented in The Washington Post, yet another terrible inequality that is distinctly American: The death rate inequality,” Limbaugh said. “So now we even need quotas when it comes to the death rate. But then this guy goes on to talk about what the biggest practical application of this news is and the biggest problem it portends. ‘But what are the political consequences of excess mortality among blacks?'”

Limbaugh went on to read the beginning of the piece for his audience.

“A new article by Javier Rodriguez, Arline Geronimus, John Bound and Danny Dorling — ‘Black lives matter: Differential mortality and the racial composition of the US electorate, 1970-2004’ — answers this question. It finds that excess mortality among blacks reduces their voting power significantly, perhaps costing Democratic candidates several elections,” Limbaugh read.

“You think I’m making this up? Another terrible inequality that’s distinctly American, traced right back to our founding: The death rate inequality,” Limbaugh said. “The black death rate, together with the black rate of incarceration, is costing the Democrats 15 percent of the vote, according to this.”

“From the article,” Limbaugh continued reading the piece aloud. “The authors of this study, ‘Rodriguez and colleagues estimate that…combining excess mortality with the consequences of felon disenfranchisement, they find that about 1 in 7 blacks (15 percent) did not have the opportunity to vote in 2004 for one of these two reasons.'”

“Isn’t that terrible? Democrats lost 15 percent! This is all that matters — or the number one reality from the death rate inequality — is the votes it cost the Democrat Party? Democrats lost 15 percent of their voters because they were either dead or in jail?” Limbaugh said. “No wonder Obama and Hillary and George Soros want to empty the prisons.”

“No wonder they want to open the borders. Their number one constituency group is unfairly dying prematurely and unfairly incarcerated as felons, which means they can’t vote,” the radio host said. “As the article basically sums up at the bottom: We have to control our racist police and let more blacks out of prison in order to save our democracy.”

“The Washington Post, when they say, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ is what they really mean: ‘Black Votes Matter’? Is that all black people represent to the Democrat Party?” Limbaugh questioned. “How the hell do you come up with these statistics and have as your number one concern the fact that Democrat Party’s losing votes and may be losing elections? I would love for every African-American in the country to hear this.”

“Do you realize the Democrats are concerned about the unequal death rate in your population? Do you know why? They’re losing votes, that’s all!” Limbaugh exclaimed. “That’s why they’re opening the Southern border and letting a wave of uneducated, ill-equipped, and unskilled people in, because you people aren’t living long enough! And that’s why they want to let felons out of jail. That’s why they want to open up the jails, because they’re losing out on votes. That’s all you mean to them.”