Rush Limbaugh argued that President Barack Obama commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment is “is blatant hypocrisy” because Obama “doesn’t think that we’ve gotten rid of slavery.”
Wednesday on The Rush Limbaugh Show, Limbaugh suggested, “Every day of the year Obama and the Democrat Party act like we’ve made no progress whatsoever on racial relations, that we’re getting worse… And then here he is honoring the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment?”
“The 13th Amendment abolished slavery. It ended slavery,” Limbaugh explained. “Why is he up there honoring it? You know that he doesn’t think that we’ve gotten rid of slavery. The Black Lives Matter crowd doesn’t think we’ve gotten rid of it. The civil rights coalition still acts like we have slavery in this country. This is blatant hypocrisy what he’s doing up here. I’m dead serious about this.”
“How can you honor the establishment of the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery and then do what Obama does the other 364 days of the year, and the Democrat Party? You’re looking at me like you can’t believe what I’m saying. Well, I’m just telling you, take a look at Ferguson, Baltimore, you name it,” Limbaugh insisted.
“Whenever there is any kind of crime in this country, if African-Americans are involved, by virtue of the news coverage and the civil rights coalitions who get into gear, Black Lives Matter, it doesn’t appear to me that there are too many people who think we’ve solved the problem.”
“It doesn’t appear to me that too many people in the civil rights community think we’ve made any progress, do you? Isn’t that the whole point of the civil rights business? Isn’t that the whole point of the civil rights industry is to make sure that the problems never get solved, to abolish the idea we’ve made any progress? I find this hypocritical. I really do,” Limbaugh argued.
“I predicted to everybody when this Regime began that race relations in this country would get worse,” he said. “I predicted that the divide in this country would get worse because there was nothing unifying about Obama or his agenda or any of that.”