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Surprise . . . Rush Lies About Obama

September 23, 2008

Rush Limbaugh showed his ignorance yet again:

These polls on how one-third of blue-collar white Democrats won’t vote for Obama because he’s black, and — but he’s not black. Do you know he has not one shred of African-American blood? He doesn’t have any African — that’s why when they asked whether he was authentic, whether he’s down for the struggle. He’s Arab. You know, he’s from Africa. He’s from Arab parts of Africa. He’s not — his father was — he’s not African-American. The last thing that he is is African-American. I guess that’s splitting hairs, I don’t — it’s just all these little things, everything seems upside-down today in this country.

Here’s the deal: Obama’s African roots are in Kenya, which is not an “Arabic” state in whatever sense Rush means that word:

  • Arabs, along with Europeans and Asians, make up only 1% of Kenyan population.
  • Muslim are 10% of the population with Christians making up some 70%.

I always laugh when people, particularly conservatives, criticize actors and musicians for making political statements because what do they do know about politics? Yet, I believe even they would know that Kenya is not Arabic or Islamic.

Rush, you are the Jessica Simpson of politics.