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RUSH: I want to expand on the racial component of this and the media’s devotion to Obama and why they are sheltering him. They are suppressing stories on Benghazi. They’re suppressing stories on his incompetence, the fact he’s in over his head, he’s unqualified, doesn’t know what he’s doing. They will not allow any such stories. They will not report them. They’ll do their best to suppress them. And the reason is — and here we’re back to ideology again, and I have seen this. It happens routinely in the sports media. I have seen this, and you do, too, every day, you just don’t know what it is.

Liberals consider themselves elites. They’re elites intellectually, smarter than everybody else. They’re better people. They look at the original sin of slavery in this country as something that will forever shape, harm, penalize blacks. It is something that, as far as liberals are concerned, especially in the media, will never be overcome. They’re still slaves in one way or another. This manifests itself in people feeling sorry for them. There’s sympathy. They actually think that, without advantages, African-Americans and other minorities, too, by the way, can’t accomplish things. The country’s too unfair. The country is too unjust. The founding of the country was a stacked deck, blacks never had a chance. Forget the civil war, didn’t mean anything. Slavery, the fact that it happened, means it’s never gone away.

They look at Obama and they feel sorry for him. So unfair that he should have to deal with all these critics on the right. It’s so unfair, because, of course, the interesting thing here is Obama does not come from the American civil rights tradition or heritage. As our Official Obama Criticizer, Mr. Snerdley would say, he doesn’t have slave blood. He’s never been down for the struggle. But it doesn’t matter. This is how elite liberals look at minorities. Actually, look at everybody this way. Incompetent, incapable of decisions in life and doing things on your own. You need a big government shepherding you through life, or in their case, Obama needs them sheltering him. Now, they have equal respect for him in terms of he’s an Ivy Leaguer and he’s one of them, but he still needs a little push.

You talk to conservative blacks, they’ll tell you exactly this, and they know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s actually a form of discrimination. The soft bigotry of low expectations and it leads them to have this almost parental type protective bubble. That’s why there’s no Benghazi story. It’s not fair the first black president should have to deal with this stuff. It’s not fair. They’ve already had to put up with so much as blacks in this country. It’s not fair, traditional standards that presidents have been held to, Obama is exempt. It’s a racial thing. In addition to there being unbridled ideological loyalty, they’re all liberals.

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