Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rush Limbaugh, Racist Oreo "Joke"

Rush Limbaugh and President Obama

Radio host Rush Limbaugh has put more controversial comments out onto the airwaves, this time directed at President Obama. On his radio show Wednesday (Aug. 17), Limbaugh says:

"Kraft foods is going to launch a new Oreo ... It's a Triple Double Oreo. Do you like Oreos, is that? Well, it, what it's going to be here, it's actually a biracial cookie. You've got three of the chocolate wafers, and then you've got the white vanilla cream, the cream, and then there's a chocolate cream. So you've got, you've got three -- the stuff, the thing that says Oreo on it, the wafer. And then you've got the white cream, then you've got another chocolate wafer, then you've got the chocolate cream, and then you've got the bottom wafer. The Triple Double Oreo. You wait, it isn't going to be long before it's called the Or-Bam-eo, or something like this. Well, it's a biracial cookie, here ... In the midst of all this talk of obesity. And, I mean, every time Michelle Obama goes out there and talks about healthful eating, the food industry responds with, 'Oh, yeah? Take this.' And Kraft comes up with the Or-Bam-eo, the triple double-dipper."

First off, there is no way that Rush Limbaugh is ignorant of the racial slur "Oreo," which means a black person who "acts white" or is white on the inside. Is this a pointed comment at President Obama being an "Oreo"?

Secondly, people say that Rush Limbaugh is a satirist. What, exactly, is this satirizing?

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