Rush Limbaugh will not stand for Juan Williams writing that the Republican Party candidates are using racial code words like “food stamp president” and “entitlement society.” He put Juan in his place by reminding Juan that he would not have a job were it not for the white conservative at Fox News who gave him one (oh, unentitled Juan).
Here’s Rush in all of his white glory courtesy of Media Matters:
It’s worth noting that Rush also referred to himself as he imagines he is seen by Jonathan Martin (no, Martin did not say this) as the “most important cracker,” indeed the “big cracker.” Limbaugh said, “Jonathan Martin just wanted to know how I, the most important cracker, the big cracker on the right, was gonna vote. No, I know I’m not a cracker. Now, cracker probably doesn’t have anything to do with race, and, in fact, on this program, we’ve had a lot of Floridians call when the name came up and say they were proud to be crackers. But even though it probably doesn’t have anything to do with race, it is connoted with race. There are people who think that, when you use the word, because black people do.”
Allow, then, the Big Cracker to tell you why Juan Williams wouldn’t have a job if it weren’t for the white guy conservative who runs Fox News!
Rush continued, “Now, which takes me to Juan Williams. Juan Williams had a piece yesterday, and I had it in the stack yesterday, just didn’t get to it. “Racial Code Words Obscure Real Issues.” Wait till you hear this. Juan Williams writing in TheHill.com, who wouldn’t have a job right now if it weren’t for the white guy conservative who runs Fox News, because the white liberals at NPR fired him. (interruption) Was there anything racial about that? Can I be accused of anything racial? ‘Cause all the power people involved in that example are white. Okay, I’m just checking what I’m in for later. You think coast is clear? That doesn’t matter. (laughing)”
Yes, all the power people are white, Rush! You tell ’em! Nothin’ racist about that.
I doubt the coast is clear for the Big Cracker, after all, uppity people will be outraged that he suggested that the plantation owner at Fox was kind enough to give the undeserving Juan a job and then Juan had the nerve to go all humanitarian sane on them by reminding Republicans that it’s not cool to use racially coded words.
Juan wrote for The Hill:
The language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message. The code words in this game are “entitlement society” — as used by Mitt Romney — and “poor work ethic” and “food stamp president” — as used by Newt Gingrich. References to a lack of respect for the “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution” also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core “old-fashioned American values.”
The code also extends to attacks on legal immigrants, always carefully lumped in with illegal immigrants, as people seeking “amnesty” and taking jobs from Americans.
Juan pulled no punches with his Master, even cutting through “Founding Fathers” and “Constitution” as used by some people to separate the entitled from the non-entitled. Ouch, Juan! Good thing the Big Cracker was around to put you in your place.
According to Limbaugh’s definition of cracker, which has nothing to do with race, he is not a cracker. Oddly enough though, Rush seemed to embrace the idea of being America’s Cracker In Chief. I don’t hear anybody else calling Rush Limbaugh The Big Cracker, but remember there is nothing racial about any of this.
Naturally, we must assume Juan’s job as a commentator at Fox News was a pity job or else Juan would have earned the job by being good at his job and thus been entitled to speak his opinion, since this is what he was allegedly hired for. As the recipient of the condescension of the white man at Fox who was so kind as to employ Juan after the “white liberals at NPR fired him,” he should shut up and play nice with the rich white men.
Go pick some cotton, Juan! Haha, just kidding. The Big Cracker did not say that and he is not a racist!
Republican Party politics: It’s not all about race; it’s all about entitlement! Doh.
Transcript from the Rush Limbaugh Show