Or maybe, just maybe, he and his buddy Karl Rove had lunch:
Karl: “Johnny’s down in the polls. The people who listen to your show will believe anything. What have we got that we haven’t used yet?”
Rush: “Kenny and Monica used this one, but I haven’t. See, Obama’s not really black.”
Karl: (laughing) “That’s a stretch even for us. Who’s gonna believe that crap?”
Rush: (feigning astonishment) “No! It’s true! He’s not black. He’s (looks around conspiratorially … whispers) A-rab.”
Yeah, I bet it went pretty much that way. Here’s Rush on his show yesterday. (Thanks, Media Matters.)
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.
My favorite line is the last one: “…eveything seems upside-down today in this country.” Side splitting. Because to Rush, if a black man (yeah, Rush, he’s black) is on the verge of running the country instead of shining his shoes, the whole world is just upside-down. Lord.