Washington (HuffPo)– Rush Limbaugh dedicated a portion of his radio program Thursday to attacking alleged “racist Democrats” in a segment chock-full of thinly-veiled racial references.
The discussion centered around the ongoing competition between between Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) for the House minority whip leadership position.
The situation has put Democrats in a difficult spot. Hoyer is currently the House Democratic leader, but Pelosi is seeking the position for 2011, when she is no longer Speaker of the House. Consequently, Hoyer has his eyes on the whip job, which Clyburn currently holds. With Hoyer in a position to possibly knock the highest ranking African American House Democrat out of a leadership spot, Limbaugh pounced.
Perhaps sensing a potential powder keg, Limbaugh took the opportunity to toss some sparks Thursday, using his own incendiary words to reinforce his case that Democrats are approaching this situation with racial malice.
Here’s how Limbaugh broke down what he called the “Steny Hoyer and Clyburn, Hoyer wanting Clyburn to go back to the back of the bus, leadership battle.”