Chicago’s first round exit from the 2016 Olympic voting on Friday was greeted with a certain amount of glee by Rush Limbaugh. Echoing the song of praise to Obama made famous by a group of New Jersey school kids, Limbaugh told his radio audience:
Our president, “Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm, mmm, mmm. Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm, mmm, mmm,” had been running around the world for nine months telling everybody how much our country sucks. He’s been running around the world apologizing for the United States of America. Why would anybody award the Olympics to such a crappy place as the United States?
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe yesterday the BBC’s Katty Kay, clearly missing the reference, was not impressed:
After, you know, listening to that Rush Limbaugh clip again and I don’t think I want to hear it, really, for a fourth or fifth time, is that it’s not Barack Obama, it’s Barack Hussein Obama, Barack Hussein Obama. There’s something insidious going on there, too, in the repetition of his middle name.
Limbaugh responded on his show yesterday:
RUSH: Just unbelievable. This is a member in good standing of the State-Controlled Media and she thinks I’m out there, “Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm.” She does not realize that a bunch of school kids in New Jersey and across the country are being forced to learn songs and poems in praise of the dear leader such as…
SCHOOLKIDS: He said that all must lend a hand to make this country strong again. Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama. He said we must be fair today, equal work means equal pay. Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama. He said we all must take a stand, to make sure everyone gets a chance. Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama.
RUSH: All right, that’s enough, that’s enough. Now, I must acknowledge that Katty Kay certainly does not watch Fox News, which is the only place the video aired. We aired the audio here, but she’s clueless. She has no idea of the story, zip, zero, nada. Katty Kay, BBC America, has no idea that schoolchildren across America are being propagandized and indoctrinated to support personally the dear leader, Barack Hussein Obama. So when I mock this and have fun with it, she thinks I am being derisive of insidious, insidious, insidious, I don’t want to hear Limbaugh again, I heard it four or five times, I don’t want to hear it again. Hey, Katty, try this.
SCHOOLKIDS PARODY: Rush Hudson Limbaugh. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Rush Hudson Limbaugh. Mmm, mmm, mmm. (Battle Hymn of the Republic tune) My ears have heard Rush Limbaugh on my parents’ radio. He tells me that the left is wrong and stuff I need to know. We turn it off when he is done ’cause there is no other show. Rush, keep broadcasting on. Glory, glory hallelujah. Glory, Clinton couldn’t fool ya. Barack Obama can’t ignore ya. Rush, keep broadcasting on. In 1951 he was born in Missouri. Now he’s on the radio conducting EIB. On the air to set us free from sea to shining sea, he keeps broadcasting on. Glory, glory hallelujah. Glory, Clinton couldn’t fool ya. Barack Obama can’t ignore ya. Rush, keep broadcasting on. Rush keep broadcasting on!
At least Kay was wearing modest attire for her appearance on Morning Joe. She nearly got them out for the lads on the Chris Matthews Show the previous morning:
Update: Video of Limbaugh’s response to Kay, including the Rush Hudson Limbaugh song.
(A belated h/t to B-BBC reader Jack Bauer who was way ahead of us on this)
One further point.
In the sidebar of his blog Mark Mardell claims to read all the comments. If that’s the case he would have been aware of the New Jersey Obama song in early September, a couple of weeks before it broke as a big story in the conservative blogosphere and on Fox News. That’s because I linked to one of the viral versions of the video on September 7:
If Mardell really does read the comments (and mine was only the fifth one for that particular post) he missed breaking this story. Would he have turned a deaf ear if it had been a video of kids singing a hymn of praise to Bush?
Mardell is known to misrepresent things, though. He may have read the comment but didn’t click through the link. So he can truthfully say that he “reads all comments”, without having ever seen that video you linked to.
He tends not to break his own stories anyway (unlike Peston or Robinson).
Only lefties and women with hairy armpits are allowed to use “Hussain” in Obama’s full name. Anyboby else who uses it is obviously being a racist!
On Newsnight last night we had the latest instalment of Obama’s pollster interviewing UK focus groups (& giving the audience the imression that 40% polling for the Tories is excessive). One Obama worshiper gleefully remarked that Obama’s middle name was “Saddam”
and talking about “women with hairy armpits”, Angela Eagle was on C4 Dispatches last night, looking rather glammed up (required as election day approaches?)
Glammed up? did she have a burkha on?
Nice find, DB. I can’t stand Limbaugh, and don’t listen to him, so was unaware of this. But he’s right on this one. And we’re supposed to trust the BBC to report on US issues on both sides of the pond? It’s an utter joke.
Limbaugh said on Fox News that he thought Barry was Ok and that he preferred him to McCain and he thought Sarah Palin was terrible. Sounds more like a beeboid to me.
Wow. That taught me not to copy and paste an avatar and post!
To respond agian to Martin:
“Limbaugh said on Fox News that he thought Barry was Ok and that he preferred him to McCain and he thought Sarah Palin was terrible. Sounds more like a beeboid to me.”
That’s not true. Sorry. Never happned. You seem to be conflating something Glenn Beck said, though Palin never came into it.
You sure? I swear blind I heard d RL say that JB?
Martin I listen to Rush daily, 5-8pm whilst working at the PC.
While he doesn’t rate McCain (McCain not being a conservative) he still voted for him BECAUSE of 1. Sarah Palin was on the ticket. 2. He warned how dangerous Obama was and is.
He spends most of his show pointing out why Barry Soreto (Barack’s actual name for the first 20 years of his life) is an absolute disaster on every level.
Beck (BIZZARELY) said in a interview with Katie Couric about 3 weeks ago, that he still thinks Obama is better than McCain would have been.
Most of us are still trying to work that one out.
So I just don’t see how Rush said what you said he said!
Talking about Gkenn Beck (Fox News) have you heard that WAITROSE have pulled its ads on Sky, because “some” British customers have compalined about him?
I complained to them, and they have told me that the decision was not “POLITICAL.”
ABC’s Claire Shipman, the co-author with Katty Kay of the blog (and book of the same name) Womenomics, tries to explain how the Olympics failure is good for Obama:
“For him to put his reputation and ego on the line, head over there, and get humiliated–I say is the best thing that could happen for him–and maybe the administration. He’s come down a few notches in the eyes of the world, and that’s a good thing–he’s human. The world can relate.”
Humiliation – always good for a statesman.
Shipman says she tried telling this to her husband, who is none other than Joe Biden’s communications director. That’s right – the husband of Katty Kay’s writing partner is the Vice President’s chief spin doctor. And let’s not forget that Kay “has a child who goes to school with the Obama children and one of her sons used to date Vice President Joe Biden’s granddaughter.”
Mark Urban’s latest piece about Obama and Afghnaistan is a pretty fair summary of things as they are, but I fear he might get into trouble from DemoKratty Kay for reminding readers of this:
Vice-President Joe Biden’s judgement is suspect to many in the US military because in June 2007 he publicly declared the Iraq troop surge to have failed just as it was starting to deliver important results.
“Afghnaistan” – the country formerly known as Afghanistan.
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Limbaugh said on Fox News that he thought Barry was Ok and that he preferred him to McCain and he thought Sarah Palin was terrible. Sounds more like a beeboid to me.</div>
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<div class=”jsk-ItemBody jsk-PrimaryFontColor”>Nonsense. Rush said no such thing. </div>
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<div class=”jsk-ItemBody jsk-PrimaryFontColor”>Oh, and it’s BAD FORM not to h/t the person who brought this topic to the attention of the blog. That being me, yesterday. Come on guys. common courtesy.</div>
Hidden in among all that unfortunate html stuff and what have you I see a plea for a h/t. Happy to oblige (I’ll never knowingly take credit if someone else spotted something first) but I can’t find where you mentioned it.
DB I emailed it to the Biased BBC link for story tips! Five minutes after I heard Rush say it yesterday. Didn’t mean to sound whiney just assumed it was a follow up from that. No big deal.
I don’t have access to the tips email, but nice one. email@example.com if you (or any others) fancy sending tips direct to me (as you’ve probably noticed the American stuff interests me most).
There you go, Jack.