Ever charismatic and witty (sarcasm) radio host with the most (vitriol) Rush Limbaugh has grabbed the mic once again to only assail the very people least likely to tune into his daily Hatecast (It’s like a forecast, but of hate) … black people.

It is YOUR fault, black folks. Yet again. For the everything.

This time? Detroit’s bankruptcy!

According to Think Progress, this is what Rush had to say:

“You’ve had that — that town has been a petri dish of everything the Democrat Party stands for, everything the Democrat Party loves — massive unions, massive pensions, pay people pensions and health care long after they’ve stopped working,” he said, before arguing that the city’s first black mayor exacerbated the city’s spending and sparked racial riots that chased white people into the suburbs:

LIMBAUGH: You have massive welfare states where citizens are given things left and right in order to buy their votes. You have no opposition whatsoever.

And in the case of the — you throw race into the mix and you bring on Mayor Coleman Young who causes riots in 1967 in Detroit and Mayor Young caused a white flight to suburbia, and Detroit is left with nothing but liberal Democrats running it. It is what it is. And you — any place in this country that has similar circumstances, the same fate is going to happen to them.


As Think Progress is happy to point out, Coleman Young didn’t come into office until six years AFTER the riot and Detroit is suffering from the same issues most Rust Belt cities are which is the long-term decline of the American auto industry in a rough economy, helped along by dysfunctional local governments. Namely, things that have very little to do with black people and more to do with America in general in this new forever recession economy where manufacturing jobs happen somewhere else not in America.

But why would Rush let some facts get in the way of his good (race-baiting) time?

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  • It’s Rush Limbaugh is anybody really surprise by the level of sh*t that falls out of his mouth. The guy needs to breath mint and needs to keep his trap shut because there is a lot of broke cities on the list that are nearly in the same boat with Detroit that isn’t predominantly black so what is his excuse for those?

  • Tara

    What is going to happen with Detroit is a lot of smart people will come in and buy up all the property. Within 10 years, Detroit is going to be the place to be. I wish that I could buy a property in Detroit. The smart people are getting in right now.

  • WhatIThink

    What happened in Detroit is all the factories left and went to China.

    Sorry, black folks don’t control that.

    Detroit is simply a modern gold rush town, no different than what has happened to many cities and towns across America as they experienced boom and bust cycles based on the rise of companies, mining or farming and the fall when these companies move on or go bankrupt.

    The only thing that black folks get blamed for is putting graffiti on the buildings they don’t own and not being able to maintain a semi literate and relatively prosperous community in the face of these challenges. But that in itself isn’t the reason for Detroit’s overall economic condition.