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Limbaugh Calls Obama a "Man-Child." Again.

October 28, 2009

Rush Limbaugh is like a faulty septic tank, always overflowing and spewing s**t everywhere. In addition to his frequent racist diatribes, Limbaugh's effluence routinely contains such on-air vulgarisms as "grab the ankles" and "bend over." Now, the right-wing radio host has branded President Obama a "man-child." And as it turns out, it's not the first time.
Blasting the President on everything from the supposed "war" on Fox News and health care reform to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Afghanistan policy, Limbaugh announced:

"People are finally standing up to this little boy, this little man-child president whose primary job, if you will, in life has been leisure. This guy is practiced at leisure than more anything else."

Of course, the "man-child" slur is hardly a recent addition to the Limbaugh repertoire. Back on November 6, 2008, he joined a long list of Republican politicians and conservative pundits comically blaming Obama's election for the Wall Street meltdown:

"The Obama recession is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen. Stocks are dying, which is a precursor of things to come. This is an Obama recession. Might turn into a depression. He hasn't done anything yet but his ideas are killing the economy. His ideas are killing Wall Street...
...The market's down today because of the jobless numbers. That's how the Drive-Bys see it. Uhhhhh, we have the largest market plunge after an election in history. Thank you, man-child Barack Obama."

Needless to say, as the stock market rebounded, Limbaugh and his allies predictably remained silent.
In any event, in his never-ending effort the diminish the Democratic President, Rush Limbaugh will doubtless soon come up with far worse than "man-child" to disparage Barack Obama. As the saying goes, same s**t, different day.
UPDATE: As Media Matters now documents, Rush Limbaugh has used the "man-child" and none-too-thinly veiled racial slur "boy" to brand Barack Obama on multiple other occasions.


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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