Rush Limbaugh race-baited President Obama and the Democratic National Convention, insinuating a close connection between them and the New Black Panther Party. Earlier this week, Democrats announced that they would refer to the stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Democratic National Convention will be held as “Panthers Stadium,” ostensibly after the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. On his radio show today, while discussing the convention, Limbaugh proposed that instead of calling the stadium “Panthers Stadium,” people call it “New Black Panthers Stadium,” a reference to the New Black Panther Party. The NBPP has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
LIMBAUGH: It’s going to be called New Black Panthers Stadium that night. Uh, Panthers Stadium. Did I say New Black? You know what? That’s not a bad idea. Call it New Black Panthers Stadium. They call it Panthers Stadium because the Carolina Panthers play there.
That Limbaugh would race-bait Obama and the convention by intimating a close connection between them and the NBPP should come as no surprise.
From the 07.19.2012 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show: