Rush Limbaugh reacted to last night’s big Mississippi Senate outcome by noting how it must have been “black Uncle Tom voters” who helped Thad Cochran defeat challenger Chris McDaniel. Limbaugh was referring to a last-minute push the Cochran camp made to get black voters on their side by making race an issue and going after McDaniel on the subject.
Limbaugh wondered if “Uncle Toms for Thad” became the campaign slogan because “I thought that was the worst thing you could do, an African-American to vote for a Republican, the worst thing you could do.” The point here being that some liberal voices have called black Republicans Uncle Toms in the past, and therefore all these black people (even black Democrats) who voted for Cochran must be Uncle Toms too.
He continued on with the Uncle Tom point.
“Insider Republicans in the Senate bought nine percentage points… from the black Uncle Tom voters in Mississippi. Well, you know what they call Clarence Thomas? Condoleezza Rice? They call them Uncle Toms. Republicans, these guys that voted for them… Uncle Toms for Thad.”
Listen to the audio below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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