Limbaugh: “This will play right into Obama’s hands — humanitarian, compassionate. They’ll use this to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community — the both the light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It’s made to order for them.”
So Limbaugh cynically accuses Obama of cynicism. What does race have to do with it? If an earthquake erupted in Italy during the Bush administration, would Limbaugh accuse "W" of using it to burnish his credibility with the "white community"?
Exposing the rot that festers at his core, Limbaugh also discouraged his listeners from donating to this dire emergency, stating, "We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the U.S. income tax." (Readers are encouraged to ignore Limbaugh and donate to one of the emergency relief providers listed below.)
In response, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stated, "In times of great crisis, there are always people that say really stupid things. I don't know how anybody could sit where he does, having enjoyed the success that he has, and not feel some measure of sorrow for what has happened in Haiti. I think to use the power of your pulpit to try to convince those not to help their brothers and sisters is sad."