Rush Limbaugh, still running the Republican party from behind a microphone, compared President Obama to an Oreo cookie on his radio show Wednesday, coinciding with the arrival of the new Triple Double Oreo, which hit shelves the same day. The Triple Double features both chocolate and vanilla cream (this is not a commercial), prompting Limbaugh to refer to the cookie as "biracial."

Limbaugh is actually a recidivist when it comes to President/dessert treat analogies. In 2009, he said that food-safety advocates (or "Nutrinazis?") intended "to go after Oreos," but might have to wait until Obama vacated his office. This time, Limbaugh said "it isn't going to be long before it's going to be called the 'Or-Bam-eo,'" continuing the bad punning on the president's name that we see in constructions like "o-bam-neycare."

We get that Limbaugh is an unrepentant insulter, with examples too numerous to list. And as the tacit leader of the GOP, he gets away with a lot. Limbaugh is a canny commentator, but lowers the discourse at times like this. You don't see President Obama calling Limbaugh, as others have done, a "pumpkinhead."

 

Commentarium (15 Comments)

Aug 18 11 - 12:53pm
Mark

If anyone needs to keep the word "Oreos" out of their mouth, it's Limbaugh. He's practically filling up the preview picture for the clip shown above with his girth. God, what a fatty fat fat.

Aug 18 11 - 1:53pm
Gazbo

I like the pic on the front page here; he looks like a shit salesman with a sample in his mouth. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but then sometimes it isn't.

Aug 18 11 - 1:30pm
Moops

Silly Rush, Oreos were born in America, not Kenya.

/just kidding

Aug 18 11 - 2:04pm
blahblah

Fucking brilliant.

Aug 18 11 - 3:25pm
abc

I call him an overstuffed sausage.

Aug 18 11 - 3:27pm
Rush Limbaugh

I can't find my boner pills.

Aug 18 11 - 3:29pm
lolwut

I don't know if it's appropriate to refer to Rush Limbaugh as the "tacit leader of the GOP". I'm pretty sure the only people he leads are people who don't leave their houses very often. I don't think anyone takes him seriously anymore outside of hardcore right-wing shut-in types. What am I saying - old people. His demographic is old leathery racists.

Aug 18 11 - 8:58pm
@lolwut

Brilliant satire. "Leathery racists!" Too bad the story wasn't written by Haboob Heigl.

Aug 20 11 - 9:49am
@lolwut

20 million leathery racists - who knew it was such a big demographic?

Aug 18 11 - 8:17pm
NotChristian

Who hasn't compared Obama to an oreo before?

Aug 18 11 - 8:43pm
Cannabear

Seriously. Anyone who thinks Limbaugh originated this has forgotten all the side chatter during the Democratic primaries, especially the editorials by dem pundits who questioned his blackness.

Aug 19 11 - 11:05am
thinkywritey

I think the first time I heard the term was on "Good Times."

Aug 19 11 - 11:41am
Blanche Devereaux

It's OK for Democrats to say it. Just not Limbaugh.

Aug 20 11 - 6:35pm
Magic

He also got max grief for "Barack the magic negro," which was a takeoff on an editorial in the LA Times.

Aug 20 11 - 9:48am
Critic

lol, Jeff Mills talking about lowering the discourse. On nerve.com!! Classic.

What next? Will Limbaugh call Obama "bat-shit" crazy? Or is that limited to smearing women?