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Rush Limbaugh on Tiger Woods affair scandal: 'Choice of females' hurting the 'black frame of mind'
BY Neil NagrajDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 9:08 AM
If you believe Rush Limbaugh, African-Americans are suffering from a collective malaise brought on by anger at President Obama's economic policies -- and the white women of the Tiger Woods scandal.
On Tuesday's edition of "The Rush Limbaugh Show," the right-wing radio firebrand sounded off on "the black frame of mind" and the disappointment he claims the African-American community feels toward the Obama presidency.
"The black frame of mind is terrible. They're depressed. They're down -- Obama's not doing anything for 'em. How is that hoax and change workin' for ya? They're all livid," Limbaugh said.
Blacks are "upset" and "feel abandoned" by Obama and, he added, "I'm sure Tiger Woods' choice of females [is] not helping 'em out with their attitudes there, either."
Audio was posted on the Web site of Media Matters.
That the women involved in the Tiger Woods affair allegations are all white has been widely discussed in the black community -- and Woods' already-shaky standing among many African-Americans has taken a bludgeoning.
Last week, Woods was repeatedly a punch line on radio host Tom Joyner's nationally syndicated program
"Thankfully, Tiger, you didn't marry a black woman. Because if a sister caught you running around with a bunch of white hoochie-mamas," a parody song played on Joyner's show suggested, Woods would have been castrated.
The song went on, "The question everyone in America wants to ask you is, how many white women does one brother waaant?"
Limbaugh is no stranger to the intersection of race, sport and scandal.
The cigar-chomping shock jock earned nation-wide notoriety for his remark on an NFL pregame show that African-American Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb generated favorable press coverage because of his race -- not his talent on the gridiron.
"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well," Limbaugh said. "There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve."
Outcry over his comments prompted his resignation from the ESPN show "Sunday NFL Countdown."
Earlier this year, his reputation for spewing racial invective scuttled his attempt to become a co-owner of the St. Louis Rams.
He was dropped from a group making a bid for the team after black NFL players pointed to his track record of racially provocative commentary.
The investor group called him a "complication and a distraction."
Limbaugh fired back that he was a victim of "Obama's America" and "race hustlers."
"So Obama's America is quite possibly going to include the National Football League, and pressure from Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus and other places might be brought to bear on the owners," he said.