Rush Limbaugh Uses Spieth’s Masters Win To Justify Augusta’s History Of Racism And Sexism


Rush Limbaugh Uses Spieth’s Masters Win To Justify Augusta’s History Of Racism And Sexism

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During Monday’s broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh spent several minutes going absolutely gaga over 21-year-old Jordan Spieth’s record-setting performance at the Masters over the weekend and used the victory to make a critique on American society. Spieth tied Tiger Woods’ scoring record at Augusta by shooting an 18-under 270 for the tournament. He also became the second-youngest winner (after Tiger) while becoming the first to shoot par or better in the first eight rounds of his career at Augusta.

While Rush spoke about his performance some, the thing that impressed him most was that Spieth came from a good family and seemed very respectful and humble. Throughout the segment, Limbaugh spoke out about how rare it is to see such a well-spoken young man in today’s culture and how he found it “inspiring” and “uplifting” that Spieth handled the win with such “humility.” Nobody had to worry about him being “braggadocious” or uttering any curse words because, as we all know, that is something we’ve totally come to expect in the world of golf. Ya know, since Tiger and his semi-blackness invaded the game in the late ’90s.

Beyond that, Rush also made sure to bring up the Masters later in the show and how the Augusta National Golf Club has been slow to allow women and minorities to be part of it. Of course, in Rush’s mind, they only want to hold on to their traditions, something the left knows nothing about. Instead, liberals just want to bring down what’s great in this country by destroying those very traditions. (Apparently, racism and sexism represent American exceptionalism.) Thankfully, Spieth hasn’t been influenced by the left and fits right in with the very ‘traditions’ that shaped the Masters over the years.

Below is Rush lauding Spieth and everything he represents, from the show’s transcript:

I can’t tell you, I watched the whole thing on Saturday and Sunday and I made it a point to hang around and watch the green jacket ceremonies. I was just really impressed with the class and the maturity and the manners of this young man. It was actually inspiring for me. It was uplifting to see that we in America are still raising people like this, still producing people like this.

I mean, you know that we are, but you don’t see it as much. Our focus in pop culture media today is on victims and people to whom we are told we should feel sorry, people who have been victimized by one or another horrible aspect of this country. And it was just refreshing to see somebody who’s well-mannered, raised well, loves his mom and dad and his sisters and brothers, and was devoted to being the best he could at the game and has an attitude commensurate with championship performance. It was just great to see.

Limbaugh brought up Augusta for a bit while speaking reverently about the young golfer, but just maintained that they were doing their best to keep their traditions while evolving “on their timetable.” Only later on, after taking some calls, did Rush decide to defend Augusta’s history of bigotry and somehow connect their resistance to change with the times to Spieth being a “class individual.” Obviously knowing he was making the case that racism is acceptable, the right-wing host defensively stated that liberals would misconstrue his words.

They just can’t wait for it because they’re gonna think my comments are rooted in race. And they aren’t. That’s how successful, in a way, the left has been in succeeding the notion of intimidating free speech. The reactions I had watching the Masters both Friday when Crenshaw was interviewed and watching his final round and his final closeout on 18, there’s no classier individual than Ben Crenshaw, I think, and I’ve played golf with him a couple times. I’ve had a chance to meet him, and he’s exactly the way he was, it’s the great thing about him, just a class individual.

My only point is it just stood out so much, whereas it used to be common. What we saw from Jordan Spieth, the humility and the respect and the reverence for what he had done and where he had done it, winning the Masters and all that, used to be common. It used to be common whenever we would see people, champions in sports or in anything else, interviewed. Now it’s not. It’s rare, which, to me, is a shame, but it’s still comforting to see it.

If you’re just joining us, I had to open the program today with a congratulations to Jordan Spieth for winning, and I just made the observation that obviously he comes from an absolute wonderful family, it was obvious. His family has been a tremendous influence, just a class individual, a humble individual, all the way through, respectful of what he had done and where he had done it, how rare what he had accomplished is. And yet he was brimming with confidence, but he was not braggadocious. You never worried about one offensive word coming out of his mouth, not one obscenity, nothing. And the same thing with Crenshaw on Friday.

And Augusta, you know, they’ve maintained their traditions. It’s been a very tough thing to do, because the forces of change have been tremendous in this country, and these forces of change have been arrayed against many of the traditions and institutions that define this country’s greatness. And to me it was just uplifting, inspiring, just to watch this 21-year-old young man. When I was his age, no way could I have — he came across as somebody who’d lived to be age 40, he was that experienced, that seasoned, that mature, and it was just terrific to see. And Crenshaw, when Crenshaw speaks, it’s automatically authoritative. Just commands respect. And you know you’re listening to somebody of great, great character. I had the same reaction listening to Jordan Spieth.

 

Maybe Rush has a point. Perhaps it used to be that we didn’t hear someone spend three straight days on the radio repeatedly calling a female grad student a “slut” and “prostitute.” I also figure it wasn’t commonplace at one point to hear a personality take to the airwaves to compare a sitting President’s daughter to a dog. There also may have been a time when a radio host would have faced disdain and perhaps even firing for ridiculing a beloved person for having a debilitating disease.

But, you know, the times have changed.

12 Responses to "Rush Limbaugh Uses Spieth’s Masters Win To Justify Augusta’s History Of Racism And Sexism"

  1. Johnny...   Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Guess the thin skinned liberals couldn’t take a dissenting voice… One who challenged all their phony outrages…and bullcrap conclusions… Someone who brought their clear hatred AND INTOLERANCE into the daylight… of course needs to banished… It wasn’t a hard time I was giving you… It was the truth and you had a hard time with it…

    • majiir   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 12:20 am

      Yeah, yeah, yeah, bash the Americans who want to see the founders’ visions of the nation, which is enshrined in the Constitution, come to fruition. I don’t give a rat’s ass what Limbaugh has to say about anything. America will eventually become a place where equality is the norm, instead of the exception, in spite of him, and you.

    • Gee   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 10:09 am

      You are such a freaking idiot who’s stuck in the past much like the racist, pill popping, sag-bag Limpbaugh. Get a life.

  2. Lucasbalo   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Rush is a well known bigot. Stop promoting his bigotry.

  3. Richard Schumacher   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Limbaugh is just an internet troll, but on radio & tv. He states provocative views to engage both those who agree & disagree. Best to treat him like the troll that he is, refuse to engage him. He thrives on stating the outrageous, and even negative attention is attention. Don’t forget: “Never wrestle with a pig…you both get muddy and the pig likes it! “.

  4. Susan   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 11:08 am

    What would Rush Limbaugh know about class and maturity and manners? Why even post this BS???

  5. bebe   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Who listens to this bloated, drug-addicted idiot?

    • knight4444   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Obviously @johnny does, listen limbaugh is a dinosaur! his racism has made him a multimillionaire! fortunately he can’t take that money to HELL with him when he finally dies.

  6. Dan   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    you poor little baby bigots! You claim this, that, and everything negative toward Rush. Yet it is actually you small-minded radical liberals who are the true bigots, etc. Just listen to yourselves! Are you capable of thinking on your own anymore? Do you even listen to his show?? Didn’t think so. This is the epitome of cowards! Is this the best you have to refute Rush?? Is calling him names all you have? You are nothing more than just simple-minded and silly people.

    • matt   Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 11:21 am

      I listen to Rush’s station and this guy is just another Jim jones and you all are his followers. This guy complains about biggots when he’s the main one.. adn dont get me started on racism and his callers.. you couldnt get a more racist audience

  7. jack   Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    And Dan does not call anyone names

  8. Dan   Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Jack, I’m not the one who presents themselves to be the great open-minded one or the picture perfect tolerant individual…that would be the radical left proclaiming such lunacy. I have no problem calling Hillary a pure idiot when she tries to promote herself as an average Joe of income when she recently received $14 MILLION upfront for her book deal that no one is reading. Not to mention how difficult it is for her and Bill to pay the Mortgage…on two different mansions each month!