Today, Rush Limbaugh trumpeted the "great work" Andrew Breitbart did in heavily editing video of former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod addressing the NAACP Freedom Forum dinner in Georgia earlier this year, comments Rush claimed highlighted Sherrod's "supposed racism and so forth, saying we're not going to help a white farmer." While Breitbart's story had already disintegrated by the time Limbaugh joined the race-baiting, Rush turned his attention to the NAACP, which he said is "as racist an organization as there has been and is in this country."
That was at 12:11 p.m. ET.
At 12:38 p.m. ET, Limbaugh turned to defending the tea party against charges of racism:
I will say that the charge of racism is losing its heft. It used to really silence people. Now it's like saying that water is wet. It's no big deal. It's overdone and overblown.
And so it was that Rush Limbaugh himself fired the last volley and declared "the charge of racism" like so 15 minutes ago.