On his October 27 radio show, Rush Limbaugh referred to President Obama as "this little boy, this little man-child president." Limbaugh has repeatedly referred to Obama as a "boy" and as a "man-child", including calling him "the little boy president" and claiming that Democrats and the media criticize "so-called 'ferocious attacks' " on Obama because "you can't criticize the little black man-child."
Limbaugh frequently calls the president a "boy" and a "man-child"
Limbaugh calls Obama "this little boy, this little man-child president." While discussing what he characterized as Obama's "attacks" on Fox News and "ambush" of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Limbaugh said: "People are finally standing up to this little boy, this little man-child president, whose primary -- I think his primary job, if you will, in life has been leisure." [Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show, 10/27/09]
Limbaugh on college "thesis" he said Obama wrote: "[T]his little boy in college" had "disdain" for Constitution. During discussion of a report about a "college thesis" Obama had purportedly written, which later was revealed to have been fake, Limbaugh claimed: "And this little boy in college, writing about [the Constitution] with utter disdain, and he still shares those same feelings." [The Rush Limbaugh Show, 10/23/09]
Limbaugh says that with digitized health records, "little man-child" Obama would be able to "blackmail you" and "deny you treatment." Warning that the digitization of medical records would let the government "blackmail" patients and deny them treatment, Limbaugh asserted, "Every day, this little man-child reaches out and grabs something else." [The Rush Limbaugh Show, 6/18/09]
On Beck, Limbaugh calls Obama a "full-fledged man-child narcissist." Appearing on Fox News' Glenn Beck, Limbaugh stated of Obama: "The man's a pure, full-fledged man-child narcissist who has to make everything about him. And while he's talking about protecting us and defending us and so forth, the Federal Reserve yesterday came out and said the economic forecast for the rest of the year is even worse." [Glenn Beck, 5/21/09]
Limbaugh: "[T]he little boy president went out there and did something absolutely ignorant and stupid." Referring to Senate Democrats' plan to block funding for the closure of the Guantánamo Bay detention center until a decision was made about where to put the detainees, Limbaugh stated: "I tell ya, this is cover for Obama, 'cause the little boy president went out there and did something absolutely ignorant and stupid, and he's got to be covered for it now." [The Rush Limbaugh Show, 5/20/09]
Discussing Obama, Limbaugh suggests Dems, media believe "you can't criticize the little black man-child." On his radio show, Limbaugh asserted of attacks by Sen. John McCain against then-Sen. Barack Obama: "[S]ee, there are Democrats -- the drive-bys" -- a term Limbaugh uses to denote the national media -- "are just so upset with these so-called 'ferocious attacks.' These have been benign. Even the Britney Spears/Paris Hilton ad was funny. It was benign." He later added: "It's -- you know, it's just -- it's just we can't hit the girl. I don't care how far feminism's saying, you can't hit the girl, and you can't -- you can't criticize the little black man-child. You just can't do it, 'cause it's just not right. It's not fair. He's such a victim." [The Rush Limbaugh Show, 8/20/08]
Limbaugh's history of racially charged remarks
Limbaugh has a history of making racially charged remarks about Obama. Media Matters for America has documented numerous racially charged or insensitive remarks Limbaugh has made about Obama, including his comments that "[w]e are being told that we have to hope [Obama] succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles ... because his father was black" and that "Obama's entire economic program is reparations." Further, Limbaugh stated that "in Obama's America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering" and referred to Obama as a "Halfrican-American."