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Rush is nostalgic for the 'Southern Strategy'

Hope the “New Black Republicans” check out “Hillbilly heroin” addict, and GOP mouthpiece/talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s thoughts on Ken Mehlman’s apology.

As House Blender Patrick said in his email on this, “any African American that thinks this is their party has lost their mind.”

Here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say about Kenny Mehlman’s “apology” to blacks for the GOP’s “Southern Strategy” of the past yesterday, courtesy of Media Matters:

LIMBAUGH: President Bush skipping this week’s annual NAALCP convention for the fifth straight year, but that’s not preventing the White House and the Republican Party from waging a drive to woo African-American voters. Ken Mehlman of the RNC is going to the NAALCP convention, and he is basically going to tell them how the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln lost its way with African-American voters over the years and how determined the party is to get them back. He said, “We can’t call ourselves a true majority unless we reach out to African-Americans and make it the party of Lincoln. There was a time when African-American support turned Democrat, and we didn’t do enough to retain it. Now we want to build on the gains we made in the last election.”

Know what he’s going to do? He’s going to go down there and basically apologize for what has come to be known as the Southern Strategy, popularized in the Nixon administration. He’s going to go down there and apologize for it. In the midst of all of this, in the midst of all that’s going on, once again, Republicans are going to go bend over and grab the ankles. They’re going to the NAALCP. This is like going into Hyannisport and apologizing to [Sen.] Ted Kennedy [D-MA] for whatever and expecting him to become a supporter. It’s like showing up at the [Sen.] Chuck Schumer [D-NY]-Joe Wilson press conference in 20 minutes and saying, “Okay, Ambassador Wilson, we apologize. We hope you’ll support us. We can’t become a majority party until people like you are voting for us.” It is just — it’s absolutely absurd.

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