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Rush Limbaugh Likens President Obama to Oreo Cookie (Audio)

Rush Limbaugh
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The radio host calls the Kraft snack “biracial,” and says it could be called the “Or-bam-eo.”

Outspoken radio host Rush Limbaugh has done it again.

What started out as news on a new Oreo from Kraft, which will have three layers of cookie, and two of cream – one white vanilla cream and one of chocolate cream – turned into a comment on President Barack Obama’s ethnicity.

“The triple double Oreo. You wait -- it isn’t going to be long until it’s called the Or-bam-eo or something like that,” said the conservative political commentator Limbaugh on Wednesday. “Well, it’s a biracial cookie here.”

Limbaugh then went on to mention Michelle Obama’s promotion of healthy eating. “The food industry responds with, ‘Oh, yeah? Take this.’ And Kraft comes up with the Or-Bam-eo, the triple double-dipper,” Limbaugh continued.

Limbaugh was referencing an article from The Chicago Tribune, which of course did not liken the cookies – which come out Wednesday -- to Obama or call the cookies “biracial.” Limbaugh has been criticized for comments that he’s made about race before.

In the same show, Limbaugh also calls Obama's bus tour "The White Like Me Tour."

Limbaugh is notorious for his comments on his outspoken radio show. In the past, he has mocked the Japanese for recycling after the tragic earthquake, and a billboard for his show, which had bulletholes and the phrase “straight shooter” on it, was placed down the street from where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot -- and six were killed -- in Tucson. Limbaugh later said he was not aware of the billboard’s placement.