“I’ll be honest with you, I predicted to you it was going to exacerbate racial problems, and it has,” he told NBC in an interview that aired this morning. “Any criticism of President Obama is going to be said to be racism. And if you don’t like his healthcare bill, racism. And I opposed it when Clinton and Hillary were trying to do it, and they aren’t black.”…

When asked if some of the past segments on his show, such as a song called “Barack the ‘Magic Negro,’ ” crossed the line from satire into racism — Limbaugh defended them as pure satire.

“Would you ask someone who writes for ‘Saturday Night Live’ these questions?” he responded, saying the title was lifted from a Los Angeles Times column written by a black man.