Laura Ingraham: Democrats punish 'the black population' if they 'get off the plantation'
Laura Ingraham speaks to ABC News (screen grab)

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday used racially charged language to suggest that Democrats would punish black voters for leaving the liberal "plantation."


Over the weekend, African-American pastor Corey Brooks blamed the robbery of his church on his support Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.

On her Tuesday radio show, Ingraham noted that President Barack Obama had campaigned for Rauner's opponent, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

The radio host also pointed out that Brooks had been blasted as an "Uncle Tom" in an anonymous voicemail that he received.

"Look at what they did to Col. Allen West, look at what they did to Justice Clarence Thomas or tried to do," Ingraham said. "This is what they do!"

"You can't get off the plantation! It is their sole province for maintaining control of the black population," she continued. "You must be liberal, you must be for certain policies that Al Sharpton and Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid favor."

"You can't waiver because if you think for yourself, you are as that [voicemail] said, a sell-out."

Listen to the audio below from The Laura Ingraham Show, broadcast Oct. 28, 2014.

(h/t: Media Matters)