I have to say, Limbaugh’s had some really strange rants lately, even for him. Like this:
“Riots in Denver, the Democrat Convention would see to it that we don’t elect Democrats,” Limbaugh said during Wednesday’s radio broadcast. He then went on to say that’s the best thing that could happen to the country.
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Limbaugh cited Al Sharpton, saying the Barack Obama supporter threatened to superdelegates that “there’s going to be trouble” if the presidency is taken from Obama.
Several callers called in to the radio show to denounce Limbaugh’s comments, when he later stated, “I am not inspiring or inciting riots, I am dreaming of riots in Denver.”
Limbaugh said with massive riots in Denver, which he called “Operation Chaos,” the people on the far left would look bad.
“There won’t be riots at our convention,” Limbaugh said of the Republican National Convention. “We don’t riot. We don’t burn our cars. We don’t burn down our houses. We don’t kill our children. We don’t do half the things the American left does.”
Accusing liberals of burning down houses and cars and killing their own children — remember, this is what conservatives consider “balance” to the alleged liberal bias of the news media.
…adding, I thought the dog-whistle components of Limbaugh’s statement were probably obvious, but a reader’s note reminds me that I probably spend more time listening to this guy than a lot of you. “Killing their own children” is clearly an abortion reference, while the rest is probably trying to invoke the LA riots, and by extension, a general sense of racial divisiveness.
And C&L has this:
Lisa: You were saying that you were hoping for a White Christmas if the Democrats choose Hillary over Obama and you even kind of sang your statement to the tune of White Christmas or did you mean a white country? What exactly did you mean by that statement yesterday?
Rush: Ho ho ho.
Lisa: Because I feel like all Americans, the American people want is whatâ€™s best for this country.
Rush: No, they donâ€™t.
Lisa: Why does this have to be a hate-filled comment from you and other radio hosts?
Rush: Lisa, thereâ€™s nothing but love for people, care and concern for people.
Lisa: It didnâ€™t sound that way yesterday.
Rush: Well, youâ€™re picking a selective moment. How often do you listen to the show?
Lisa: I listen almost every day.
Rush: You do?
Lisa: Yes I do. So I was a bit surprised should I say shocked that you were so blatant with that comment.
Rush: Iâ€™ve made the comment before.
Lisa: Who wishes for riots, who wants that to happen in this country?
Rush: Who wishes for riots? I didnâ€™t get the ball rolling, it is Democrats like Al Sharpton that there will beâ€¦.
Rush: You need to be calling Rev. Sharptonâ€¦
Lisa: Iâ€™m calling the gentlemen who made the comment yesterday and sang to the tune of Iâ€™m Dreaming of a White Christmas. What, what was that about?
Rush: It was about nothing. You are, you are takingâ€¦
Lisa: You are an intelligent man and I donâ€™t think anything you do is about nothingâ€¦
Lisa: Everything you say and do on your radio show has a purpose. Iâ€™ve been listening long enough to pick up on that, Rush.
Keep in mind one of Limbaugh’s own catchphrases: “words mean things.”