Rush Limbaugh made a rare TV appearance on Fox New Sunday today in which he said that it’s “reprehensible” for Barack Obama to take sides in the Brown and Garner cases knowing it’s dividing the country – “tearing it apart”.
Chris Wallace interviewed Rush about Michael Brown, Eric Garner, illegal immigration and a number of other issues. As always, Rush was controversial – refreshingly so.
President Harry Truman was known as “Give ’em Hell Harry.” The title comes from an incident that took place during the 1948 Presidential election campaign. In Bremerton, Washington, Truman delivered a speech attacking the Republicans. During the speech a supporter yelled out “Give ’em Hell, Harry!”. Truman replied, “I don’t give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it’s Hell.” Subsequently, “Give ’em Hell, Harry!” became a lifetime slogan for Truman supporters.
Rush could easily be known as “Give ’em Hell Rush” and for much the same reasons.
Rush said these protests/riots are “tearing the country” apart and”it’s not based on real-world grievances”, “it’s made up”. In response to Obama’s and de Blasio’s reactions to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner incidents, he said it’s “absurd” to say race relations are no better. It’s “not perfect” but there is “no acknowledgment of progress.”
For the president to talk about things that did not happen…hands up, don’t shoot didn’t happen…truth is relative to these people and they are redefining the truth to further their agenda…The president taking sides in this in a way that further divides the country is “reprehensible,” Rush said.
Chris Wallace asked Rush about his comparison of Eric Holder’s behavior to Hamas. Rush said it is Eric Holder who is calling the NYPD an “occupying force.”
They talked about Rush’s criticism of Fox over their treatment of a possible government shutdown. Rush said it is not a government shutdown – it’s a trick, a diversion. He explained why it won’t affect their chances to win in 2016. Rush believes the Republicans in Congress aren’t fighting Obama’s illegal amnesty because they agree with it.
In the lightening round, he was asked how worried Republicans should be about Hillary Clinton. He said, not very. “Hillary Clinton can’t sell a book, can’t fill an auditorium, the hype is finally over.”
He still thinks Obama is a man-child and everything he [Rush] said has been validated and everything Obama does is on purpose. Everything Obama wanted to do is getting done because there is no one to stop him.
He was asked about his criticism of Jeb Bush and he said it is based in part on Bush running against a faction of his own party.
Using the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner as an excuse, the president is doing exactly what he has clearly wanted to do from the beginning – he’s nationalizing the police. He’s been nationalizing all pillars of our society.
As Rush said, he’s inventing the narrative to further his agenda.
In an appearance on BET, he said that racism is “deeply rooted” in our society and we just have to “keep steady.” Pardon my language, but the man is a jackass. He’s inciting more riots. That’s what Marxist revolutionaries do.
Remember when Barack was three years into his term, he said he was one of the best presidents?
He suggested he was the best President with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln. That would be “possible exceptions” of course.
That means he is better than Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, TR, Truman, Reagan, and oh, I could go on, but since he’s the best, there is no need.
The narcissist-in-chief made the comment in the overtime segment of 60 Minutes which was never aired.
“The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we’ve got a lot more work to do. And we’re gonna keep on at it,”
I guess 60 Minutes didn’t air it because they wanted to maintain some semblance of credibility.