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Limbaugh: Liberals & The Violence Card

From the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal:

Liberals and the Violence Card

Conservative protest is motivated by a love of what America stands for.


APRIL 23, 2010

The latest liberal meme is to equate skepticism of the Obama administration with a tendency toward violence. That takes me back 15 years ago to the time President Bill Clinton accused "loud and angry voices" on the airwaves (i.e., radio talk-show hosts like me) of having incited Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. What self-serving nonsense. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with anti-government protest when they’re not in power.

From the halls of the Ivy League to the halls of Congress, from the antiwar protests during the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq to the anti-capitalist protests during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, we’re used to seeing leftist malcontents take to the streets. Sometimes they’re violent, breaking shop windows with bricks and throwing rocks at police. Sometimes there are arrests. Not all leftists are violent, of course. But most are angry. It’s in their DNA. They view the culture as corrupt and capitalism as unjust.

Now the liberals run the government and they’re using their power to implement their radical agenda. Mr. Obama and his party believe that the election of November 2008 entitled them to make permanent, "transformational" changes to our society. In just 16 months they’ve added more than $2 trillion to the national debt, essentially nationalized the health-care system, the student-loan industry, and have their sights set on draconian cap-and-trade regulations on carbon emissions and amnesty for illegal aliens.

Had President Obama campaigned on this agenda, he wouldn’t have garnered 30% of the popular vote.

Like the millions of citizens who’ve peacefully risen up and attended thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the preservation of the social contract that undergirds our society. I do not hate the government, as the left does when it is not running it. I love this country. And because I do, I insist that the temporary inhabitants of high political office comply with the Constitution, honor our God-given unalienable rights, and respect our hard-earned private property. For this I am called seditious, among other things, by some of the very people who’ve condemned this society?

I reject the notion that America is in a well-deserved decline, that she and her citizens are unexceptional. I do not believe America is the problem in the world. I believe America is the solution to the world’s problems. I reject a foreign policy that treats our allies like our enemies and our enemies like our allies. I condemn the president traveling the world apologizing for America’s great contributions to mankind. And I condemn his soft-pedaling the dangers we face from terrorism. For this I am inciting violence?

Few presidents have sunk so low as Mr. Clinton did with his accusations about Oklahoma City. Last week—on the very day I was contributing to and raising more than $3 million to fight leukemia and lymphoma on my radio program—Mr. Clinton used the 15th anniversary of that horrific day to regurgitate his claims about talk radio.

At a speech delivered last Friday at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., the former president said: [T]here were a lot of people who were in the business back then of saying that the biggest threat to our liberty and the cause of our domestic economic problem was the federal government itself. And we have to realize that there were others who fueled this both because they agreed with it and because it was in their advantage to do so. . . . We didn’t have blog sites back then so the instrument of carrying this forward was basically the right-wing radio talk show hosts and they understand clearly that emotion was more powerful than reason most of the time."

Timothy McVeigh was incensed by the Clinton administration’s 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. It’s no coincidence that the bombing took place two years to the day of the Waco siege. McVeigh was not inspired by anything I said or believe and to say otherwise is outright slander. In the aftermath of the bombing, I raised millions of dollars for the children of federal employees killed in that cowardly attack through my association with the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation.

Let me just say it. The Obama/Clinton/media left are comfortable with the unrest in our society today. It allows them to blame and demonize their opponents (doctors, insurance companies, Wall Street, talk radio, Fox News) in order to portray their regime as the great healer of all our ills, thus expanding their power and control over our society.

A clear majority of the American people want no part of this. They instinctively know that the Obama way is not how things get done in this country. They are motivated by love. Not hate, not sedition. They love their country and want to save it from those who do not.

Mr. Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host.

What he said.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 23rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Limbaugh: Liberals & The Violence Card”

  1. Right of the People says:


  2. proreason says:

    Rush is the most important person in the country.

  3. Petronius says:

    Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner?
    Here  is a little test that will help you decide.

    The answer can be found by posing the following question :  

    You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children.

Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you . . . 

    You are carrying a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP pistol, and you are an expert shot.  You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.
    What  do you do?

    Think and read carefully, then scroll down to see answer :

    Democrat’s Answer :

    • Well, that’s not enough information to answer the question!
    • Does the man look poor or oppressed?
    • Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
    • Could we run away?
    • What does my wife think?
    • What about the kids?
    • Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
    • What does the law say about this situation?  
    • Does the pistol have an appropriate safety built into it?
    • Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?
    • Is it possible he’d be happy with just killing me?
    • Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
    • If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
    • Should I call 9-1-1?
    • Why is this street so deserted?
    • We need to raise taxes, have a paint & weed day.
    • Can we make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior?
    • I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.  
    • This is all so confusing! 
    Republican’s Answer :


    Southerner’s  Answer :  



    Click….. (Sounds of reloading)






    Daughter : ‘Nice grouping, Daddy! Were  those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?!” 

    Son : “Can I shoot the next one?!” 

    Wife : “You ain’t taking that to the Taxidermist!”  

  4. philmarlowe says:

    As a regular listener of Rush, I’ve concluded that he is a regular visitor to Sweetness and Light.

  5. wardmama4 says:

    Right on, right on – with talent on loan from GOD!

  6. swee says:

    You concluded that Rush is a regular visitor to Sweetness & Light? HE cites the site by name, my friend, and refers to it on his website. :)

  7. philmarlowe says:

    I realize that my friend. I listen to Rush every day.

  8. wterrier says:

    Steve thanks for reprinting. What he said indeed.

    @Petronius lol guess that makes this NY’er a Southerner too!

  9. U NO HOO says:

    The government killed Branch Davidians but we can’t say Islam?

  10. BigOil says:

    Rush is spot on – as usual.

    He may host a talk radio show, but he is just as adept with the written word.

  11. Mithrandir says:

    If you went back and listed all the terrorist activities done by the left from THE 60s-until Now, you would have a HUGE list.

    From Bill Ayer’s bombing of the pentagon, to the bombing of the physics building at the University of Wisconsin, to campus riots, to slashing of Humvee’s on earth day, to throwing bricks through windows of politician’s headquarters, to the recent attacks by the SEIU thugs……..

    The left only gets angry when you use their words or tactics against them.

  12. ThreeBus says:

    don’t DOUBT him!! ;-)

  13. MinnesotaRush says:

    God Bless Rush!!!

    And I’m tickled pink to be the “MinnesotaRush” in this blue, blue state!

    Sorry about the Frankken deal folks (and Kloubachar)!!!

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