Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh believes the political landscape in America makes it possible that the nation is “trending toward secession.”
Limbaugh, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and legend in broadcasting, made the observation during a broadcast of his show on Wednesday.
A question was posed by his producer wondering if Republicans would ever be able to win elections again if they’re not able to make headway in strongly blue cities and states.
Limbaugh began by noting elections had been won without the help of blue states in years past, but then injected the notion of culture in the equation.
“I thought you meant ‘Can we win the culture, can we dominate the culture?” he said to producer James Golden, aka Bo Snerdley.
“I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” Limbaugh surmised. “I see more and more people asking what in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York?”
“What is there that makes us believe that there is enough of us there to even have a chance at winning New York, especially if you’re talking about votes?”
Rush Limbaugh Warns America Is Heading Toward Secession … But Wait
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Much of Limbaugh’s broadcasting genius revolves around the fact that he sometimes lets the listener into his thought process.
Naturally, the mainstream media doesn’t understand that basic skill. The left has been absolutely distraught over Limbaugh’s comments, suggesting he is actually calling for secession.
The danger is real -Trump’s Medal of Freedom Winner: Rush Limbaugh Argues For Secession: ‘There Cannot Be A Peaceful Coexistence’ | Crooks and Liars https://t.co/upM9a41TbN
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) December 10, 2020
Rush Limbaugh: “There cannot be a peaceful coexistence” between liberals and conservatives: “I actually think that we’re trending toward secession”https://t.co/Ui18peIFSA
— Media Matters (@mmfa) December 9, 2020
What do we have in common?
How about that we’re Americans…? https://t.co/VZMPqRjFpZ
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 9, 2020
All of the above commentators and entities are far-left leaning and not all that bright when it comes to political observation, whether they’ll admit to it or not, in the case of Kristol.
They took quotes from the show out of context to create a narrative they could use to smear Limbaugh.
What Rush was getting at, is that there are a lot of people saying, “there cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs.”
Leftists are telling you those are Limbaugh’s own words when he was simply making an observation about what others have said.
Shortly thereafter, Limbaugh had this to say:
I know that there’s a sizable and growing sentiment for people who believe that that is where we’re headed whether we want to or not. Whether we want to go there or not. I myself haven’t made up my mind. I still haven’t given up the idea that we are the majority and that all we have to do is find a way to unite and win.
Not a man advocating for secession, rather than a man who is simply stating he believes this is where things are heading based on what others have said about red states being unable to have a say in elections.
First lady Melania Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh. The conservative radio host recently announced an advanced cancer diagnosis https://t.co/C3Wm2ERpwP pic.twitter.com/rMnJUse6mA
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 5, 2020
Limbaugh: Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner
Earlier this year, Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during President Trump’s State of the Union Speech, a move that left the radio legend quite emotional.
“Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country,” Trump said.
The medal, the President explained, was “in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and that you inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity.”
Thank you so much for your overwhelming encouragement, support, and prayers out there. They absolutely work! Fear not, I plan to hang around a long time to continue to annoy the left.
— Rush H. Limbaugh (@RealRLimbaugh) October 19, 2020
In late October, Limbaugh shared sobering details of his ongoing battle with lung cancer, telling listeners he can no longer deny he’s “under a death sentence.”
Limbaugh updated fans on his condition which he described as terminal.
Still, he vowed to “hang around a long time to continue to annoy the left.”
We’re hoping that is for many, many years to come.