If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Democrats will do whatever it takes to win an election.
Remember 2000 when Democrats tied up the presidential election in the courts, even though George Bush had clearly won the election?
Or more recently, how many Democrats are calling for abolishing the electoral college because she won the popular vote and “should be president.”
Now, Rush Limbaugh claims Democrat governors will keep their states’ economies closed on purpose in order to cause massive job losses and business closures.
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The point in doing that?
So that they can blame economic failure on Donald Trump and win the presidency in 2020!
Newsmax reports on Limbaugh’s thoughts:
Rush Limbaugh said this week on his radio show that Democrats will try to keep states from reopening because they want to “wreck the economy” to hurt President Donald Trump’s reelection chances.
“The American Left and the Democrat Party is going to do its best to keep this economy shut down, to extend and expand that shutdown — and blow up their own country’s jobs — just to ensure that Trump loses,” Limbaugh said on Tuesday, according to RealClearPolitics. “But here’s the thing about that. Let’s do a little hypothetical. Let’s say this continues as it is, and let’s say that more and more red states open up and the economy in these states starts to return and revive.”
He added that Democrat governors will “stay locked down all for the express purpose of canceling out the increase created by the red states. The economic activity that will happen from the red states going back to work, the blue state governors are gonna try to cancel it out by keeping their people at home. They’re gonna wreck the economy. Their objective is to wreck the economy and get rid of Trump. So let’s say that … Well, hard as it is to imagine, let’s say they succeed. Let’s imagine they do this. They keep the economy in such bad shape that Trump is sent packing. What do they expect when that’s all over? Do they expect us just to forget it?”
Rush Limbaugh is a great man and it would be great if he were wrong on this one. The idea that political leaders would inflict harm on Americans on purpose just for political purposes would make anyone sick to their stomach.
Unfortunately, Rush is probably right on this one.
Just this past summer, Fox News ran a segment showing members of the media, such as Bill Maher, “praying” for a recession just so Trump would lose the election.
Check out the video below:
Forbes provided further details on Limbaugh’s analysis:
During his nationally-syndicated radio show this week, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh gave an extended monologue about the current coronavirus-induced state shutdowns. In Limbaugh’s view, the Democratic-controlled ‘blue states’ are conspiring to keep shutdowns in effect in order to drive unemployment while the actions of the Republican-controlled ‘red states’ are trying to help expedite the country’s recovery. And of course, Limbaugh predicts that all of this is part of a conspiracy to get President Trump voted out of office. It was the usual Limbaugh radio fare that both delights his followers and infuriates his detractors and that might not merit mention... until he said this:
“Folks, I’m gonna tell you, these next four months are gonna be a veritable war like we have not seen.”
And suddenly, Rush Limbaugh doesn’t seem so crazy.
Because the truth of the matter is that we ARE heading down a dangerous path of outright national conflict. The signals are everywhere. In Michigan, armed protestors and self-identified right wing militias are marching on the state capital, protesting Governor Whitmer’s extension of her stay-at-home order. Similarly, in Pennsylvania not only businesses, but local officials, are defying Governor Tom Wolf’s guidelines for reopening. But the frustration and anger around the nature and pace of reopening is also sparking dangerous acts of civil disobedience. In Owosso, Michigan, armed citizens came out to help a barbershop open in contravention of the state orders. In California, a resident openly wore a KKK hood while shopping at a grocery store, and a Target shopper broke the arm of an security guard trying to enforce the store’s face-covering policy. The list of these types of occurrences continues to grow, especially while Americans’ nerves get more frayed as the coronavirus spring melts into a curve-defying summer.
But are we on the edge of a real civil war?
Probably not, but there are some troubling parallels to a similar time 160 years ago during the run-up to the Civil War. Back then, the fractious 1860 election was essentially a referendum on slavery and states’ rights, with the northern and southern states at deep odds over the future of the nation. Lincoln, the Republican candidate, claimed an electoral landslide over the three other candidates, yet only won 40% of the popular vote. The election results caused a national rupture, and before Lincoln could be inaugurated, 11 southern states had seceded from the Union. Within weeks, the confrontation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina sparked the Civil War, and the rest is history.
It’s very clear at this point that an increasing number of Americans are growing tired with the shutdowns.
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