On the Monday edition of his radio show, Rush Limbaugh delivered his theory why President Trump denounced Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her progressive colleagues in the Congress on Twitter. Limbaugh also addressed the theory on Tuesday's show and responded to Brit Hume's opinion of his take.
RUSH LIMBAUGH: I have a really nifty alternative theory of what Trump is doing here, and I’m gonna share it with you in mere moments. I first, however, want to share with you Lindsey Grahamnesty’s tweets. Not tweets. Lindsey Grahamnesty was on Fox this morning. Let me check the audio sound bite. Hang on just a second here, folks, ’cause if I’ve got the sound bites here, we’ll use ’em. If not, no big deal. You don’t have to go get ’em. If they’re not here, that’s not… (interruption) Okay. We don’t have them. Great. I’ll read this to you.
Lindsey Graham today… (interruption) Would you hit my off button in there for just a…? (silence) Thank you very much. Lindsey Graham today: “We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country, they’re calling the guards along our Border (the Border Patrol Agents) Concentration Camp Guards, they accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the Benjamin’s,” meaning for the money.
“[T]hey they are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. I think they are American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject.” Lindsey Graham was urging Trump not to make this personal. That was his way of supporting it while distancing himself from it. Don’t go after ’em personally, Lindsey Graham was saying. It never works.
“What does it mean for America to have free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants, no criminalization of coming into our Country – See how that works for controlling Immigration! They talk about Israel like they’re a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region. They wanted to impeach President Trump on DAY ONE. Make them the face of the future of the Democrat Party, you will destroy the Democrat Party. Their policies will destroy our Country!” That’s Lindsey Graham today, and he’s exactly right.
I think there are more people aware of this than anybody in the Drive-By Media would ever contemplate. I think for as long as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been on the scene (and even before that), I think there are so many millions of Americans who are fed up with the anti-American diatribe that has become readily identified with the Democrat Party policy. It is anti-American, it’s anti-American founding, it’s anti-American exceptionalism, it’s anti-American greatness. For crying out loud, Jay Inslee, who is the former governor of the state of Washington… Do you know what he said over the weekend? He promised…
Just to show you how infantile these people are. In a lame attempt to get noticed and capitalize off a brief/miniature pop culture moment, Jay Inslee promised to interview Megan Rapinoe as his secretary of state if he’s the Democrat nominee. I’m here to tell you: A woman in purple hair running around wanting to represent America and doing so and winning the World Cup, and then taking every opportunity to make herself out to be some gigantic victim of this country because she’s gay?
And then to run around and say — before she was even invited — that she wouldn’t go to the White House because Trump doesn’t like people like her? Trump doesn’t make people like her feel comfortable? Trump has never said a thing about gay people! He doesn’t care. It’s not part of his daily existence. That’s not how he sees people. He has never said a word about it. But yet there she is putting words in his mouth, putting thoughts in this mouth, trashing the country — acting like she’s some never-ending, gigantic victim. And here comes some lame Democrat candidate that will never see the nomination (impression), “I’m gonna make her my secretary of state. I think she may have what it takes.”
I’m telling you, when people see this, and even if they don’t hear what Inslee said, just the fact…
Folks, I can tell you that this Stand Up for Betsy Ross T-shirt… (chuckles) I’m so hamstrung because we’ve made a decision not to announce any numbers here because we’re not finished. We’ve gotten… (sigh) Well, let me just tell you, if this is any sign of how irritated the people of this country are, then it is huge out there, and I think Lindsey Graham’s exactly right. These people operate every day with the approval of the mainstream media. These people believe their own polls, where Hillary’s gonna win in a landslide or whoever the Democrat this year is gonna win in a landslide 2020.
They believe this stuff. So here comes Megan Rapinoe or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or any of these other people, and the media loves them, and they treat them with kid gloves, and they make ’em big time stars and these people end up believing their own press. And they are not aware of how much animus they are creating for themselves because they live in this alternative reality where people unlike them are a relative few and a minority and don’t deserve to be dealt with, counted, talked to. They despise us; they hate us; they think they’re the majority.
They think all of America agrees with them except for some rare exceptions, and it’s the other way around. The major sentiment in this country is not anti-America. The primary sentiment here is not anti-Constitution. The primary sentiment is not that America sucks. The primary sentiment is that American citizens are not victims of a bigoted government. That is not the majority of opinion in this country among the people who make it work.
And yet these people, because of the fawning media coverage they get, end up having this anti-American stuff applauded, validated. They end up thinking they’re big stars. They end up thinking they’re in the majority and when they fade away ’cause nobody has ever cared in the first place, they’re left dumbstruck. They do not represent the majority of thinking. The fact of the matter is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad members, they are communists. They hate Israel, they do not like the United States, and everybody’s paying attention to them knows this.
They think they’re winning big time friends. They think they’re creating a majority talking like this. This is going to be adapted to my upcoming theory here, so hang on. We’re not running concentration camps. I’ve got a great sound bite coming up. Thomas Homan literally wiping the floor with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when she tries to impugn him for separating families at the border. He makes it obvious she doesn’t know diddly-squat about what anybody at the border does. You may have seen it or heard about it, but it’s coming here in just a moment to back all of this up.
Calling the people at the border concentration camp guards? Saying people who support Israel do it for “the Benjamins”? (I guess that’s trying to be hip.) Concentration camps? Do you think the American people hear this and just slough it off? They are not sloughing it off. Graham again: “[T]hey are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. … What does it mean for America to have free health care for illegals?” Do you think this just happens in a vacuum?
In a Democrat debate, “How many of you believe in free health care for illegal immigrants?” Twenty hands go up. You think the American people just watch this and chuckle and slough it off? No, they actively oppose it. They’re motivated and inspired to stand up against it and oppose it, and yet the Democrats — in a lunacy-type way — think they’re building a majority with this kind of thing? The disconnect and the out-of-touch divide is something I’ve never seen in my life. I mean, remember the sixties? Radical leftists were bombing college campuses and businesses and banks.
Times have changed, but the radicals haven’t. Their targets have changed. Their targets have expanded. Instead of bombing colleges and banks, they’re now taking down the American flag, and they’re hoisting the flag of their home countries. You think people don’t notice this? Other radicals are calling themselves Antifa. They are in fact violent fascists. Others lie about detention centers, concentration camps. You think Trump notices any of this? I know you notice it, and I know it irritates the heck out of you. (interruption) Inslee is the current governor.
Well, too bad for them. Did I say former? (interruption) Okay. I stand corrected. So here is an alternative theory for what Trump is actually doing. The briefing opinion is that Trump screwed up here because the Democrats are having this internecine battle, a circular fire squad led by Cortez and her squad aiming for Pelosi and others in the Democrat leadership, and this has led people to believe that the Democrat Party is not unified.
And I’m here to tell you that they may not be unified now, but when it comes time to get into gear on the 2010 election, they’re going to be unified because they all hate Trump. They will at least be unified in that regard. I don’t expect that the battle for power in the Democrat Party is gonna subside. I don’t think it’s gonna fade away, but it will take second place to the presidential election. They’re going to be unified. But I think Trump may have seen it differently, and here is the alternative theory for you to chew on.