On Tuesday, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh put forward an explanation for the riots in Ferguson and the hatred displayed by those on the left. The reason, he said, is that liberalism as a whole, and the Democratic Party in particular, drives its supporters insane.
Limbaugh started by telling his audience that he would also be mad if he were an African-American who had supported and voted for the Democratic Party for 50 years. “If I were an African-American,” he said, “I would be so confused that I would not know where to turn.”
“You see, for 50-plus years, the Democrat Party — and, by the way, as a subset of this, during the discussions prior to the election, one of the observations I made was that I really think that the Democrat Party, liberalism, makes its core supporters insane,” he added. They were driven insane during the Iraq War, he said, and the situation has only gotten worse.
“They create constant rage, constant outrage, constant hatred,” he continued. In February 2011, we first said that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate. As we have reported time and again, liberals have gone over the top with their hatred, sometimes calling for genocide, often calling for the death of those with whom they disagree. Mike Dickinson, the liberal Democrat who sought the House seat held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., for example, actually prayed that God would kill everyone in the NRA with Ebola. On Monday, we reported that liberals on Twitter called for the extinction of white people, claiming that would somehow make up for the shooting of Michael Brown.
“Every day is chaos,” Limbaugh said. “Every day is confrontation. Every day is crisis. Every day is somebody in power coming along to destroy you. Every day the country sucks. Every day the country is decrepit, every day. And after not too long a time, I guarantee you the people who follow this stuff closely — and I’m talking about leftist politico types — I think they are so filled with rage and hatred that it bubbles over into, could be, clinical insanity. Because there is total irrationality all over the place.”
The left, he added, has toyed with people’s feelings. And, he explained, the Democratic Party “has ratcheted up those feelings and created a constant anger disproportionate to reality.”
“There’s an irrationality about it all,” he continued. “You can’t talk sense to some of these people. They’re simply outraged all the time, angry, want to be. They want to be mad. That’s the mode of operation. That’s the mode of existence, which then transfers itself to everybody’s a victim of something, and the victim of a faceless, mean-spirited, extremist majority and/or country that has them constantly in battle, constantly pitched in battle against, in some cases, imaginary forces. It’s unhealthy as it can be. And we see how it manifests itself so often, not just last night in Ferguson.”
Limbaugh went on to say that Obama got elected, partly as a result of the pent-up anger and emotional manipulation by the left. “We got our guy, one of our own, one of us, understands our plight, and it’s payback time, mama,” he said.
But things aren’t turning out as liberals think they should. For example, he said, most of the businesses being destroyed in Ferguson are owned by minorities.
“So after 50 years of loyally supporting the Democrat Party and that resulting in the election of the first brother, Barack Hussein O, all my problems solved, all my loyalty paid off, finally payback time, whatever, it’s gonna end, and whatever I’ve been mad about for all these years is gonna be over, we’re gonna fix it. And then six years into it, it’s worse, and I’m confused,” he said. “I don’t know who to blame, because all of a sudden as an African-American I’m having to face the truth, when for 50 years I never had to. Maybe if I’m an African-American today I begin to believe, begin to think, maybe just a tiny little light, that I’ve been played. Maybe I’m being taken for granted. Maybe all these promises were empty, ’cause they certainly haven’t paid off.”
“All I know is that if I were African-American and I, for 50 years, have been drinking the Kool-Aid — and I’ve been loyal and I’ve been voting for the guys ’cause they care about me and they understand me and they understand that the other guys are racist pigs and want to hold me back and so forth — and then nothing changes, I’d be mad, too,” he added. “And then when I see the first African-American president seemingly in love with Hispanic illegals, and he doesn’t care about me anymore, I would be mad. I might even feel a little betrayed. I might. I don’t know. But it’s clear that the first African-American president really, really, really cares about Hispanic illegal immigrants. He really does. He really does.”
Obama, he added, was supposed to get even with the system and mete out a lot of punishment, he said. He was supposed to level the playing field. But, Limbaugh added, he didn’t. He concluded by telling his audience: “I’d be a little mad, too.”