Limbaugh Accuses Obama of Inciting the Town Hall Violence

On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh made the claim that President Barack Obama is inciting the violent protests against healthcare reform. Limbaugh said, “No incidents of violence until Obama’s people showed up…He is out there inciting violence.” Wait, so the people at these town halls who are screaming that Obama is a socialist were sent there by Obama. Wow.

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

After issuing his standard warning to Republicans not to vote for the healthcare bill, Limbaugh said, “These are the people Obama is marshalling to prevent you from engaging in the democratic process while saying that you are sabotaging it. No incidents of violence until Obama’s crowd showed up. I can’t sit here and express to you how shocked and stunned that this is happening in the United States of America that we have a president who has abandoned the office now. He may as well be back on the campaign trail. His speeches are cocky, nasty, arrogant. He’s out there inciting violence. White House officials say we’re going to push back twice as hard. That’s the Chicago way. You bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. That’s the President of the United States.”

The, if you bring a knife to the fight we’ll bring a gun comment is not something that the White House is saying now about healthcare, it comes from a comment Obama made last June at a fundraiser in Philadelphia. Obama was referring to the then upcoming general election when he said, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

According to Rush, Obama is inciting the violence at Democratic town hall meetings to make the Republican Party look bad. This is a big plot by Obama to harass members of his party in order to make it seem like there is public opposition to healthcare reform. The president is trying to convince his fellow Democrats not to support his policy.

I think Limbaugh’s liquid diet is making him even more paranoid than usual. His whole theory that Obama is behind the violence makes no sense, especially when one can visit the right wing websites like Recess Rally which are organizing the protests. Yesterday, Limbaugh claimed that there was no violence occurring at these events, but today he is blaming Obama for the violence, so which is it Rush?

Limbaugh’s imaginary Obama is quite an interesting character, but he is nothing like the real president. As far as I can tell Obama has been, not on the road all of the time, but in the White House lately. It is so obvious that right wingers are behind the violence that Limbaugh has had to create an alternate reality to dismiss it. This is the current state of the just say no to facts Republican Party.

3 Replies to “Limbaugh Accuses Obama of Inciting the Town Hall Violence”

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  2. Obama did say “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” at a townhall in Philly.

    June 2008 Politico – Mike Allen

  3. I’m smart enough to know that if Palin is busy using old school political imagery to win then that means she’s not actually working on my public policy…same with Limbaugh and Beck. These people are COMMENTATORS. All they do is talk talk talk. They can do no more than that…and they don’t. The problem is that everyone doesn’t know this. There needs to be a mass education to teach the public the FACTS about Government and Public Policy. Then maybe they can sort out who is really in control of the Government. Trust me, it’s not the people who need to use cross-hairs to get a point across. If a person doesn’t even know how to campaign using 21st century new school politics then the only other thing left for them to do is fall back on what they know. Many Republicans haven’t been actively involved for so long that they have to revert back to McCarthyism and Cold War mentalities. Oh well, go ahead….and continue to lose. People like Palin only make me fight harder to keep her out of my government. Come on, a loud enemy is a good enemy. You know where she’s at at all times because her mouth gives her away. Same thing with Beck and Limbaugh…you know where these people are every second of the day. In front of a microphone or in front of a camera.

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