On “Fox News Sunday,” conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said “grievance politics” is “tearing the country apart,” and that President Barack Obama is “promoting the division.”
Limbaugh said, “A grievance politics in this country that’s tearing the country apart,” adding, “This is not good for the country, what’s happening here, because it isn’t, I don’t think full-fledged legitimate. It’s not based on real-world grievance. It’s grievance that’s being amplified and made up. The president, if you ask me, could do a lot to stop this by telling people to respect the criminal justice system.”
“I don’t think that things are rosy and perfect in America, but to say that they’re no better, as the mayor of New York said, that’s absurd. We’ve made all kinds of efforts to improve race relations in this country. The 1964 civil rights act, affirmative action, we have bent over backwards,” he continued.
“And I think for the president to promote this division as he just did in that clip that you said, and mischaracterize what happened here — he’s talking in large part about Ferguson and what he described did not happen in Ferguson, and what most of the media is describing did not happen in Ferguson, MO,” Limbaugh added. “There was no hands up, don’t shoot. It didn’t happen. And that’s tearing this country apart. we have people to whom the truth is relative. And they’re using whatever power they have to try and redefine the truth for the advancement political agenda. And it’s just not productive. And the president taking sides in this in a way that further divides the country. I find reprehensible and very unfortunate.”
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