Monday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggested he may “reactivate” his 2008 “operation chaos,” in which he urged his listeners to participate in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary and vote for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) against the eventual nominee, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), in order to prolong the Democratic Party’s primary contest.
In this case, Limbaugh said he would reactivate it in order that he could urge his listeners to vote against Clinton’s 2016 Democratic opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“This stuff is just continuing to mount here and Stephanopoulos is talking about Democratic primary devolving to a delegate count,” Limbaugh said. “That’s huge and Stephanopoulos admitting now this is going to take a long time. We may – folks, before this is all said and done, we may have to reactivate ‘operation chaos,’ but this time for Bernie depending on how the Democratic hierarchy seeks to treat him.”
Limbaugh said he was asked about reinstituting it for the GOP side of the presidential primary race, but dismissed that idea and instead explained why doing it for the Democratic side would be more appropriate.
“Bernie Sanders is not supposed to win these two states and he’s not supposed to be outraising Hillary,” he continued. “None of this is supposed to happen. And the effort by the drive-bys to make it look like casual ordinary everyday business in the Democrat party, believe me — it’s not that.”
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