Monday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh observed that many of the student speaking out against the National Rifle Association and guns after last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, FL were employing tactics of the Democratic Party.
Limbaugh, who appeared a day earlier on “Fox News Sunday,” said he made the observation when one of those students was interviewed shortly before his appearance on that program.
Partial transcript as follows (courtesy RushLimbaugh.com):
When I first saw the signs that the students were carrying — and when I first heard about the national day of march or protest or whatever, and when I heard some of the students in the interview section of the “Fox News Sunday” show yesterday and other places — I thought to myself, “This sounds just like the Democrat Party. It sounds just like the way they organize things.” But the students were saying, “No, no, no. This is not political.”
Their messaging said, “Democrats, Republicans, you’ve goofed up. You’ve made mistakes. This is not political.” But yet everything they’re doing is right out of the Democrat Party’s various playbooks. It has the same enemies: the NRA and guns. You can’t take social media out of the equation here. Social media is the primary information source for young people today, and they know where to go to get what they want to hear.
They know places to avoid. Everybody does. Places to avoid if you don’t want to be confronted by things that challenge your worldview. But just to me, it’s a classic Democrat campaign to say something isn’t what it is in order to give it legitimacy. ‘Cause everybody knows that once anything becomes political, then it isn’t pure. It isn’t innocent. It isn’t real. Politics, at worst, corrupts, and at least shapes and infects.
When you see the initial reaction to an event like this being what every other initial reaction has been, and then when you realize that reaction, that objective is right out of the Democrat Party playbook — or, bigger than that, the American leftist playbook — then the conclusion seems automatic and obvious. Why are all of the students what we’re seeing…? Why are all of the students on camera answering questions being interviewed…?
Why are all of them saying pretty much the same thing in a political context or political sense?
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