Rush Limbaugh made a serious statement during his show on December 9, that is already being taken out of context by the left and the media.
The left and the media like to take pieces of conservative content and lose their minds over it, quoting half of a sentence, or removing all context from a quote. Now, they are having a field day with Rush Limbaugh‘s discussion about secession.
In his statement, Rush mentioned that the United States may be “trending toward secession” due to the divisiveness of today’s political climate. Two deeply entrenched political parties exist today, with completely opposite points of view on every single issue, and no possible way to reach a compromise.
Instead of talking about what Rush said, it might be better just to read it for yourself.
On his Wednesday show, the conservative hero and talk-show host was asked by Bo Snerdley, his “Official Program Observer,” whether conservatives will ever be able to win. Here is his very long response, including the clarifying questions he asked Mr. Snerdley:
“Mr. Snerdley is asking if we’re ever going to be able to win. And he’s talking about elections. Votes.
Are we ever gonna be able to win without taking back some of these cities? He’s talking about blue cities like New York, Philadelphia. I assume you mean Detroit? (interruption) Do you include Milwaukee in this? (Interruption) Definitely. All right. What about Oakland, California? (interruption) Too far gone. San Francisco? (interruption) You think we can get San Francisco? Look, we won election after election after election without winning these cities or the states they’re in. (interruption)
I thought you were asking me something else when you said, “Can we win?” I thought you meant can we win the culture, can we dominate the culture. I actually think — and I’ve referenced this, I’ve alluded to this a couple of times cause I’ve seen others allude to this. I actually think that we’re trending toward secession. I see more and more people asking what in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York? What is there that makes us believe that there is enough of us there to even have a chance at winning New York, especially if you’re talking about votes.
I see a lot of bloggers — I can’t think of names right now — a lot of bloggers have written extensively about how distant and separated and how much more separated our culture is becoming politically and that it can’t go on this way. There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.
I know that there’s a sizable and growing sentiment for people who believe that that is where we’re headed whether we want to or not. Whether we want to go there or not. I myself haven’t made up my mind. I still haven’t given up the idea that we are the majority and that all we have to do is find a way to unite and win. And our problem is the fact that there are just so many RINOs, so many Republicans in the Washington establishment who will do anything to maintain their membership in the establishment because of the perks and the opportunities that are presented for their kids and so forth.”
In context, it is clear that Rush is not calling for secession. He is simply analyzing our current political situation, and trying to understand where the country is at. The most important quote that the media is ignoring, which shows that he is not supporting secession, summarizes his thoughts on the matter: “I still haven’t given up the idea that we are the majority and that all we have to do is find a way to unite and win.”