Talk radio legend and Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh has always carried his audiences through turbulent times in America. What lies ahead may be the most challenging yet.
“America’s Anchorman” told his audience Wednesday that he thinks the U.S. is “trending towards secession.” Limbaugh was responding to a caller who asked about the future of the Republican party in light of the way Democratic states seems to turn entire states blue.
“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,” Limbaugh told the caller. “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.”
“There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs,” he later continued. “We can’t be in this dire of 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.”
“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,” he made sure to add. “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.”
Limbaugh, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer, clarified on his Thursday broadcast that he wasn’t advocating for secession, but answer the question of whether the GOP will be able to win again. “I never would advocate for secession,” Limbaugh said. “I’m simply repeating what I have heard.”
Of course, the leftist at outlets like the Washington Post had already pounced on Limbaugh as “floating” the idea of secession and criticized him for supposedly walking it back then. However, it was clear from the beginning it was more of his prediction than a call to action.
— Sarah Ellison (@sarahellison) December 11, 2020
From the man that revolutionized talk radio and shattered the mainstream media’s monopoly, it came as a prescient moment of clarity that articulated what many have been secretly worried about for a while. After months of rioting, COVID-19 hysteria and years of radical social engineering, it’s logical to come to the same conclusion as Limbaugh — we don’t want to see our country break up, but how can we possibly move forward so divided?