Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh reportedly has a daily listening audience of twenty-million people. Until perhaps a week or two ago he delighted his followers with anecdotes and audio clips of Donald Trump “owning” the press corps and media outlets – with example after example of unsuccessful efforts to knock him out of the presidential race. Limbaugh promulgated Trump’s decisive stances on our illegal immigration problem, and his call to stop all Islamic immigration until our officials can figure out why Muslims are in the habit of visiting violence on innocent Americans.
Limbaugh indeed spends a lot of air-time time talking about how great is his influence on the nation’s political scene. And in that he is correct. He has also spent a lot of air-time and energy carrying water for the Bush family, in particular with his continuing support of George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein. (Enter Arab Spring and the Muslim hijra to Europe.)
Very recently Limbaugh’s approach to Donald Trump’s campaign has noticeably become not so positive, at times bordering on derisive. Yesterday’s broadcast comments from his website rushlimbaugh.com can be read by clicking here, and here, and here.
As the above video clip (sent to me by Diana West) illustrates, Limbaugh is suddenly touting Marco Rubio as a “legitimate full-throated” conservative, not at all aligned with the GOP establishment RINOs – the ones America voted into office with a mandate to put a stop to Mr. Obama’s immigration policies, his fiscal policies, and his pro-Muslim foreign policies. And yes, I’m talking here about the very same RINOs who were sworn into office and immediately gave Mr. Obama everything he wanted without any push-back.
Particularly noticeable now is that Limbaugh is willing to overlook Marco Rubio’s repeated efforts to pass legislation which would grant amnesty to millions of people who are in this country illegally, and to provide them a path to citizenship. Those efforts are not in any way compatible with one who is interested in the welfare of America and her people. They are not conservatism by any stretch of one’s imagination. They are indicative of a globalist’s position which has so fed up Americans and given rise to Donald Trump’s campaign.
Readers who have followed this blog are familiar with examples of Rubio’s amnesty for illegal aliens positions. If you listen and read carefully, Rush Limbaugh now wants us to sort of just forget, or at the very least to mitigate, that part of Marco Rubio’s political persona.
I haven’t forgotten any of it. And I find it rather strange that Rush Limbaugh has suddenly taken this tack against Donald Trump and for the likes of Marco Rubio.