Right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh said that it was likely that the death of a leftwing protester at Charlottesville was orchestrated by the left, and that it’s exactly, “that which was hoped for and sought.” He made the comments on his radio show Wednesday.
“I saw this earlier in the week,” Limbaugh said, “and I didn’t know what to make of this. But this is from Breitbart: “Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter.” And this comes actually from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is another hate group. You know, the Democrat Party and the American left is the largest collection of rage and hate in America today.”
“How does one go through a 180-degree shift in ideological commitment in less than a year?” he added. “I was gonna say, maybe one doesn’t. Maybe he still is an Occupy Wall Streeter and maybe he still is a Barack Hussein O supporter.”
“I think we should consider the possibility that the Clintons and the Obamas and the top-down Democrat apparatus, including the media,” he explained, “is very much involved in this, because, like I said yesterday, folks, all of this is organized. None of this is spontaneous.”
“The Drive-bys want you to think that what happened Saturday was a bunch of skinhead, Nazi, white supremacist Klansmen that showed up in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Limbaugh explained. “And just because they showed up, they’re reprehensible, they’re reprobates, they’re creeps, they’re human debris, they’re scum, we gotta get rid of ’em.”
“Whoever they are, these lunatics were out there marching, had a permit,” he continued. “The other side didn’t. There was nothing spontaneous about the opposition.”
“There was nothing innocent about the opposition,” he said. “The result achieved here is exactly that which was hoped for and sought.”
“Now, folks, you must understand,” Limbaugh concluded, “it is highly controversial for me to say what I just said. I am painting a bull’s-eye on myself by doing this by not acknowledging the media version of this, by claiming that I don’t buy any of this, by claiming that this is all organized and it has a purpose be and it’s political. It’s not rooted in the anger over slavery. It’s not rooted in racism and bigotry. That’s how they attract a crowd, but that’s not what is really motivating the leaders of this movement.”
Law enforcement officials have not declared a motivation for the driver who killed a woman at the rally and injured many more, but he was known to have participated in white nationalist events.