Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh says Democrats “hate” Republicans far more than they do radical Islamic terrorism.
“The simple fact of the matter is that the American left and the Democrat Party, we conservatives, we Republicans, are their biggest enemy,” he said on his radio show Tuesday. “They fear us, hate us far more than they are bothered by Islam, militant Islam [and] Islamic terrorism.”
Limbaugh said Democrats had wrongly directed their anger at Republicans after Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando.
Authorities say Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub, before being killed in a confrontation with law enforcement at the club. Mateen reportedly pledged his support to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria during the attack.
“You would think that the worst terrorist attack since 9/11 would finally wake up [President] Barack Hussein [Obama] and [presumptive Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic Party and the rest of the appeasers on the left,” Limbaugh said. “But, as we have said before, they despise us more than they despise militant Islam. The Democrat Party, the American left, the American professorate, those who work in academia, no, no, no, no.
“They’re not going to stop until they can find what they believe to be a credible way that they can blame this on talk radio, Fox News, the Republican Party, the [National Rifle Association] NRA, the Second Amendment, out-of-control guns, the AR-15, whichever, which this guy didn’t even use.”
Limbaugh on Tuesday said Democrats are already using the bloodshed to score political points against the right.
“Every event like this is an opportunity for them to once again strike out again at us and try to further damage our reputations, our brand, whatever you want to call it. I’ll tell you who’s being smeared is us. The NRA is being smeared, and it’s Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party doing it.”