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Rush Limbaugh: Grievance Politics Tearing Our Country Apart

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In an exclusive interview with Chris Wallace on Fox news Sunday, Rush Limbaugh said he doesn’t thing things are rosy and perfect, but grievance politics are tearing our country apart. Rush addressed the grand jury verdicts in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, as well as immigration and Republican strategy.

TRANSCRIPT:

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: But I want to put into that and one of the things that critics and some of the demonstrators cite is, for instance, that black drivers who are stopped at — for a traffic stop are three times likely to be searched as white drivers. So what do you think of them as this perception of unfairness in the criminal justice system?

LIMBAUGH: I don’t think that things are rosy and perfect in America, but to say that they’re no better, as the mayor of New York said, that’s absurd. We’ve made all kinds of efforts to improve race relations in this country. The 1964 Civil Rights Act, affirmative action, we have bent over backwards.

Is it all perfect? No, it’s not. But there’s no acknowledgment of any progress, Chris. If you listen to these people, the president, the mayor of New York, you would think it’s 200 years ago. You would think we haven’t even started working on these problems, and that’s not true.

And I think for the president to promote this division as he just did in that clip that you said, and mischaracterize what happened here — he’s talking in large part about Ferguson and what he described did not happen in Ferguson, and what most of the media is describing did not happen in Ferguson, Missouri. There was no “hands up, don’t shoot.” It didn’t happen. And that’s tearing this country apart.

We have people to whom the truth is relative. And they’re using whatever power they have to try to redefine the truth for the advance of their own political agenda. And it’s just not productive. And the president taking sides in this in a way that further divides the country I find reprehensible and very unfortunate.

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Hillary Clinton. How worried should Republicans be about Hillary Clinton as the Democratic potential Democratic nominee in 2016?

LIMBAUGH: Not very. She can’t sell a book. She can’t sell an auditorium. The hype finally is over.

WALLACE: That was quick.

LIMBAUGH: You said quick. You said quick.

WALLACE: OK. Good. I’m glad you’re taking direction.

Barack Obama, when he last talked, I was looking at our interview from 2009, you called him a man-child who doesn’t care about the country. Do you want to take any of that back?

LIMBAUGH: Right. No. I think everything I told you in 2009 has been validated. All of this that’s happened has happened on purpose. It’s been his strategy. It’s been his agenda, and he’s well into it, Chris. I mean, there’s nobody stopping him. Everything he wants is pretty much getting done.

WALLACE: On the Republican side, you have been quite critical of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. What’s your problem with him?

(CROSSTALK)

WALLACE: What’s your problem with him?

LIMBAUGH: Well —

WALLACE: And who do you like on the Republican side?

LIMBAUGH: Well, now, that’s a loaded question because I can’t mention everybody, I would leave some people out and make them mad.

I think Jeb — the Republican Party is totally absorbed in this comprehensive immigration business, and Jeb is out there claiming the only way he can get nominations is somehow run against the base in the primaries. I think the Republicans have demonstrated they know how to lose the White House, and it’s time to change direction, change strategy. They’ve got that down path. And it’s not — they’re not going to

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  • Rush Limbaugh is one to talk about tearing the country apart. Rush’s political commentary has been doing that for years.

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