PALM BEACH, Florida – Reacting to Tuesday night’s racial riots following a police-involved shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh lamented how automatic the violence is despite being in the second term of America’s first black president.
“It seems like rioting is almost expected now when there is a cop shooting,” Limbaugh said on his Wednesday broadcast.
“A cop shooting, period. Don’t care about the details. It seems like it’s now axiomatic that there’s going to be rioting or massive public protests or threats of rioting or threats of unrest every time the cops have to draw their weapons.”
Limbaugh noted how Americans were assured in recent years that having Barack Obama in office would make such rioting a thing of the past.
“The election the first African-American president, not just that act, but the man himself with his promises and his assurances is going to unify us, the country was going to become one, the nation was going to be loved by all the peoples of the world, and, via hope and change, there would be an unbridled optimism that would spread coast to coast, east to west, north to south, all across this country.
“And now look where we are. We’re nowhere. In fact, not only are we nowhere near that, we have regressed. We have regressed and we are in the process of regressing, specifically in the area of race relations, but in general throughout our culture. Our culture is being roiled. Our society is being torn asunder. It is happening with happiness on the part of those doing the asundering. They are gleeful and feel like they have an objective to accomplish here by further division, creating angst.”
The radio host specifically mentioned agitation by the leftist group Black Lives Matter.
“Black Lives Matter gets honored at the White House. My question is, were they radicalized before they went to the White House or after they left the White House? Well, it’s a fair question, is it not?”
“It seems like violence and property destruction are the judge-and-jury justice that we have today,” he continued.
“The mob determines right and wrong and then hands down the sentence then and there. The Justice Department watches from afar, and after everybody gets through tearing up a town, the Justice Department walks in there with Loretta Lynch and claims, ‘The police department’s racist! We’re gonna have to take it over, and we’re gonna have to impose our federal guidelines. Charlotte, you’re next.'”
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