Sunday morning Rush Limbaugh appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to offer his take on the much-discussed issues of police violence and race in America and delivered a classic strike in the imaging war.
His take: the death of Eric Garner is, in part, the fault of liberals who are “so eager for tax collection.”
Here’s what Limbaugh said about Garner’s case:
“How many cops descended on that situation for cigarettes? How many people smoking marijuana did the cops ignore on the way to Eric Garner?…I think the real outrage here is an American died while the state is enforcing tax collection on cigarettes! It’s absurd. People talk about the left, they want a big state, they want a powerful state. Well, here it is.”
Watch the entire interview below:
Rush Limbaugh began by bemoaning the “grievance industry” that is “literally ripping our fabric apart.”
Limbaugh said that the aftermath of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases called for inspirational leadership from President Barack Obama, who instead was amplifying historical racial divisions for his own political gain.
On the left, Bloomberg News (if you can call it that) has posted a short poll under the summary headline that, “Most Americans See Race Relations Worsening Since Obama’s Election.”
While Bloomberg defends the President’s oft stated promise that “his historic election would ease race relations” a majority of Americans, 53 percent, say the interactions between the white and black communities have deteriorated since he took office.
Bloomberg posts, :”Those divisions are laid bare in the split reactions to the decisions by two grand juries not to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y.”
They fail to note the victims as suspected criminals resisting arrest, but continually reference calls by racialists for federal investigations. Bloomberg apparently doesn’t consider it important to include the well-documented advance training and organizing of locals for this protest – preparations for violence that disprove any claim of spontaneity – in coverage and analysis.
Nevertheless, according to Bloomberg in this poll, “A majority agreed with the Ferguson decision, while most objected to the conclusion in the Staten Island death.”