PALM BEACH, Fla. – One day after President Obama delivered his second inaugural address to the nation, top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed the political powers in office have designed “class and race wars” to pit Americans against each other.
“I don’t say this lightly. We’re in the midst here of designed class and race wars. They’re brewing out there,” Limbaugh said Wednesday afternoon.
Referring to Obama’s speech, Limbaugh said, “The president of the United States was filled with venom for his political opponents, and there are 60-some-odd million of them who voted against him. It’s not just the Republicans in Washington. There are 67 million Americans who voted against Obama and he declared war against them, too. He declared war against Republicans and, by extension, anybody who voted for them.”
During his address to the nation, Obama said: “We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.”
Limbaugh noted: “We’ve got the biggest domestic challenge this country’s faced in a long time under the guise of fixing all of these horrors that went on in our past. We’re heading right back to them. We are reconstructing those horrors under the guise of fixing it all finally. There is a giant deception taking place. But my point here is that it has never worked and it isn’t going to work here.”
“This country breeds people who want to be good, to be the best, who want prosperity. It breeds them,” Limbaugh continued.
“And at some point, people are going to awaken and demand better and realize that it’s gonna be up to them. And the longer this goes on … the more it’s going to be demonstrated that all these promises are empty. And all this talk about everybody getting a fair shot and hard work, it’s not gonna happen. And it’s gonna get uglier before it gets better. But it’s what was elected.”