Rush: Patriotic dissent does not inspire violence 

Rush Limbaugh in today’s Wall Street Journal, on President Bill Clinton’s recent use of the “violence card” to discredit dissenters from this administration’s policies:

Timothy McVeigh was incensed by the Clinton administration’s 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. It’s no coincidence that the [Oklahoma City] bombing took place two years to the day of the Waco siege. McVeigh was not inspired by anything I said or believe and to say otherwise is outright slander. In the aftermath of the bombing, I raised millions of dollars for the children of federal employees killed in that cowardly attack through my association with the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation.

Although Rush doesn’t bring up Rahm Emanuel’s “never waste a crisis” quote, this part certainly evokes it:

Let me just say it. The Obama/Clinton/media left are comfortable with the unrest in our society today. It allows them to blame and demonize their opponents (doctors, insurance companies, Wall Street, talk radio, Fox News) in order to portray their regime as the great healer of all our ills, thus expanding their power and control over our society.

Note also the unapologetic use of the word “regime,” used in the past by John Kerry, Chris Matthews, and countless other liberals to describe the Bush Administration.

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