Limbaugh: "The Trayvon Martin Situation Caused Happiness Somewhere In The Civil Rights Community"
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On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh drew a parallel between environmentalists concerned about global warming and "the race industry," because "incidents which prove their allegations -- or lend credence -- make them happy." Limbaugh then said, "The Travyon Martin situation caused happiness somewhere in the civil rights community because it gave them a shot in the arm." Limbaugh said that it "launched them" and "allowed them them to get in gear and to start leveling the charges that they always love to make about the country."
Full transcript below the jump.
From the April 10 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: To understand the left is to know that they never acknowledge ultimate defeat. Never happens.
Like global warming. You could establish daily, multiple times a day, the hoax this is. It's not gonna -- have they stopped? Have they stopped trying to implement everything that they were doing because of global warming, even though it's been established?
And by the way, how do they do that? How do they do that? It's a giant guilt trip. It's a giant -- they come at you, all these global warming people, come to you, "You have caused this massive destruction of our planet." But then they offer you redemption. Agree to higher taxes. Agree to limit your travels to wildlife. Agree to drive different cars. And you can redeem yourself. And you can win the approval of the state if you do the right thing to save the planet.
Global warming and the race industry have one thing in common, and that is incidents which prove their allegations -- or lend credence -- make them happy. The Trayvon Martin situation caused happiness somewhere in the civil rights community because it gave them a shot in the arm. It launched them. It allowed them to get in gear and to start leveling the charges that they always love to make about the country. When you have the hottest March, supposedly, on record, it makes the global warming people happy.
What is global warming? If you listen to these climate change -- it is the destruction of our climate. The destruction of the planet. They live in happiness whenever they think they have found evidence that what they're saying is right. You would think normal people wouldn't be happy about that. Normal people would not be happy when a racial incident happens. Normal people aren't, but leftist activists are happy.
And then they come along, and the way they corral everybody else is through condemnation. You're to blame. You are the reason -- it's your fault that there is racial strife in America. And they say that to the population in general. It's your fault that the polar bears don't have any place to live even though the polar bear population is at a record all-time high. It's your fault. There's condemnation, accusation, guilt. And this is how they get you to go along with whatever you must do, to correct what you have done, to bring about this destruction.