Limbaugh: Hurricane Irma is "an exciting thing" for "the left" because they're "always working on moving their agenda forward"
Rush Limbaugh: "You can't miss all of the talk, from [Hurricane] Harvey on, about climate change and people trying to persuade people that it's behind all this, when it isn't"
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From the September 7 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Two hit pieces in a row from The Washington Post today. "Rush Limbaugh's hurricane survival guide: Stop buying water and don't listen to the news." Neither of those two things did I say. I never got close to saying either, and no reasonable, sane person ever would. So what did I say that has these people so discombobulated and upset? And I'm telling you, it all revolves around their politics, and I continually poke holes in their balloon about this and they just can't handle it, and they go livid.
All I do is identify what they're doing. They are the ones exaggerating. They are the ones using this destructive event, which is going to affect millions of people horribly, they are the ones using it to advance a political agenda, not me, and all I'm doing is pointing that out. And I'm simply explaining to people how it works. Everything has been politicized in this country, and when the left is behind that politicization, you have corruption. There's corruption everywhere in our politics, and it's epitomized during national disasters and emergencies, because the left is always working on moving their agenda forward; climate change, radical environmentalism, and so the occasion of this hurricane is an exciting thing for them.
And simply to say that, just that, causes them to lose their grounding and their common sense. And when they lash out, they lie. And they say, as Al Roker did, that what I'm suggesting is near criminal. What I'm telling people is near criminal. Here's a summary of what I said: To anybody in the path of this hurricane, take emotion out of the equation. I explained how severe weather events are opportunities for big ratings boosts in the media, and explained how it happened. I explained how severe weather events impact retailers and how some retailers are smart enough to coordinate advertising with television stations. It happens. It doesn't mean it's bad. It happens. It helps to explain things, and that's all I do. Severe weather events are opportunities to advance political agendas, and they are. You can't miss all of the talk, from [Hurricane] Harvey on, about climate change and people trying to persuade people that it's behind all this, when it isn't.