On his nationally syndicated radio program on Thursday, Rush Limbaugh offered a possible theory for the sudden campus protests springing up around the country.
Limbaugh conjectured that the Democrat Party may be helping stoke these fires a means to drum up the African American vote in 2016.
[A]ll of this was a trumped-up, manufactured protest,” he said. “In fact, if you wanted to get really cynical you could almost say the Democrat Party is behind this, and the ultimate objective is to secure African-American turnout in 2016 to the same levels that Obama got it in 2008 and 2012.“
Listen to Limbaugh’s remarks HERE.
The talk show host elaborated on his point:
I don’t think it would be a mistake to say Democrat Party operatives are behind all this stuff, from Ferguson to Baltimore to now Mizzou and over to Ithaca and all of it – trying to say the country is still racist as ever, for all intents and purposes we still have slavery – that no progress has been made and in their hearts, these evil Republicans still want black people in jail and all that. That’s a theme and were worse. And the whole point is to scare and panic these people to make sure they show up to vote against whoever the Republican is. If they can’t get them to vote for Hillary, get them to vote against the Republican. They need that black turnout. They need the Hispanic turnout. They’re worried about that. And they need the women vote, they’re worried about all of this stuff. You may not think they are. You may think they’re fat, dumb and happy and totally confident because the Republicans are a bunch of bumbling idiots. But it’s not the Republicans they’re afraid of. It’s the Tea Party. It’s the Republican base they’re afraid.
Limbaugh said even if the protests were not drummed by the Democrat Party, they are manufactured none-the-less. “It’s manufactured and its purpose is societal unrest and to tear down the institutions that have been with this country since the days of our founding,” he said.