Backing up similar rhetoric from conservative windbag Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh blames the left wing for Eric Garner’s chokehold death by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Limbaugh appeared on Fox News Sunday to bemoan the “grievance industry” that is “literally ripping our fabric apart.”
Limbaugh said that the aftermath of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases called for inspirational leadership from President Barack Obama, who instead was amplifying historical racial divisions for his own political gain.
“There’s no acknowledgement of any the progress,” Limbaugh said. (Actually Obama explicitly acknowledged racial progress in an interview with George Stephanopoulos two weeks ago.) “If you listen to these people, the president, the mayor of New York, you’d think it was two hundred years ago. You’d think we hadn’t even started working on these problems, and that’s not true.”
Limbaugh said he no longer believed the Garner case involved a chokehold (“What are you talking about?” Wallace asked) and that the incident would not have occurred were the left not “so eager for tax collection.”
“How many cops descended on that situation for cigarettes?” he said. “How many people smoking marijuana did the cops ignore on the way to Eric Garner?…I think the real outrage here is an American died while the state is enforcing tax collection on cigarettes! It’s absurd. People talk about the left, they want a big state, they want a powerful state. Well, here it is.”
During an appearance on “CNN Tonight,” Ann Coulter decried Eric Garner’s death and the grand jury decision to clear Officer Daniel Pantaleo, by blaming it on money, specifically the collection of cigarette taxes.
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