#CivilWar: Rush Limbaugh says 'we're trending towards secession', accused of instigating violence

Limbaugh, who is suffering from Stage IV lung cancer, was talking about liberal cities like New York and San Francisco when he took up a question of whether 'we can win the culture'


                            #CivilWar: Rush Limbaugh says 'we're trending towards secession', accused of instigating violence
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Rush Limbaugh raised eyebrows across the internet as he said on his popular radio show Wednesday that the United States was possibly "trending toward secession" and that there couldn't be a "peaceful coexistence" of liberals and conservatives. Shortly after, #Limbaugh and #CivilWar started trending on Twitter, with anti-Trump critics accusing the conservative star of instigating violence. Limbaugh, who is suffering from Stage IV lung cancer, was talking about liberal cities like New York and San Francisco when he took up a question of whether "we can win the culture," Mediaite reported.

“I actually think — and I’ve referenced this, I’ve alluded to this a couple of times because I’ve seen others allude to this — I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” he opined.

“I see more and more people asking what in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York?” Limbaugh asked.

Radio personality Rush Limbaugh reacts after First Lady Melania Trump gives him the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 04, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Media Matters flagged the segment, in which Limbaugh went on to explain: "A lot of bloggers have written extensively about how distant and separated and how much more separated our culture is becoming politically and that it can’t go on this way. There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.”

Limbaugh's comments enraged several anti-Trump critics on Twitter, with several accusing him of "trying to start" a civil war.

"#CivilWar is trending because authoritarian right-wing Republicans — notably including Rush Limbaugh — are explicitly encouraging it and pushing to destroy American democracy. It’s the radical right’s longtime fever dream bubbling to the surface," one wrote.

"We need to catalog any calls for violence by people in the so-called media. It gets up to twenty years. Nobody is immune. @FoxNews Newsmax and people like Rush Limbaugh are all in play. If they say the magic words they need to be teed up," another added.

"Rush Limbaugh trying to start #CivilWar because he thinks liberals and conservatives can't coexist. Well....radical right-wing can try that, pretty sure the U.S. Military would put a stop to them before they have time to blink. Just saying......." a third chimed in.



 

 



 

 



 

Earlier in the day, we reported how Rep. Cynthia Johnson (D-MI) was removed from her committee assignments by the Republican leaders of the Michigan House of Representatives in response to a video she posted on Tuesday, December 8, on Facebook, where she appeared to threaten Trump supporters with violence.

"So, this is just a warning to you Trumpers. Be careful. Walk lightly. We ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough," said Johnson in the live-streamed video. "And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right. Be in order. Make them pay. I love y’all."

In between thanking her supporters, she took sips from a glass that contained some sort of a red-colored beverage, presumably alcohol. The video was apparently in response to Johnson receiving death threats and racist messages after she appeared to harangue Trump's legal team led by Rudy Giuliani during a recent legislative committee hearing over alleged voter fraud.
 
 

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