It’s rather difficult to embrace any sort of “unity” with a party that only wants to “unify” with those who agree with them.
While the legendary radio host Rush Limbaugh was well-loved by millions of Americans and virtually set the tone of political discourse on the right for decades, the Democrats have taken the opportunity of his passing to smear him as a hateful bigot, and thus, smearing those millions of Americans right along with him.
One of the biggest blind spots today’s Democratic Party has is that while they’re perfectly happy to lament division, they’ve had yet to realize the reason our nation is so deeply divided most certainly has to do, at least in part, with their constant brow-beating of regular, everyday people who simply don’t share their worldviews.
It doesn’t seem like it was with very much concern for “unity” that the Democrats refused to allow a 30-second moment of silence for Limbaugh, who passed away from lung cancer earlier this month, on the House floor.
“My request is to allow a 30-second moment of silence for the passing of Rush Limbaugh, one of the greatest radio hosts ever, and make that as a formal request,” Congressman Ralph Norman (R-SC) requested during the floor debate over the Equality Act on Thursday.
The Post-Millennial reports that this request was turned down.
“The chair cannot entertain the gentleman’s request, but the chair can recognize the gentleman’s debate time,” the congressman was told by the Democrat-controlled House.
Meanwhile, in Florida, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schulz (D-FL) issued a letter to mayors urging them to keep flags flying high despite an order from Governor Ron DeSantis to lower them in honor of Rush.
The former DNC chairwoman claimed Limbaugh “spent his career normalizing and popularizing hatred and bigotry against people of color, immigrants, women, and the LGBTQ+ community” and “stoked the environment that led to an insurrectionist attack on our Capitol, and dismissed calls to end such violence.”
“American political discourse is in a dangerous state. Our country is the most divided it has been since the Civil War. As we work to heal the nation, we cannot elevate a person credited for fostering our divisions and emboldening the worst tendencies of human nature,” she finally declared, smearing every Rush listener in the state of Florida right along with the recently deceased local legend.
Yes, we are divided—and actively fighting against simple, respectful gestures for figures who were loved by millions when they go back to the Lord is no way for us to unify or heal.
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