Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh rifled through his stack of stuff on Wednesday to provide his audience some examples of "deranged Trump-haters perpetrat[ing] acts of violence across the country," including a democratic socialist vowing to open fire at a MAGA event, and death and rape threats against a Daily Wire contributor serious enough for her to get police involved.
Limbaugh started by reading excerpts of the insane story of a College of Southern Nevada sociology professor who is now facing felony gun charges for shooting himself in the arm on campus "in protest of Donald Trump":
A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor is facing felony gun charges in connection with an on-campus shooting on the second day of classes. The guy’s name is Mark J. Bird, Was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. … He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building. ... The professor said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, police noted in their report.
Then there was the story The Daily Wire and others reported: “Democratic Socialist Threatens to Shoot Up MAGA Event at Trump Hotel, Report Says":
A supporter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has reportedly threatened to shoot up a "Make America Great Again" event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Law enforcement officials with the Metropolitan Police Department have opened up an investigation in response to the threat, which was posted to Twitter on Tuesday, The Daily Mail reports. "I am coming with a gun and I [sic] expect to get numerous bloodstained MAGA hats as trophies," the Twitter account wrote to right-wing pundit Cassandra Fairbanks.
Openly coming to shoot up an event!
Then there's the alarming story of Daily Wire contributor D.C. McAllister. Here's Limbaugh reading from PJ Media's initial report:
"Threats of Rape and Strangling Force D.C. McAllister” a commentator and columnist for PJ Media “Into Hiding After Anti-Abortion Tweet.” She "sent out a powerful tweet denouncing the abortion movement. … [D]ays later she would be in hiding, scared for her life. When she went public about receiving death and rape threats, pro-abortion Twitter users championed the threats against her.” ... Here is the McAllister tweet: “At the root of [abortion] hysteria is women’s unhinged desire for irresponsible sex. Sex is their god. Abortion is their sacrament. It’s abhorrent as women have flung themselves from the heights of being the world’s civilizing force to the muck and mire of dehumanizing depravity.” She’s absolutely right about that. We have called abortion the sacrament to the Left’s religion for decades on this program.
Limbaugh paused for a moment to note that these sorts of threats are "becoming common, and it’s becoming widespread — and all of this is coming from people who are genuinely unhinged."
"[W]hat’s in the crosshairs with this is the First Amendment," he said. "These people on the Left are making a beeline for freedom of speech and come one thing or another, they’re going to find a way to deny it to you and anybody that they can — and they’re not above using violence and threats to do so."
Next, Rush highlighted a story about what appears to be politically-motivated arson: “Wyoming GOP Office Set on Fire Less Than Two Days After Opening — Police Say It Was Intentional.”
Another ongoing story, he noted, is that of Steve Scalise, who was seriously wounded after a leftist opened fire on Republicans at a baseball practice:
A deranged leftist from Illinois angry that Trump had been elected, came and shot up the baseball practice. Scalise was seriously injured, took a long time to recover. He is out saying the political left needs to do a better job of policing its members who are inciting violence. It’s a nice sentiment, but asking people like Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi or any of these other people to rein in that? You think you can rein in Maxine Waters?
Limbaugh ended with the story of a Republican candidate being attacked by a knife-wielding nutjob: “Man with Switchblade Ranting About Trump Attempts to Stab Republican Candidate Running Against Representative Swalwell.”
"These incidents are not becoming rare or one-off," Limbaugh concluded. "They are becoming common. You don’t see any outrage at all for any of it, expressed anywhere in the mainstream media. Instead, you get stories that the Republicans are responsible for it. They’re to blame for it! They’re too radical. Their policies are anti-woman, anti this, anti that. Trump is wanting the hurricane to come and destroy North Carolina. You got these literally brain-dead leftists to soak this stuff up and believe it."