Rush Limbaugh spent a segment of his talk radio show Tuesday addressing the response of the Democratic Party's old guard to their new "rising star," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her fellow "fresh faces" in the House. That response: "legitimate panic."
"I think the Democrats, folks, are losing control of who and what they are, and I think they’ve been gobsmacked by it," said Limbaugh. "I don’t think they saw this coming. I don’t think they saw the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez crowd coming, the Ilhan Omar crowd, [Rashida] Tlaib. They didn’t see it coming, partly because it’s generational. So they’re in a little bit of a quandary."
Citing Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shutting down the impeachment talk, Limbaugh offered his theory on why she's giving up on that Democratic dream.
"I don’t think Pelosi has the time or the energy to manage a war on three fronts," Rush posited. "And the three fronts are Trump and Pencil Neck Adam Schiff as a conflicted fishing expedition leader. He’s certainly not sympathetic. Schiff is an irritating just-to-look-at-him kind of guy. And then he starts talking, and there is this arrogant pontification about things. He just rubs people the wrong way."
Then, of course, there's those "radical freshmen," particularly Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Rashida Tlaib. "And then she’s got these radical freshmen who are politically and intellectually inexperienced, shall we say, ignorant, shall we say," he continued. "Even if Nancy Pelosi is a full-fledged, 1,000 percent socialist, you don’t say so. You just don’t advertise it."
The other major problem for Pelosi and company is that "Trump’s policies are showing extremely positive results in a very important area, and that is the economy."
"So the primary objective of the past two years has bombed. The primary objective the past two years has been to run this soft, silent coup against Trump and get rid of him one way or the other. And it hasn’t even happened. It hasn’t even come close to happening," he said.
As that strategy has been crumbling, the "radical freshmen" are out there sabotaging their own party, with Omar even slamming the party's golden child, Barack Obama.
"In the meantime, Ilhan Omar talking about Barack Obama as a pretty face who got away with murder!" Rush exclaimed, adding later: "And she’s right, Obama was naming people to be killed via drone, and we were doing it! ... She says the hope and change offered by Obama was a mirage, recalling the caging of kids at the US-Mexico border ... You’re not supposed to talk about Obama, Democrats doing that. That’s exclusive Trump!"
After expounding on the Omar condundrum, Rush returned to AOC, who he described as the "classic example" of Democrats and the modern liberal education system producing even more radical acolytes than they intended.
"But I think regardless of whether I’m partially right or even wrong about this, I think in the salons of leadership in the Democrat Party, they look at a lot of these young people being totally out of control," he said. "I don’t think the Democrat Party has yet gotten to the point where they believe they will win the presidency on a 'we hate America' platform. I mean, what’s-her-face Cortez is running around saying some of the most outrageous things about America being degenerates and 10% garbage. She’s a classic example of what I’m talking about, somebody who’s really bought all of it hook, line, and sinker."
Transcript via RushLimbaugh.com