Limbaugh asserted that "the Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats"

››› ››› ANNE SMITH

Rush Limbaugh claimed that "the Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats" and that "Islamofascists from [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad to [Ayman] al-Zawahiri ... Osama bin Laden, whoever, are constantly issuing Democrat talking points." Limbaugh previously asserted that Ahmadinejad's May 2006 letter to President Bush contained "Democratic talking points."

On the April 15 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh asserted that "liberalism is the greatest threat this country faces, not Islamofascism, because if the liberals dominate and win, and are in power for four, eight years or more, they don't take Islamofascism as a threat." He added: "And we know this because the Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats. Islamofascists from [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad to [Ayman] al-Zawahiri ... Osama bin Laden, whoever, are constantly issuing Democrat [sic] talking points."

Limbaugh made a similar claim on the May 10, 2006, edition of his show, during which he asserted that Ahmadinejad's May 2006 letter to President Bush contained "Democratic talking points," and "even some liberal Hollywood Jewish people talking point."

From the April 15 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: Let me finish this global warming riff, as it has to do with the theme I established in the previous half-hour. And that is, liberalism is the greatest threat this country faces, not Islamofascism, because if the liberals dominate and win, and are in power for four, eight years or more, they don't take Islamofascism as a threat. And we know this because the Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats. Islamofascists from Ahmadinejad to al-Zawahiri, Oba -- Osama bin Laden, whoever, are constantly issuing Democrat talking points.

So, liberalism is the big threat. One of my big pet peeves, and it's more than a pet peeve, is that in addition to nobody anywhere, Republican or Democrat, speaking about American exceptionalism, trying to inspire the American people, motivate them, [inaudible] to be proud of their country, to tell them the truth of this country and how they live in the greatest place ever on Earth, and that their opportunities -- even economic downturns -- are greater than any other person's on this planet, rather than do that, liberals advance a premise. And somehow, in our defensive nature, or our inferiority complex nature -- or in the politician's case, a desire to get something done, to be seen as being a person of action -- we accept the premise and then try to tweak it while opposing aspects of it and trying to make a conservative notion out of the premise. Now, global warming is one of these circumstances where we have accepted the premise.

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