Limbaugh Ties Ferguson To Benghazi: ‘All Of This Is Barack Obama’

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Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday inevitably found a way to tie the protests in Ferguson, Mo. to the Benghazi scandal.

A caller on his radio show told Limbaugh he was tired of reading about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson in media coverage of the Ferguson protests and said he felt they have been “using this event to gain political bank.”

“That’s the point. You gotta understand something. This is far bigger than the Reverend Jackson and Al Sharpton,” Limbaugh responded.

He noted that he heard Sharpton had tried to charge the family of Michael Brown for his services before circling back to tie Sharpton’s involvement in the Ferguson response to the Obama administration.

“But this is the Democrat Party, folks. The president of the United States is in charge of what’s happened here,” he said. “I think it is time for everybody to come to grips with a simple reality. I don’t care what scandal you name — Benghazi, Fast and Furious, take your pick, IRS — has anybody involved in any of these scandals been fired? Not a single person.”

The pundit argued that Ferguson is actually about quashing Republicans.

“This is about wiping out the Republican Party. This is about wiping out the Libertarians. This is about wiping out anybody who opposes Obama. Every bit of this,” Limbaugh said. “This isn’t Al Sharpton. This isn’t Jesse Jackson. They’re just tag-alongs now. This is Obama and Holder. But all of this is Barack Obama. Every event, every detail, every occurrence is Obama. And the end result is the end and absence of any opposition. So that’s what Ferguson’s all about, like all the rest of this has been about.”

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