Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh on Friday advised conservatives and Republicans to expect liberals and the media to blame them for the deadly Sandy Hook shooting, which occurred while he was on the air.
“It is just awful,” Limbaugh said, referring to the shooting. “It is terrible, incomprehensible. But I’m going to tell you something — as we sit here at this very moment, you know it and I know it — there are liberals trying to find a way to blame this on conservatives or Republicans. It may sound a little hard-edged to say that, but I’ve lived through these things for 25-plus years. Every such incident as this — even Hurricane Katrina — they’ve tried to blame on Bush. Actually had people say he would steer it if he could have to get rid of the population. We shall soon see. It won’t be long. The Gabby Giffords shooting — you name it. Any incident like this.”
Limbaugh went on to remind his audience of the Aurora, Colo. shooting earlier this year, which ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross immediately linked to the tea party.
“The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ shooting in Aurora, Colo. — Brian Ross, ABC News blamed it on the tea party,” he continued. “So it may sound a little hard-edged to say it, but I’m telling you, there are elements of the mainstream media who are doing everything they can with their number-one objective is to see if there’s anything they can blame on conservative media or Republican policies or the Second Amendment. Don’t care what it is — you know that it’s coming. I want to get it out there and prepare you for it.”