Rush to Judgment

Denver, we have a problem.

Blubbermouth Rush Limbaugh of advocating rioting in Denver during the Democratic National Convention. For the record, on his April 23 radio show (which airs from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays on 850 KOA), Limbaugh was responding to comments from Al Sharpton, a Barack Obama supporter, that there will be "trouble" in Denver if the nomination is taken from Obama.

"Now, I am not inspiring or inciting riots. I'm dreaming" -- and here Limbaugh started singing to the tune of "White Christmas" -- "I'm dreaming of riots in Denver."

He went on (no surprise): "Riots in Denver at the Democrat Convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats. And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as far as anything I can think."

As that creepy Richard Dreyfus senator croons in An American President, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...."

For a transcript of the show, click here. -- Patricia Calhoun

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