In an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday night, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said that the lack of confidence in the 2020 Democratic field was palpable throughout the media.
“You know it’s bad when Rahm Emanuel has to go on TV today and criticize these people for being nuts with this agenda,” he said. “I mean, Gloria Borger on CNN after the debate, ‘Where was the inspiration?’ There isn’t any inspiration. People need to understand how the Democrats see America. This is the thing that just boggles my mind. They look out over this landscape. They see nothing but suffering. They don’t see anybody other than in pain, victims of this, victims of that.
“Then,” he continued, “they position themselves as the people who are going to fix it and get even with the other people — us — who have caused all of this misery. And there isn’t anything they talk about that involves improving life. They talk about jobs, not careers. They do not offer anybody anything uplifting, and they haven’t created a group of voters that even thinks uplifting. Their voter group is mired in all kinds of misery, injustice to the point they’re covering up George Washington in murals in San Francisco, rather than cleaning the human feces off the streets out there.”
Limbaugh said this lack of a positive vision for America was catching up to Democrats. He noted that while it wasn’t that long ago that Donald Trump was seen as a joke candidate who couldn’t win the Republican nomination, today’s Democratic field was filled with candidates who are uninspiring to the point of dismay.
“Three years ago, about that, nobody thought that Donald Trump could win,” Limbaugh said. “I’m talking about in the mainstream, the media, the Washington establishment. Nobody thought he could win. Tonight, nobody thinks anybody on that Democrat debate stage can win. In just three years we have gone from a candidate that everybody was laughing at and thinking had no prayer and wasn’t even serious about winning to now nobody on the Democrat side is — they’re asking Michelle Obama to get in and save them. If they’re doing that, that’s a tantamount admission that nobody they’re running now has a slight chance or even a prayer.”
Yes on all counts, but we would note that there’s the shadow of a warning in Limbaugh’s message. Like he said, no one thought Trump had a ghost of a chance in 2016. If that’s the case with Democrats today, well, that just tells us not to get cocky. Anything can happen, even with a bunch of loonies like the party has put up against Trump. We need to be vigilant, and we need to come out in force next November. Anything short of that, and they could squeak one by us.
But, looking at the political landscape right now, we really don’t think that’s going to happen.