America appears to be figuratively split on ideologies, but could that ultimately lead to a literal split? Conservative host Rush Limbaugh is among those who believe America is headed down that path.
Limbaugh is warning listeners that the U.S. is “trending towards secession” because “there cannot be a peaceful co-existence of two completely different theories of life” in one nation. The 69-year-old host is predicting that some states may choose to break away from the rest of the U.S. soon and declare their independence.
The comments come on the heels of the lawsuit brought forth by Texas and since joined by 18 other states, asking the Supreme Court to essentially nullify the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
As Limbaugh was discussing conservatives “winning the culture” with a caller, he said, “I’ve alluded to this a couple of times because I’ve seen others allude to this—I actually think that we’re trending toward secession.
“I see more and more people asking what in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York?” he continued. “What is there that makes us believe that there is enough of us there to even have a chance at winning New York? Especially if you’re talking about votes.”
Limbaugh went on to say, “There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way. And I know that there’s a sizable and growing sentiment for people who believe that that is where we’re headed, whether we want to or not—whether we want to go there or not.”
With a record-setting 74 million people voting for Donald Trump and 81 million votes for Joe Biden, it is pretty clear our country is as divided as it has ever been.
On Friday, Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox News and took great exception to Limbaugh’s comments. “I think talk of secession is treason. I want to be very clear, Rush Limbaugh is a powerhouse broadcaster, he’s one in a zillion. They come along once in a generation, but that talk is reckless, it’s irresponsible.