Rush Limbaugh made a very salient point on his show on Friday. He was responding to James Clapper, who made the absurd claim that it was a good thing that Obama spied on Trump and then said that the spy wasn’t spying on Trump, he was spying on Russia.
If you believe that I have some land in Florida I’d like to sell you, with a complete ocean view………on all six sides. It is becoming increasingly apparent that Obama was aiding Hillary by shutting down the investigation of her while spying on her political opponent. That might have swung the election except that the could not find any collusion of any kind.
Later today Rush Limbaugh weighed in on this stunning admission by the former:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: So it’s perfect… Okay. I tell you what. I’ll tell you what then, Clapper. Whoever you people run in 2020, we’re gonna put a spy on! It’s gonna be a valuable thing. We’re gonna find out who it is that might be trying to rig the election for you. If the Russians tampering with campaigns is the big deal… You heard Clapper say, “It’s not Trump. No, no. This is hyperbole! We were trying to find out what the Russians were doing because the Russians were tampering.”
You people have done more to damage the integrity of the American electoral process than Vladimir Putin could in his dreams! And I’m not joking. With what these people have done for the last year and a half — basically get people thinking the election was stolen, that it was illegitimate, that the Russians didn’t want Hillary and wanted Trump and made it happen — look at what they have done to the image, the reputation of the American electoral system and process.
These people are doing the damage to it, and they continue to do it, because they can’t show any evidence whatsoever the Russians succeeded in determining the outcome of a presidential race. And we’ve got multiple sound bites from Obama himself admitting that it would be impossible to do. Our election, presidential election system is way too complex. You couldn’t know enough in advance of where you would have to start playing games to pull anything off because the Electoral College, precincts, voter turnout. You just… It couldn’t be done. If it could, the Democrats would never lose.
If they had found a way, if they had found a way to tamper with presidential elections, do you think they would ever lose one? No. But they do. They haven’t found any evidence that the Russians succeeded, and yet they continue to talk about it and validate the idea that spies are worthwhile. These people need to be held accountable for this.
The 2016 election was the most egregious encroachment into the political process that has ever been recorded and makes Watergate look like spitball contest. People need to go to prison.