Rush Limbaugh Says Coronavirus Is Becoming Like Climate Change: ‘Every Day We Get Some New Scare Tactic’

MAY 14TH, 2020

Rush Limbaugh Says Coronavirus Is Becoming Like Climate Change: ‘Every Day We Get Some New Scare Tactic’

By Tim Pearce DailyWire.com

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Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said that the reporting and commentary around the coronavirus outbreak is becoming strikingly similar to the alarmism surrounding climate change.

Limbaugh made the comparison on his radio show on Thursday. The pundit started off by noting that climate change has been at the center of dire predictions for decades.

“Since the 1980s, they have been saying dire consequences await if we do nothing, and the predictions are all for different periods of time — 30 years from today, 30 years from now, 40 years, in the next 50 years,” Limbaugh began. “The predictions are long-term because they know people alive today won’t be alive the end of the prediction period to judge whether they were right or wrong.”

“It’s a scare tactic, a series of them, and you are aware of the transformation this story, this cause of climate change has gone through. I mean, it gets ridiculous sometimes, the predictions that are made, the warnings, the things that are going to kill us. And I’m noting a similar type of reporting now with the coronavirus,” Limbaugh said.

The host brought up an assessment by the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, that the virus may not be under control for several years. Swaminathan told an audience at the Financial Times’ Global Boardroom digital conference that “I would say in a four to five-year timeframe we could be looking at controlling this,” and that a vaccine “seems for now the best way out.”

“It’s irresponsible the way this stuff is being reported, and the reason it’s being reported the way it is is because it’s all political now,” Limbaugh noted.

When the shutdown was first announced, “were you led to believe that the shutdown would still be going on nine weeks, ten weeks later?” the host asked. “Or did you think it was a two-to-three week exercise to try to get a handle on things before things got out of control? I’ll guarantee you, the vast majority of people thought it was a temporary thing.”

Limbaugh said experts and the media “keep moving the goalposts on us” from flattening the curve so hospitals are not overrun to ramping up testing to finding a cure for the virus. . . .

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It is like Climate change because like climate change, it is manipulated to do the bidding of skilful rhetoricians like Rush.
Both issues itemized as a “scare tactic” ( of the left) can be discounted and bled of merit, by identifying the real and rational fear of the potential consequences of the virus, and climate change, with the political illegitimacy of Democrat values and thought. The Rush template is in reinforced conditioning that " those people’s" thoughts and values have no merit. After that, he simply identifies that which exists in the Democrat basket. “Scare tactic” is the primer to let you know when you have entered that basket and the illegitimacy of " Covid" virus.
Scare tactic itself a way to alter ones course in thinking, because the rational mind touches on issues of fear when thinking about the scientific consequence of the virus and climate change. Rush gets his listeners to reject their own rational thought because at the threshold of fear, they are reminded that liberals dwell here, and they cut off the link to the rational.
The virus, and everything you rationally fear about it, like sickness and death, now generates a “defiance” to rational fear. " There is no reason to fear, that’s liberals trying to trick me." Lol. That’s why he gets Medals and gets paid the big bucks.

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Why is anyone still listening to this man, who loudly and proudly proclaimed that the covid-19 virus is just the “flu”?

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Great question.
Remember the movie Ten Commandments?
After they reach the mountain of God, Moses disappears for a time to get the Commandments, and Edward G Robinson begins to manipulate people.
These people just witnessed God send plagues, turn the Nile red with blood, send hail that burns, the Passover, the pillar of fire, the parting of the Red Sea. And when they get hungry in the desert, food falls from the sky. Thirsty, tap a rock.
As a third person watching, you cannot help but wonder, " how can they be manipulated," into building a Golden idol. GOD JUST DID ALL THAT IN PLAIN VIEW! Heck, Arron wielded the staff and had a front row seat, yet he makes the idol.
As third persons our tendency is to imagine a defect in “those” people. But the biblical value of the story is that those people are us. In humility, all of us. And Dathan( Edward G. Robinson) has manipulated us for 5000 years in one form or another.

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Cold. He said it was the common cold.

“It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump,” Limbaugh said during his Monday show. “Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus. … Yeah, I’m dead right on this. The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.”

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What is tragic is he not only will be believed, but he will trigger people to go out and find things to confirm his analogy. Belonging, becomes adopting the cold analogy and the gatherings to substantiate it.
And Progressives throw fuel on that fire by saying," it’s not the common cold." At this point the wagons circle.

Excellent points Rush.

Many of the conservatives here at CAF
have been seeing this (scare) paradigm for quite awhile.

(Not to diminish the real concerns with global warming and now corona virus.
Just worth criticizing the lack of perspective of the leftist leaders.
They will try to scare people nightly on the news [lack of perspective too scary],
then try to quietly ignore Andrew Cuomo’s gross mishandling of sending infectious corona virus patients right back into nursing homes [lack of perspective, too flippant].
What the left is saying with their actions is to them, this is politics. A crisis should never go to waste politically. Which is WHY Nancy Pelosi is attempting to funnel MORE taxpayer monies into Planned Parenthood, [partially] disguised as a Corona Virus relief package. Their favorite cause is abortion.
That is what their actions proclaim. Politics. Power-seeking. Yet again.)

Thanks Rush for saying it and
thank you to the Daily Wire for running the story on it.

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This.

And as we surpass 90,000 dead this weekend, perhaps he could summon the grace to talk only about things that he understands. Although his glaring mistakes on the science of COVID-19 give some insight in to the value of the value of his thoughts on climate science.

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It is like climate change because it also causes scary things to happen, which get reported so people properly understand the gravity of the situation.

You don’t need a “scare tactic” if something is actually scary

His remarks are abhorrent. This is why politics are so foul to me. I cannot side with Republicans on any subject except their abortion stance. Abortion disqualifies the Democrat party for me as well. It really is a conundrum.

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radishbo . . .

It is like climate change because it also causes scary things to happen . . .

Sure. Like the end of the world (at least as we know it) will be upon us in ten years. Or is it eight now?

Do you think New York City will be “underwater” by 2015? Whoops. “Was” underwater by 2015?

Do you think the Polar Ice Cap will “Fall off the table” by 2013. Whoops. “Fell” off the table by 2013?

As was stated back in 2000 by a global warming activist scientist, do you think that within “a few years,” snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event”?

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EricF . . .

Abortion disqualifies the Democrat party for me as well. It really is a conundrum.

It used to be a conundrum for me too. But then I started to see the Democrats bring abortion into “the darndest things” (we saw it this week with “Carona Virus relief”) and then I realized that control, even if it means killing innocent people, is the crux of the leftist mindset.

That is part of WHY, they revere “controllers” life Mao, Che, Stalin, and others.

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I don’t think any of that because I’ve never heard any of those predictions. Those sound like news headlines from decades ago. What I hear (and see) are extreme weather events becoming more common and more extreme, crop failures in cold areas because of rising temperatures (such as in the Andes mountains, where potatoes are being grown at increasingly high latitudes after centuries of being grown in the same places), islands becoming smaller as sea levels rise creating a new class of refugees called “climate refugees” failing infrastructure in far north societies because of melting permafrost, consistent data indicating that the average (average) global temperature is rising and will continue to rise.

Even the Russian government, perhaps the single biggest beneficiary of fossil fuels in the world, is starting to acknowledge climate change after seeing the havoc it’s actively wreaking on their country https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/10/18/russias-thawing-permafrost-may-cost-economy-23-billion-a-year-a67800

I don’t think that there is going to be any single definite event that will be “the end of the world”. I think that the world will simply become increasingly difficult and dangerous to live in as time goes on. Wildfires, floods, hurricanes, food shortages, water shortages, pandemics and other events which are exacerbated by changing weather/temperatures will become increasingly commonplace and will continue to threaten lives in the way they naturally do.

radishbo

I don’t think any of that because I’ve never heard any of those predictions.

That is irrelevant. You could look them up.

If I put them up and you heard them, would you believe them then?

Those sound like news headlines from decades ago.

Bernie was including the ten-year doomsday in his campaigning.

All this means is you are unaware of some of these basic things.

Even the Russian government, perhaps the single biggest beneficiary of fossil fuels in the world, is starting to acknowledge climate change . . .

Yes but so what?
Nobody here is denying that the climate changes.

More leftist “scary stuff” nonsense.

Roger Waters: Mike Pence, Pompeo ‘Will Kill Every Living Thing On This Planet’

British musician Roger Waters performs during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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DAVID NG

16 May 2020

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is once again airing his political grievances in over-the-top fashion. The 76-year-old rocker has accused Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of being “villains” who will “kill every living thing on this planet.”

Waters made the far-fetched comments during a podcast interview with left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. The “Comfortably Numb” songwriter also extolled the virtues of socialism . . .

. . . Roger Waters was discussing his rocky history with his former bandmates when he launched into a diatribe about Vice President Pence and Pompeo. . . .

I think the Press has underreported Trump being handed a game plan for handling the crisis when it mattered and ignored it. Ignored the resources put in place. Because Obama did it we paid. Even McCONELL was forced to admit he was wrong about the plan.

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Maximus1 . . .

I think the Press has underreported Trump being handed a game plan for handling the crisis when it mattered and ignored it. Ignored the resources put in place. Because Obama did it we paid. Even McCONELL was forced to admit he was wrong about the plan.

Sorry Maximus1 and this is probably my fault.
But I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Take a look at yesterday’s story where McConnell said he was wrong when he stated Obama did not leave Trump a PANDEMIC GAME PLAN. OBAMA DID!
Trump ignored it .

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And Putin - whom Trump seems to revere?

I am really surprised that McConnell admitted that Obama did in fact have a pandemic game plan.

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