Rush Limbaugh has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal titled “Liberals and the Violence Card.”
The crux of the op-ed is that conservative protests like the tea-party are not driven by hate but “by a love of what America stands for.” In making his argument, Limbaugh attacks Presidents Obama and Clinton and responds to TIME’s Joe Klein, who last week accused him of sedition.
“Like the millions of citizens who’ve peacefully risen up and attended thousands of rallies in protest, I seek nothing more than the preservation of the social contract that undergirds our society,” Limbaugh wrote. “I do not hate the government, as the left does when it is not running it. I love this country. And because I do, I insist that the temporary inhabitants of high political office comply with the Constitution, honor our God-given unalienable rights, and respect our hard-earned private property. For this I am called seditious, among other things, by some of the very people who’ve condemned this society?”
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Limbaugh also responds directly to President Clinton, who in a speech last week tied the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to anger incited by “talk radio” hosts like Limbaugh.