Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh delivered quite a message to Americans this week about the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a video posted to his Twitter account, Limbaugh was no doubt showing the physical effects of his ongoing battle with lung cancer.
But he was also showing that his mental acuity, and his passionate commitment to the conservative cause, were as present as ever.
“Hey, folks, sitting here in the library getting ready to watch the confirmation vote — Amy Coney Barret, Supreme Court — and it just reminds me: Folks, we don’t have a choice in this election,” Limbaugh said. “It’s got to be Donald Trump.”
“Every American election boils down to divergent views of the country’s future, of course. That’s what living in a democratic republic is all about. But the 2020 election is different,” Limbaugh said.
“We’re not going to have the kind of country everybody thinks we’re going to have. This is not the old ‘Republicans versus Democrats,’ where we all have the same objectives, just different philosophies on how to get there.
“They do not have those objectives anymore. Their purpose is to erase the Constitution, start over rewriting it, eliminating the concept of the citizen has rights which prevail over government. It’s serious, and it’s scary, and we don’t have a choice. You have to get out there and vote Trump,” Limbaugh added.
Limbaugh’s point was clear: The Democratic Party as currently constituted is a different organism from its past incarnations.
“Their purpose is to erase the Constitution, start over rewriting it, eliminating the concept of ‘the citizen has rights which prevail over government,’” Limbaugh said.
That’s the core principle of American exceptionalism and Democrats want to destroy that.
“It’s got to be Trump” is what Limbaugh said. “We’ve got to be America.”
The U.S. Senate confirmed Barret to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday night.
The Senate voted 52-48, with every single Democrat and Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins voting against Barrett.
Soon after Barrett’s confirmation, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to call for expanding the court.
Her first tweet simply said: “Expand the court.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court will “go down as one of the darkest days” in the Senate’s history.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wasted no time talking about possibly packing the Supreme Court and other courts.
“Should we expand the court, lets take a look and see,” Pelosi said. “Maybe we need more district courts as well.”