“Stop subverting my PR stunt with your PR stunt”

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from Rush Limbaugh,

This is what pushing back looks like.

Get used to this. This is what pushing back looks like. This is what the left not getting away with setting the narrative and determining who can and who can’t say anything… This is what it looks like. This is what it looks like when you push back against it. You may find it uncomfortable. You people think… You may buy into this nothing, “Gee, I wish the vice president hadn’t gone in there and hijacked the Peyton Manning statue unveiling.”

Mike Pence didn’t hijack anything. Players in the National Football League have hijacked that business, and what they were doing is causing that business great damage. The players…

Now, the very same media — the very same reporters and pundits — who are praising players for kneeling and expressing their free speech views are now blasting Vice President Pence for walking out of the Colts-49ers game and for expressing his free speech. They’re claiming that what he did was a PR stunt. They’re claiming that he and Trump cooked it up. They’re claiming that they knew these players were gonna kneel and so they planned to go north and sit there until the players kneel and then Pence walks out.

The proof for this is that supposedly the Pence media detail was told not to bother coming into the stadium, stay on the bus, that Pence wasn’t gonna be there very long. It’s not Mike Pence that made this possible. It’s the players for the San Francisco 49ers and if any of the Colts were involved who made this possible. This is what pushing back looks like, folks. This is what refusing to cede the moral high ground to the left looks like. And of course they’re gonna act like stuck pigs. They’re gonna react like they’ve been offended like no one ever has. “How dare you take my PR stunt and convert it into your PR stunt! How dare you!”

Don’t forget this, either. It was about a year ago Mike Pence and his wife went to a performance of Hamilton on Broadway. You remember this? And during that performance cast members decided to lecture Mike Pence, vice-president-elect, on the importance of protecting “diversity.” Pence just smiled and he was polite and he took it.

He went to enjoy the performance. He wanted to go backstage, congratulate the cast on a job well done, but they mocked him and made fun of him and then lectured him while he’s in the audience on the importance of “diversity.” Well, Pence and Trump are not taking it anymore, and this is what it looks like. For decades now, we have become conditioned to just accept any and all anti-American displays. We’re supposed to be tolerant. We’re supposed to sit back when they try to put out of business a bakery or a photography shop that refuses to cater (because of because of religious freedom in the Constitution) a gay wedding.

Those businesses are sought, they are targeted, and they are sued. The people that run them are targeted for being put out of business. We sit around and we just accept it. But we’re not sitting around, and we’re not accepting it anymore. We’re supposed to be tolerant, they tell us. So I give Trump and Pence credit for at least pushing back and trying to deprogram us a little, that we don’t have to take it.

This is what pushback looks like, ladies and gentlemen. When Mike Pence walks out as a protest, he is engaged in “an unprincipled PR stunt,” they say. But when players kneel to protest? “Why, that is principled behavior that you are not permitted to question and you are not permitted to disagree with and you are not permitted to comment!” Everyday Americans get what’s going on here. When hypocrisy is in the news…

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