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Rush Limbaugh built his career on offering his audience the most “cutting edge insight and analysis” of the American political scene.
But this has been the most unpredictable year in anyone’s lifetime.
And Rush Limbaugh confessed to this major miscalculation about 2020.
This summer has seen an explosion of artificial left-wing activism.
Well-funded and expertly coordinated leftist groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa ravaged American cities with a cultural revolution that threatened to overturn the American order.
But there has yet to be similar grassroots mobilization on the political right.
Rush Limbaugh said he expected that energy to come from protests to reopen the economy, but misjudged how little enthusiasm there was for protests to end the lockdowns.
But Limbaugh said despite all the boarded up businesses and unemployed workers, the mass movement to pressure governors to end coronavirus shutdowns never materialized.
“Folks, the concept of opening the nation’s economy, you know, one of the things that’s missing right now, sad to say, it is really sad to say — and I think I may have been wrong about something. Well, maybe not exactly wrong. Just I might have had some misplaced emotion. You remember going all the way back to April and May and June, after I would miss a week for my cancer treatment, during that week I would see boarded-up businesses, abandoned cities, ghost towns of communities,” Limbaugh began.
Limbaugh explained that enhanced unemployment insurance, where the government paid workers an extra $600 a week during the pandemic, muted any anger over businesses being closed and employees being out of work.
“You know what I misjudged? I misjudged the amount of money we were giving people in COVID-19 relief legislation. It wasn’t as bad as I thought. We were paying people a significant amount of money not to work. And that’s the one thing that’s been missing in this entire shutdown even though we’ve reopened. The one thing that was missing was a national demand on the part of the American people to open it back up. That troubles me. And it troubled me when I realized it,” Limbaugh added.
Limbaugh told his audience that a nationwide protest movement to open schools and end the lockdowns would only explode when the government started paying people more money to work than not to work.
The enhanced unemployment insurance runs out at the end of July.
Democrats want to extend it as is while Republicans countered with an extra $100 per week.
Some Trump supporters believe any compromise that results in extended enhanced unemployment insurance guarantees the lockdown proceeds in perpetuity.
These negotiations will drag into August and if the President wants schools reopened, he needs parents back at work to pressure schools to open their doors.
But that cannot happen with enhanced unemployment insurance at $600 per week keeping workers at home.
(h/t American Patriot Daily)