Prominent members of the Democrat Party criticized Florida governor Ron DeSantis for his decision to lower flags to half-staff in honor of conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh.
DeSantis made the announcement this past Friday, referring to Limbaugh as “an absolute legend” and “a great person.”
“Once the date of interment for Rush is announced, we’re going to be lowering the flags to half-staff,” DeSantis said.
“Rush busted through a media landscape in which a handful of media outlets served up pre-cooked, liberal narratives,” he added, noting that the Hall of Fame broadcaster inspired a “loyal army of American patriots.”
CNN was quick to note that Florida’s flag protocol calls for flags to be flown at half-staff “in the event of the death of a present or former official of the Florida State government or the death of a member of the Armed Forces from Florida who dies while serving on active duty.”
Oddly enough, nobody objected when DeSantis ordered flags to half-staff in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who also did not meet those criteria.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 19, 2021
Democrats Fume Over DeSantis Honoring Rush Limbaugh With Flags At Half-Staff
The Huffington Post likewise criticized DeSantis for lowering flags to half-staff in honor of Rush Limbaugh stating that it “appear(s) to break the state’s own flag protocol.”
DeSantis ordered flags at half-staff to honor victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in May. The Huffington Post and CNN were silent over protocol for that as well.
The Post also gave a platform to some prominent Democrat politicians to smear Limbaugh just days after his passing.
Gary Farmer, the Democratic minority leader of the Florida state Senate, blasted the move because Limbaugh allegedly “helped drive the hatred and inflame the prejudices against marginalized groups, people of color, women, and anyone who did not look like him.”
Senate Democratic Leader Gary Farmer criticizes DeSantis’ order to lower state flags to honor Rush Limbaugh https://t.co/77ELFrETGE
— WCTV Eyewitness News (@WCTV) February 20, 2021
Farmer called on DeSantis to rescind the order.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) echoed those sentiments saying, “Rush Limbaugh weaponized his platform to spread racism, xenophobia, and homophobia across the nation.”
She called DeSantis’ order to lower flags to half-staff “an embarrassment to Florida.”
Rush Limbaugh weaponized his platform to spread racism, xenophobia and homophobia across the nation. His constant hateful rhetoric caused untold damage to our political landscape. DeSantis’ decision to honor him is an embarrassment to Florida.https://t.co/MkzU46Krzj
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) February 19, 2021
Driving The Left Crazy, Even In Death
Rush Limbaugh had an unusual friendship with legendary singer Elton John, despite their politics being worlds apart.
John performed at Limbaugh’s wedding and has revealed that Limbaugh “sends me the loveliest e-mails.”
“What I get from Rush privately and what I get from Rush publicly are two different things.”
I wonder how many leftists know that Elton John played at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding, and that they had an authentic friendship.https://t.co/EBxzYhW5Qr
— Gerge Wept (@GeorgeWept) February 18, 2021
Imagine that – coming together despite our differences. Actual unity.
The fury over DeSantis lowering flags to half-staff in honor of Rush Limbaugh would no doubt make the radio host chuckle with complete joy.
During an October broadcast, deep in the throes of stage IV lung cancer, Limbaugh relished the opportunity to “hang around a long time to continue to annoy the left.”
Somehow, he’s still doing that even after retiring his golden EIB microphone and returning his ‘talent on loan from God’ to its owner.