Rush Limbaugh Says 'Blowback' Is Already Happening Against Democrats over Impeachment Push

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The fires of impeachment were stoked among House Democrats last week amid reports that President Donald Trump pushed the Ukranian government in July for an investigation that would damage Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign.

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh argued Wednesday on his radio show that Democrats should be wary as they embrace the historically unpopular procedure.

In fact, the host said, Democrats are already feeling political “blowback” for attempting to weaponize their House majority against Trump — they just don’t know it yet.

Presidential approval ratings have been on the rise in recent weeks and months, and Rasmussen’s polling showed a substantial increase in Trump’s favorability this week to 53 percent Tuesday.

And this, Limbaugh argued, is likely a direct response to renewed talk of impeachment in the wake of the failed Russian collusion narrative — a rejection of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s decision to open a formal impeachment inquiry into the Ukraine situation Tuesday.

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“Why is Trump at 50 percent, up to 53 now in Rasmussen? The blowback is happening,” Limbaugh said. “[The Democrats] just don’t see it.”

He said the Democrats “don’t think anybody likes Trump. They think everybody is as frustrated as they are that Trump is still there. They think everybody hates Trump’s tweets. They think everybody hates the way Trump acts.”

Blind to the fact that many Americans support, or at least hold a fluctuating opinion of, the president, Limbaugh accused those on the left of gravely miscalculating this week.

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Americans would not hail the decision to impeach the president as a national victory but as a spiteful act conceived in the party’s hateful “obsession” with Trump.

“Hatred is a poison, folks. It is a poison,” Limbaugh said. “Thinking about blowback? They’re not thinking about blowback.”

“They’re ignorant of it,” he added, going on to accuse Democratic leadership of exacerbating its problem by engaging in an establishment media echo chamber that bases its reporting on anti-Trump speculation.

According to a Quinnipiac University national poll published Wednesday morning, Limbaugh may be on to something.

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The poll, which received 1,337 responses from registered voters across the political spectrum, indicated that support for Trump’s impeachment sits below 40 percent.

Opposition, on the other hand, is at 57 percent.

Unsurprisingly, 73 percent of Democrats support the measure and are 69 percent more likely to support it than Republicans.

Siding with Republicans, self-described independents — making up a quarter of those polled — also opposed the measure at a rate of 53 percent.

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Andrew J. Sciascia is the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal. Having joined up as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, he went on to cover the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for the outlet, regularly co-hosting its video podcast, "WJ Live," as well.
Andrew J. Sciascia is the supervising editor of features at The Western Journal and regularly co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."

Sciascia first joined up with The Western Journal as a regular contributor of opinion in 2018, before graduating with a degree in criminal justice and political science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and worked briefly as a political operative with the Massachusetts Republican Party.

He has since covered the Barrett confirmation and 2020 presidential election for The Western Journal, and now focuses his reporting on Congress and the national campaign trail. His work has also appeared in The Daily Caller.