It’s been almost a week since a grand jury in Staten Island decided to not indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner after the police officer placed Garner in a chokehold for resisting. Coming on the heels of the verdict to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown by a grand jury in Missouri, the decision in New York has only doused the flames of national controversy with gasoline.
On Sunday morning, the conservative movement’s most prominent and outspoken voices, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, made a rare appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to discuss, among other things, the Garner case. In his appearance, Limbaugh echoed the sentiments of others on the right, including radio host Dana Loesch and Republican Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky. Limbaugh said that “ the real outrage is that an American died while the state is enforcing tax collection on cigarettes”.
In addition to blaming Garner’s death on tax collection, Limbaugh also chided the president for failing to unite the country in the wake of the grand jury results, saying that he when he wants to he can inspire and is a “great orator”. This is not exactly what Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez liked to hear.