Rush Limbaugh said the Brexit vote represents a nation of people rising up against the ruling class and elites.
The conservative talk show host said that while economic issues were important, the dynamics of the vote reflect the power of nationalism, mistrust of political elites and the fear of uncontrolled immigration. These are common threads of both the British and American political scenes.
Here’s what Rush had to say as reported by Western Journalism:
“People imbued with common sense cannot understand why, either in Great Britain, or in Germany, or in the United States, the people that run the show would want to leave the borders wide open and allow the nations to be flooded with people who are not going to end up advancing the nation.
“They don’t understand why the elites and the cronies would leave the borders wide open in such a way as to actually do damage to the nations where this is happening.”
Limbaugh said that tough economic times have eroded middle class faith in the ruling class.
“And it’s taken a while, but people have finally figured out what Trump is talking about, that things are rigged. This is a nation of people rising up against the ruling class and the elites and – make no mistake about it – cronyism. By cronyism, I mean EU leaders in bed with each other and powerful forces within all the member countries to great the skids for their own existence, to make sure they are protected and taken care of economically at the expense of everybody else.”
As he’s done many times before, Rush hits the nail on the head. Middle class Americans and Britons are tired of their elitist rulers letting a flood of Muslim immigrants into their countries, and passing legislation to take care of their big-dollar donors instead of millions of working-class citizens.
The Brexit vote and popularity of Donald Trump prove Rush’s premise right. Millions of voters are tired of political “business as usual” and being ignored by their elected officials in Washington D.C.
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