Limbaugh says he's 'dreaming' of DNC riot

April 25, 2008 at 8:13 PM
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DENVER, April 25 (UPI) -- Conservative talk-show icon Rush Limbaugh says riots at this summer's Democratic National Convention in Denver would be like a dream come true.

The Denver Post reported Friday that Limbaugh was not calling for riots, but said he "dreams" of it, to the tune of "White Christmas," the holiday tune.

"Now, I am not inspiring or inciting riots. I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming of riots in Denver," he said Thursday, mimicking the Christmas carol.

Speaking on-air, Limbaugh said: "Riots in Denver at the Democrat convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats. And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as far as anything I can think."

Denver City Councilman Charles Brown, a Republican and Limbaugh listener, was said he was outraged by Limbaugh's comments.

Brown, who was a teacher in Illinois during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, said he recalled the injuries, chaos and disgrace for the city as a result.

"Regardless of political labels, for any radio announcer to wish a riot on a city so his party could win, that's disgraceful and it's absurd," Brown said.

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