Far-Right Fox News host Laura Ingraham urged her viewers to "suit up for battle" in a bizarre rant against the tyranny she says would envelope the United States if Democratic nominee Joe Biden were to become President.
Ingraham decried peaceful protests as "riots" and characterized Democrats as the party of "chaos, lawlessness and disorder." The protests she's characterizing as emblematic of lawlessness and disorder are occurring during the presidency of Donald Trump.
Ingraham became increasingly militant in her rhetoric.
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Ingraham began by painting American Democrats as enemies to the United States:
"The past month demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that Democrats have become the party of chaos, lawlessness, and disorder...They hate our history, our traditions, and our way of life. They especially hate our Constitution, which they see as this thing that was written by a bunch of corrupt White slaveholders."
She told her viewers the situation was urgent.
"If you love your country, if you love Western civilization, if you want to save the rule of law, you must stand now. You must be willing to suit up for this battle. In school board meetings, in town council meetings, maybe even in parent-teacher conferences, and of course, state and federal elections. It's time to do or die."
Conservative demonization of Democrats has led to violence in the past. Trump devotee Cesar Sayoc currently sits in prison for mailing pipe bombs to people and entities Donald Trump railed against on Twitter. Far-Right conspiracy theorists pushed the idea that 2016 Democratic nominee was operating a child sex trafficking ring out of a local pizza parlor until someone showed up there with a gun and began firing shots.
Ingraham's primetime spot gives her a platform of millions, and many are uneasy at her painting Democrats as enemies to America against whom her viewers should battle.
@thedailybeast There will be some who follow her advice and start something that will likely end with people hurt o… https://t.co/k06RAVlduD— NoReallyJB (@NoReallyJB)1593498945.0
Dog whistles abound Laura Ingraham Tells Viewers to ‘Suit Up’ for Battle: ‘It Is Time to Do or Die’ https://t.co/Lyo7ck1ek0 via @YahooNews— BSafe😈💩✨🔮 (@BSafe😈💩✨🔮)1593495424.0
@thedailybeast Do Fox personalities have their own bunkers for the race war they're trying to instigate...or do they share one.— Anne McCarthy (@Anne McCarthy)1593504221.0
@FoxNews Laura Ingraham is advocating violence and subversive activity...She must be removed— none747 (@none747)1593523656.0
@mmfa When are people like Laura ingraham, rush Limbaugh, Michael savitch Glenn beck etc going to be fined merciles… https://t.co/eHu6YvDr7K— comeoncolleen (@comeoncolleen)1593486596.0
Ingraham's grim portrait of a lawless United States seems to have arrived, and under a Republican president.
@criteria681 @stallfortime Chaos and disorder nicely defines the Trump Presidency.— Paul🤔 (@Paul🤔)1593504221.0
@thedailybeast We have had plenty of Democratic Presidents, and chaos didn't come until Trump.— Danny Braggadocious (@Danny Braggadocious)1593498168.0
@thedailybeast Let's see. Republicans are in charge of the White House and Senate and the US looks like a dumpster… https://t.co/vOQ3nbjz1R— Ian Rathke (@Ian Rathke)1593498373.0
@thedailybeast Trump is treasonous.— William Cusack (@William Cusack)1593499319.0
Ingraham has been conducting her show remotely throughout the pandemic outbreak.