Denver (AP) Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh downplayed his “dreaming of riots in Denver” statement, saying Thursday that he wasn't calling for riots and was referring to warnings of trouble if superdelegates decide the nomination at the
Democratic National Convention.
Limbaugh's comments on his syndicated show Wednesday prompted mayor John Hickenlooper to say: “anyone who would call for riots in an American city has clearly lost their bearings.”
Limbaugh made his comment Wednesday to the tune of the holiday song, “White Christmas,” and said riots during the convention would ensure democrats don't get elected.
Glenn Spagnuolo, an organizer with the protest group Re-Create 68, mimicked a comment by state rep. Douglas Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, by saying: “we don't need another 5,000 illiterate Limbaugh listeners coming to Colorado.”