In case you hadn’t heard, Republican and former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said that she cannot in good conscience vote for “dishonest demagogue” Donald Trump and would instead vote for Hillary Clinton this fall:

“I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her,” Ms. Whitman said in a telephone interview.

Using remarkably blunt language, she argued that the election of Mr. Trump, whom she called “a dishonest demagogue,” could lead the country “on a very dangerous journey.” She noted that democracies had seldom lasted longer than a few hundred years and warned that those who say that “it can’t happen here” are being naïve.

Ms. Whitman also said she “absolutely” stood by her comments at a private gathering of Republican donors this year comparing Mr. Trump to Hitler and Mussolini, explaining that dictators often come to office through democratic means.

On his show today, Rush Limbaugh went after Whitman, equating her choice of Hillary over Trump to treason:

Alllllrighty then.

Plenty of people took issue with Rush’s remarks.

And as far as swearing allegiance to the GOP goes …

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