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We've never found it wise to Rush into marriage

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 20-42The chairman of the Republican party just can't understand why we won't stop in the fight to gain what is rightfully, legally ours:

RUSH LIMBAUGH: For how many years were they talking about gay marriage? How many years were they talking about demonizing the SUV? That started in 1995. Here it is 14 years later, and they're on the verge of doing it. Liberals don't stop. It's like the Soviets. They didn't have four-year plans based on the service of term of their leader. They had forever plans, and if you had to take a year off, maybe a step back before you took two steps forward, then fine. But they had the objective, it was there, and whenever it got done was fine, as long as you're always working for it. Same thing with Hugo Chavez. Hugo Chavez is taking over the banks now. Hugo Chavez is nationalizing the oil industry. Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, we're getting, you know, an early sign of what Chavez did by watching things happen here. But they don't stop.

This is why an electoral majority needs to happen in order to defeat these people, and even after they're defeated, they try to go around it in other ways, getting judges, like unanimous decision in Iowa today, with the Supreme Court, unanimous, that a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Now, I guarantee you, if we could go dig up James Madison and say, "Mr. Madison, did you intend for the Constitution to say people of the same sex could get married?" And I guarantee you he would have the reaction, "What are you talking about? Are you sure you're asking me about the Constitution?" But then the four judges, whatever the number, they're unanimous in the Iowa Supreme Court, have just said what they think the Constitution says.
Iowa Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban [Rush Limbaugh]

Wow, we're actually a little surprised that someone who's such a renowned messenger would use the whole "dig up the corpse of a founding father" nonsense. It's just so anti-intellectual. Because let's be honest: If one dug up Madison, his questions about cars, nuclear weapons, an African-American who's not only free but is also president, and his wife's apparent foray into baked goods would come WAAAAY before he even thought about gay dudes!

But when you're defending indefensible bias, we guess it doesn't matter if you're the top conservative broadcaster or just an average Joe Sch-no-homoe. One can't buy legs for anti-equality logic, no matter how rich or powerful.

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....and old Limpbaugh, must not be as rich as we all think. Apparently he is selling his New York home because he can't/won't pay the taxes.

Posted by: LOrion | Apr 3, 2009 6:52:38 PM

Jon Stewart offered Limbaugh his easy-pass to help to expedite his exit from NYC, and it is priceless:


Posted by: Dick Mills | Apr 3, 2009 8:12:24 PM

Why does the Left allow the Right to pirate the Founding Fathers? You nailed it with "intellectual dishonesty." What's more intellectually dishonest than asking what someone who is centuries-dead would think?

Posted by: DN | Apr 3, 2009 9:39:37 PM

"Why does the Left allow the Right to pirate the Founding Fathers?"

Especially, DN, when so many of them are on record supporting things that we would today consider atrocious.

Of all the right arguments, it is certainly among the silliest.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 3, 2009 9:54:28 PM

Hey Rush, I wonder what James Madison would have thought about illegally taking painkillers and Viagra and being divorced three times....while we're pickin' old Maddy's brain and all.


Posted by: Stef | Apr 4, 2009 12:49:42 AM

Good ones, Stef! And, am I wrong in thinking that the Iowa Supreme Court upholds the interpretation of the constitution and laws of IOWA rather than the United States, anyway?

Posted by: theGayEditor | Apr 4, 2009 10:43:56 AM

Yes, old Jungle Juice himself knows a thing or two or three things about marriage since old Locker Room has been married 3 times, last one ended unconsummated. I always thought old Amyl Nitrate was a closet case anyway. Can't forget about how old Head Cleaner was busted with someone else's Viagra prescription when traveling to the Dominican Republic supposedly so the piggy could get at some chicken.

Posted by: John Ozed | Apr 4, 2009 2:00:30 PM

Well first, I very much doubt that James Madison was in Iowa in 1857 writing their constitution. Or perhaps Rush has forgotten that the Iowa Supreme Court makes decisions based on the Iowa Constitution.

But were we to dig up Madison, I don't think Rush would like what he had to say. As one who favored the protection of the individual from the tyrany of the majority and one who did not favor the application of religious adherence on non-believers, he likely would support the rights of gay persons to be treated equally under law (once he came to understand that gay people exist as such).

The best way to know what a Founding Father would think is to apply their principles to the situation rather than try and imagine exceptions.


"The chairman of the Republican party..."

Need I comment?

Posted by: Timothy | Apr 4, 2009 2:49:04 PM

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