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Rush Limbaugh Says Conservatives Have Lost on Gay Marriage: 'It Is Now Inevitable' - AUDIO


Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show today that conservatives have lost on the issue of marriage, Mediaite reports.

“This issue is lost,” he said. “It is now inevitable” that gay marriage will come to pass, regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on two separate cases related to the issue.

“We lost the issue when we started allowing the word ‘marriage’ to be bastardized and redefined,” Limbaugh explained, pointing the finger at “the left,” whom he believes has attempted to co-opt the word “marriage” to go beyond its definition.

“Once you decide to modify the word marriage then the other side has won,” he lamented. “The best thing that marriage had going for it was basically what they teach you the first day in law school: If you hang on a horse the sign that says ‘Cow,’ it does not make it a cow.”

Limbaugh also claimed that conservative wishes to protect 'traditional marriage' had nothing to do with discrimination.


Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh took great offense to Bill O'Reilly's characterization of 'traditional marriage' activists as "Bible thumpers".

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  1. Wishing death on someone because they are a "hater." How hypocritical can you get?

    Posted by: Jim | Mar 28, 2013 6:40:01 PM

  2. Hmm. Four times. "Til death do us part."

    Work on that for us, Rush, please. You're three behind.

    Posted by: Lymis | Mar 28, 2013 6:43:28 PM

  3. When even Rush Limbaugh recognizes that all is lost, I guess that marriage equality is truly coming.

    Posted by: | Mar 28, 2013 7:06:01 PM

  4. Conservatives are not losing, bigots are. The problem is too many bigots confuse their bigotry with conservatism. Historically, conservatism has been about maintaining the status quo: race relations, women's rights and now gay rights. In each case the conservatives have fought against change and for the right of the majority to oppress a minority. A real conservative is opposed to a "Tyranny of the Majority" as laid out by our founders and imbedded in the Constitution, a bigot seeks to impose a Tyranny of the Majority upon any given minority. Thanks to demi-gogs like Rush et al. who have stroked bigotry for votes, for far too many people bigotry and conservatism are one and the same.

    Posted by: ian | Mar 28, 2013 7:07:13 PM

  5. Gays are into overkill. I'm sure they'll carry that into their divorces. Of course it will be all sweetness and light at the wedding.

    Posted by: Edward | Mar 28, 2013 7:12:44 PM

  6. married 4 times and no children. clearly he hasn't been listening to the argument against ssm,.

    Posted by: lukefromcanada | Mar 28, 2013 7:25:43 PM

  7. @One of the CA 36,000: You say that 'Without the money he makes by being a lying sack of bloviating crap, he's a fat, ugly, unf#ckable troll.'

    But I'm pretty sure the money doesn't make him thin, beautiful, or f@ckable.

    Posted by: Vint | Mar 28, 2013 7:43:39 PM

  8. The lesson of Glen Beck is that you can't push paranoiac nonsense forever. You can't just up the ante ad nauseum. To go from here, he'd be calling huge swaths of the population pedophiles and polygamists.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 28, 2013 7:57:53 PM

  9. People seem to forget that "marriage" hasn't even meant just "matrimony" for a long time. You'll hear of the marriage of wine and food often mentioned in foodie circles. Yes, not only can men and women marry but even flavors can marry. I never see people get upset about that definition.

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 28, 2013 8:01:14 PM

  10. "If you hang on a horse the sign that says ‘Cow,’ it does not make it a cow.”

    On the other, hand if you hang on Limbaugh the sign that says ‘Pig'....

    Posted by: bcarter3 | Mar 28, 2013 8:13:52 PM

  11. @bcarter3 - Please let's not insult pigs. They are very intelligent and rather cute... lol!

    Posted by: Rexford | Mar 28, 2013 8:20:44 PM

  12. I'd say that Rush if a full 'gog', not just demi.

    Posted by: From a Distance | Mar 28, 2013 8:35:51 PM

  13. Rush is a band...

    Posted by: Tom | Mar 28, 2013 9:33:32 PM

  14. "I might also note that he has NO children."

    And some damned tight pre-nups...

    Posted by: BobN | Mar 28, 2013 9:45:36 PM

  15. It's hilarious that someone who is now on his fourth wife can claim to support traditional marriage. How does this guy have an audience? He'll say anything and he obviously doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Mar 28, 2013 10:05:58 PM

  16. I look forward to generations of teens defecating on his grave.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 28, 2013 11:02:16 PM

  17. “We lost the issue when we started allowing the word ‘marriage’ to be bastardized and redefined,”

    So says the thrice-divorced windbag.

    Posted by: Firestorm | Mar 28, 2013 11:09:45 PM

  18. So here it is, Rush Limbaugh defending the "bible thumpers." He's absolutely right. Bill O'Reilly is a hypocrite. And he points out that Fox News is Bible Thumper central!

    But for the most part Rush Limbaugh has never based his appeals on religion. Idiotic reasoning sure, but not religion.

    But suddenly Rush Limbaugh is the spokesman for religion, bible-thumpers everywhere, against Fox News?!

    Mr 4-times-married?! Sorry, but that is comical.

    Oh, and I'd also like to point out that Elton John is STILL a complete piece of sh*t for playing at this turd's FOURTH wedding! Before people started protesting that fact "Sir Elton" was more than f*cking happy to pocket the fee and doesn't give one wet sh*t about anyone other than himself.

    I'd rather lionize herpes than Elton John.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 28, 2013 11:36:07 PM

  19. Now might be a good time in American history to begin to distinguish between conservatives and bigots. It's in everyone's interest to do so… A one party political system will benefit no one.

    Posted by: Bryan | Mar 28, 2013 11:56:19 PM

  20. Limbaugh vs O'Reilly. Let's hope they duel each other to death.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Mar 29, 2013 12:57:15 AM

  21. Proof that this man trades in absolute nonsense.

    When, exactly, did the d-bags on his side begin "allowing" that word to be anything other than the cudgel they used to browbeat advocates of equality? They've been carping on that "We can't treat all American citizens equally under the law, cuz then we'd have to reprint the dictionaries!" BS for decades now, nonstop.

    Posted by: FFS | Mar 29, 2013 4:10:39 AM

  22. Homosexuality is the same as being a pedaphile or a drug addict. People give themselves over to degrading passions. Doing things against nature .Far from being love they do their utmost to destroy themselves and others physically, mentally and spiritually. Then they try and foster this evil on a whole generation. Unless they repent they will only find the righteous judgment of a holy and good God. No homosexual ever enters the kingdom of heaven but many former homosexuals have found grace and mercy and turned from their wickedness.

    Posted by: Robert | Mar 29, 2013 6:47:49 AM

  23. Rush Limbaugh has small claims to some authority on much, but when it comes to the bastardization of marriage, his claim is huge. Most will find their place in line is well behind him!

    Education-wise, that law school left RL short of the condition. This may help. The first rule of semantics: the map is not the territory. You just use it to get from “point a” to “point b” which in real life is what is called “the journey.” The prudent pilgrim will note where his map has led him astray. With any human empathy, the honest one will have the courage and grace to share that knowledge with others.

    Who’d have guessed Bill O’Reilly would come to see that? It appears reasonable to assume RL is totally committed to a map that guarantees him a permanent place on the wrong side of history and he wants all the company he can muster!

    Posted by: Bad Humor Boy | Mar 29, 2013 7:05:16 AM

  24. Really Andy? You want me stop reading this blog? Keep putting Runny Limbowels in here. Almost made me regurgitate looking at this addict so early in the morning. Breeders made a mockery of marriage long before we wanted same federal benefits as they enjoy.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Mar 29, 2013 7:35:17 AM

  25. Al Franken said it best:

    Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 29, 2013 7:36:05 AM

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