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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:18 PM

Limbaugh draws bipartisan criticism for Buttigieg remarks

By ALAN FRAM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won’t elect Pete Buttigieg president because he’s been “kissing his husband” on stage after debates.

Limbaugh’s comments came eight days after President Donald Trump awarded him the nation’s top civilian honor during the State of the Union address. Trump said Limbaugh inspires millions of people daily and thanked him for “decades of tireless devotion to our country.”

Limbaugh, a staunch Trump ally who recently announced he has advanced lung cancer, made the remarks on his nationally syndicated radio show. Buttigieg has finished in the top two in Democrats’ first two presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

“They’re saying, ‘OK, how’s this going to look?‘” Limbaugh said Wednesday, imagining Democrats’ thinking. “Thirty-seven-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage, next to Mr. Man, Donald Trump.’”

Limbaugh’s remarks were the latest tendentious turn in a career in which he’s won an adoring audience among millions of conservative listeners, but condemnation from others for comments considered racist, sexist and offensive.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:36 PM

1. Didn't VP Gore get pushback for kissing his spouse enthusiastically on stage?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:37 PM

2. The powers that be may not like it

But it accurately reflects the views of millions of Americans. It WILL play a role over the next year for better or worse.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:37 PM

3. "I think the country is not going to disqualify somebody because of their sexual orientation."

It isn't a matter of disqualification.

Will this gay man and his husband represent the interests of the Strait Supermajority?

That seems a fair question to ask, particularly of the people who most use the word 'democracy'.







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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:38 PM

4. To many, disgusting perverse behavior is just that.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:22 PM

5. The notion that all Democrats are woke to homosexuality has no basis in reality.

Rush is correct.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:31 PM

6. Them: Look at this!

Also Them: How dare you say anything about it!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:46 PM

7. The gay's blatant 'in your face' strategy will delay their acceptance!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:05 PM

8. no one wants to see homosexuals doing their thing in public.

I have a libertarian side and will fight for his right to diddle whoever he pleases in private, but there's no right to push it in public.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:04 AM

9. Limbaugh is right....

I dont care much about gays and their predilictions.

Not interested in watching them do it either. .

Most Americans are of the same mold. Fine if you want to wear a rainbow pin....go nuts..

Want to kiss in public...get back in the closet.

Yeah Limbaugh is right. Even if some believe he shouldnt express hard truths.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:21 AM

10. Rush wasn't passing judgement in the statement

he was recognizing that voters are at various levels of acceptance both for the act itself and for what it represents. To claim that some voters are actually homophobic is simply lying to yourself. Similarly it would be unwise to ignore that some people aren't homophobic but don't like "in your face" approach to forcing acceptance, while others don't want to see any type of PDA be it hetro or homo between singles or married.

The question of should these be the case is a different argument from is it the case and how will it impact the election. Personally I don't think it will have a significant impact as those who weren't going to vote for him due to sexuality already weren't and the prudes won't make it a high priority issue compared to economy, healthcare, immigration, etc...

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