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Rush Limbaugh on gay marriage: “This issue is lost” [ What othre issue does Rush concede ?]
hotair.com/ ^ | April 7 2013 | hotair.com/

Posted on 04/07/2013 12:35:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Rush claims the battle was lost when conservatives started modifying the word “marriage” (“traditional marriage,” “straight marriage”) to describe the institution rather than insisting that the word itself necessarily refers to traditional/straight relationships and therefore doesn’t require modification.

How would you have enforced that message discipline against the left, though? Their 40 percent of the country would have been calling it “gay marriage” no matter what.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: culturewars; homosexualagenda; rush; talkradio
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Is immigration control lost?

Deficit Spending lost?

Is Rush just in it for the cash now?

1 posted on 04/07/2013 12:35:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

The low information types win another victory.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 12:37:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: NoLibZone

Rush didn’t concede the issue, the gist of his commentary was how it seems everyone in power has given up on it. No one who makes the decisions are standing and fighting.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 12:38:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

That’s because they don’t know how to deal with being labeled a homophobe.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 12:41:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: NoLibZone

People are twisting this around —he was advising against our folks adopting psychological tricks the left plays.

Some conservatives are strangely like ghetto folks who resent it when one of their own make it big and leave the hood —they twist anything against that person.

It’s some weird love of pain and abandonment.


5 posted on 04/07/2013 12:43:11 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: NoLibZone

Ignore Rush and O’Reilly. They have taken conservatives for a ride and have made tens of millions of bucks on the way. Forget them.

Listen to Ingraham and Palin. These are true social and economic conservatives.


6 posted on 04/07/2013 12:47:16 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Secret Agent Man
'That’s because they don’t know how to deal with being labeled a homophobe."

I'm not the least bit afraid of homosexuals, but what they do disgusts me. If that makes me a "homophobe" than so be it. It's right up there with Al Sharpton labeling someone a "racist"...it carries no weight.

7 posted on 04/07/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Steelfish

Bingo FRiend! It is great to see that some freepers realize that these guys are only in it for the money just like Anne turncoat Coulter. They have only been concerned with preserving their own bank accounts rather than fighting for what is right. These people care very little for the common man although they pretend to.


8 posted on 04/07/2013 12:56:12 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: NoLibZone

Eligibility of the usurper.


9 posted on 04/07/2013 12:58:40 PM PDT by bgill
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To: JerseyDvl

Cuomo was very verbal about gay marriage...”It will bring money to NY”.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 12:59:17 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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11 posted on 04/07/2013 12:59:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: JerseyDvl; Steelfish

Really? That’s your in depth analysis? You think Rush and O Reilly have anything in common? Why don’t you just admit you don’t listen to Rush before you embarrass yourselves further?


12 posted on 04/07/2013 12:59:48 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: NoLibZone

Unfortunately Rush has always been uncomfortable talking about traditional sexual values — even though our welfare state is fueled by unwed motherhood and young thugs growing up without fathers. He made his name with “caller abortions” early in his career but has steered clear more recently. On his shows, he does not oppose gay marriage with much enthusiasm and appears eager to switch the subject to financial or economic topics.

Perhaps he is afraid the the liberals will point to his four marriages. Maybe he gets pressure from his nitwit wives, including the one who hired Elton John to sing at their wedding.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: NoLibZone

It sounds like Rush is letting his wife do the thinking for him.


14 posted on 04/07/2013 1:01:08 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: NoLibZone
Rush claims the battle was lost when conservatives started modifying the word “marriage” (“traditional marriage,” “straight marriage”) to describe the institution rather than insisting that the word itself necessarily refers to traditional/straight relationships and therefore doesn’t require modification.

A point I have occasionally tried to make.

There is no such thing as "gay" marriage. Never has been, never will be. In 10,000 years of human history, it does not exist. It never will exist.

Old joke:

If we agree to call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?

Answer:

Four. Calling a dog's tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. Pass all the laws you want to, there is no such thing as "gay" marriage and there never will be.

15 posted on 04/07/2013 1:01:59 PM PDT by marron
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To: NoLibZone
What other issue does Rush concede?

Voting for socialists [Romney], for one.

16 posted on 04/07/2013 1:04:44 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: bgill

Yes!

That’s one RUSH conceded.

The other is: any question that our elections process is filled with fraud.

RUSH said he “doesn’t want to go there”, when ever election fraud is brought up.

Our election process is as free and fair as our press.

I am as disappointed in RUSH as I am with the GOP.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 1:08:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: NoLibZone

I happened to hear the show where he talked about this. He, personally, did not concede the issue, but was remarking on an appraisal from someone else that asserted the battle was lost when the verbiage was changed, IOW, as soon as people started referring to “gay marriage” the definition of marriage as it had been known for thousands of years was already compromised.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 1:12:29 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: NoLibZone

I would like to think that 2012 taught us that all those suposed “conservative” pundits are in this for one thing and one thing only ... money. They could care less about Conservatism and America. While I stopped watching these nitwits some time ago, 2012 really solidified my decision. The only one’s worse? The LibTard ones.

Rush and crew are irrelevant to the human condition.


19 posted on 04/07/2013 1:14:54 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: mnehring

To say the issue is lost is the same as giving up.

Rush, by contrast, is not giving up on fighting Obamacare. He fights even though at least 80 percent of the American people support the most important feature of Obamacare — eliminating preexisting conditions. Rush continues to fight socialized medicine because it is right thing to do.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t spend anywhere near the same energy fighting gay marriage.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 1:17:08 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: NoLibZone
Rush claims the battle was lost when conservatives started modifying the word “marriage” (“traditional marriage,” “straight marriage”) to describe the institution rather than insisting that the word itself necessarily refers to traditional/straight relationships and therefore doesn’t require modification.

He's exactly right - I never understood where or why people came up with the term "traditional marriage" - just as absurd as "gay marriage."

Is Rush just in it for the cash now?

What does this even mean in this context - makes no sense. What is it that you disagree with as far as what he said? Our side screwed up the debate and essentially helped them win the argument. He's exactly right.

21 posted on 04/07/2013 1:18:57 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: NoLibZone
It ain't Rush.
It's Rush's boss.
Rush has a boss, also, that he has to work for, and most bosses don't always agree with your values.
Julie Talbott may be the reason "why" Rush doesn't say he's against homosexual marriage.
22 posted on 04/07/2013 1:20:35 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NoLibZone

Who won? I don’t listen to Rush anymore.


23 posted on 04/07/2013 1:21:29 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Yosemitest

I think when he hired Elton John for his wedding that should have told us, how we would be on this issue.


24 posted on 04/07/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

we s/b he


25 posted on 04/07/2013 1:23:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yosemitest
Julie Talbott may be the reason "why" Rush doesn't say he's against homosexual marriage.

Rush has not only said so, he has said so repeatedly and spent considerable amounts of time of his show dedicated as such.

26 posted on 04/07/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: dfwgator
Your boss issues orders and you obey, or suffer the consequences.

27 posted on 04/07/2013 1:26:36 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NoLibZone

I am so angry at people on radio and TV telling me to accept this behavior as a given. Like I have figured out some time ago, Rush is about the money and is turning his convictions into some luke watered down we must accept it. Though, his Christian base may want to wise up. Seriously. You guys made him what he is..Don’t take this.


28 posted on 04/07/2013 1:27:05 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: dfwgator
I think when he hired Elton John for his wedding that should have told us, how we would be on this issue.

He has spent an incredible amount of time to this issue. What is the deal with you people falsely claiming otherwise?

29 posted on 04/07/2013 1:27:32 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
See comment #27.
30 posted on 04/07/2013 1:28:07 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

And your point? Just as false as the first one.


31 posted on 04/07/2013 1:29:28 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Christie at the beach

What is it that he said that was incorrect?


32 posted on 04/07/2013 1:30:26 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: NoLibZone
Rush is reporting the news. No jackass should doubt that the communists Democrats have already finished the issue. The same will happen to the gun issue. We have no power and will not be able to stop anything unless 2014 Senate goes Republican, kick the likes of McCain out, and keep the house. Even then we will have to take power away from the communists black King Obama and his empire of communists criminals.
33 posted on 04/07/2013 1:32:39 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Republican Wildcat
Rush has a boss that is a homosexual.
That's all I know.
I'll still listen to Rush, even if his boss won't let him speak against homosexuallity.
Other than that, we know what God says through the Bible.

Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
34 posted on 04/07/2013 1:34:25 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NoLibZone
The other is: any question that our elections process is filled with fraud. RUSH said he “doesn’t want to go there”, when ever election fraud is brought up.

No he doesn't either. Here's just a couple recent examples: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/02/05/democrats_move_to_make_voter_fraud_easier http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/09/07/democrats_count_on_voter_fraud

35 posted on 04/07/2013 1:35:17 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: NoLibZone

I guess Rush is just a lefty now /s. O’reilly, he sucks. But Rush is still the most important conservative voice.


36 posted on 04/07/2013 1:35:46 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Yosemitest

You haven’t been listening to his show very much.


37 posted on 04/07/2013 1:36:25 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Steelfish
Ignore Rush and O’Reilly. They have taken conservatives for a ride and have made tens of millions of bucks on the way. Forget them.

furthermore, who the hell is Rush to lecture us on marriage, he alone has done more to make a joke of marriage by not staying married. He took the easy way out - multiple times!

38 posted on 04/07/2013 1:53:25 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Well..going on and on and on about this as a given is not an inspirational motive for the opposition to defend traditional marriage. He could come out on the side traditional marriage versus the understanding it's a given. What a message. He seems to have given up himself. He said his friends were concerned more about their money/economy than a gay agenda. Hello. Not good. That spoke volumes to me. His base should be furious if they are credible and I do think they are. So, I stand by my thoughts.
39 posted on 04/07/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: NoLibZone

Rush addressed this specifically. He did NOT conceded this. In fact, he berated those who did EXACTLY what you just posted, insinuating that THIS is Rush’s position.

He commented on what other conservatives are saying.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 1:59:10 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: NoLibZone; All

The problem is that, just like Obama guard dog Fx News, Obama guard dog Lamebaugh doesn’t include the Founding States’ division of federal and state government powers in his public policy discussions. Otherwise patriots would know that the Founding States made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution’s silence about things like marriage means that marriage is a unique state power issue.

Patriots need to get themselves up to speed on the Constitution and its history and then question why they put their faith into so-called conservative commentators like Fx News and Lamebaugh.


41 posted on 04/07/2013 1:59:19 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: NoLibZone
Is immigration control lost? Deficit Spending lost? Is Rush just in it for the cash now?

Do you ever actually listen to him, or did your lobotomy make it impossible for you to do anything besides knee-jerk react to state-controlled media inflammatory headlines?

42 posted on 04/07/2013 2:06:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Republican Wildcat
As much as my time allows.

43 posted on 04/07/2013 2:07:02 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Bryan24

He did a lot of damage in the way that he has handled this issue like he handled the issue with the college student. It’s been reported on local news that Rush Limbaugh says there’s no need to challenge the gay marriage issue, it’s over. He didn’t think this through enough. It gives those who are on the edge or a the push to give up, or to just not want to try any further and fight on. He needs to turn this around and make the position clearer for traditional marriage and for the traditional supporters to fight on. I could not believe he did this. He gave the left so much. He’s been slipping here lately. I like Rush though he has been changing the past few years.


44 posted on 04/07/2013 2:08:17 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: NoLibZone

Hush Bimbo just wants us all to believe the issue is lost so we stop talking about it and bugging the elites about it.

Hush Bimbo sold out a long time ago.


45 posted on 04/07/2013 2:09:55 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I agree the issue is lost....as soon as the Republicans began to yield. ....even Newt got on board!

There is going to be homosexual marriages in the end....how could it go any other way? The general public is sold on whatever nonesense they are fed.


46 posted on 04/07/2013 2:13:12 PM PDT by caww
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To: JerseyDvl; C. Edmund Wright; Cyclone59

I have listened enough to Rush. We don’t need to go to drink our knowledge of conservatism from these fountains of wisdom. The string us along and when push comes to shove they say it’s all a done deal: gay marriage; immigration; Obamacare, and so on. Enough is enough.


47 posted on 04/07/2013 2:14:49 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Christie at the beach

I see there is no reasoning with you. If you had heard Rush’s commentary on this, you would understand.

“The media said Rush said”

We can only win by taking down the mainstream media. To take down/abandon Rush as you are doing is helping them win.


48 posted on 04/07/2013 2:15:03 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Bryan24
I am being truthful to myself. He went on and on.

He motivated the enemy. Big mistake to do.

49 posted on 04/07/2013 2:21:06 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: NoLibZone

Not lost.
Someday society will rediscover the fact that “breeders” are different from every other permutation of “couple”, and need be treated different to improve society.


50 posted on 04/07/2013 2:23:43 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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