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Limbaugh: "We've Arrived At A Point Where The President Of The United States Is Going To Lead A War On Traditional Marriage"

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May 09, 2012 4:58 pm ET

From the May 9 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

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    • Author by tvaspen (May 09, 2012 5:01 pm ET)
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      Yes, because the president isn't in a traditional marriage like you, and he hates that...
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      • Author by Tony195616 (May 09, 2012 7:34 pm ET)
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        I thought for sure Limpy would be in favor of same sex marriage so he wouldn't have to keep cheating on his beards
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        • Author by sloucho84 (May 10, 2012 8:08 am ET)
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          You know, making fun of a guy who hates gay marriage by calling him gay, isn't really in the spirit of tolerance.
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      • Author by David2012 (May 10, 2012 12:33 pm ET)
           
        Sometimes it really is just too easy to bother.
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    • Author by ThomasJH268 (May 09, 2012 5:01 pm ET)
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      And we all know how much Cmdr Pill Popper loves traditional marriage. After all, he's done it four times
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      • Author by mjh (May 09, 2012 5:45 pm ET)
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        It's the pre-nup Limpballs loves.

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      • Author by johnbrown (May 09, 2012 5:58 pm ET)
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        nice to know we have the thrice divorced hypocrite as the great defender of traditional marriage as opposed to our president whose has only been married to the same woman.
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    • Author by highlyunlikely (May 09, 2012 5:03 pm ET)
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      how predictable, how inevitable, how boring.

      And what's with the three-letter "w" word only the unpatriotic Democrats use? How hypocritical of Limbaugh.
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    • Author by shaggles (May 09, 2012 5:03 pm ET)
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      How is being married 4 times "traditional?" I think it's Limpy who is leading the war on marriage.
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      • Author by spiritcaller4585 (May 09, 2012 5:20 pm ET)
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        It only a tradition if you do it repeatedly.
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        • Author by goodfight (May 09, 2012 11:43 pm ET)
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          It's sort of like the Christmas tradition (Of course, the wingnuts claim that's under siege, too). And just like Christmas, Rush wants a new toy/wife every year. Sort of like trading in your car for the next years' model. Let's all sing along with Tevye: "Tradition!"

          Yup, Rush makes a perfectly logical argument. He's not divorced from reality one bit.
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      • Author by epkklk851 (May 09, 2012 6:21 pm ET)
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        Don't forget that traditional marriages are supposed to be about procreation and family. He has no children.
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        • Author by mjh (May 09, 2012 6:42 pm ET)
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          "He has no children."


          THANK GOD

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        • Author by Brabantio (May 09, 2012 8:26 pm ET)
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          Rush having children? I picture the kid from the opening of "Shrek Forever After".

          "Do the roar!"
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        • Author by Bronwyn (May 10, 2012 4:50 pm ET)
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          My two heterosexual parents had more of a war on marriage than any gay marriage could have. Dad married and divorced eight times and mom divorced three times and married four times. How's that for traditional marriages?
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    • Author by Jimijams (May 09, 2012 5:05 pm ET)
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      Rush, how would you even know what war is, you had a medical deferment for what amounted to a pimple on your nether regions and avoided serving the country you Liam to love.
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      • Author by shaggles (May 09, 2012 5:06 pm ET)
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        Who's Liam? ;)
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        • Author by Area Man (May 09, 2012 5:14 pm ET)
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          He's a singer in one of those Irish bands
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          • Author by Jimijams (May 09, 2012 5:47 pm ET)
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            I should learn to never post from my ipad. CLAIM is the word I was trying to type, but spell check decided otherwise.


            :)p
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          • Author by johnbrown (May 09, 2012 6:00 pm ET)
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            That would be Oasis.Great band.
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            • Author by Area Man (May 10, 2012 9:06 am ET)
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              I was actaully thinking of Liam Moore, who was in the Chicago bands the Drovers and Ike Reilly back in the 90s. If anyone knows them, I'll drink a Guinness for them.
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      • Author by rtwmd1230 (May 09, 2012 5:14 pm ET)
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        Rush loves Liam?
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        • Author by jeter2 (May 09, 2012 5:32 pm ET)
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          Yes he does. And now he can marry him ;-)
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          • Author by highlyunlikely (May 09, 2012 5:35 pm ET)
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            not in North Carolina he can't. Which he already couldn't before the referendum.
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            • Author by Bongo Fury (May 09, 2012 6:11 pm ET)
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              Not in CO. either. The CO House blocked the civil union bill from going to vote and the bill died on the House floor. So much for our "liberal" state. Rs seem to not listen to the will of the people. Vote them out!
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              • Author by shaggles (May 09, 2012 6:16 pm ET)
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                We have marriage equality here in WA but I'm sure as hell not going to extend an invitation to Limpy.
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        • Author by ThomasJH268 (May 09, 2012 6:01 pm ET)
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          Liam is a strange name for a Dominican boy. I think. Unlike Cmdr Pill Popper I go to the local CVS for my drugs and not Dominica
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          • Author by Old_Benjamin (May 09, 2012 6:50 pm ET)
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            Unlike Cmdr Pill Popper I go to the local CVS for my drugs and not Dominica
            Sorry, but I've seen this before and just feel the need to point out that...

            Dominca
            and

            Dominican Republic
            are different countries.

            Otherwise carry on trashing the pill popper, I'm enjoying it.
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            • Author by Bronwyn (May 09, 2012 8:05 pm ET)
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              Right, thank you Ben. In fact the Caribbean Sea separates them.
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              • Author by Old_Benjamin (May 10, 2012 11:23 am ET)
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                No problemo, I love me some geography.
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                • Author by Bronwyn (May 10, 2012 2:03 pm ET)
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                  You are a smart old Ben, hey, ever notice that on some maps it is spelled Caribean and others it is Caribbean? What's correct? Which do you use?
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                  • Author by aturingtest (May 10, 2012 2:40 pm ET)
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                    Never mind the spelling- what the heck is the proper pronunciation?
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                    • Author by Old_Benjamin (May 10, 2012 2:59 pm ET)
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                      Never mind the spelling- what the heck is the proper pronunciation?
                      I just leave it to Billy Ocean...
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                    • Author by Bronwyn (May 10, 2012 3:24 pm ET)
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                      Aturingtest, the online Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, also has the recorded pronunciation of words. I love it. I'm having trouble with my puter and couldn't post the site for you but you can google it. Or get to it by Caribbean pronunciation. I have it "favorited." ha!
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                  • Author by Old_Benjamin (May 10, 2012 2:57 pm ET)
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                    You are a smart old Ben
                    You're too kind. Not that smart but seem to retain info re; geography pretty well for some reason.

                    Don't recall ever seeing it spelled with just one "b"...
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                    • Author by Bronwyn (May 10, 2012 3:12 pm ET)
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                      Thanks for the link. Wow, I couldn't believe those more recent ones of Billy with the totally white hair. I just can't think of him being that old. He's still got it, though.
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        • Author by LiamFunkyGalore (May 09, 2012 11:28 pm ET)
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          Liam does not love Rush...
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    • Author by danielsangeo (May 09, 2012 5:12 pm ET)
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      What I would LOVE someone to explain is how Couple B getting married is going to harm Couple A's marriage.

      Difficulty: You must use logic and reason in your explanation.
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      • Author by nerzog (May 09, 2012 6:10 pm ET)
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        Don't hold your breath. They can't answer that without an appeal to tradition, emotion or religion.

        In other words, they got nothin'.
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      • Author by magnolialover (May 09, 2012 6:27 pm ET)
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        It doesn't. It never will.

        That would be like saying Limbaugh getting divorced 3 times impacts my marriage to my wife.

        It doesn't. Not at all.
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      • Author by fo3angels (May 09, 2012 7:03 pm ET)
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        Because one half of party A's marriage is leaving the other half of party A to marry the same-gender part of party B?
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        • Author by danielsangeo (May 09, 2012 7:14 pm ET)
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          But if that half of Party A goes on to marry a person of the opposite-gender, that's okay, right?

          It's what Jesus wanted!
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      • Author by shaggles (May 10, 2012 1:16 pm ET)
           
        Easy. If couple B can be two guys then it's more difficult for the guy from couple A to say "I'm not gay! I'm married.!" when he gets caught hanging around the airport mens room.
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    • Author by Virgil_Kane (May 09, 2012 5:17 pm ET)
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      Rush likes 'traditional' marriage so much he's done it four times!!!!
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    • Author by sixguns01 (May 09, 2012 5:17 pm ET)
         
      Rush is an idiot, loud, but still an idiot.

      Still don't think equal civil rights should be put in the states hands. That worked out so well decades ago. My marriage would have been impossible in some states decades ago. Hoping for a federal law concerning same sex marriage.
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    • Author by OHBROTHER58 (May 09, 2012 5:19 pm ET)
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      If Obama ordered a hot dog at a fast food joint, the right wing nutjobs would claim "Obama declares war on hamburgers!"
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      • Author by shaggles (May 09, 2012 5:31 pm ET)
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        They'd probably be too busy worrying about what kind of mustard he asked for.
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        • Author by mjh (May 09, 2012 5:43 pm ET)
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          Or if he offers arugula as a topping . . .

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          • Author by wenfen (May 09, 2012 6:14 pm ET)
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            "What a snob!!!" (Imagine ole Ricky Frothy saying with righteous indignation)
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        • Author by Quicksilver M.S (May 09, 2012 6:03 pm ET)
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          shaggles, correction with Respect.

          "They'd probably be too busy worrying that he asked for Ketchup on his DOG ! "
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          • Author by foghornleghorn (May 09, 2012 6:12 pm ET)
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            When British PM Cameron went with Obama to the basketball game in Dayton, he had a hot dog with ketchup.

            Guess that's a conservative thing.
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    • Author by danielsangeo (May 09, 2012 5:29 pm ET)
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      Rush Limbaugh, April 14, 1865:
      President Lincoln, my friends, is waging war on traditional labor. The service of our property, which ol' "Honest" Abe--Honest Abe, if there wasn't a..(mumbling)...This president is calling our property PEOPLE. PEOPLE, my friends. He hates the American worker so much that he wants to give slaves rights! Slavery is an American tradition and the president is waging war on tradition.

      Next on the program, proud American John Wilkes Booth on his plans at the Ford Theater tomorrow on the Rush Limbaugh Show.
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      • Author by MsYellowDog (May 09, 2012 5:40 pm ET)
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        Your parody is really good,daniels...wish I'd thought of that.
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      • Author by wenfen (May 09, 2012 6:11 pm ET)
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        Cute. Very cute. Needed the laugh today :]
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    • Author by kamrom (May 09, 2012 5:31 pm ET)
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      Sorry, but I agree with Limbaugh on this one! I mean think about it. Ever since we legalized gay marraige, the divorce rate has shot up to 50%! Clearly, it is causing irreperable harm to...

      hm? Whats that you say..? Its not legal..?

      Well thats a bit weird then, I mean if its not the gays destroying marraige, who else could it possibly be?!?!

      Oh well hehehe. Now to make conservative heads explode..Know which state has the lowest divorce rate? Massachusetts.
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      • Author by aturingtest (May 09, 2012 8:02 pm ET)
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        "Now to make conservative heads explode..Know which state has the lowest divorce rate? Massachusetts."
        Nah, won't work- they'll just claim that that was because of Romney being governor there. So he gets the credit, you see- just like with the auto industry bailout.
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      • Author by Me, Myself, and I (May 10, 2012 12:36 am ET)
           
        The divorce rate was at 50% LONG before gay marriage was legalized. You might want to look up the stats about the divorce rate in same-sex marriages vs. "traditional" marriages. You'll be surprised at how low it among same-sex couples, possibly because they had to fight so hard to be allowed to marry the one they love.
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    • Author by Lord of Light (May 09, 2012 5:33 pm ET)
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      Well, you can bet Fox News will be offended by this chickenhawk's use of the word "war" the way they were about the left pointing out the GOP's war on women! <sarcasm>

      Besides, Rush, how good could marriage really be if you've been divorced three times (probably soon to be four)?
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    • Author by bintx (May 09, 2012 5:33 pm ET)
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      Actually, all the President did was reiterate that all men are created equally and that the government cannot make decisions based upon religious beliefs. If churches don't want to marry same-sex couples, they don't have to do so, but the government cannot discriminate.

      Traditional marriage is not under fire and will continue just as it always has. Well, for most people. Rush will just continue to get married and get divorced when his wife du jour decides to take her money and run.
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      • Author by CAL (May 09, 2012 5:40 pm ET)
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        Well said. Pathetic how "conservatives" who are constantly wrapping themselves in The Constitution, once again prove they don't have even the most basic grasp of what it contains.
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        • Author by foghornleghorn (May 09, 2012 6:13 pm ET)
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          For many Conservatives, their Constitution is actually the Bible.
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          • Author by epkklk851 (May 09, 2012 6:19 pm ET)
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            But they are dead set against Sharia (Islamic religious law) in this country.
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      • Author by shaggles (May 09, 2012 5:41 pm ET)
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        "Actually, all the President did was reiterate that all men are created equally and that the government cannot make decisions based upon religious beliefs."

        Well to paraphrase one of Limpy's kin 'Some men (and some religions) are more equal than others.'
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      • Author by aturingtest (May 09, 2012 6:52 pm ET)
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        bintx: "...all the President did was reiterate that all men are created equally ..."

        This reminds of Abraham Lincoln:
        "As a nation we began by declaring “all men are created equal.” We now practically read it that all men are created equal except negroes, foreigners and Catholics. When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy."

        Well, we're pretty much over the "Catholics" thing. But, here it is a century and half later, and we're still sort of hung up on the "Negroes" and the "foreigners" things (as well as the "women" thing, which Lincoln coud have justifiably added to his list). And now, we've added a new minority to be consider "not created equal." That's some real progress we've made there, huh? I wonder how my wife would feel about moving to Russia?

        Abraham Lincoln would be absolutely horrified and repelled by what his party has become.
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        • Author by aturingtest (May 10, 2012 7:36 am ET)
             
          Just to add to my history-based point above:
          In 1857, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, in the majority decision in the Dred Scott case, said this:

          "They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far unfit that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect."

          Now, this is not to downplay the fact that black people are, over 150 years later, still subject to this sort of thinking. But, here's a thought experiment- substitute "straight people" for "white race", and "gay people" for the "they" at the beginning and end. Is there any doubt that this is exactly the implicit, if not the explicit, reasoning behind far-right opposition to gay rights, including marriage?
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    • Author by gmedina (May 09, 2012 5:34 pm ET)
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      What does Rush know about traditional marriage!!!
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    • Author by DAWUSS (May 09, 2012 5:36 pm ET)
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      "Where The President Of The United States Is Going To Lead A War"

      Wait a minute...
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    • Author by CAL (May 09, 2012 5:36 pm ET)
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      Yes Rush, because somehow two poeple of the same sex having the right to marry will prevent you from marrying wife #5???
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      • Author by bintx (May 09, 2012 5:40 pm ET)
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        purchasing wife No. 5.
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      • Author by Saturnalian (May 09, 2012 5:46 pm ET)
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        My guess is that he "turns them all lesbian" - one at a time.
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        • Author by peea1 (May 10, 2012 10:51 am ET)
             
          If that were the case, wives 1-3 must be tied up in the Limbaugh basement, so Rush and wife #4 can partake when desire strikes him/them.
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    • Author by MsYellowDog (May 09, 2012 5:38 pm ET)
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      If Obama is "leading a war," I hope he wins. Poor Limpy,stuck in the fifties forever.
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    • Author by draftedin68 (May 09, 2012 5:38 pm ET)
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      Rush, here's the sound of President Obama searching for where he listed "Gay Marriage" on his list of priorities for America:

      Rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle...
      "Crap, I know it's here somewhere..." rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle...

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    • Author by jeffnky (May 09, 2012 5:48 pm ET)
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      Which makes as much sense as the war on drugs.

      Why do we keep starting wars against ourselves?
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      • Author by mary59 (May 09, 2012 6:34 pm ET)
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        An excellent question. It's as if people want to glorify war. Of course, as usual, someone else can "fight."
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      • Author by mjh (May 09, 2012 6:47 pm ET)
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        "Why do we keep starting wars against ourselves?"


        You mean, why do NEOKKKONS keep starting wars against ourselves.

        Two reasons:

        1. They hate America, and
        2. Since most of them are chickenhawks, they're the only wars they'll willingly participate in

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      • Author by Nosmo King (May 09, 2012 6:51 pm ET)
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        War on Drugs...rush is against that war.
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      • Author by jeffnky (May 09, 2012 7:18 pm ET)
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        Oh no it just hit me when I thought how much more of this crazy bs can they throw around before even their base gets tired. Then it hit me, they will keep throwing bs until they think it is the right time then they will go off the charts on how we have to stop Iran. It will all be about fear. Just like they are so afraid of having to reply no thanks if a man ever propositioned them. Fear is all they have left.
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      • Author by Deluded (May 09, 2012 8:50 pm ET)
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        Wars on just about everything are becoming the new raison d'être for the right.

        I'd dare you, if you have the stomach for it, to take a stroll over to right wing media sites and have a look at the articles there. Count how many of them are talking about some sort of war or another being waged by Obama and the left.

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    • Author by hoopvillain (May 09, 2012 5:53 pm ET)
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      Does it really matter what this pompous baboon says? He criticizes everything Obama does or says, so his opinions and comments are meaningless.
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    • Author by dhertzfe (May 09, 2012 6:15 pm ET)
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      When a person seeks divorces repeatedly while in a marriage, I believe that person has declared the war on traditional marriage.
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    • Author by jeffnky (May 09, 2012 6:23 pm ET)
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      OK Rush I am going to out you and your kind.

      When I was in my young 20's I had more fun than you can dream of when I rented a room from a friend who lived in a very nice part of town for several years. He was from money and the women chased him down for his looks and personality. He worked as bartender at the best clubs in town, early 80's, and he lived life to the fullest. I met and talked to many of his girlfriends and they were the women men dream of. This guy had a trust fund that paid for his trip to Hawaii for spring break because it paid all of his bills if he was a student. I first met him while working at the machine tool company his family owned and then a few years later we ended up in the same class at UC. He offered me the room and I moved in. His family was old world catholic and I liked them a lot. He had it all. He tried so hard to be what he was supposed to be. My friend and I had a conversation with one of his girlfriends, they dated about a year, about sex that I will never forget. She asked us directly why Jerry did not enjoy her body more. We both replied that we didn't know because if she was our girlfriend we would be all over her. She then told us that she had asked him directly why their sex life was so bad when the first night was the best ever. He told her that that was his first nights performance and she would never see that again. My friend and I consoled her bad luck and told her we didn't have an answer. We all moved on with our lives and one day, about ten years later, talking to my girlfriend at the time she mentioned a favorite customer at a restaurant she had managed. I said that sounds like john doe who's brother I used to share a house with. She said the gay one? I was shocked and said I didn't think so and told her his name and description. She laughed and said that's him. The light went off and we talked a lot and I have told many of my friends that enjoyed so many great parties at his house. Not one of us had a clue at the time but looking back we all see how hard he tried to be what he was not. I have seen with my own eyes some one try to change their attraction. It does not work, you are who you are and anyone that tries to make someone be a certain way to meet their beliefs is cruel.
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    • Author by magnolialover (May 09, 2012 6:26 pm ET)
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      Oh please...

      The last person on EARTH who should be talking about protecting "traditional" marriage is THIS 4 times married individual. If you really wanted to protect marriage, you'd outlaw divorce.
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    • Author by Nosmo King (May 09, 2012 6:28 pm ET)
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      Another day, another Conservative war. Who is going to fight this one? Oh, nobody should get killed. Looks like the Limbaughs of the world are armed and ready to fight.

      If we can keep the busy with the war on marriage, we can win that war on Christmas.

      Rush, you have to start doing better, your daughter Ms. Loesch is starting to get crazier than you.
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    • Author by fourempties (May 09, 2012 6:45 pm ET)
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      I care just about as much about what Rush says about gay marriage as I do about his opinions on health and nutrition.
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    • Author by faygokid (May 09, 2012 6:49 pm ET)
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      I always think he can't possibly sink lower, and he always proves me wrong. Rush as the defender of traditional marriage? I pray I outlive him. I want to be here that extra day.
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    • Author by AB-001 (May 09, 2012 6:52 pm ET)
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      Irony is not Limbaugh's strong suit
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    • Author by mikey456 (May 09, 2012 7:08 pm ET)
         
      Just curious, since the President is on record over and over not supporting gay marriage, why is the left so excited that he's lying now?
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      • Author by Disputed Zone (May 10, 2012 3:41 pm ET)
           
        Ronald Reagan was once a New Deal Democrat, so I guess his entire presidency was a lie.
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    • Author by jonesjax2374 (May 09, 2012 7:14 pm ET)
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      Right on Obama. This "war on" is so 2000. Now we truly can separate the pig bigots from Americans who respect freedom. Rush is thrilled as this was so simple for him. Bigotry is very simple.
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    • Author by bintx (May 09, 2012 7:22 pm ET)
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      Oops, looks like old Mitt has some explaining to do!

      BW: Would you support legalized marriage for gay men and lesbians?
      MR: I line up with Gov. Weld on that, and it's a state issue as you know - the authorization of marriage on a same-sex basis falls under state jurisdiction. My understanding is that he has looked at the issue and concluded that certain benefits and privileges should be offered to gay couples and lesbian couples. But he does not feel at this time that he wishes to extend legalized marriage on a same-sex basis, and I support his position.

      BW: Would you want more studies done on the issue?
      MR: That will occur at the state level. I'll let the governor in Massachusetts, and the governors of other states, as well, study it, evaluate it, discuss the alternatives with psychologists and social workers and health care specialist and so forth to gather information and consider it in a very reasoned way. I have confidence the governor will take the right action.


      BW: Do you favor a non-discriminatory clause to protect lesbians and gay men in any federal health care reform?
      MR: Part of that gets to the question which health care proposal I favor, and I'm not sure exactly how that issue would fit into those proposals or those plans I favor. The answer is: I'm in favor of avoiding discrimination in a health care provision, but I'm not sure exactly how that clause would work. I would like all Americans to be covered by health care and to have universal coverage. I think we can reach universal coverage, not with employer mandates, but by providing incentives to small businesses and individuals to purchase insurance or to obtain coverage, or by providing access to make that more affordable.

      I'm also in favor of changing our health insurance regulations such that insurance cannot be denied for pre-existing conditions. So the proposal that I favor would provide insurance to men or women regardless of their sexual orientation. I'm not in favor of a one-size-fits-all federal insurance plan where politicians decide what is in everybody's health insurance plan. I would far rather let Americans take advantage of many options, and take advantage of the plan that is most attractive to them.


      This interview from 1994 is just FULL of Romney flip-flop material.
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      • Author by aturingtest (May 09, 2012 7:37 pm ET)
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        Romney, via bintx (thanx, bintx, I was looxing for that!):
        "...and it's a state issue as you know - the authorization of marriage on a same-sex basis falls under state jurisdiction."

        He certainly needs to explain, then, why he thinks DOMA and a constitutional amendment are needed. And if his views on that have changed, then he needs to stop claiming that he has been consistent in his position.
        Also, liked the part about health-care. His views there certainly sound a lot like a certain well-known President, don't they?
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        • Author by bintx (May 09, 2012 7:45 pm ET)
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          Yep. There is a WEALTH of Romney flip-flopping in this interview.
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      • Author by mjh (May 10, 2012 12:55 am ET)
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        "This interview from 1994 is just FULL of Romney flip-flop material."


        To paraphrase what John Kerry said about John McCain at the 2008 DNC:

        "Before Mitt Romney even thinks about debating President Obama, he first needs to finish the debate . . . with himself."



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    • Author by politeradical (May 09, 2012 7:58 pm ET)
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      Tubby's taking on the mantle of the battered culture warrior is about as natural as an oral bowel movement.

      Why would he care about "traditional marriage" anyway? He's done more to desecrate the institution than any gay or lesbian couple.
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      • Author by okiepoli (May 10, 2012 8:45 am ET)
           
        I don't get it - Rush as a culture warrior seems very un-natural. The other thing seems to be quite routine for him.
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    • Author by aturingtest (May 09, 2012 7:59 pm ET)
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      Two points about gay rights, including marriage, that I think the right just don't get:
      1) I've seen these bigots insist that "the gays" identify as gays primarily, and thus separate themselves from "normal" people. This is wrong. From what I've seen, gay people identify as people first, individuals, with the same rights as such as any other citizen. It's the right who insist on the primary identification of them as "the gays," for the express purpose of singling them out as a group to whom those rights can be denied. Gay people no more primarily identify as "gay," as opposed to "people," than short people self-identify, or would allow anyone else to identify them primarily, as "short" only. When they do band together, it's as a necessary pushback to those attempts to otracize them. (Gay folks, not short ones)
      2) Is there any empirical reason that that discrimination should be allowed? The only possible reasons to object to something that's none of your business, as another commenter here on MMfA noted (sorry, can't remember who), are emotional or religious in nature. IOW- personal conviction. Not a good basis for deciding public policy which affects everyone, including those, like it or not, who are bona-fide US citizens, entitled to equal treatment under and protection by the law.
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      • Author by spiritcaller4585 (May 09, 2012 11:19 pm ET)
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        At the most general level, enemies are constructed by dehumanizing the "other side." In abnormal psychology, this phenomenon is called "objectification," a process through which the human subjects becomes an object of contempt or hatred because he or she fails to meet certain established norms or criteria, of whatever nature. These norms or criteria can fall along gender lines, class differences, racial, ethnic and/or cultural dichotomies, sexually "aberrant" behavior (like homosexuality, bisexuality, trans-sexuality, etc.), physical and/or mental handicaps, dissenting political convictions and opinions, etc. In brief, when a person's personality trait, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity or cultural identity, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc., are perceived as DEFINING characteristics, then the person's humanity becomes secondary, thereby enabling the discriminator to rationalize his or her hostility toward the "aberrant" subject on grounds that the subject is not fully human at best or the very personification of evil at worst, meaning, at least in effect, that the person in question becomes expendable.
        - Michael Hagos, Enemy Images and Racist Cultural Discourse: How and Why the West Creates Enemy Images
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    • Author by historygeek001 (May 09, 2012 8:01 pm ET)
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      It's been a few hours and the dittoheads are mysteriously silent so far.
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    • Author by armendale (May 09, 2012 8:57 pm ET)
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      What's next Gay Divorce?!
      We must protect the sanctity of Divorce at all costs!

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    • Author by phatcracker2006 (May 09, 2012 9:23 pm ET)
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      BAN LIMBAUGH!!!
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    • Author by thegreatbear (May 09, 2012 9:33 pm ET)
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      Pop Quiz!

      Who has destroyed more marriages, Barack Obama or Rush Limbaugh?
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    • Author by donwelty (May 09, 2012 10:49 pm ET)
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      I think that Limbaugh wants to define marriage as between a man and a female who stays in the kitchen, does sex like a nymphomaniac stepford wife, and acts satisfied with the crumbs that Rush wants wants to throw out. He probably would like to have marriage only between people of the same ethnicity, religion, and native language. Yeah, yeah, put it into terms that are palatable for KKK members and other groups that do not live in this century.
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    • Author by Mom Cat (May 09, 2012 11:28 pm ET)
         
      Wow this is the defender of Marriage? The druggy? How many times has he been married? Yeah he is so not my role model.
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    • Author by little poncho (May 09, 2012 11:31 pm ET)
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      #5 wife will probably be a corn broom!!!
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    • Author by historygeek001 (May 10, 2012 12:16 am ET)
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      What do your four wives say about that, Rush?
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    • Author by PBVV (May 10, 2012 12:55 am ET)
         
      Rush, you are a sad, sad little yakatron.

      After watching you make a total and complete fool of yourself on the subject of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army and then the entire 3 day Sandra Fluke rant debacle, I am persuaded that you are not the one in control of EIB or the Rush Limbaugh Show.

      In that "Stack of Stuff" you mention everyday, is a list from someone above you, who is really calling the shots on your show. It is a list of issues and people and the dictated list of things which you must say about those issues and those people.

      You are now nothing more than a hollow shell of a man, dangled daily on the strings of some unseen puppeteer/s.


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    • Author by pacifist (May 10, 2012 1:20 am ET)
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      Hey, Rush, stop getting divorced. You've been corrupting traditional marriage for over two decades now!
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    • Author by pacifist (May 10, 2012 1:31 am ET)
         
      Question :How does a loving same-sex couple wishing to enter the bonds of matrimony "corrupt" the institution of marriage? Answer: It doesn't. Only bastards like Rush Limbaugh can't see the truth because their bigotry blinds them to it.
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    • Author by crazymonkeylady (May 10, 2012 1:34 am ET)
         
      This from a guy who has had so many divorces. And his latest marriage is hitting the skids. What a tool.
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    • Author by D.W. Skinner (May 10, 2012 11:19 am ET)
         
      hurry! feed this man another slab of bacon. i think he's one clogged artery away from doing the world a great favor!
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    • Author by JayInDallas (May 10, 2012 1:14 pm ET)
         
      I agree with those here who call this boring. I would also add Predictable and Pathetic. Both of those in regard to Limpys attempts to keep some semblance of relevancy. Only those who either don't know or don't care about Limpys resume' in the marriage department.

      Only Newt Gingrift chiming in on this subject would trump Limpys load of hot air.
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    • Author by givemesometruth (May 10, 2012 1:51 pm ET)
         
      President Obama has been married to one, and only one, woman for 19 years. Rush Limbaugh is on, what is it - his 3rd or 4th marriage (never thought I'd be quoting Dirty Harry, "in all the confusion, I forgot to count"). So, who's against "traditional marriage", punk?
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