If the Supreme Court does overturn federal and/or state bans on same-gender marriage, Rush Limbaugh will be ready to blame the GOP. The talk-show host yesterday chastised fellow conservatives, saying the Republican party and those who opposed same-gender unions allowed the “definition of marriage” to become “bastardized and redefined,” calling “marriage” a casualty of the left’s “language game.” He said:
“Marriage” is not a tradition that a bunch of people concocted to be mean to other people with. But we allowed the left to have people believe that it was structured that way.
I would go so far as to say that there are some people who think marriage is an evil Republican idea, simply because they’re the ones that want to hold on to it. So far as I’m concerned, once we started talking about “gay marriage,” “traditional marriage,” “opposite-sex marriage,” “same-sex marriage,” “hetero-marriage,” we lost. It was over. It was just a matter of time.
Limbaugh then downplayed the right to marriage equality further by analogizing that he’s the one being discriminated against.
[Marriage] was not created as something to deny people ‘benefits’ … discrimination is not an issue, and it never was …
If I were to say, ‘The Obama family has more rights than I do … I want to be Rush Hudson Obama the First. It’s not fair that I can’t be an Obama. Look at all the benefits the Obamas have! By the way, the Obamas, only one of them got elected to anything, but look at all the benefits they get that I don’t get … They’re discriminating against me!