Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh argued the Republican Party cannot win without social issues and lamented “cultural depravity and rot, perversion” on Monday.
Rush said that arguments such as, “But the court has spoken, and gay marriage is now the law of the land, and we must move on. We must drop it” are really just “an out” and “an excuse,” “That’s an excuse for somebody who’s really telling you they don’t want the fight. And that’s not what we need, folks. I’m telling you, going into 2016 and beyond, we don’t want and don’t need people who are not willing to fight and stand up for what we believe in, stand up for the founding of this country.”
Rush added, “Well, 20 minutes ago and 6,000 years ago, the opposite was the law of the land. Did the Democrats accept it? Did the gay activists accept it? No. They didn’t accept ‘the law of the land.’ They’re not accepting anything that is the law of the land. They’re not accepting very much that is traditional. They’re not accepting very much that’s institutional. There’s an all-out assault and attack on everything, and specifically now religious liberty. Make no mistake about this.”
He later continued, at the risk of incurring the wrath of people on the own side of the aisle here, the simple fact of the matter is the Republican Party is not going to win another presidential election if it has, as part, of its official platform and behavioral characteristic, the open disavowing of its voters who care about ‘social issues.’ There’s simply too many of them. If they abandon the party or sit home and not vote — don’t vote, it’s over. The Republicans aren’t gonna win diddly-squat without them. They may not like hearing it. They may not like it, period. But it’s the lay of the land and it’s the fact of the matter.”
Rush also argued, in another part of his monologue, that Republicans who don’t want to talk about social issues “may as well just turn the culture over to the left.” He continued, “Where do you think this cultural depravity and rot, perversion, whatever you want to call it, where’s it coming from? It’s not because we stand for life. It’s because we’re anti-abortion, that’s not why this is happening. It’s not because people are for marriage as explained and defined in Genesis. That’s not why all this is happening.” And that the left, which is is responsible for the politicization of social issues won’t stop pushing social issues just because Republicans back down.
He further offered predictions that a church will be sued for refusing to perform a same-sex wedding, “because that’s the design. There’s an all-out effort here to water-down, dilute, if they could, just eliminate Christianity as a dominant culture, religious, and dare I say political force,” and that polygamy would eventually be legalized.
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