The Face of the Republican Party by Ian Marsden
Before you say that I have gone too far, with the title of this piece, hear this America. If you are a proud "Democrat", like myself, then Rush Limbaugh called you, and me, "perverts perverting the founding documents" yesterday.
Luckily, it's just his typical Freudian projection.
From the January 6, 2011, Rush Limbaugh Show, titled "Liberals Say Conservatives Have a "Fetish" for the US Constitution":
"What is it with these Democrats anyway sexualizing the opposition? "Tea baggers," "fetishists of the Constitution." These are perverts themselves! These are... (interruption) Well, don't roll your eyes in there, Dawn. It is what it is. These are perverts perverting the founding documents. Let me ask you: If the Constitution is not that big a deal, how come the same people had such a cow when they thought Christine O'Donnell didn't know what she was talking about regarding the Constitution? If it's so unimportant, how come Obama is so proud to have been a "constitutional lawyer" or professor or lecturer, whatever he was? Abraham Lincoln. Do they hate him? Did Abraham Lincoln have a "fetish for the US Constitution"?"
That, from the man that said this, back in 2006 . . .
"I had a great time in the Dominican Republic. Wish I could tell you about it." - Rush Limbaugh
Maha Rushie, the man with the "glorious naked body", and "talent on loan from God-duh", was making light of his being detained by drug enforcement agents, in June 2006, in Palm Beach, Florida. Limbaugh had just returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic, long considered the child prostitution capital of the world, when Customs officials found Viagra in his luggage. The prescription was not in the, nyuk.. nyuk.. nyuk, "non-pervert's" name.
Come on Rush, tell us Democrat "perverts perverting the founding documents" about your "great time" in the "child prostitution capital of the world" with your ill gotten prescription of Viagra.
Just a short time after calling every Democrat in America "perverts perverting the founding doucuments", Rush Limbaugh made this attempt to defend Justice Scalia's recent demonstration of Constitutional ignorance . Keep in mind, as you read these words, that Rush is a master of propagandist, Freudian projection. It's all very obvious, to intelligent, well informed people, but his fans believe it hook, line, and sinker.
From that same January 6, 2011, Rush Limbaugh Show segment:
"Scalia said that the Constitution itself does not protect women and gay men and lesbians from discrimination." (Gasp!) The horror! The horror! He's a bigot, he's a racist, he's a sexist, he's a homophobe! "Scalia said that the Constitution itself does not protect women and gay men and lesbians from discrimination. Such protections are up to the legislative branch, he said." He's got a mature idea on the restraints of his branch. Here's what he said. This is the question to Scalia: "In 1868, when the 39th Congress was debating and ultimately proposing the 14th Amendment, I don't think anybody would have thought that equal protection applied to sex discrimination, or certainly not to sexual orientation. So does that mean that we've gone off in error by applying the 14th Amendment to both?"
Scalia: "Yes, yes. Sorry, to tell you that. ... But, you know, if indeed the current society has come to different views, that's fine. You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society." That's key: "You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society. Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't. Nobody ever thought that that's what it meant," the Fourteenth Amendment. "Nobody ever voted for that." Sex discrimination, sex-orientation discrimination, nobody even thought of that when this amendment was being proposed, debated and voted on. "Nobody voted for that. If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey we have things called legislatures, and they enact things called laws.
Hear that "women and gay men and lesbians" of America? The Constitution does not yet protect you from discrimination. If want that protection, you're going to have get another amendment to the Constitution.
Don't even get me started about America having a Supreme Court justice that is that ignorant about the Constitution. That's pretty scary in itself, but what's even scarier, is the general, overall ignorance about the Constitution, of the two leaders of the Grand Old Party of America. John Boehner, the titular leader of the GOP, and Rush Limbaugh, the real leader of the GOP, are both clueless when it comes to the founding documents of America.
From Rush Limbaugh's keynote address at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):
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