Hat-tip to Alex Wagner (subbing for Lawrence O'Donnell) for putting back on the radar: the pontificator of political suicide, the protector of Republican die-hard pigheadness.
Rush decided today to boil down what pursuing Immigration reform will really mean for the GOP -- it means they would have to give up their hatred, in all its varied forms.
Limbaugh: If GOP Needs To Embrace ‘Amnesty’ To ‘Prove They Don’t Hate Hispanics,’ Then ‘What’s Next?’
by Andrew Kirell, mediaite.com -- June 18, 2013
[... Rush Limbaugh: ]
Over the weekend, Sen. Graham spoke out in favor of the current reform proposals, saying that not passing what critics have rebuked as “amnesty” would result in a “death spiral” for the Republican Party. “I want to take that line of thinking and expand upon it,” Limbaugh said this afternoon. “If one of the main reasons for passing the Gang of Eight immigration bill is so Republicans can prove that they don’t hate Hispanics, then what’s next? Are the Republicans going to have to support gay marriage to prove that they don’t hate gays?”
“Are the Republicans then going to have to support affirmative action to prove they don’t hate blacks?” he continued. “And then are they going to have to support legalization of marijuana and forgiving student loans to prove they don’t hate college kids? And so on.”
Well long as you can "still keep on hating" Rush-bo -- because that is really what the Republican Party is all about, isn't it? That and Gridlocking Government.
That link has the clip if you can tolerate the intellectual pollution ... If not, here's some summary points delivered only in a way, that a guy that can single-handedly kill a radio empire, can:
My partial transcript ... (hazard pay, please.)
Approx. Timemark 3:20
[... Rush Limbaugh: ]
What do we have to do to get back into the graces of the youths of of America? The youths of of America voted for Obama in far greater numbers, percentage-wise, than Hispanics did. And that's my point here: Are we going to have to prove we aah, don't hate gays by supporting gay marriage -- is that what this going to come down to?
We're hated -- the Republicans -- not we. The Republicans are hated. And they're hated by all of these groups that vote Democrat. And so the only way that is going to change is to support what all these Democrat groups want -- because that will prove to these Democrat groups, that they are wrong in how they think of us? It sounds to me like a pretty ingenious trick to get the Republican Party to toss aside what it stands for.
Interesting. What is it again O Windbaggy Republican Leader, that the Republican Party stands for?
"The Right to hate, who they want, when they want, for whatever shallow reasons they want" ... is that the idea that trumps all other Republican ideas, Mr Windbaugh?