Limbaugh changes his tune: ‘Why do we even need a court if it is going to behave like this?’

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 14:48 EDT
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Rush Limbaugh (screen capture via ABC News)
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Only a day after applauding the Supreme Court’s ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act, Rush Limbaugh suggested doing away with it entirely after it ruled against both Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

“Why do we even need a court if it is going to behave like this?” Limbaugh raged on Wednesday. “Why do we even need a Congress? Why don’t we, every time we want something, just find the nearest judge and say, ‘Hey Judge, I want to do this, what do you think?’ And whatever the judge says is fine. Doesn’t have to be a member of the Supreme Court, just a judge.”

Limbaugh also returned to the right-wing talking point of suggesting marriage equality will lead to polygamy and marrying “this or that,” while also obsessing over President Barack Obama’s self-described “evolution” toward supporting same sex couples’ rights to be legally wed.

“A year and a half ago, 18 months ago, Barack Obama opposed gay marriage,” Limbaugh said. “Just 18 months ago.”

Limbaugh accused Obama of shifting his support of same sex marriage as the 2012 elections drew nearer, a process that can be traced back to 2011, when Obama said that New York’s legalization of the process was “a profound recognition on the part of the American people that gays and lesbians and transgender persons are our brothers, our sisters, our children, our cousins, our friends, our co-workers, and that they’ve got to be treated like every other American.”

Instead, Limbaugh said gay activists were “very upset at Obama for not advancing their agenda.”

“Now we are told that the whole country supports gay marriage, and those who don’t are bigots,” Limbaugh railed. “And that was in the Supreme Court ruling today, that people who oppose gay marriage are bigots and want deny and want to make fun of and want to impugn and demean homosexuals.”

Listen to Limbaugh’s anger, posted on Wednesday by Media Matters, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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