This is one issue on which this particular pundit ought to keep his trap shut:
It’s actually worse than that. More from that Limbaugh transcript:
So now we got the president of the United States leading a war on traditional marriage. Is it gonna be like the war on stay-at-home working mothers that you people have led? Is it gonna be like the war on the Catholic Church that you people have led?
See, all these subjects come up, Jerry, old buddy, old pal, because Obama and people like you are trying to turn traditional institutions on their head. And people like me who were minding their own business all of a sudden have to stand up and defend these traditions and institutions from people like you, and now the president, who’s waging a war on traditional America.
Says the man who defended Newt Gingrich in the wake of his bitter ex-wife’s claim earlier this year that he asked for an open marriage. Said Limbaugh:
I got a great note from a friend of mine. “So Newt wanted an open marriage. BFD. At least he asked his wife for permission instead of cheating on her. That’s a mark of character, in my book. Newt’s a victim. We all are. Ours is the horniest generation. We were soldiers in the sex revolution. We were tempted by everything from Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice to Plato’s Retreat, Deep Throat to no-fault divorce. Many of us paid the ultimate price, AIDS, abortion, or alimony for the cultural marching orders we got. Hell, for all I know we should be getting disability from the government.” That’s from a good friend of mine, “Newt’s slogan ought to, ‘Hell, yes, I wanted it.’” (laughing) I’m sharing with you how some people are reacting to this.
Obama really is trying to turn a traditional institution on its head. Newt and Rush got there first, by a mile. Rush deeply needs to shut up about this, because he’s got no credibility on this issue, and he only lends aid and comfort to the other side.
(H/T: Mark Shea).