Rush Limbaugh: Anti-gay Arizona law veto due to “abject fear of minorities”

The right-wing potentate is sick and tired of LGBT people and the media intimidating everyone else


Elias Isquith
February 28, 2014 2:35AM (UTC)

Speaking on his syndicated radio show on Thursday, right-wing hero and pundit Rush Limbaugh grieved for the death of Arizona's anti-gay Jim Crow law while placing the blame for its veto squarely where it belongs: on minorities.

"They're just allowing this to happen," Limbaugh told his listeners, "and you and I know why. And it's the same reason why everybody, why the governor and all the forces behind this bill laid down. There is just abject fear of minorities right now. There is fear of being labeled a bigot, or a racist."

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"The whole debate is set up," Limbaugh continued, "everything the majority wants to do now is bigoted ... It's the way everything's been characterized. So the people who are trying to do the right thing never stands up for themselves after they're trying to do it! The right thing has no defense. The right thing has nobody shouting in its defense! The right thing has nobody — after they write it, after they make an effort, they let it die!"

Limbaugh went on to say that "fear of the media" and "the left-wing bullies" pushed Brewer to veto because they were "able to totally mischaracterize what this was."

"And the people who knew that they were being mischaracterized didn't dare stand up and say, 'No, you're wrong.' Just didn't want to take that risk. [They] figured they'd have nobody on their side. They figured they'd have no support, no help," Limbaugh said before adding: "And you and I know why."

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You can listen to Limbaugh's bemoaning the veto of SB 1062 below, via Media Matters:


Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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