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In response to a caller’s concern over how the media is covering “this transgender thing,” conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh reasoned that “you could legalize rape” given the progressive left’s broad scope of civil rights.
The caller was speaking about the Obama administration‘s directive informing schools they “must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity.”
“This is a safety issue, this is about a predator going into these bathrooms and taking advantage of it,” he said. “And it’s happening, but they’re not covering it. And it’s really interesting how they took gun control and turned it into gun safety, but they’re not treating this as a safety issue.”
“No, that’s actually a good point,” Limbaugh replied. “Civil rights … you could legalize rape if you called it the Civil Rights Act of 2016.”
The king of talk radio, who also did a segment Friday on President Obama’s transgender obsession, went on to explain the left’s rationale.
“If you call it a civil right, then you automatically make it impossible for people to oppose it,” he proffered. “Because if you oppose civil rights you must be a racist.”
Limbaugh then pointed out that the end goal is to silence the opposition:
So they always attach people, the reading public, the news consuming public, has been conditioned to attach the words “civil rights” to race. Now it’s being expanded. Civil rights, gay marriage; civil rights, transgender bathroom rights; civil rights, whatever the left wants. Except over here, rape has become a safety issue. But over here this stuff is a civil rights — if, when you hear the left equate anything with civil rights, what you should learn is this is how they are attempting to corrupt the culture. And they’re doing it under the banner of civil rights, which is supposed to shut you up. It is supposed to silence opposition, because nobody with a brain is ever supposed to violate civil rights.
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