Rush Knows What Ails Us: Emotional Female Voters
Posted on Jul 5, 2012
Rush Limbaugh has a major problem when it comes to women. In the past, the conservative talk radio host has accused them of being sluts for using birth control and called those who support feminism “feminazis.” (Media Matters has compiled a pretty good list of Limbaugh’s sexist and misogynistic remarks over the years.) Now, the caustic commentator has come up with a new calumny: “When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill.”
He made the remark on his radio program Tuesday, adding: “Because that’s when votes started being cast with emotion and maternal instincts. ...”
That’s right. According to Limbaugh, America messed up big-time when it allowed all of its citizens—not just men—to vote.
Later, using a tactic he has employed before (see Sandra Fluke controversy), Limbaugh tried to walk back the comment by claiming he was just joking. Oh, Rush—always such a kidder!
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.