Caitlyn Jenner. Of all things.
What the Great American Conservative will ultimately perceive as a threat, it is remarkable.
Limbaugh said on his radio show Tuesday that liberals are trying to “redefine normalcy” in an effort to stigmatize conservatives and that conservatives shouldn’t agree to their terms by accepting Caitlyn Jenner as a woman.
He likewise dismissed a conservative blog that wrote that Republicans should embrace Jenner as one of their own to seem more humane, saying that doing so would constitute falling into a liberal trap.
Let’s begin with the fact that Caitlyn is a conservative Republican married and divorced three times – just like Rush. We assume this is what radio guy would call “normalcy.” Caitlyn however was willing to admit she wanted more for herself and made a big change. And now she’s…happy.
This behavior is of course entirely freakish and unspeakable. The only saving grace here is that she’s pretty much a one-off (…among Olympic champions turned businessmen that conservatives have long worshiped). So the imminent threat to the country comes from somewhere else – the millions of Americans now willing to accept her as she is.
Under this system, “conservatives and Republicans are the new weirdos, the new kooks,” the pundit said, “and that is part of the political objective here in normalizing all of this really marginal behavior.”
Pardon me, but conservatives and Republicans have always been the kooks. The Southern racists, the pinch-faced wifebeaters, the blood-dripping warmongers, etc. Those are the facts, ma’am. So I appreciate this kind of cautionary argument emanating from their ranks: If you’re going to normalize the freaks, the freakbashers will end up being marginalized. Score: Rush Limbaugh 1, Human Logic 0.
“I mean, if less than 1 percent of the population is engaging in it, it’s marginalized behavior. It isn’t normal, no matter how you define it.”
Abnormal? Is that a fact? From what data I can gather, the number of Americans who have been married four times is…less than 1 percent. So if this is about weirdos who want to pretend they’re normal, take it up with Rush Limbaugh.