Floundering right wing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh continues to make an ass of himself despite his regular claims to have "talent on loan from God."
In his defense, it was a rough morning on Wednesday, as Limbaugh heard about the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
So maybe Rush didn't bring his A game to the golden microphone. But when a caller defended gay marriage, Limbaugh made a claim that most middle school students could refute:
"Nobody in this country has ever.. been.. denied.. the right to get married... Not a single person... Stop and think about that. Marrage... is... something."
Even worse, Limbaugh's ludicrous claim came AFTER the caller attempted to explain something about the history of bans on interracial marriage in the United States:
CALLER: ... Just like the miscegenation laws back in the fifties and sixties... I'm sure a lot of people were in favor of that, too, but it was wrong. It was wrong then; it's wrong now.
RUSH: The what laws back in the fifties and sixties?
RUSH: Miscegenation laws?
CALLER: Yeah, miscegenation. It's when white and blacks couldn't marry. It was the law in 26 states.
Had Limbaugh been paying attention in school, he would have learned about Loving v. State of Virginia , the 1967 Supreme Court case that overturned bans on interracial marriage.
But, then again, El Rushbo has never been big on accuracy and truth.