Rush Limbaugh: Obama Invading Red States with Lesbian Farmers-Truth!
Rush Limbaugh: Obama Invading Red States with Lesbian Farmers-Truth!Summary of eRumor: Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh accused the Obama administration of sending lesbian farmers into red states and rural Republican strongholds. The Truth: It’s true that Rush Limbaugh accused President Obama of “attacking” rural states with lesbian farmers. Limbaugh made the allegations in an August 17th segment on his radio show in which he took issue with the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit event that was hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA describes its LGBT Summit Series and the corresponding #RuralPride campaign on its website as such:
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights, in collaboration with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and The True Colors Fund, will engage with LGBT rural communities across the country to host the LGBT Rural Summit Series. Each series will offer a unique opportunity for USDA and other federal agencies to share information relating to policies, programs, and services that exist to protect, promote and strengthen LGBT rural communities. Issues ranging from rural housing loans, community facility grants and bullying will be discussed.Each series will also include a strong presence from local nonprofit organizations, sharing USDA's dedication to serving LGBT rural America. The Iowa LGBT Rural Summit event in question was held on August 18th in Des Moines. In his August 17th segment, Limbaugh said the Obama administration was using federal funds to breakup rural Republican strongholds:
Rural America happens to be largely conservative. Rural America is made up of self-reliant, rugged individualist types. They happen to be big believers in the Second Amendment. So here comes the Obama Regime with a bunch of federal money and they're waving it around, and all you gotta do to get it is be a lesbian and want to be a farmer and they'll set you up. I'm like you; I never before in my life knew that lesbians wanted to be farmers.
I never knew that lesbians wanted to get behind the horse and the plow and start burrowing. I never knew it. But apparently enough money it make it happen, and the objective here is to attack rural states. They're already attacking suburbs, and that has been made perfectly clear by what happened in Milwaukee. They're going after every geographic region that is known to be largely conservative. They never stop, folks. They are constantly on the march.So, it’s true that Rush Limbaugh said that Obama was sending lesbian farmers to invade liberal communities..
Collected on: 08/24/2016
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Did Rush Limbaugh say Obama is invading red states with lesbian farmers?