A week ago, Rush Limbaugh expressed dismay about federal efforts to educate the LGBT community about farming. But it didn’t become a thing until the Daily Dot and other sites picked up on his comments.
On his Aug. 17 radio show, Limbaugh said: “Have you heard about the Agriculture Department’s financial grants to lesbian farmers? What they’re trying to do is convince lesbians to become farmers.”
And that could lead to conservative states going “blue” as in Democratic-leaning.
On Tuesday, the Daily Dot added context.
“Limbaugh’s imaginative comments came in response to the 15th annual Nationwide LGBT Rural Summit, which took place Aug. 18 in Iowa. The summit, which undoubtedly does draw a gay farmer or two, was roundly mocked and criticized by the right-wing media for being hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Civil Rights,” the site said.
“The Washington Free Beacon, for example, panicked at the thought of ‘lesbian and transgender hillbillies’ getting ‘subsidies from the government.’ But Limbaugh’s comments were doubly hilarious, revealing that the shock jock has no clue when it comes to lesbian stereotypes.”
Limbaugh was quoted as saying: “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.”
LGBTQnation further quoted El Rushbo: “The objective here is to attack — they’re already attacking suburbs, and that has been made perfectly clear by what happened in Milwaukee. And they’re going after every geographic region that is known to be largely conservative. They never stop, folks. They are constantly on the march.”
Social media began its march on Limbaugh.
I hope Rush Limbaugh is right. Federally paid lesbian farmers invading my town sounds like a dream come true. https://t.co/lHSc9uA6cX
— The Goddamn Batwoman (@batwoman_nyc) August 24, 2016
Rush Limbaugh warns that lesbian farmers will soon be invading our towns. How in the hell do you grow lesbians?
— Clay Jones (@claytoonz) August 24, 2016
— TKirkland (@KirklandReader) August 24, 2016
Rush Limbaugh’s lesbian farmer government conspiracy theory is my new favorite thing.
— Greg Bennett (@GreggyBennett) August 24, 2016
I am so ready for the lesbian!farmer fashion trend that’s about to hit courtesy of Rush Limbaugh.
— Bluestockings (@BluestockingsBo) August 24, 2016
Let’s all enjoy Rush Limbaugh’s warning that “lesbian farmers” are going to cover this country in a rainbow of plaid https://t.co/Rj6bfsW92k
— Anna-Marie McLemore (@LaAnnaMarie) August 24, 2016
Obama’s subsidizing queer farmers?? & early enough to get set up & winter wheat in!!
isn’t it pretty to think so.. https://t.co/c2klgfx0uR
— Kathleen E. Kennedy (@TheMedievalDrK) August 24, 2016