Rush Limbaugh has joined other far right conservatives in their belief that President Barack Obama is trying to pervade rural communities with “lesbians and transgender hillbillies” in an effort to take over Republican strongholds.
The 15th annual Nationwide LGBT Rural Summit was held at Drake University in Idaho on Aug. 18 and was co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The event is held every year in an attempt to join LGBT people living in rural area together so they can network and share resources.
Right wingers immediately criticized the event, claiming that it was a waste of tax payer’s money because LGBT people living in rural areas shouldn’t have special privileges.
The Washington Free Beacon complained that the summit will teach “lesbian and transgender hillbillies how to get subsidies from the government.”
“The all-day summit will teach lesbian and transgender hillbillies how to get subsidies from the government like rural housing loans and ‘community facility grants.’ Bullying will also be discussed,” said the Beacon.
Rush Limbaugh also blasted the event.
“Have you heard the latest Democrat scam?” Limbaugh asked on his program. “Have you heard about the Agriculture Department’s financial grants to lesbian farmers? You think I’m making this up? See, this is how they do it.”
“(W)hat the point of this is, folks, it’s not about lesbian farmers. What they’re trying to do is convince lesbians to become farmers,” he insisted.
“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 can make it happen, and 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,” said Limbaugh, trying to create another Obama conspiracy.
“Thirty-five percent of the LGBT population in the United States lives in the South, where they are more likely to lack employment protections, earn less than $24,000 a year, and report that they cannot afford food or healthcare,” said The Williams Institute, based on figures from the 2013 census.