Conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh keeps hammering home the importance of Republicans speaking out about the social issues.
Following Matt Bevin’s victory in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, Limbaugh reiterated that point on his show on Wednesday:
“The left is in a state of shock today because everything that they think means death for the Republican Party meant victory yesterday. They think discussing the social issues is death for the Republican Party. Discussing them got a man elected governor of Kentucky. They thought in Houston, “Slam dunk, this civil rights thing on transgender,” whatever it was. “Slam dunk! The left’s gonna win this going away.” They lost big. They can’t believe it. They’re in shock over this.
And it was not just localized in regions, although the South had a great night last night, other than one state. North Carolina still is an outlier, but for the most part this was all over the fruited plain, folks. The Democrat Party was rejected over and over and over again. Liberalism was sent packing over and over and over again. Barack Obama — because he’s the leader of liberalism and the Democrat Party — by virtue of his association, he was rejected over and over again yesterday.”
Limbaugh argued back in September that social issues are a winner for Republicans:
“…this whole business of the Republican Party and/or conservatives needing to shut up about social issues is a trap…There are supposedly conservative media people that have arisen: “Carly Fiorina scares me.