RUSH: The Democrats are being skunked. Democrats didn't turn out in sufficient numbers in North Carolina to defeat a defense-of-marriage amendment to their state constitution.
And again, just so you understand: Gay marriage was not so-called defeated.
What North Carolina voted on yesterday in their constitutional amendment was a definition of marriage. It simply says -- and, by the way, I'm gonna read this to a in due course. I've got all this in a certain order, and I'm gonna get to it in due course. I'm gonna read to you this amendment. It's the most simple, direct, easy-to-understand, noncontroversial, non-provocative statement, little amendment. All it does is say that the constitution of North Carolina shall define marriage as a union between a man and a woman and nothing else.
Barack Obama, who is "evolving" on this issue (Barack Obama, who is publicly opposed to gay marriage), put out a statement yesterday after the North Carolina vote basically saying that the people of North Carolina are a bunch of backward-thinking bigots. All they did was agree with him! All the people of North Carolina did was vote in a manner that, according to what Obama says, is right in line with his own thinking.
Yet he assaults them, and in the process gives away what everybody knows about Obama. He's pro-gay marriage, but he just doesn't have the guts to say so because it will not help him get reelected, despite what the New York Times says about how popular the issue is. Even in editions of the paper today -- as it goes down for the 31st or 32nd consecutive time in state after state after state -- the New York Times still with a story about how popular gay marriage is, particularly among the young.
Where's the evidence?
Every time there's a poll that counts, an election, it loses. And in places like California they have to have a judge who's biased overturn a vote for it to become law. The only way it can become law in a state so far is if an activist judge tells the people they have no business voting the way they did.
RUSH: Here is the North Carolina Defense of Marriage Act amendment. Are you ready? It reads as follows: "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.
"This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party, nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts. But marriage is between one man and one woman and is the only domestic legal union that shall be recognized." So it's clear. They'd already voted down gay marriage. They did this in North Carolina 'cause they were afraid a rogue judge would overturn it.
So they amended the constitution to define marriage, and this has sent the media and the Democrats into a tizzy. Now, this is very well written. It's very simple to understand. Correct, Snerdley? You understood every word of this. There's nothing confusing about this. And I'm certain that if the president himself, who is a "superb writer"... We're told that, despite the fact he makes up people in conversations in his autobiography, which is permitted 'cause he can do it.
But I'm certain that if the president himself sat down to write a Defense of Marriage Act, amendment to a state Constitution, this is how he woulda written it. The president has publicly said that he's opposed to gay marriage. If somebody said, "Would you write us a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as that between a man and a woman?" I'm sure he'd come up with something just like this, right? Because this is what the president said he believes. (interruption)
Well, no, he's in the process of "evolving," but he hasn't moved off his original statement that he's opposed to gay marriage. It's "evolving," and Biden went out there Sunday gave him be a little problem on it... By the way, I have a sound bite. Biden was sent out. It was done on purpose. It was not a Biden "gaffe;" it was strategic (as we knew it was), a trial balloon or what have you. It was an attempt for somebody in the administration to give a sop to that constituency without Obama having to do it.
The gutless wonder doesn't want to make the statement himself, so send Biden, send Plugs out there and let that be the statement for the administration. But it didn't quite go that way 'cause after Plugs said it, his problem is he's off the cuff so much nobody knew whether he meant it so they go to the White House, "Did Plugs mean what he said? Is this the position?" And Carney didn't know what to say because they were prepared for Biden's statement to have been inclusive of the whole administration, it was supposed to be over.
But because it's Plugs, and he tells guys in wheelchairs to stand up, (imitating Biden) "Stand up, Chuck! Oh, gee, Chuck, I'm sorry. Chuck can't stand up. He's paralyzed. Well, let's all stand up for Chuck." So Biden does that kind of stuff. The media properly said, "Does he even know what he's saying?" So they go to White House, Carney, "Ba-da ba-da ba-da." So all we can go on is the president's last statement, he's opposed to gay marriage. So why did the president authorize a statement that's particularly vicious after North Carolina voted? I'll have that statement for you when we come back.
RUSH: As I pointed out, the marriage amendment definition in North Carolina won in the college towns. It won where it was expected to, the blue areas of the state where young college students are, live and let live. Fine, gay marriage, do it, no problem. It still went down, overwhelming landslide defeat. That's why Democrats say, "What the heck have we done? We're gonna send all this convention money to a state with a bunch of backwards tobacco-juice-spitting hayseed hicks with gun racks in the back of the pickup trucks who show up on Saturday nights to get the best parking spaces for church on Sunday, who think marriage is between a man and a woman? What were we thinking?"
Now, here's Obama's statement. Well, the statement he authorized. The statement from the regime. "The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples." This is his spokesman, Cameron French, North Carolina spokesman. "He believes the North Carolina measure singles out and discriminates against committed gay and lesbian couples, which is why he did not support it. President Obama has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples and is disappointed in the passage of this amendment."
Well, now, wait a minute, all this amendment does is pretty much codify what Obama's public position is. He's opposed to marriage being defined anything other than a man and a woman, and that's all this amendment does. But now somehow the people of North Carolina have been divisive and discriminatory. They want to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples. Well, so does Obama, if denying rights to same-sex couples is the same thing as opposing gay marriage. Now, I know, the White House is saying that some people claim the North Carolina amendment goes further, that it outlaws civil partnerships. With the contract language, I'm not so sure.
Obama's problem with gay marriage, if you wonder why they sent Plugs out there on the Sunday show to hopefully make the statement for the administration so that Obama doesn't have to. That's what Biden's appearance was. We now know that the way it was supposed to be played was Biden says, "Ah, I got no problem with gay marriage, yeah, no problem, yeah, totally comfortable." That was supposed to be the end of it all. That was the administration's statement. But because it's Plugs, the media went to Jay Carney, and said, "Well, is he speaking for you and Obama?" And that's when the muttering began because gay marriage is opposed by a large percentage in the African-American community. Am I right about that, Snerdley? That's why Obama can't come out and talk about it. That's why he's got to sit here and bash what happened in North Carolina. Yet he might use this as a means of pivoting now and try to turn the people of North Carolina, where their convention's gonna be, to a bunch of hayseed hick bigots. You watch. I think this is fabulous.
RUSH: I told you the first hour of the program a bunch of Democrats are gonna be asking themselves, "What are we doing here? Why are we gonna be spending all this money for a convention in North Carolina when all that's in there is a bunch of hayseed, backward, tobacco-juice-spitting hicks that think marriage is between a man and a woman?" And, lo and behold, Think Progress, a very liberal website blog: "14K Sign Petition Urging Democrats To Move Convention Out Of North Carolina." Boy, I say it, and they do it.
"North Carolina approved Amendment 1 yesterday, banning same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships in the state constitution. By this morning, a Change.org petition created by Gay Marriage USA has already received more than 14,000 signatures urging the Democratic National Convention to move its operations out of the state. Since the convention is planned for Charlotte, North Carolina this September, the petition asks the DNC to move 'to a state that upholds values of equality & liberty, and which treats ALL citizens equally.'"
They want to move out of there. And then Breitbart: "Snr. Obama Advisor: Obama Will 'Certainly' Endorse Same-Sex Marriage 'After the Election,'" or in a few minutes. Remember, I say it, they do it. Just to repeat, they sent Plugs out, Joe Biden on Sunday, it was strategic. Biden was ordered, it was a plan to go out and say that he's got no problem with gay marriage now, and that was supposed to be the statement for the administration so that proper progressives around the country get the message, Obama is for gay marriage, but wink, wink. It's like I told you yesterday. They know he has to lie, or they tell themselves he's lying when he says things that they don't agree with. For example, they think he's lying when they hear him say he is opposed to gay marriage. They tell them, "Hey, he just has to say that. Yeah, yeah, he's really with us, but he has to say that."
Imagine that position. You have to assume your voters know you're lying, because saying publicly what your supporters support would doom your electoral chances. But then the vote comes along, and it really is an astounding landslide defeat. So people are thinking Obama's gonna have to come out and say something, now the convention's in that state, to hell with the black vote. He's gonna have to say that gay and lesbian, transgender money, donations they send in. That's huge money. And he's gonna need that money. He's gonna have to come out for gay marriage here. What is this, the 31st or 32nd state in a row, voted it down. And in this case affirmed it.