Politics

Rush Limbaugh Compares Filibuster Reform to Allowing Women 'to Be Raped' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Rush Limbaugh slammed Senate Democrats today who voted to end the 60-vote requirement to overcome a filibuster.

Now, the U.S. Senate will only need a majority vote to overcome a filibuster. The vote was in response to the extraordinary high number of filibusters by Republicans to President Obama's appointments, according to ThinkProgress.org.

The new rule will not apply to U.S. Supreme Court judge nominees.

In response, Limbaugh compared the new filibuster rule to allowing women to "get raped," notes MediaMatters.org (video below).

Popular Video

A police officer saw a young black couple drive by and pulled them over. What he did next left them stunned:

Popular Video

A police officer saw a young black couple drive by and pulled them over. What he did next left them stunned:

"Let's take 10 people in a room and they're a group," said Limbaugh. "And the room is made up of six men and four women. The group has a rule that the men cannot rape the women. The group also has a rule that says any rule that will be changed must require six votes, of the 10, to change the rule."

"Every now and then, some lunatic in the group proposes to change the rule to allow women to be raped," stated the conservative radio host. " Well, the guy that kept proposing that women be raped finally got tired of it, and he was in the majority and he was one that said, 'You know what? We're going to change the rule. Now all we need is five.' And well, 'you can't do that.' 'Yes we are. We're the majority. We're changing the rule.' And then they vote."

However, five people would not be a majority vote as the filibuster reform requires. Logic aside, Limbaugh continued.

"Can the women be raped? Well, all it would take then is half of the room." added Limbaugh. "You can change the rule to say three. You can change the rule to say three people want it, it's going to happen. There's no rule. When the majority can change the rules there aren't any."

However, Limbaugh failed to note, that except for the Senate filibuster vote, the majority vote always prevails in both houses of Congress.

Sources: ThinkProgress.org and MediaMatters.org