As is his custom the Friday before the Super Bowl, Rush Limbaugh had former NFL player Ken Hutcherson on his show today to talk over the upcoming game. Hutcherson, a pastor at Antioch Bible Church outside Seattle, Washington, is the official spokesperson for the coalition opposing Washington’s marriage equality bill.
To Limbaugh’s annoyance, Hutcherson seemed to want to talk about anything but football. Before Limbaugh could get him on track, he had to wade through Hutcherson’s revelation that he’d been asked “ten different times” to run for president; a joke about Louis Farrakhan; and Hutcherson’s long-winded complaint about Republican legislators voting in favor of Washington’s marriage equality bill.
Hutcherson: I gotta get you to pray for me, brother. We’re fighting for our life up here. We had four Republicans stab me in the back up here. They voted for same-sex marriage, bro, and we lost in the Senate — we still got the House to go — and that is just absolutely ridiculous of what’s going on.
Linbaugh: Did they lie to you?
Hutcherson: We’re gonna win, but these Republicans is never gonna be sitting again when we have our next election.
Limbaugh: Did they mislead you? Did they lead you to believe that they were not going to vote the way they did?
Hutcherson: Well a bunch of ‘em was going back and forth sitting on the fence, back and forth sitting on the fence, sitting on the fence. And we knew that we had one that gonna go which was probably gonna take ‘em over, but we had three go. And if they woulda stayed, we would won the Senate by one vote.
Hutcherson translated: “Nobody lied to me, Rush. This is me throwing a tantrum because I’m a sore loser.”