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Limbaugh: ‘We Have Museums for Women, They are Called Malls’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claims that there is no need for a national museum dedicated to woman.

“We already have, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know how many museums for women all over the country,” Limbaugh said during his broadcast. “They are called malls.”

Limbaugh’s remarks, reported by Media Matters on Wednesday,  were in protest of a plan to establish a memorial to women’s history on the National Mall in Washington D.C., a plan that bill author Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) said has bipartisan support.

“Leadership from both parties in the House has now come out in favor of this bill, and I’m hopeful we can secure a large, bipartisan vote in favor of its passage,” Maloney reported on the progress of her initiative, which she recognized has been shelved many times before and will be tough to fund in a tight economy.

The idea of having a museum dedicated to women’s contributions to U.S. history, however, did not sit well with the conservative talk show host, who mockingly imitated the bill’s supporters during his rant.

“All those war museums and memorials, those are museums to men,” Limbaugh remarked. “We’ve left the women out, that’s right.”

He also accused the Republican party of supporting the women’s museum to deflect criticism lodged by liberals that the Republicans are engaged in a ‘war against women’.

“They think that this is going to nullify some of the negatives attached to this baseless claim that Republicans are conducting a war on women,” he stressed, adding that supporting the measure will help garner conservative support among the “prototype single women” that the liberals woo.

He continued by defending his caustic rantings by pointing out that the so-called ‘war on women’ was nothing more than another attempt at political correctness that obscures the point.

“If I may veer back to it’s this war on women business,” he demanded, calling out those that complain about his objectionable language towards women and other groups. “Hey, I could have said brothel[instead of mall] but I didn’t. It’s pandering, it’s this war on women business.”

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