These comments apparently caught the attention of conservative blowhard Rush Limbaugh, causing Limbaugh to attack Smith for his comments, and by doing so seemingly attacked Smith's sexuality and insinuated he was gay.
"Shep, where has the issue won?" Limbaugh asked. "Where has the issue been victorious, Shep, outside your house? Where has the issue won an election? What state? Tell me where it's happened."
Limbaugh was obviously making the claim that Smith is a closeted homosexual. How's that for civil discourse?