Limbaugh Blasts 'Whining' Over Negative Campaigns

Right-wing radio host slams Gingrich and Tom Brokaw
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 5:06 PM CST

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh told his fellow Republicans to buck up and quit whining about negative campaigning. And not just them. "I’m getting tired hearing about it from everyone," Limbaugh said on his radio show. “What in the world is politics? What is it, if not this?” The right-wing mudslinger also took aim at Tom Brokaw for asking Mitt Romney's campaign to pull an ad that featured a Brokaw report on Newt Gingrich in the 1990s, Politico reports.

Brokaw should be more concerned with his "misleading" story than the fact Team Mitt is using the footage, says Limbaugh: “He was factually wrong about Gingrich. Gingrich was only found guilty of one ethics violation out of 84 that the Democrats brought." Limbaugh also blasts Newt for getting "caught up in this notion that Romney is saying things about him that aren’t true. ... It comes with the territory." Finally, he warns that the real mudslinging will begin in the general election: “I don’t care who’s telling lies in the Republican campaign, they are pikers compared to what’s going to happen when the Democrat campaign begins.” (Read more Rush Limbaugh stories.)

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