What Comes Around: Limbaugh ‘Hurt’ by Obama's Words

Radio host doesn't like being called xenophobe
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 5:47 PM CDT
CNN's Lou Dobbs has run afoul of Barack Obama, as has Rush Limbaugh, who's miffed at the candidate's comments yesterday.   (AP Photo/DMI, Sylvain Gaboury,File)
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(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh's “feelings are hurt” by comments Barack Obama made linking the radio host’s rhetoric to a rise in hate crimes against Hispanics. Speaking in Florida last night, Obama said, “There's a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year. If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it's not surprising…”

Said an offended Limbaugh today, “I thought this guy was the unity candidate? Calling me a xenophobe? Responsible for hate crimes? My feelings are hurt here.” Dobbs has yet to respond, the Huffington Post reports.