Obama to GOP: Turn Off Limbaugh
Rush isn't helping to 'get things done'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 24, 2009 9:33 AM CST
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(Newser) – Meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss his stimulus plan yesterday, Barack Obama took the opportunity to zing Rush Limbaugh, who said earlier this week that he wasn't one of those conservatives rooting for the new president to succeed, despite their differences. "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," Obama told the Republicans. A White House official said the comment was meant to push bipartisanship, reports the New York Post.

Limbaugh also said in a Fox interview that the president should have sat down with him, rather than the moderate conservatives he dined with last week at George Will's house, if he wanted to better understand the right's positions. "If he did, there are some genuine conservatives he could have talked to," Limbaugh told Sean Hannity. "He could have invited us."

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Fondue
Mar 3, 2009 10:11 PM CST
Rush Limbaugh is a Domestic Terrorist.
Doctor-Zaius
Feb 20, 2009 10:35 PM CST
Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot.
Guest
Feb 19, 2009 11:23 PM CST
Simple analogy: If a person walking down the street sees some excrement naturally they would avoid it, some however might choose to wallow in it simply because they like the attention they will get. {i.e. the late G.G. Allin} Mr. Limbaugh and others around the country are well paid to manufacture and stir–up things of this nature under the guise of comedic entertainment. It is and has been very effective for many years. There are many radio stations that rely daily on him and others to incite controversy and generate delivery of a consistent demographic, so that they can sell other things. Please remember what country you live in. Here fame and infamy tend to hold the same stature. I am no fan but, I do listen regularly just to be aware of what contributes to public opinion. If there is any real problem it is that the president is actively falling for the bait and lifting this mans profile. Mr. Obama the future dog owner should be aware that excrement should not be addressed barehanded. That is Rom’s job!