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

(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…”

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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. (Read more Rush Limbaugh stories.)

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