Boehner Laments Conservative Radio Hosts Going ‘Further Right’; Limbaugh Fires Back
John Boehner appeared on The Golf Channel with David Feherty last night and lamented how things are so partisan these days, he can’t even play a game of golf with President Obama without people getting so worked up.
“20 years ago, when we won the first Republican majority in 40 years, there was one radio talk show host nobody had ever heard of,” he said. “There was one cable news channel that just did news. And you look at today, you’ve got hundreds of radio talk show hosts all trying to outdo themselves by going further right and further right.”
That one unnamed talk show host he mentioned is, of course, Rush Limbaugh, and Limbaugh responded on his radio show today.
He mockingly declared, “We have just learned that I, your host, am the reason the Republican House feels trapped and unable to do what they would really like to do.”
Limbaugh also said that plenty of people knew who he was back then, but establishment figures didn’t because “I had not spent a lot of time getting to know politicians in Washington.”
You can watch Boehner here, via The Golf Channel:
And you can listen to Limbaugh’s response here, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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