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Limbaugh: Obama Wants To ‘Eliminate Any Opposition’ So He Attacks Fox And Me

Rush: Obama Wants To 'Eliminate Any Opposition' So He Attacks Fox And Me

On his radio show this afternoon, Rush Limbaugh took a shot at President Obama in response to the president’s New Republic interview in which he partially blamed the conservative radio host and Fox News for partisan gridlock in Washington.

“If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it,” the president told TNR in an exclusive interview.

Naturally, Limbaugh took to the air to mock the president’s statement:

“Obama said to The New Republic he’d get a lot more done without Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. The rest of the media’s in the tank. Everybody else has fallen in line. There is no opposition other than Fox News and Limbaugh. The way it works, and what this all boils down to: the Republicans, everybody knows they want to get along with Democrats. Everybody knows they want to socialize. They want their lives to have meaning, but Limbaugh is the one standing in the way ’cause what happens? The Republicans are simply afraid that I’m gonna criticize them if they do something that is cooperative with the Democrats. And so that’s a problem.”

Limbaugh then added that the president “started his first term the same way,” citing an anecdote in which Obama told GOP leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor, in 2009, “You can’t listen to Rush Limbaugh. That’s not the way things get done.” Limbaugh claims he told Boehner that the president was trying to “eliminate any opposition” by having party leaders renounce the firebrand radio host.

“Here we are four years later, and it’s the same thing. Different words, same thing,” Limbaugh lamented. “‘The Republicans would be more willing to give me what I want if it weren’t for Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.’ Because I’ve got everybody else in the tank,” he imagined the president saying.

The radio host went on to say that “I am in this position not because of anything I do, really, but it’s because the mainstream media has ceased doing what they are constitutionally charged with doing.” He praised Fox liberal contributor Kirsten Powers for declaring that the media “swoons” over the president in an “embarrassing” way.

“She’s exactly right,” Limbaugh said. “One of the reasons that Fox News and I stand out like sore thumbs here is because the rest of the media is gone. The rest of the media is in the tank. The rest of the media has long ago ceased doing their job. They’re not reporting, they’re not curious, they’re not holding Obama accountable. They are on board. They are part of the agenda advancement team.

Listen below, via WABC-AM:

[h/t Limbaugh]

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