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Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess
http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-fox-news-rush-limbaugh-2013-1 ^ | 1-28-2013 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 01/27/2013 10:43:05 PM PST by blam

Obama: Fox News And Rush Limbaugh Are Why Washington DC Is Such A Mess

Brett LoGiurato
January 27, 2013, 6:00 PM

In a sit-down interview with The New Republic released today, President Barack Obama cast blame on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for shaping compromise as a "dirty word."

Obama talked about the recent deal to avert the fiscal cliff, saying he thought House Speaker "genuinely wanted" to come to a deal sooner but felt he was vulnerable to attack from the right.

Here's the relevant excerpt:

I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who have been around for a while, they long for the days when they could socialize and introduce bipartisan legislation and feel productive. So I don't think the issue is whether or not there are people of goodwill in either party that want to get something done. I think what we really have to do is change some of the incentive structures so that people feel liberated to pursue some common ground.

One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates. 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.

I think John Boehner genuinely wanted to get a deal done, but it was hard to do in part because his caucus is more conservative probably than most Republican leaders are, and partly because he is vulnerable to attack for compromising Republican principles and working with Obama.

Obama said the same thing happens with the far left — but that "left-leaning media outlets" are more willing to accept compromise.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foxnews; obama; projection; propaganda; rush
I'll not miss Rush today, hee, hee.
1 posted on 01/27/2013 10:43:16 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Well then, I wonder what Dear Leader’s plan is to shut them up? You know he’s got something in mind.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 10:46:32 PM PST by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: blam

Out of control spending is not the problem, the people who notice there is no money in the checking account and speak up are the problem, obviously


3 posted on 01/27/2013 10:47:18 PM PST by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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To: blam

You bet. Rush loves this ... ah, kind of thing.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 10:47:47 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: blam

It is a well known fact that Obama ‘leads from behind’..
I just wish he’d turn arround..
and get his head out of his behind ..
so that at least , he would be looking in the right direction !


5 posted on 01/27/2013 10:49:28 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (To conquer a nation , first disarm it's citizens ~ Adolf Hitler)
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To: blam

Can’t wait to hear Rush either. Washington has been a mess all of my life, but this Obama administration has increased this mess exponentially!!! Have never seen such blatant fraud, lies, and misrepresentationsn in my life!!!


6 posted on 01/27/2013 10:50:13 PM PST by Fran B (Love!)
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To: dr_lew

Yup. This idiot kenyan, whenever he opens his piehole, his targets get more positive attention. Rush gets a tingle up his leg when his enemies mention his name.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 10:50:28 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: blam
RUSH is gonna love it; should be a great spectacle tomorrow.. :-D
Bathhouse Barrack 0'Bozo is gonna be very sorry he even mention it.

8 posted on 01/27/2013 10:54:02 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: blam

And here come speech controls.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 10:58:00 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: blam
Obama said the same thing happens with the far left — but that "left-leaning media outlets" are more willing to accept compromise.

Only a fool willingly negotiates agreements with a group of pathological liars. Ask the American Indians how compromising and negotiating with the the American government worked out for them.

We had a compromise with the government in 1986 (the Firearm Owners Protection Act) that, among other things, forbid the Government from creating a firearm registry. Now they want to renegotiate that compromise, now that they think that they're in a position to dictate terms.

They got the Hughes amendment in 1986 (outlawed transfers of pre-1986 machine guns) thanks to what was basically an illegal maneuver by Charlie Rangal and we got a prohibition against firearm registration. Now they want to include all semi automatic firearms in the ban on machine guns and start a registry. This is why we don't compromise with the left, because that's how they get EVERYTHING THEY WANT AND WE GET SCREWED. We already compromised in 1986. We aren't compromising again. FUBO.

10 posted on 01/27/2013 11:07:01 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: blam; Anybody; Everybody; All
Clear back in 1985 when Rush first came on KFBK in Sacramento I was just certain that someday something like this would come about. The silent majority finally had a voice that simply could not be extinguished and he moved fast enough to rebuild AM radio and establish the gold-rush to excellence in broadcasting!!!

Even Bill Clinton couldn't succeed in destroying Rush, try as he might with the OK City fiasco. Harry Reid failed totally in trying to seperate Rush from the military community and Obama felt the body blows from Rush even before he fooled America's ill-informed in 2008.

It'll be a quarter of a century of Rush on the first day of August this year and may God bless him and give him a long encore. He is truly a hero of righteous conservatism and common sense!!!

11 posted on 01/27/2013 11:08:38 PM PST by SierraWasp (Mark Twain said: "It's easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled!!!)
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To: blam

Obama is really sharp! He is right on. Most Congressional Republicans wish they could SOCIALIZE and limbo under the bar to the Dem side of the aisle! Only Rush and a few on Fox dare call the Pubs on this. Without Rush and those few to hold them accountable, they, including Boner, are forced to stand firm for that pesky Constitution or they lose reelection.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 11:12:02 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: blam

13 posted on 01/27/2013 11:13:35 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Yaelle

I meant they WOULDN’T be forced to...


14 posted on 01/27/2013 11:13:46 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Tzimisce

No one needs 3 hours a day to spew their views unchallanged...

We need talk radio control.

It’ll happen. Just wait. Here comes the fairness doctrine again.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 11:21:34 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: blam

Pucker them purple lips Barry and kiss my ***.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 11:24:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: garjog

LOL! My Father always said “I suppose the Phantom did it!!”


17 posted on 01/27/2013 11:28:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“Pucker them purple lips Barry and kiss my ***.”

...rosy white ass...

(But let it be yours...I don’t want his f’n lips anywhere near me or any of my body parts.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 11:29:50 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: mylife

“Pucker them purple lips Barry and kiss my ***.”

...rosy white ass...

(But let it be yours...I don’t want his f’n n____ lips anywhere near me or any of my body parts.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 11:30:53 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

LoL


20 posted on 01/27/2013 11:31:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

You do know he is a white boy don’t ya?


21 posted on 01/27/2013 11:33:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

There is no slave blood in him.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 11:34:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Greenpees
Well then, I wonder what Dear Queer Leader’s plan is to shut them up?>

Fixed

23 posted on 01/28/2013 12:26:31 AM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: blam

Our little itty-bitty tiny minded baby boy of a president can’t go a day without blaming someone else for the huge mess he’s caused.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 12:29:22 AM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: garjog

25 posted on 01/28/2013 12:31:58 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: garjog

26 posted on 01/28/2013 12:33:40 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: blam

Rush living rent-free in Obama’s head again.


27 posted on 01/28/2013 1:16:06 AM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: blam
Go RUSH .
Yo Da Man.
28 posted on 01/28/2013 2:06:51 AM PST by DeaconRed (I want to see ZERO frog marched off to the Federal Pen with Hitlery & others with him.)
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To: mylife
There is no slave blood in him.

Zero slave blood in Eric Holder too and Holder's wife. Both are the offspring of Barbados immigrants. Fake black Americans whose ancestors have not been here 300 years!
This country is a magnet for 3rd world saboteurs and haters of America. Many years ago I knew a woman who brought her Sandanista boyfriend here and married him. I couldn't figure out why someone who hates America would want to live here. The good news is he went back to Nicaragua to fight some more and was killed

29 posted on 01/28/2013 2:20:31 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: blam

All the tv stations on his side are actually not on his side but in the Aristotlean middle and perfectly fair and objective. It’s the other guys who are wrong.


30 posted on 01/28/2013 3:38:17 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: blam

I guess even Obama is getting tired of blaming Bush.


31 posted on 01/28/2013 3:39:31 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: blam

In Obama’s world compromise=capitulation.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 3:40:36 AM PST by kanawa (First they came for the 'pit bulls'...)
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To: blam

It all went downhill when Rush signed obamacare into law...oh, wait...


33 posted on 01/28/2013 3:57:51 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: blam
I'll not miss Rush today, hee, hee.

I might. Listening to Rush talk about how much he doesn't like talking about himself while playing clips of people talking about him and talking about those clips of people talking about him drive me off the radio.

34 posted on 01/28/2013 4:00:01 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: blam
Rush is in his head, just like Palin was in his head.
I love the things that irk Obozo....
35 posted on 01/28/2013 4:24:36 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: blam

Obama is welcome to compromise any time he wants. But of course he has no intention whatsoever to compromise because Marxists NEVER do. He might as well blame a video made by a Coptic Christian in Hollywood for the lack of “compromise” in Washington as blame Rush. Just more empty gibberish from the Grifter in Chief.


36 posted on 01/28/2013 4:29:40 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Greenpees

Dear Leader’s plan? Oh, I’d say it’s “Alinsky’s Rule #5”, or “Isolate your target, then ridicule your target until it fades away.” (I don’t know for sure the actual strategy number.)

He doesn’t mention Rush unless he’s afraid. - And yes, I’m listening to Rush today; he doesn’t compromise with evil politicians.


37 posted on 01/28/2013 4:31:23 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: blam

Never go to war with someone who buys ink by the barrel or radio hours by the thousands or TV time by the decade


38 posted on 01/28/2013 4:36:02 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: blam

Right out of the Alimski handbook..freeze them. This stuff is getting so obvious it is boring.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 4:37:45 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: blam

Same here! Waiting patiently to hear Rush’s response.


40 posted on 01/28/2013 4:40:24 AM PST by FES0844
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To: blam

Thank God for the Rush man. The fear is that one day we will wake up and learn Rush has been taken off the air.


41 posted on 01/28/2013 5:14:13 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: raybbr

Me Too!
I’d rather listen to John Gibson than listen to Rush talk about how he doesn’t like to talk about himself.


42 posted on 01/28/2013 5:45:59 AM PST by matchgirl (An Ambassador is dead and Al Qaeda is alive.)
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To: blam

Obama hates high information news sources.


43 posted on 01/28/2013 6:02:36 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: blam

Well, dang, I wish El Rushbo would stop spending all our money we don’t have, and shame on FOX for promoting it.


44 posted on 01/28/2013 7:29:45 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: FES0844
"Same here! Waiting patiently to hear Rush’s response."

It's the first thing Rush talked about today.

He said if Obama is correct about his influence then, he's seriously underpaid.

He thinks Obama is trying goad him into saying something stupid.

45 posted on 01/28/2013 9:31:45 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Obama: My team would always win if the other team would just quit showing up.


46 posted on 01/28/2013 2:36:16 PM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: blam

“I won.” —Zippy the preezy


47 posted on 01/28/2013 2:42:40 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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