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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
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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You do know he is a white boy don’t ya?
There is no slave blood in him.
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.
Rush living rent-free in Obama’s head again.
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
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.
I guess even Obama is getting tired of blaming Bush.
In Obama’s world compromise=capitulation.
It all went downhill when Rush signed obamacare into law...oh, wait...
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.
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.
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.
Never go to war with someone who buys ink by the barrel or radio hours by the thousands or TV time by the decade
Right out of the Alimski handbook..freeze them. This stuff is getting so obvious it is boring.
Same here! Waiting patiently to hear Rush’s response.