The president is trying to trick Rush Limbaugh into talking about himself and would rather engage in “character assassination” than debate conservatives in the “Arena of Ideas,” the conservative talker charges in an e-mail to POLITICO.
Rush hits back at Obama
Two days after President Barack Obama labeled Limbaugh and conservative television host Glenn Beck “troublesome” in a CBS interview, Limbaugh says Obama is trying to get him off his game.
“I think the president is trying to distract me, to get me talking about ME on my show instead of talking about him and the regime’s agenda. But it won’t work. I’m wise to their tactics,” he wrote. “I know that a majority of Americans are angry at the regime’s (and the Democrats’) constant attempts at character assassination of their opposition. They want no part of engaging us in the Arena of Ideas. They seek instead to discredit and marginalize us, and it has gotten old.”
Obama’s shot at Limbaugh and Beck demonstrates that a long-running White House effort to undermine influential elements of the Republican coalition remains in effect.
Read More: By JONATHAN MARTIN & JONATHAN ALLEN, Politico
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