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Obama: Stop Listening to Rush Limbaugh

Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 07:57 PM

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President Barack Obama advised Republican leaders Friday that they shouldn’t be listening to Rush Limbaugh if they plan on getting along with him.

"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told the GOP leaders, according to a report in the New York Post, in the midst of discussions on his planned $1 trillion stimulus package.

[Editor's Note: Will Obama Abolish Rush? A Newsmax Special Report warned of this last year - See It Here]

A White House official later told the Post that Obama was only trying to make a larger point about bipartisan relationships. He also was making it clear that his party controls both the House and the Senate and has the votes to push through his favored versions of legislation.

"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said, referring to the Limbaugh comment. "We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."

The comments came during the same meeting in which Obama told Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., that his plan would be getting pushed through because "I won," according to aides briefed on the meeting.

"I will trump you on that," he added as Cantor was discussing his problems with the stimulus legislation.

"We just have a difference here, and I'm president," Obama continued, according to another account by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel said Obama was being lighthearted and that lawmakers from both parties laughed. Cantor later agreed that the comment was made with no ill intent.

[Editor's Note: Will Obama Abolish Rush? A Newsmax Special Report warned of this last year - See It Here]

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