Convincing President Obama and his team that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is a member of the tea party may be the only way to goad Obama into taking action, radio talker Rush Limbaugh mused on Monday, Breitbart reports.
"If they can somehow find a way to convince Obama that Putin is tea party, then he might toughen up a little," Limbaugh told millions of listeners. "But I mean how do you sic the IRS on Putin? Obama’s tools for this are limited."
Limbaugh unleashed a torrent of criticism on the commander in chief, ridiculing the administration's anemic foreign policy as hapless and weak and reminding that many leaders, himself included, foreshadowed Putin's true intentions.
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He pointed to Russia's invasion of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula just days after the Pentagon's announcement that it planned to shrink the Army
to pre-World War II levels and mocked Obama's decision not to send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games
"So the gloves are off, folks," Limbaugh said. "No presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi."
He poked further fun at Obama, reminding listeners that a number of politicians, including Sarah Palin in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012, warned the American people about Putin. He went on to ridicule Obama's recent phone call with the Russian president. A White House photographer captured a frame of Obama, on the phone, sleeves rolled up, a nuance not missed on Limbaugh.
"That was done to make it look like Obama was really working hard — I mean, really taking it seriously," he said. "His sleeves were rolled up while on the phone with Putin!
Putin probably had his shirt off practicing tai chi while he was talking to Obama."
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