Barack Obama, Rush Limbaugh and the politics of blame

President Obama blamed some of his problems on Rush Limbaugh the other day. And that may not be a brilliant strategy.

 

In an interview with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, the president said that some congressional Republicans tell him privately that they believe defunding ObamaCare is a bad idea, but say they are “worried about what Rush Limbaugh is going to say about me on the radio.”

Really? A guy with a microphone is preventing the president of the United States from getting his way on Capitol Hill? Is Rush that powerful?

Cuomo, to his credit, pressed Obama: “How much of the lack of action in Washington do you put on yourself in terms of blame?” he asked. Obama went Trumanesque, saying “the buck stops with me” but that he is “frustrated” by GOP intransigence.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/26/barack-obama-rush-limbaugh-and-politics-blame/?test=latestnews#ixzz2d53AuHV2

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