Obama to GOP: Turn Off Limbaugh

Rush isn't helping to 'get things done'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2009 9:33 AM CST

Meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss his stimulus plan yesterday, Barack Obama took the opportunity to zing Rush Limbaugh, who said earlier this week that he wasn't one of those conservatives rooting for the new president to succeed, despite their differences. "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," Obama told the Republicans. A White House official said the comment was meant to push bipartisanship, reports the New York Post.

Limbaugh also said in a Fox interview that the president should have sat down with him, rather than the moderate conservatives he dined with last week at George Will's house, if he wanted to better understand the right's positions. "If he did, there are some genuine conservatives he could have talked to," Limbaugh told Sean Hannity. "He could have invited us."
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