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Limbaugh 'befuddled' by Pope remarks on capitalism

In this Jan. 1, 2010 file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference in Honolulu. (Photo: AP/Chris Carlson)

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh reacted Wednesday to Pope Francis's recent comments in which he strongly criticized "trickle-down theories" on economics.

"Up until this, I was admiring the man," Limbaugh, who is not a Catholic, said on his show. "I thought he was going a little overboard on the common man touch. And I thought there might have been a little p.r. involved there. But nevertheless I was willing to cut him some slack, I mean, if he wants to portray himself as still from the streets ... but this that I came across last night, I mean, it totally befuddled me. If it weren't for capitalism, I don't know where the Catholic Church would be."

"The Pope here has now gone beyond Catholicism," Rush said. "This is pure political."

h/t Media Matters

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