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The Story That Rush Limbaugh Says Wouldn't Have 'Surprised' the Media If They 'Bothered to Listen to Me' in 2008


"See, that kind of plays into the Limbaugh Theorem."

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh went after President Barack Obama on Thursday over reports that he went to play a round of golf immediately after issuing a statement on beheaded photojournalist James Foley.

Limbaugh first went to the audio archives of his radio show, playing a 2008 clip of him describing Obama as “cold” and “devoid of passion” like a “programmed robot” before he was elected president.

“This is me advising and informing everybody my take on Obama. October 16th, 2008,” Limbaugh recalled on Thursday. “That’s what I mean. If the Drive-Bys had just bothered to listen to me, they wouldn’t be surprised today, ’cause they’re all out saying their own version of this — that Obama’s cold, that he’s detached, and that they’re all surprised by it.”

President Barack Obama sits in a golf cart while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Obama is vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Limbaugh then set his sights on Karl Rove, who apparently criticized the White House for making a “bad decision to have Obama play golf.”

“See, that kind of plays into the Limbaugh Theorem,” he added. “The White House made Obama play golf? One of our guys is saying this? So Obama finishes his speech, his remarks about Jim Foley, and then he looks at his BlackBerry for instructions from the White House, and on his BlackBerry it says: ‘Hit first tee next.’ Is that what happened? The White House told Obama to go play golf?”

Listen to the clip via the Daily Rushbo:

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