Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hugh Hewitt asks John Boehner about Rush Limbaugh

Talk Radio has asserted it's influence once again. By taunting GOP leaders, conservative talkers led by Rush may have played a part in emboldening their political representatives.
Republicans find their voice
Congressional Republicans, who only weeks ago were sheepish about their own electoral failures and cowed by Obama's polish and popularity, are suddenly punching back -hard- on both sides of the Capitol.
Conservative Talker Hugh Hewitt sat with GOP House Leader John Boehner to discuss the chess match in Washington and the influence of Rush Limbaugh
House Republican Leader John Boehner on the non-stimulus bill and Rush.
HUGH HEWITT: Unbelievable. Now the President brought up Rush Limbaugh in your meeting. What did he say? And why did he come up?

JOHN BOEHNER: Well, I don't want to characterize what went on in the meeting at the White House. That's not really appropriate. But it was just, it was really just a casual remark as though some of us were taking instructions from Rush. Now I like Rush, but he’s a talk show host, and I'm in the policy-making business. And the President already heard what we had to say, and it didn't come from Rush Limbaugh. It came from us. And I'm the one that outlined the kind of wasteful spending in here that I don't think will achieve the objective.

HEWITT: Do you think the conservative base, that listens to Rush, listens to me, listens to the other talkers, are behind you?
BOEHNER: I do. I think a lot of Americans, probably more than half the American people, are looking up at some of this spending and wondering what in the world are they doing? Or they're saying "Oh. My. God. There they go again."
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1 comment:

Ted said...

With the mounting job casualties, here's hoping SCOTUS either finds someone, somewhere, has standing to require BHO's birth certificate or fixes attention on a criminal indictment before he wins his War on Prosperity.