In a recent post, I speculated that Hannity might supercede Rush during the Obama Years as he was directly singled out and began feuding with Candidate Obama. I had said that in wrestling terms, Hannity and Obama "were working a program"
Now President Obama seems to have turned his sights on Rush Limbaugh. As the New York Post reports:
PREZ ZINGS GOP FOE IN A $TIMULATING TALK
President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package...
The news was released on Friday so Rush Limbaugh has not been able to respond on his show. Expect Rush to make hay of this personal challenge when he returns to the airwaves, the same way Hannity did.
It'll be interesting to see how effective Barack's strategy of invoking and marginalising conservative talkers is. Not only in marshalling public opinion but also in gaming GOP leaders in Washington.