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Rush answering the charge that Conservative Talk has push the Republican party too far to the right
Rush on Fox News Channel with Sean Hannity
HANNITY: I keep reading that guys like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and conservative Mark Levin -- The Great One, our friend -- that we're taking the party, pulling the party way far to the right, and that the real answer is to moderate.
RUSH: (laughing) You know, I read those things, and I listen to these Wizards of Smart on our side go on these cable networks and say, "Yeah, well, the problem is that Limbaugh and Hannity are moving the party too much to the right." And Colin Powell says, "Yeah, the Republican Party should stop listening to Limbaugh." Well, excuse me. We haven't pulled the party to the right at all. This party has gone to the left; it's gone to the center. We haven't done this. They got the candidate they wanted. I know Senator McCain's a friend of yours. But they got the candidate they wanted. They got the campaign they wanted, and they lost huge...
Rush challenging President Obama's openminded outreach to conservatives
RUSH: (addressing the camera) Does anybody, anybody, with even half a brain, really believe that Barack Obama went to dinner with a bunch of conservatives to have his mind changed?
HANNITY: Good point.
RUSH: If he did, there are some genuine conservatives he coulda talked to. He coulda invited us; he could have gone to Human Events; he could have gone to some people at the Heritage Foundation. He doesn't want his mind changed. He's co-opting these people. He's bringing them in. He wants the establishment media, inside the Beltway punditry and so-called journalism, to be afraid to criticize him. I mean, if he's broken bread with them and he's made them feel good about themselves and given them an inside view of exactly who he is, it's going to be very difficult for these people to criticize him. I don't think for a minute that he cared to have his mind changed...
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