Derision of the president on his program is nothing new, but Rush Limbaugh’s tone today may have struck the ears of regular listeners as particularly disdainful, taking his contempt of the president to a new level.
The nation’s preeminent conservative talk radio host referred to Mr. Obama as a “jackass,” an “economic illiterate” and an “idiot, where capitalism is concerned.”
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The rough stuff came during a monologue on the president’s position on extending the Bush tax cuts to all but the top two percent of wage earners.
Here’s the video:
The tone may have been a bit harsh but it’s hard to argue with the facts.