Rush Limbaugh attacked President Obama on his radio show Monday, commenting on the now-infamous “voting is the best revenge” comment.
“I told you that’s what this guy is all about, and here he is now voicing it himself, off prompter, by the way. This was not written. The real Obama surfaced, and they’re struggling trying to explain this,” Limbaugh said, according to the show’s transcript.
Last Friday, President Obama told voters in Springfield, Ohio that “voting is the best revenge,” sparking a deluge of GOP criticism and a clarification by the Obama campaign.
“And the message [President Obama] was sending is if you don’t like the policies, if you don’t like the plan that Gov. Romney is putting forward, if you think that’s a bad deal for the middle class, then you can go to the voting booth and cast your ballot,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki told reporters Saturday. “It’s nothing more complicated than that.”
Mitt Romney responded to President Obama’s comments, saying that American citizens shouldn’t vote for “revenge” but for “love of country,” which Limbaugh seemed to support in his Monday show.
“Love of country is exactly what propelled 2010. Love of country is exactly what caused a massive uprising by the Tea Party and the grassroots and a massive Democrat landslide defeat in 2010,” Limbaugh said. “Make no mistake about it, it was love of country that generated that, and it’s love of country that has only intensified since then. It has not evaporated in any shape, way, manner, or form.”
Limbaugh also made his own 2012 election prediction, saying “Romney will win big.”