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Limbaugh rewards Obama ‘tea party heckler’ with new Apple gear

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

A self-proclaimed tea party activist confronted President Obama at a town hall meeting Monday, and the media immediately scrambled to find out who he is. But Ryan Rhodes, who lambasted Obama in Decorah, Iowa over allegations that Vice President Joe Biden has called activists “terrorists,” isn’t hiding from the limelight. On Tuesday, Rhodes appeared on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program.

Rhodes explained some the details of the confrontation and what inspired him to act as he did, and Limbaugh asked Rhodes about what sort of personal computer he used. When he told Limbaugh he had an “old” Acer computer, the talk radio host offered him an iPad and a MacBook, even after Rhodes revealed that he already had an iPad.

“I’m going to send you another one,” Limbaugh said. “I’m going to send you one of only 25 EIB–Rush Limbaugh signature iPads, and I’m also going to send you a 13-inch MacBook Air.”

Rhodes wanted to assure listeners that he wasn’t a “plant” sent to disrupt Obama’s Midwest bus tour.

“I also want to mention I’m one of the uninsured — that I believe I’ve decided to take care of myself, you know?” Rhodes said.

“When some of those things happen, you don’t look to the government because that’s when you stop looking to your own individual self and looking to God. And so I just want say that a lot of these thing they may paint as, you know, ‘a billionaire funded this.’ That’s not — I went there, I requested tickets the tickets on my own. I want to make sure that people know that this was my question. It wasn’t given to me by somebody else.”

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  • Hevnis

    We need to quit using and supporting Democrat labels.  There was back and forth between Obama and Rhodes.  As said by others that is not heckling.  Far too often I hear Fox news in particular simply repeat labels about situations that are simply not true.  Even though they don’t support the labels as truth they repeat it in their intros and story lines over and over and over.  A little wisdom would be good in this area.  That is the main ploy of the Democrats.  If you say it often enough people begin to believe it.  We should learn to be very careful and not play into their hands by using their terms to get attention.

  • http://edfromohio.com Self Employed

    Way to go Rhodes. People need to stand up and ask the questions that the admittedly liberal media refuses to ask.

  • Anonymous

    Questioning publicly elected officials, at any level, is not heckling.  Here is a thought – try an honest and fair approach to your drivel.  Maybe if there was honesty in your reporting someone may actually take you seriously…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.rungee Sarah Rungee

    People give me nothing but static because I started following Rush, after getting hooked on Sean Hannity’s show. I also found Mark Levin  ” THE GREAT ONE ” from watching Hannity. What a nice thing Rush did for this tea party guy who stood up and stood proud for values. I’m sure this young man will be smeared from the  LAME STREAM MEDIA for a very long time just like  JOE THE PLUMBER. He needs to stand strong and know he has GOD, COUNTRY AND THE TEA PARTY on his team.