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Rush on filibuster: ‘Old guard’ GOP ‘playing’ footsie with Obama, ‘new kids’ were talking about liberty [AUDIO]

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh opened his Thursday show by applauding the dramatic speaking filibuster staged by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and his colleagues against the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director.

Limbaugh labeled the GOP senators who went out to dinner with President Barack Obama last night to work on a sequester agreement as “the old guard,” and called the filibustering senators “the new kids.” (RELATED: Obama dines with GOP, asks for $600 billion in new taxes)

“[T]he president goes out to dinner last night,” Limbaugh said. “The establishment, the parents, went out to dinner — Obama, McCain, Lindsey Graham-nesty, went out to dinner.  Obama, a 20-vehicle motorcade to go to a restaurant for dinner, a 20-vehicle motorcade to go to a restaurant, while the White House tours are shut down because of the sequester. … The establishment goes out, when they got back home they found all the furniture out on the front porch. The kids had gone crazy. The kids had thrown a giant party. …”

“The new kids in down captivated the nation talking to them about freedom,” he continued. “The new kids in town were, for the first time in I don’t know how long, actually taking it to Barack Obama, and showing how easily it’s done. … [Paul] just wanted Obama to acknowledge in a letter that Obama will not kill Americans sitting in a cafe minding their own business with a drone.  And the regime wouldn’t respond.”

Limbaugh also took a few shots at Paul’s colleague, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, for criticizing the filibuster.

“The freedom and liberty of the people of the United States was being defended against potential assault by the president of the United States, and the people of this country rallied like crazy,” Limbaugh said. “They did not get mad at Rand Paul. They loved him.”

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